the 5:2 diet and the return to consciousness

A friend turned me on to the concept of intermittent fasting/alternate day fasting/calorie restriction/5:2 or (5/2) diet via the Mosley BBC piece about 14 months ago. Since then I’ve been following the diet religiously… and by that I mean halfheartedly. When I say halfheartedly I really mean devotedly for about 50% of the time, so it is not that …

iron stomach america (delicious taco edition)

It has happened again. She left me alone. This time, she left me with a refrigerator full of foodstuffs. How nice… except that I just looked up the definition of the word ‘foodstuffs’ and it includes the phrase ‘suitable for consumption as food’. Well that changes things, because what I really had was a cold box full …

Ann Arbor Pinnacle List

This is an ever evolving list of the best things in Ann Arbor. I subject myself to as many things as possible in hopes of finding the best, so why not give out that hard-earned information for free. I’m sick of things not being settled so just to be clear this is not a subjective list. I …

Five Day Raw Food Diet – Oh, salad again (Day4)

Nothing really new here. That is my main issue with this experiment. I was hoping for some eye-opening change that would make me want to switch to this diet (or something close to it), but I’m not finding it. Positives: wake up easier, no urge to drink caffiene to stay alert, more coherent/less distracted mind, …

Five Day Raw Food Diet – I ate roadkill (Day3)

I didn’t eat roadkill, but I saw some yesterday and immediately thought it to be something that looked delicious. I’m not turning vegetarian. I’m not sure that my sense of smell is getting stronger but I find normal human food smells really really good. It is really difficult to smell how cheesy a pizza pie smells …

Five Day Raw Food Diet – No Sushi (Day2)

Today I’ve really enjoyed complaining to people about how terrible my wife is and how she used her wizard tricks to make me give up normal human food… but even when I’m not on a food’s food diet, I enjoy complaining about her wizard tricks. She just has the best wizard tricks, there is no …

part of the bounty of fresh.

Five Day Raw Food Diet – Hold me I’m cold (day1)

What could possibly be better than fresh fruit and vegetables? First of all, golf with a gator. Secondly, bacon, cheese, meat, anything that has been cooked (including bacon), and coffee. So if you sit quietly at home each evening watching documentaries on Netfilx about how the average American, or Australian, or European (or anywhere they …

Hasta la Vista Guadalajara

My last night in Mexico I went out on the town with two colleagues and some of their friends. It was there that I had my first ‘Mexican flag’ which consisted of a shot of gran centenario anejo tequila (I brought Bourbon a bottle home, along with another anejo tequila and a mezcal which has …

Birria

While in Mexico I also indulged in birria, a tomato based stew made with goat roasted in leaves, roasted chilies and spices. The goat can be eaten by itself or made into taco. It is served with tortillas, beans and cheese, salsa, as well as some of the tomato stew it was roasted in. To …