The Method Behind the Madness

The methods I’m using to release weight come from the genius mad scientist named Timothy Ferriss. His book The 4-Hour Body turns most of what’s thought to be “known” about the body on its head. He refers to it as the “hacker’s guide to the human body” and everything he did was in answer to the question, “For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?” How brilliant is that question?! This book is massive and packed with information: how to lose fat quickly, how to add muscle quickly (even if you’re someone who thinks it’s impossible for your body to be muscled), how to sleep only two hours and feel fully rested, how to produce 15-minute female orgasms, how to double sperm count…you name it, it’s in here.

I’m not planning to go into great detail here about the protocol for losing fat because that would be silly–go buy the book. It’s a great investment! If nothing else I hope it causes people to realize how much of what they’ve bought as truth is just a behemoth skyscraper of lies. For example, how real and solid do you think your body is? The more solid and real you think it is, the harder it will be for you to change it rapidly and with ease. About four years ago I lost 40 pounds in 2 months by converting to an all-raw diet. It was such a trip to see the weight just melt off. The housekeeper at work asked me one day if I had cancer–that’s how rapid the change was! (She could only conceive of such transformation being the result of disease.)

So what if changing our bodies can be really easy and really fun? That’s what I’m choosing!


2 thoughts on “The Method Behind the Madness

  1. so happy someone read this book too! I really enjoyed it. I started following his plan and then lost focus. The only thing I’ve kept is the 40% or more protein at breakfast, I’ve been really good about that. A couple of weeks ago, I went on a bagel binge for a couple of days (like 3 Italiano bagels a day) and I couldn’t believe the change in my body (for the worse). I guess that’s what excess carbs do to me! I usually don’t eat bread anyway, but I think my body needs as few carbs as possible to keep the body fat away and even though I eat less than the avg person, I need to eat even fewer carbs. I’m going to check out the book again and we can do the program together!!! So excited!

    • Jami, let’s do it!! How fun to have a peep to do the program with! Perhaps we could plan a super elaborate dining out experience for a cheat day! The high-protein breakfast is genius. When I read it I thought, “Wow, if there were only part of this I would continue into the future that would be super beneficial, that’s the thing I would choose. Breakfast is very habit driven for me, so I’m happy to have broken the McD’s every morning pattern I was in… :/

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