Ketones Review

“You are about to live a life that few people have ever lived.” (Limitless). I am going to review the liquid and the solid ketone supplements by Keto Sport. I first heard about keystones from Tim Ferris yes, the Oprah of the Internet, particularly the podcast with Dom D’Agostino. Before I get into the review here is why I use ketones. The amazing mental clarity is up there with eating high-quality salmon, and I take advantage of it when I’m studying for a certification or trying to speed through a book.

Now I do I claim to be a chemist mostly everything that I know is from said podcast. Ketones are an alternative source of fuel for your body; you can fast and not feel the effects of it by taking ketones. Doing this starves cancer cells and puts the body in a state of ketosis. It’s the closest thing to the limitless pill that’s out there people. I get both products on Amazon, and I have to say that I prefer the powder over the liquid just because of taste.

I mix the keytone powder with MCT and coconut powder in a blender bottle and use it as a meal replacement for the last eight hours of my day. Here is the solid stack it tastes amazing, and it lights you up light a Christmas tree right away. If you dieted correctly or prepared your body with MCT oil and fatty food. The best thing one can do is look up ketogenic meals.

I use the liquid whenever I need a pick me up, but the taste is not that great. What I do is take a shot of two keytone caps mixed with an equal amount of lime juice. Caution this is the only good tasting mix out there. You must watch your diet if you want to get the full effects. Try to minimize carbs and protein. If I do eat any, I eat them in the morning using fish as my protein source. Then throughout the day, I will drink two cups of hot Jocko Tea with MCT oil.

MCT oil uses your bodies fat as energy and boosts your ketosis. Careful here grasshoppers; if you take too much of this, you will be glued to the toilet. Mix one tablespoon with coffee or tea and see what it does before you start taking more. Avoid taking straight tablespoons of MCT oil. Also try to eat salads and dairy products before taking your ketones, to get the most bang for your buck. I hope that this post answered some of your questions, and helped you consider the keto lifestyle.

New Mood by ONNIT Review | Deep Sleep

Shawn Stevenson has broken down the science of sleep and why getting deep sleep is the best thing that you can do for your body. Thus this is going to be a review of New Mood by ONNIT. I have been on this product for a week now. The serving size is one or two capsules per day. The first two days I took two capsules, moderation is not my strong point. I must say that these are some potent nootropics. Those first two days I was only able to sleep five hours which hindered me more than it helped me. After those early two days failed, I went down to one capsule right before bed. The first two nights with one pill I slept seven hours to recover. The next three I was able to sleep for six hours, and I felt amazing.

Usually, my body requires seven hours of sleep for me to function properly. Now I am not one of those people that use being sleep deprived as a badge of honor. One must realize that sleep is a necessary evil, and everybody has their own baseline that they have to hit. I needed to improve my sleep quality because at the time of this post I was working a night shift. Working nights messes with one’s circadian rhythm, which is our internal sleep clock.  Try falling asleep at 7 AM, after driving in brilliant sunlight for twenty minutes it is not easy! This product is going to be a permanent part of my stack now; I just wanted to share my experience with it.

This is a one month update. ONNIT is on it with their products. I was working the night shift about a year ago for six months, and at least once a week my sleep schedule would get messed up. With New Mood, my sleep schedule only gets out of wack once a month while on the night shift. Usually, it is due to an appointment or if I do something stupid like lifting too heavy at the gym or drinking a sugary drink in the night. When I sleep in or can’t go to sleep I will take an extra pill to get my sleep back on track.

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Benjamin Franklin: The Way to Wealth Review | Rating 8/10

Benjamin Franklin died a millionaire, even though this book focuses on the monetary side he lived a wealthy life in many aspects. The Way To Wealth is full of priceless nuggets of wisdom. The book starts with a crowd complaining about high taxes. Their query generates this powerful quote, “We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.” Folly is how one says stupidity in polite company. This quote is utterly accurate, our sloth is a waste of life, time and of our beautiful planet, our pride in whatever it may be blinds us, and our folly well that’s just stupid.

Here is another quote for all of us want-a- preneurs,”Industry need not wish, and he who lives upon hope will die fasting.” Instead of hoping that your business will blow up just because you created it, get out there and take it to the next level. Ha-ha, here is another one, we are our own master and servant, therefore, we should be embraced to catch ourselves slacking off. Now you know were Tony Robbins got, “people are praised in public for what they practice in private.”

Next is frugality, here is a word for all the people in debt, and for us millennials who made a sport out of balling-out. Work but don’t just do it to impress others, be smart with your money to have a “lean will” when you die. To me, this means making sure that whatever is left over from your existence is well used or invested in the betterment of the ones that you care about and all others too.

Franklin had already recognized the cognitive effect of too much wealth in the wrong hands. Read article’s or watch videos of lottery winners that go broke or look up broke pro athletes. “Buy what you do not need, and soon you will sell your necessities.” Another fallacy that I enjoyed was the mental domino of chronic shopping when you get your first pair of designer sneakers the following ten are going to appear as a necessity of pride. If one can suppress the urge to buy that first pair the rest will stay at bay. Benjamin also states that debt is the equivalent of sacrificing one’s freedom and becoming a servant, I am sure that any financially sound person would agree.

These thirty pages of gold should be a mandatory reading by law. Being the oldest of my siblings this book made me feel like if I was listening to the financially savvy big brother/sister that I never had. Ha-ha, I just ordered four copies of this book as gifts. I am also ashamed that I barely read it at twenty-three years of age. If I had read this at sixteen, I would be in a totally different environment right now.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Review | Rating 8/10

Why give a f*ck? Do you give a f*ck? Should I give a f*ck? The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is one of my favorite texts, and many others out there will agree with me. Mark Manson’s book is a triple-threat funny, utilitarian, and historical. It is the bucket of cold water and slap to the face that we all desperately need. The core message is to realize what is truly essential in your life because our life’s and the Internet are full of unnecessary inputs. Said message is delivered with some intriguing extremes. For example, the superego, the crazy soldier, the bitter boyfriend, the shunned psychologist, and the short man. I enjoyed him bringing up our physiological fallacies Manson’s Law of Avoidance and our perceived views of reality.

How should you implement this books key message? You must set a baseline in your life with the few things that are truly important. Be picky about your f*cks and appreciate the ones that you have. Since we are in the twenty-first century the book covers essential time management, 80/20 folks look it up. My favorite section by far was the story of the deranged WWWII Chinese soldier, proving how profound a person’s interpretation of the world can be. This book is entertaining and educational, and it can be used as a gateway for one’s journey into literature. I hope that you enjoyed this post, but who gives a f*ck right?

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Audible Review & How-To

“According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, an average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. That means that in a lifetime, an average Joe spends a whopping 37,935 hours driving a car (assuming that s/he starts driving at 17 and drives until 78.7 years old).” Imagine what would happen if one spent all this time learning? In that respect, this is going to be a review of Audible along with a how-to on how to get the most bang for your buck. I have been using Audible for a little over three years now, and I have to say it is incredible. Audible has a wide variety of books, but most importantly you can listen at three times the average speed. For all of you knowledge hoarders out there this is going to be the deal maker. I listen to Audible whenever I have to drive by myself when I am doing chores, and during my stretches at the gym that’s it, and I steam through books. You can use Audible on primarily all your mobile devices and your status is synced across all of them on the Amazon cloud. At the time of this post, Audible has over 100,000 audiobooks, so no matter what your cup of tea is you will be able to find it here.

 

Below is a table with Audible’s current plans, one credit will get you one audiobook at any price:

 

Plan Cost # of Credits Cost per credit
Gold Monthly $14.95 per month 1 per month $14.95
Platinum Monthly $22.95 per month 2 per month $11.48
Gold Annual $149.50 per year 12 per year $12.46
Platinum Annual $229.50 per year 24 per year $9.57

 

I will be getting the Platinum Annual plan after this post. I have been on the gold monthly plan, and what I would do is get the three extra credits for $35.88 or $11.96 per credit. Of course, which plan you get will depend on your consumption. What I would recommend is to buy expensive and lengthy books, that way they last longer, and you get a more significant discount. Here is what I was about to do before I knew about the twenty-four-credit annual plan. I was going to get these three books for $68.60 Steve Jobs, Trading in The Zone, and Einstein with the $35.88 bundle that would save me $32.72. Now if I had the twenty-four-credit package that would be $28.71 for three books saving me $39.89. That is more than 50% off. If you shop smart, you can get $229.50, worth of audiobooks from Amazon for free. Now, this is not some epic hack Jeff Bezos is a genius, and his team is top notch they know what they are doing and how much money is and will be lost through this. The company knows that it can have some negative margins so that the competition can’t afford to compete.

References:

Tempo Blog, 7 time consuming things an average Joe spends on in a lifetime.

Regulating Your Output | Metamucil and Probiotics Review

Our digestive health should be monitored more closely, due to all of the artificial consumables that we take in. Did your last cheat day leave you glued to the toilet? This post is going to be a review of Metamucil and Primal Defense Pro-biotics, hence the descriptive title. Just for a bit of backstory here is why I started using these two products. I am a fat boy, who loves food, and everything that has to do with food. All my fellow food lovers out there will know that when you overeat you have to pay the consequences. That isn’t the only syntax for why you would want to use these products even if you are a healthy individual who diets and exercise on a daily base (me four months out of the year), these two products will take your discharge game to the next level.

I have been using this stack for about two years now, and I feel disgusting if I don’t take it, it makes life so much smoother and quicker, wink wink. This is regardless of if it’s cheat day or not. When I aim to be healthy and a state of ketosis, I will use the fiber with MCT oil as a primer. Now for those funny looking microorganisms. Probiotics have already been widely proven to improve the digestive tract. You will notice it as soon as you start taking them. I also get sick less than from when I was younger. I mean who has time for a cold nowadays. The probiotics provide a balance of benign and malicious bacteria in your tract. The fiber will make sure that everything flows in and out smoothly. For the fiber, you could eat a high fiber diet and drink plenty of water. I am just lazy and prefer to knock out my fiber needs with one cup of water. If you had any sort of discharge problems forget about them, and join the fast lane. The only thing that would be missing from making you the apex out-putter would be the SquattyPotty. I have yet to test it out but, when I do I will definitely post about it.

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Athletic Greens Review

“Do you remember being in your mother’s womb?”(Limitless). Ha-ha, what’s up everyone this post is going to be a review of Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is a multivitamin that makes sure that you meet your daily nutritional baseline. Let’s face it, people, not all of us are eating nothing but whole foods, grass-fed beef, and fish. If you follow me, you will know that I praise Tim Ferris, and he is the median through which I discovered this amazing product. I want to get this out there Athletic Greens is not giving me any money for this review (call me).

Now you are supposed to drink this product first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to get the full benefits. One $97 pouch will give you thirty servings which isn’t half bad. I have mine every morning with a bit of ice, even though the taste is very neutral. It is difficult to explain, but I feel complete as soon as I drink this, and if I do not drink it, I feel naked for the rest of the day. The feeling is similar to that of eating a serving of Honey Smoked Salmon.

I have been taking athletic greens for almost two years now, and it has greatly improved my performance if you don’t believe me check out my LinkedIn account. No side effects either, well from what I can tell. Athletic greens it’s the Rolls Royce of daily vitamins, a pre-requisite to the limitless pill, well that one might a bit too out there so well leave it at its awesome.

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Benjamin Franklin’s Book of Virtues | Read Through

Benjamin Franklin proves that one’s morals will determine how far they get in life since what you know is only part of the battle, and who one knows is equally as important. The Book of Virtues is a concise read that will teach you more than most three-hundred-page books out there. As you read this, you will see connections to many modern topics, proving that Benjamin Franklin was a true renaissance man. I mean it has only been two-hundred and twenty-eight years since he died.

Franklin starts off by listing his psychological fallacies. For example, how focusing too much on one subject would cause him to miss out on another; this is still true today people are either one extreme of too much work or living for the weekend. One must find a balance to make sure that everything that life has to offer is experienced.

I am not going to lie Benjamin was one well-versed player; I found my self-googling a few words like avarice (material greed). He also brings up temperance in life, in my mind this connected with Jocko Willink’s, “discipline equals freedom;” just because there are so many temptations out there that we must implement self-control, in this era of the Internet. Every second we are bombarded with ads and vices. Fast food and hassle-free shopping have deprived us of our willpower.

Benjamin then goes into his thirteen virtues, here are my thoughts on each one:

  1. “Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.” Develop the self-discipline to accomplish what you want to, and to be healthy.
  2. “Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.” Don’t talk about your goals because it tricks your brain into thinking that you are doing something, and then you get nothing done. Avoid gossip that does not benefit either party.
  3. “Order. Let all your things have their places, let each part of your business have its time.” Prioritize your life to make sure that everything important is attended to personal and business.
  4. “Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.” Write down your goals and get to it, one’s resolve is the only thing holding them back. Colonel Sanders came to mind right away; he got rejected 1,009 times.
  5. “Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.” Joe Rogan states that “we are all connected in some weird way.” Waste nothing to me means that time and opportunities are limited. In a physical sense, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For example, five dollars USD could positively impact someone’s living situation in a third world country or even clean water which would fall under Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
  6. “Industry. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.” This paradigm is the bases of Tim Ferris’s brand, do the minimum amount of work or actions to achieve x. Just because time is one of the variables that humanity has yet to manipulate. Social media, YouTube, and other virtual blackholes would qualify as unnecessary actions most of the time.
  7. “Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.” Honesty and trust is the best way to connect with others, that is why blockchain technology is going to blow up.
  8. “Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.” Don’t harm others if you don’t want to be harmed, and don’t let those around you or yourself down through your actions.
  9. “Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.” Do not count your losses and realize that too much of something can be harmful.
  10. “Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.” Take care of yourself and your surroundings. Just because there are so many internal and external variables that can both positively and negatively affect us.
  11. “Tranquility. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.” Meditate on all the randomness of the universe, and don’t let events or people wane your focus.
  12. “Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.” Ha-ha, the first thing that came to mind was one of the videos about gold diggers, don’t be ratchet or deceiving for personal gains.
  13. “Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.” Live for others and not just for yourself, is what came up from the Jesus half. I am honestly more adept with the Socrates half. “I know that I know nothing.” Know yourself strengths and weaknesses both make up the whole. Realize that you are not as smart as what you think you are there is always someone better than you, and even geniuses have their limits.

After the virtues are listed, Franklin states that one should be mastered at a time instead of trying to work on all thirteen of them at once; this is true when you block out time for just one thing and focus on it you are more likely to get it done. There was an example of how he conditioned himself to be aware of the virtues in his life. All he did was make a seven-day calendar where the days were the columns, and the rows were the thirteen virtues.

Every time that he messed up on one of them he would mark a dot in that square, but he would only do one virtue every week, so this table was only good for thirteen weeks. There are fifty-two weeks in a year that makes for four repetitions of this table. One can only imagine what kind of results that would produce, I cannot wait to start trying it. This technique was mentioned in the Power of Habit. If you want to stop a bad habit that you have been doing for a long time keep a tally of every time that you perform said action. Then you can quantify how severe the problem is and feel guilty about it.

I am not going to say the prayer that he made, but he made a short prayer to help him focus on his virtues; this could be where Tony Robbins, got into the habit of repeating daily affirmations to himself. For example, I am a beast, or I am relentless. The Un-F*ck Your Self-book does the same thing giving people a short list of daily affirmations to make sure that they stay on track. Franklin states that he never reached perfection in his writing, but in his journey, his writing significantly improved. When writing his virtues, Franklin tried to avoid religion to reach more people. I think that is becoming more of a norm with millennials and the newer generations going against the standards of the previous generations.

Franklin then gets all philosophical stating that people shouldn’t hurt each other since everyone wants to be happy. This is a common Buddhist teaching that even Tony Robins uses. From there he pivots into how people can forward themselves based on integrity and strong moral principles. Franklin also states that he learned humility from a Quaker, so if this is one of your weaknesses you can live tech-free for a while and get your Quaker on. I recommend this book to everyone, dare I say it should be mandatory reading for all high school students. You can read it on a lunch break, and level up tenfold. It will force you to put your life into perspective, solidifying that Benjamin Franklin is the god of all things self-help. The last four pages where a real treat, so I will not review said content here.

What are you waiting for follow in the footsteps of the great Benjamin Franklin?