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Get your invite to the iFastLoca Group here!

April 22, 2018 Leave a comment

The new and improved iFastLoca group is now open to public. Just click on the image or link below to get your invite.

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Categories: Wearables / Sensors

Supplements to Complement the LoCa-iFast Diet

March 5, 2018 Leave a comment

After 3 months and awesome Results I will now be Experimenting with the following Supplements.

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Update: Since some of these supplement tend do decrease glycemic response it explains headaches that I eventually started having.

  • This works well with a Keto only, but I believe it is too drastic when combined with intermittent fasting.
  • Supplement that are ok regardless: MCT OIL, Protein, Policosanol, and Garlic
  • Melatonin 20mg has also proven to give me headaches which is a known side effect from melatonin.

1) Premium MCT Oil derived only from Coconut Oil – 32oz BPA free bottle
Why?
Median Chain Triglycerides bypass the Gut and is transported directly to the liver where it is metabolized and ketones are created. Thus making them available to be used as energy, relatively as quickly as a carbohydrate would. In addition it appears to have a thermogenic effect thus “fat burner”
Use with Coffee. -> The supposed BulletProof Coffee.
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2) NutriFlair Ceylon Cinnamon (made with Organic Ceylon Cinnamon) 1200mg
Why?
Research shows that cinnamon can decrease the glycemic index of a meal up to 29%. In addition to decreasing glucose some studies also show that it can decrease LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Also it decrease gastric emptying, so potentially can make you feel fuller longer.
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3) Grass Fed Whey Protein | 5lb + Unflavored Whey from Grass Fed California Cows
Why?
To promote muscle build up when exercising. Everyone is familiar with this one
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The 4 hour Body: The PAGG STACK

ALPHA LIPOIC ACID
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
GARLIC EXTRACT
POLICOSANOL

How to Take it?
Prior to breakfast: AGG
Prior to lunch: AGG
Prior to dinner: AGG
Prior to bed: PAG NO GREEN TEE EXTRACT

When I am doing intermittent fasting I will only take it before the time of the meal and prior to sleeping.
1) Policosanol 20mg Premium, 100 Vcaps
Why?
Decrease Cholesterol and mildly decrease bodyfat
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2) Alpha Lipoic Acid, 300mg
Why?
It recruits GLUT-4 glucose transporters to the muscular cell membrane. This mimics insulin and increases it’s sensitivity, and ALA. Therefore increasing the glucose/energy delivered to muscle and thus decreasing the possibility of being deposited as Fat.
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3) Aged Garlic Extract Original Cardiovascular
Why?
Improve your Lipid Panel
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4) Green Tea Extract
Why?
Like ALA. It recruits GLUT-4 receptors in muscle but it also inhibits GLUT-4 recruitment in fat cells. Simple. More too muscle less to fat. Results are obvious.
Possible Fat-loss properties as well

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST

SLEEPING TIME! MELATONIN 20MG
Many will notice increase in energy, but you will also notice difficulty sleeping. I already had insomnia, so I had to ramp up the dose. 20mg now seems to do the job. If you are starting, 5mg is a good dosage to start

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Categories: Wearables / Sensors

“Diet Hacking” How I have lost 6kgs (13.22lbs) in 6 weeks & feel great.

January 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Before initiating this post I would like to say that this is not medical advice but just an interesting observation that I tried myself.

Most of us have heard about Atkins diet, caloric restriction, and most recently intermittent fasting.  It has been proven that all of them have been successful in particular cases.  I do not believe that there is a  one size fits all diet.  From previous experience I have noticed multiple friends, colleagues, patient’s being successful with different type of diet.

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Knowing that the holidays is the time where people usually gain the most weight I decided to make some modifications to my diet before it started. Initiated approximately in December 1.

Initially I decided to start with the Atkins diet which is a low-carb diet.  After doing it for two weeks, getting past the carbohydrate with drawl phase I started feeling better and losing significant amount of weight.  Personally, I do not feel like breakfast was necessary any more so I stopped that meal.

Doing this reminded me of a recent publication that I had read regarding intermittent fasting. “Intermittent fasting promotes adipose thermogenesis and metabolic homeostasis via VEGF-mediated alternative activation of macrophage” Yes, I know, this publication was based on mice so I decided to use myself as a guinea pig.

The experiment has been ongoing  for six weeks.  Two weeks on Atkins diet which was later combined with an intermittent fasting diet, which by commonsense was also a caloric restriction diet.

In combination I ended up doing a combination of Atkins diet+ intermittent fasting+ caloric restriction.  So far I have lost 6 kg in 6 weeks. From 82kg approx. to 75. I am aiming for 73kg which was my weight at 18.

Important points and questions I have been asked

  • First of all I would like to start by saying that this is an observation on myself. This is not a diet that I would recommend on any one that is not relatively healthy since it is quite drastic.  If you want to try it I could almost guarantee that you will lose weight but you should do it under medical supervision.
  • I feel great, with energy throughout the day, to the point in which I’m still experiencing insomnia. This is a known side effect of Atkins diet.
  • My cravings for carbohydrates like cereal, bread, past, sweets have completely subsided
  • I’m still going to the gym without any problems. Lifting the same amount of weight if not more.  Important to mention I am taking wheyt protein which is low carbohydrate per serving of 3 g
  • I am not surpassing more than 16grams of carbs per day
  • It is important to drink a lot of water to avoid constipation and even more so those who do not have an adequate digestive system.
  • For those that say that breakfast is the most important meal a day it does not appear to be so in my case.
  • The window that I am eating is between 2 PM and 9 PM.

Disclaimer (aka covering myself)

Once again, I would like to clearly emphasize that this is not a medical recommendation. This is an “experiment” I am doing on myself. Even though I believe this diet has tremendous benefits I also believe that this diet could actually be dangerous on certain individuals. If  you want to try it please do your research and consult your  physician.

 

 

 

Categories: Wearables / Sensors

All The Ways Nanotech Could Fix Our Bodies In The Future

May 27, 2014 Leave a comment

The nano-scale holds a lot of promise for fixing human defects. From nano-particles that transport drugs to the brain and the inner ear, to biosensor implants that track vital signs and deliver drugs, nanotechnology’s potential medical uses are limitless.

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Health info tattoo wins Intel Make It Wearable award

Intel has announced the winner in the second round of the of its Make It Wearable contest, Visionary Track. Student, maker and DIY enthusiast Mael Flament proposed an invisible tattoo that contains our health information. Med. History 2.0 would be easily scanned and updated regularly.

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OMsignal unveils ‘biometric smartwear’ T-shirts for fitness geeks, quantified selfers, and you

Smart wearables are here, and they’re huge. But most of them just hang on your wrist and count your steps. That’s about to change, as your clothing gets smart — and starts talking.

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