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Biohacking for Extra Energy

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Let’s talk about energy.


We all wish we had more of it, right?


Well, the truth is, we have MORE than enough of it. It’s called FAT!


Fat is stored energy. It’s our most primitive evolutionary adaptation for survival.


In the face of possible starvation, our bodies store whatever additional energy (calories) not immediately required, as fat.


When food is not available and energy is needed we tap into these fat stores to provide it.


The only problem is, we live in an era (or country) where we can get food whenever we need it. So instead of being starved of energy, we keep dumping energy in with little coming out, by comparison.


Simple math says this is a bad scenario.


But let's keep the conversation squarely on energy for now and leave the fat-loss talk for later.


Nutritionally, we only get energy from two sources—fats and carbohydrates (glucose).


Our bodies can only store upwards of 2,000 calories of glucose at any one time. The moment these levels start dropping too low the alarm goes off and you begin craving more glucose in order to re-up the supply.


Conversely...


Every pound of stored fat in our body holds an average of 3,594 calories.


If someone is carrying 30 lbs. of body-fat they would have 107,820 calories available for energy. Of that only 3-12% is considered essential fat depending if you're a male or female, respectively.


A normal or "healthy" body-fat range is 8-15% for men and 13-24% for women.


Using 30 lbs. as the example and taking the high-end of these BF recommendations—a man would only need approximately 4.5 of the 30 lbs. and a woman 7.2 lbs. The rest is just stored energy.


So how can we bio-hack our bodies and tap into this expansive source of energy we have at our disposal?

  • One way is through fasting. When we go extended periods without eating (16-23 hrs. daily or multi-day fasts) our bodies convert fat into fuel via ketogenesis.

  • A second way is through a strict ketogenic or low carbohydrate diet (Between a lack of glucose entering your body and your daily activity your glycogen (stored glucose) levels plummet and eventually you enter a state of ketosis. The ketones produced from fat essentially take over glucoses’ role. However, it may take your body several weeks or months to make this adaptation.

  • The third way is through exogenous ketones. These are ketones you drink in order to get them into your bloodstream. Once there, they immediately start working as if you were on a ketogenic diet which means you are accessing your body-fat as a source of fuel.


Once you’re accessing fat-for-fuel it’s GAME ON! You can literally go hours without the slightest drop in energy and any and all mental fog will disappear.


Do this and get ready to experience new levels of productivity, at work, at home, and in the gym!

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