Fire, Fat & Feelings

My Quest for Greater Happiness, Health & Wonder!

Amy Berger & HPP

If you’re a man you should watch this video. If you are a woman who knows a man, you should watch this video too. Not only is Amy funny and a little *wink wink nudge nudge* in this video, it is extremely informative! She goes into many very common issues for men, and how they may relate to insulin.

According to research there seems to be evidence that many hairless issues, as well as sexual- and prostate issues for men may well, stem from chronically high insulin.

We need to wake up and smell the Viagra!It’s time to realize that type 2 diabetes and obesity are merely the tip of a much, much bigger iceberg of modern health issues rooted in chronically high insulin. And maybe it’s time for a new acronym: MIRS—male insulin resistance syndrome. So if you’re a dude dealing with any of these issues, or a dude you love is dealing with them, do (or advise him to do) what men love to do anyway: eat a steak! (No potato.)





She has written
a great blog post about it on her site too.

Why am I doing this again?

So I’ve been working with my meditation apps for a long time now, and I’ve collected very nice streaks in both of them. Seeing day after day filled in have brought my a sense of accomplishment, like I was ‘winning’ at meditation. Until the other day…

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It was a very busy day with lots going on. I did not plan it that way, it just sort of happened. Loads of people to talk to, and my head was elsewhere. I did practice mindfulness, but I forgot to use the app. (Well, one of them.)

Just after midnight I realised that my 100+ day streak was broken.

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At first I felt very sad about it. I’d worked at keeping that thing going. Though I was glad it wasn’t my 300+ day streak in Calm. I felt like berating myself. But stopped. Breathed. Thought it through.
Quickly I realised this was all very stupid. And while it was a lemon to some extent, if I turned it around there was a lesson too. My meditation had become very focused on that streak. Not the meditation. Was that good? I don’t think so. It shouldn’t be about perfection, it’s about starting over.
Begin again.

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I’ve now mostly come to see it as a serendipitous nudge by the Universe to remember why I spend between 15 minutes and an hour each day doing nothing. It’s not for the power, nor the glory. Not even the
badonkadonk! It’s to begin again, and take one breath at a time.

My first five day fast



A while back I tried a longer fast for the first time in a while, and it was pretty great! Surprisingly so. I even started it because my body more or less told me I should do it.

I then got it in to my head that I should make a talking head video about it. Partly to help others who might be thinking about fasting, but even more so to actually make a frickin' Youtube video. I wanted ot dare my self into making one. And I did. Now, is it perfect? No. Which is sort of the point.

I have a major issue with overthinking and overplanning almost everything. And where does that lead? Well, I'll tell you where. Nowhere is where. So while I see that the lighting could be better, or the what ever I try not to care. The important part was making it, and publishing it. And I did!

Alongside the fast that alone may have been one of the most significant personal wins in a while actually. 😁

Bacon. Because bacon!

Bacon is one of the best things. Period! It's tasty, It's healthy (well, most types). And it's so easy to make! My personal way to go is using The Bacon Method, as it frees me up to do other things while I'm waiting.

Some people have tried to eat nothing but bacon in fact, and many seem to have done very well on it. At the end of the day it's really a pork-based carnivore diet after all.



While I've never tried eating just bacon so far, I am finding my self more and more carnivore and it is spectacular! I feel great when I stick to meat.