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Nutrition - Practical Tips #1

So far, we’ve covered basics of nutrition, and how carbs trigger high insulin response, which causes weight gain and other health issues.

Now, in next few articles, we will discuss few practical approaches towards controlling blood sugar, and utilizing fat as the body fuel.

Nutrition - a Primer

In the previous post, we discussed why fixing nutrition should be the first priority.

Let us spend some time understanding basic nutrition.

Exercise and Weight Loss

She: You’re so lean.
Me: Thank you. I try to eat clean.
She: No no, you’re slim because you work out so much.

This sort of conversation is a pet peeve of mine.

How I Did 10000 Pushups in 2018, and How You Can Do It Too

Success is doing a half-dozen things really well, repeated five thousand times.

Humans are always fascinated by new. New places to discover, new people to meet, new things to learn.

I’m someone who loves to learn. There is always something to learn - A new language to learn, new skills to master, new commute routes to explore.
But there is often a challenge attached with the process of learning. When we start learning, the first phase is interesting - we are making quick gains and acquiring skills. But soon after that, learning slows down, the phase comes when progress is not very apparent, and that is where many people quit.

My Not to Do List

"It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential."

I love to-do list. They are powerful and help me get things done.

But a few years back, I discovered the power of the not-to-do list. They made such a big impact in my life that I want to share on this blog.

The power of not-do-list is simple: what you don’t do determine what you can do.

So, here are few of my not-to-do List

My 2018 Annual Review

This year I’m writing my first Annual Review. The purpose of this yearly report is to reflect back on the last year, and to write an honest review of what went well, what could have gone better, and what I’m working towards.

I’ve been doing my annual Goal Setting and Review for 4 years now, and this is my first time doing a public annual review.

There are 3 questions that I’m going to answer in my Annual Review:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this year?
  3. What am I working toward?

2018 was an awesome year, with many achievements, but few stumbles too.
Let’s get on with this.

Five Podcasts I Love Listening To

For those who are not aware, Podcasts are episodes of a program available on the Internet. They are similar to radio program, but they are audio files, and one can downlad and listen to them at their convenience. iOS and Android devices have podcast apps available for this purpose.

For podcast listeners, podcasts are a way to enjoy great content from around the world for free. For podcast publishers, podcasts are a great way to reach a wide audience. One can find podcasts for broad ranging topics - business, startup, sports, health, self-development, culture, history, …the list goes on.

I’ve been hooked on Podcasts for half a decade now. After books, this is my most preferred medium to acquire knowledge on any topic. I usually listen to podcast during my commute - 1:5 hours of total commute gives enough time to listen to one episode, and get some good knowledge.

Here is the list of my top 5 favorite podcasts: