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I’m pleased to dig into the file and tee up some wonderful Q&A from a most astute group of listeners.

This particular show is inspired by a lengthy and compelling email I received from a young listener named Dan Patterson (from way back in 2020)—we had a great exchange in writing and I have been reflecting on the ideas discussed frequently since then, especially on the heels of recording my recent episodes with Jay Feldman. Finally, I get around to addressing this concept of “eat more, move more”—a particularly topical discussion in light of my recent fascination with Jay’s Energy Balance message, as seen in our two interview shows and my four-part series of reflections on the Energy Balance concept as applied to individual peak performance and longevity goals.

Dan was only 20 years old when he posed this incredibly astute and progressive idea that maybe maximizing our intake of nutritious foods will in turn help us maximize daily activity levels and in turn promote maximum vitality and longevity. Whether you go all-in on this concept or whether you have a little trouble buying it, it can be helpful to explore the flip side of the pendulum. In our fascination with fasting, carb restriction, and time-restricted feeding, and rigid adherence to the ancestral model of living, we may be at times distorting the big picture of how we can optimize healthspan today.

In this episode, you will hear Dan and I going back and forth about the potential benefits of a faster metabolism to counter this frequent notion that a slower metabolism will promote longevity, all about the dangers and risks of stacking too many stressors (in particular vigorous exercise and a busy, active, energetic day with calorie restriction, carbohydrate restriction, and time-restricted feeding) and why cool hands and feet can be indicative of a slower metabolism. 

TIMESTAMPS:

Brad elaborates on the idea that fasting turns on stress hormones, as does keto and low carb. [01:15]

We must call into question this idea that minimizing caloric intake is going to be directly correlated with longevity. [04:32]

Dan Patterson, a listener, talks about the flawed mentality of calories in and calories out.  You cannot exercise away a bad diet. [05:42] 

Eat more. Move more. [09:38]

If you are eating nutritious foods, it is difficult to put excess weight on. [19:10]

How much can we move and how much can we eat? [26:16]

Archetypal resting postures added to your day have a great impact on overall health. [27:09]

A faster metabolism means faster recovery from injuries. You’re never sick. You’re happier. You’re not irritable. [33:24]

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Brad (01:15):
Hey listeners. I am pleased to dig into the file and tee up some wonderful Q and A from a most astute group of listeners. And I love getting into some rapid fire where we have a bunch of questions, hopefully relevant to a lot of people. Give a nice, concise answer, move to the next one, move to the next one. But on this particular show, this is gonna frame an entire show because the dialogue is so compelling and it’s so topical right now on the heels of my interview with Jay Feldman, Energy Balance Podcast host, and also my four part series, reflections on the energy balance idea and the idea of optimizing metabolism by being active and giving yourself the fuel you need in all the macronutrient departments as opposed to the dangers and the risks of stacking too many stressors in particular vigorous exercise and a busy, active, energetic day with calorie restriction, carbohydrate restriction, time restricted feeding, Jay’s epic quote that opened the door for our, our interview and my follow up comments, where he said, fasting turns on stress hormones as does keto and low carb.

Brad (02:29):
And so, this young listener, Dan Patterson, 20 years old wrote me a lengthy email and it really was a cause for reflection. He sent it a long time ago and we haven’t talked about it on, on the program until now. So we’re gonna have, this back and forth for some extensive back and forth between he and I about the potential benefits of a faster metabolism to counter this frequent notion that a slower metabolism will promote longevity. So here we go enjoy, and this email has been sitting here for a while, but it’s very topical now since my published interview with Jay Feldman and the concept of energy balance and my four part series of reflections on the energy balance and the idea of fueling yourself optimally, to minimize the stress response that we often trigger in the interest of following these restrictive diets with a whole bunch of touted health benefits that would be fasting, time,-restricted feeding, low carb, ketogenic diet, that kind of thing.

Brad (03:38):
We also have been told it’s been prominently communicated that calorie restriction has a profound longevity benefit and it’s the single most impactful intervention in laboratory animals to extend lifespan. And this is mainly from research with rats. On one of Jay Feldman shows, I don’t think it was on our interview, but one of his own shows, he was talking about how a lot of this research can be aggressively challenged because most of it’s coming from studies with laboratory rats where they’re eating their rat chow diet, and they either eat a ton of junk food on their rat chow diet, or they restrict their intake of this junk food and experience a longer lifespan that has minimal relevance to the human trying to extend lifespan.

Brad (04:32):
And so we definitely must call into question this idea that minimizing caloric intake is going to be directly correlated with longevity. And, Jay and Mike Fave on a show were talking about other prominently attributed research on other creatures. One of ’em was the sea elagon. It’s a sea creature that if you restrict calories, it has this amazing sixfold increase in lifespan. But it was observed that the animal, the creature basically goes into hibernation when they restrict calories. So again, and the epic words have been Greenfield, I don’t wanna live to be 160 years old if I’m shriveled up, uh, shuffling around with no libido and no energy. So even if something that can intervene and dramatically extend lifespan, if you, uh, swear off food or whatever, that’s a really good point that we want to have a wonderful, vital, energetic, productive life for as long as possible extend that health span rather than obsessing on just living more years.

Brad (05:42):
And so with that opening, listen to Dan’s compelling starting point: I’ve heard Mark Sisson over the last several years, say what’s the least amount of food and calories I can get away with and still thrive. And so that concept of being metabolically efficient is indeed very popular. We’ve talked about it in books about building this closed loop system where you are very good at manufacturing energy internally by burning body fat, by liberating glycogen from storage, turning it into glucose by making keytones if necessary and not needing to over feed, which is the common pattern of the modern human. So that’s obvious on the, uh, the very common, extreme example of people living their lives, eating too much food routinely every single day, not moving enough. Some of the food or a lot of the food is nutrient deficient.

Brad (06:40):
Therefore there’s a lot of extra calories stored because of this broken metabolism and adverse dietary habits. And a lot of those dietary habits to consume excess calories are due to, dysfunction with generating cellular energy. For example, consuming refined industrial seed oils inhibits your ability to burn stored body fat because these toxic molecules get integrated into healthy fat cells, rendering them difficult to burn. And so, um, thinking about this least amount of food and calories that I can get away with and still thrive, that’s an awakening for a lot of people that are overeating and over storing body fat, uh, when I’ve heard Mark talk about this, I think the main and most important context to appreciate is him drawing this connection to the popular trend or practice of over exercising in order to get away with consuming more food, especially nutrient deficient, processed food treats and things.

Brad (07:51):
And this is a nod to the extreme exercise community where they’re even admitting that a big reason why they’re putting in so many hours on the treadmill or on the road is so they can get a free pass to enjoy pints of ice cream in the evening. And so we definitely want to escape from that flawed mentality of calories in calories out, particularly the idea that you can exercise away a bad diet. So back to Dan’s email here. On one hand consuming food is a burden in a sense that we want to get by, by eating less often and maybe even less calories, we’d rather feast like a lion than graze like a cow or a gorilla, and always be using our digestive system. You’ve also entertained the notion that we want a slow metabolism. If we wanna live long reptiles are notorious for long lives, which may be attributed to their eating habits.

Brad (08:45):
I think they only feast once in a while. We know people, anyone who has a pet snake knows that you go to the store, buy a couple mice every week and the snake’s happy, uh, sitting there in the cage. But again, like the example of the sea, Elagon the sea creature, you know, having a long lifespan by eating infrequently or eating minimally might not be of appeal in regular practical terms for the average human that wants to enjoy, uh, vital, energetic life. So, uh, again, here’s Dan, I love this less food, slower metabolism notion for a while, but recently I had a pivot in thinking, and I know you have had also, Brad, because you moved from big salad guy to a more animal based approach. Okay. Here’s a big kicker and guess what? This guy’s only 20 years old.

Brad (09:38):
So he says, as a young guy, I wanna be able to eat more and move more. Life should almost be a game of who can burn the most calories without overdoing it and encountering chronic inflammation and systemic breakdown, suppressed immune function and all those things that happen. I’m not suggesting chronic cardio. Uh, now he calls himself a former reformed extreme endurance athlete because he was running 80 miles a week and doing marathons, in his teenage years cross country high school team. We were fueled by pasta parties and often sleep deprivation. So now as I embrace this, eat more, move more concept. Let’s not be confusing this with the misguided weight loss advice to eat less and move more. Okay. So we know that’s, uh, garbage, but what about this eat more move, more concept? It reminds me of my discussion with Jay and we hit on that point, reminds me of my great interviews with Dr.

Brad (10:41):
Tommy Wood, where that memorable sound bite, where he says he counsels his active fit health clients to eat as much nutritious food as they can, until they add a pound of body fat and then turn the dial down a bit. And he was making humorous reference to some of the, um, diet logs that were submitted by his clients where they said breakfast, two eggs, half an avocado, blah, blah, blah. And he says, come on, man, eat a real breakfast, make it six eggs and a full avocado, because if you’re an athlete, you’re gonna get higher levels of all those critical nutrients, micronutrients, macronutrients that you need. So eating maximum nutritious food to maximize your nutrient intake will then predictably allow you to turn up all those dials that we keep talking about in my interview with Jay and in my follow up comments where we have immune function, we have reproductive function libido.

Brad (11:42):
We have, uh, cellular repair and recovery from exercise. And then we have, of course the energy, the caloric energy expended during exercise. So now we can kind of warm up to this awakening that this young listener had eat more, move more, because guess what happens when you try to restrict caloric intake and maintain exercise output or increase exercise output that’s right. All those other dials are going to turn down. The most extreme example would be amenorrhea, the cessation of menstruation experienced by elite female endurance athletes who are training like crazy. Their body fat drops below that critical threshold for reproductive fitness and they stop menstruating. Not necessarily a healthy thing, but of course, a necessary, oftentimes a necessary concession to pursuing those marginal gains of elite peak performance. But for most listeners who are not trying to qualify for the Olympics, we wanna maintain our reproductive fitness as well as our physical fitness and figure out how to balance those.

Brad (12:51):
Dan is talking about furthering this concept of eating more, moving more. It really gets to that Primal Blueprint law, number two, move frequently at a slow pace, just like our ancestors and how critically important that is for health to be active throughout the day. Um, the great research from Dr. Pontzer in the book Burn and on our podcast where he studied the za and revealed that they have incredibly active daily lives, but it’s not extreme exercise at all. They are doing mostly walking around and moving, but they do not have those prolonged periods of stillness, which we are now aware of from the media headlines sitting as the new smoking and the relevance there is that it’s found that stillness promotes chronic inflammation. And that is that horrible health trend, that health condition that represents the root cause of all disease and to spare you from the scientific explanation.

Brad (13:51):
And I think Pontzer revealed that it’s not exactly clear why this happens, except for that. The human organism is compelled to move. We want to move our muscles and joints and connective tissue. We don’t want them frozen in fixed positions, especially sitting and the great work of Katy Bowman. You can listen to some of our podcasts and the online multimedia educational course called Don’t Just Sit There, which is now available on my website. If you look at online courses, but that’s essentially Katy’s, life’s work is to convince all of us even the athletic minded who think that, uh, knocking out a workout and then sitting around all day is giving us a healthy scoreboard. Uh, instead we wanna find ways to move our body in varied ways throughout the day. So that don’t just sit there online courses about integrating into a standup desk experience, but way beyond that, it’s really, integrating into a variable workplace experience where yet you have a standup opportunity.

Brad (14:54):
You also have a sitting opportunity, perhaps you have a low desk where you can sit on the ground and you wanna change positions throughout the day and have as much variation as possible. Of course, that includes taking frequent breaks for walking, micro workouts, counterbalancing exercises. One of ’em I can remember from, K’s videos in the course are the wall angels, you know, like snow angel and the ground when you lay down in the snow and make flap your wings. So if you stand against a flat wall and make those angel with your, uh, arms glued to the wall, as they go through range of motion, it’s an excellent counterbalance to the hunched over position that we, uh, are engaged in so frequently or for such long duration. When we’re typing on a keyboard, handling a mobile device, driving in our car to get to the office, to type on a keyboard and handle our mobile device, even pedaling a bicycle swimming.

Brad (15:50):
We have a lot of hunched over activation, and then not a lot of that opening up. So you can try those wall angels, when you take a five minute break from work every half hour or so. Again, back to Dan getting through this lengthy email, sitting down is the modern chronic disease that no one’s talking about. I guess it’s not that exciting or sexy to talk about moving around at a slow pace as the key to longevity in health, but one thing he observes is that sitting is contagious and it should be reserved for small portions of the morning and the evening. Um, why is it contagious? Because the people we’re around. If your partner wants to watch Netflix at night, you’re gonna wanna watch Netflix too. So personally Dan says, I delay settling into the couch as much as possible, or as long as possible every night.

Brad (16:40):
Instead, take a walk in the neighborhood, stand somewhere. You can even stand and watch part of your digital entertainment. We simply didn’t evolve to stand on two legs just to go back to sitting, Hey, good point. So if we wanna stay lean strong, healthy, happy, productive, and free from disease, we should be always on the move. We talk about the elite athletes who eat like crazy and train like crazy. They don’t cram their workouts into small windows. However, they’re moving all the time, with some occasional bouts of intensity intensity, very interesting point. So even in the explosive sports, like the elite track and field athletes that have had the privilege of watching on occasion, they are gonna have a relatively long practice session because they have the luxury of time. This is the essence in the, the centerpiece of their day. So they might be at the track for two and a half hours, but what they’re doing is stretching mobility, work foam, rolling easy warmups, relatively easy drills, uh, then into the, the meat of their session, where they might be putting in some challenging repetitions on the track, and then they will integrate some comfortably paced stuff, some cool down, and they’re moving throughout this longer duration workout, but it’s not like they’re running in circles and going crazy and burning a lot of energy for the whole time.

Brad (18:07):
But overall it serves to make for a day of extensive movement in the case of the elite athlete. Now, here is the recreational athlete who does not have the luxury of two and a half hour exercise sessions. So they’re gonna go to the track, knock out their track workout, and then go sit in the office for hours afterward. And that has a much, more adverse impact on one’s health than being active. There’s a good plug for people in the, uh, the, the physical labor career path, because they are moving throughout the day. And that gives them a really bump up on anyone. Who’s got an office job knowledge worker where they’re sitting in a fixed position. So we’re obligated all of us to move around frequently. And if you are hustling through the warehouse all day long, then guess what, when you get your 20 minute break, you can sit down, flip, open your mobile device and enjoy some some sedentary time to balance all that activity. But for the rest of us, really interesting to think about that.

Brad (19:10):
Now here’s a contention, let’s say we have some identical twins. Again, this is Dan’s letter. What an incredible, presentation from a young guy, 20 years old. We have identical twins. Let’s say they’re the same weight and body composition, the twin who can eat more food, healthy, nutritious food. We’re gonna assume without gaining weight is going to be significantly healthier. The person who can eat more calories and stay lean is living their life and likely gonna be protected from illness disease. They’re gonna be more energetic and they’re like a furnace, and we should aspire to that rather than trying to minimize things. So I answered Dan. Yes, that makes a lot of sense that having an efficient metabolism is better than an impaired metabolism. And so we all want to strive for this goal, this attribute of being metabolically flexible, and that does include being able to go for a period of time without food, right, and tap into fat burning.

Brad (20:18):
But when we try to make that a daily routine to the extreme, or to the extent that we are in a mindset of minimizing our overall caloric intake, we’re simply gonna turn down those dials and we’re gonna have a less active, vibrant lifestyle. The body is very, very good at adapting to reduced caloric intake. So back to back to Dr. Tommy’s contention, we should strive to be consuming as many nutritious calories as possible, without, you know, adding body fat. And then, which is by the way, very, very difficult to do if you are eating nutritious calories because your appetite and your satiety signals are gonna be on point to the extent that you’re gonna eat the food that you need and not be compelled to consume extra food as we’re so familiar with when we allow junk food into our lives, and we finish the whole bag of potato chips or the whole pint of ice cream.

Brad (21:15):
Now, if you’re trying to consume as much nutritious food as possible, guess what? You might be compelled to be more active and energetic. Uh, there’s research about this fidgeting response, where certain people are, fidgeters more so than others, and it’s believed that they burn more daily calories, and this is highly, genetically influenced. However, it is known that obese people are less fidgety and less active at rest, than people who have this attribute. So if you see a lean healthy, energetic person, and they have a tendency to tap their leg under the table, when seated at the conference room for a meeting, that’s going on too long, you can tell that this is the human trying to optimize health by even maintaining some level of activity while they’re sitting in a chair. Really interesting. And so it’s worth testing out and I’ve talked on the energy balance reflections shows how I was inspired to perform an experiment and that would be instead of allowing my morning to unfold with very frequently fasting for an extended period before having a proper meal somewhere around midday, or just allowing a dark chocolate consumption to flow into the morning hours, but not a proper meal.

Brad (22:38):
Now I’m making a devoted effort to start my day, as soon as I’m done with my morning exercise routine, with a big bowl of fresh fruit and a giant, very nutritious, very satisfying, super fuel protein smoothie with the centerpiece ingredients, things like grass fed, weight, protein, isolate, and creatine. I’m coming out with a product very soon. So you two can get on the smoothie train. But it’s made a wonderful difference. I believe in my, uh, energy stability during the day, as opposed to having some crash and burn episodes that I’ve complained about for many years, hopefully I can, uh, report back after many more months and say that I’m recovering better and having better workout performance too. Uh, but I’ll be careful with any exclamations until I really feel it and have some really good validation for that.

Brad (23:26):
But here’s the interesting thing after six weeks of consuming substantially more daily calories. So I’ve gone out of my way to kind of open up the throttle and allow liberal intake of only healthy, nutritious foods, right? I’m not taking a free pass to once again, bring the pints of ice cream back into the home, but it’s all the good stuff. The extra fruit, extra dark chocolate, uh, going in for the raw honeycomb inspired by Dr. Paul Saladino. So I got the free honey pass there, and I’ll take a spoonful here, spoonful there, but just not as worried about banking, any faceted hours whatsoever. In other words, there’s nothing on the clock. That’s, uh, that’s part of my goal to, uh, withhold calories until a certain, a certain clock strikes. Okay. And I weigh the, uh, the same and my body composition is as good or better.

Brad (24:19):
I put up a, a photo on Instagram to show you that six pack and try to gather more, followers through salacious means, thank you very much, but I’m just trying to tell you my story, be real, be authentic, and also share the good news, because it has been an interesting revelation. All of the things being equal. Somehow my body is adapting to increased caloric intake without adding body fat and only perhaps improving or maintaining optimal body composition. So that’s my early insight. More to come on that. Okay. Back to more comments from Dan Patterson. Let’s put this concept into practical action. How about this? Try walking on a treadmill slowly, like one to three miles per hour for an hour or two, instead of sitting on the couch and those of you who have access to treadmill desks. um, I remember when we installed these in the primal offices.

Brad (25:15):
Oh, probably 10 years ago now. So everyone got a fancy fun treadmill desk and the office people were so excited, that they really went for it right outta the gate. And I remember one coworker announced that she had amassed. I think it was nine miles during a workday, an eight hour Workday, which of course is incredibly slow pace for the treadmill, right? That’s one mile an hour or something like that, which you can almost not feel, but walking nine miles is a huge difference from sitting in a chair all day. And so, um, Dan says, if you try this for a couple hours, you might need to eat more. If you add hours of slow walking to your daily routine, but guess what, you might even lean out more and you certainly won’t be compromising your health in any way. If you don’t have access to the treadmill desk or you can’t take a couple extra hours of your day to test this out by walking further, uh, you can get into the standup desk mode, or just more standup time in general, because you’re gonna burn a lot more calories.

Brad (26:16):
And they’re always touting those stats about the standup desk. Dan says that they, they say it burns a hundred calories extra per hour for a fit person. Okay. Again, this is back and forth commentary over email, that’s turned into a wonderful show and my comments are, uh, yes, we can, um, appreciate this concept of being obligated to move more and improving our health accordingly, including consuming extra calories, of course, nutritious calories. Now there’s gonna be a cutoff point. There’s gonna be a balance point that we exceed on this bell curve of how much can we move and how much can we eat? And then we can get into the excessive zone, which we talk about so much with chronic exercise patterns, chronic cardio excessive visits to the gym for workouts that are slightly too strenuous that are performed too frequently that last too long.

Brad (27:08):
So we’re gonna have diminishing marginal returns once we get out to a certain threshold. And I’m just talking about general moving. I’m not talking about doing too many sprint workouts or you know, medium heart rate endurance workouts. But I’m talking about adding more, uh, certainly walking, certainly micro workouts. You can get a lot of that in without any risk of overdoing it or diminishing marginal returns. And one thing that I’ve thrown in recently is spending more time in the archetypal resting positions. Uh, this is Mark Sisson and, uh, his associate, uh, actually published some research papers on this. And if you look on YouTube, uh, there’s a nice video that we filmed of Mark demonstrating the archetypal resting postures, and describing this dynamic where, when you are forced to support your body weight on the ground, whether you’re kneeling, whether you’re sitting with your legs splayed apart in your laptop between them all these positions where you have to support your body weight, have a wonderful conditioning effect on your muscles, connective tissue and lymphatic function as well.

Brad (28:22):
So a big difference from anchoring in the chair versus sitting on the ground. And I’ll sit on the ground for long periods of time and blend that in with periods of time at my standup desk. And then also some time in a chair, but it’s mostly either the ground or the standup desk now. And it’s a really interesting dynamic and a combo. And pretty soon you realize that you’re, um, you’re challenging your muscles joint and connected tissue because it gets difficult to maintain the position. You know, my legs feel tired from sitting on the ground in a manner that you don’t experience when you’re sinking into a couch or a comfortable chair. So what is this cutoff point for diminishing returns from doing too much movement? I would contend that it’s probably much further out than we think, not from doing too much training or medium to strenuous workouts, but simply walking and there’s people that report back after spending the summer walking the Appalachian trail or the John Muir trail.

Brad (29:29):
So they’re out there for 10, 15 miles a day. My sister just went to the Camino in Spain and averaged, oh, uh, something like 15 or 20 Ks per day for a few weeks. And all you can say about that is a tremendous health boost with absolutely no adverse effects, especially when you consider the alternative for most of us is spending time indoors, connecting to device and getting into distraction, instant gratification instead of experiencing nature. So the more time we can put in nature and the more movement up to an amazing volume, where if, if we were, um, you know, like Henry David Thoreau and had had the option, maybe walking for four or five hours a day would be optimal for human health. Okay. I think this is back to Dan, in the back and forth, talking about the, the fitness community, those who are reaching those high levels, where they’re got their training, dialed their diets optimized.

Brad (30:33):
Maybe they lost extra body fat from doing keto or low carb or some restrictive diet, and now they’re lean and mean and energetic, but then, where do they go from there? Could they try to put on more muscle? Yeah, sure. That would be a great goal. Once you get past, uh, plenty of functional muscle mass, then you have, uh, a huge cost of maintaining an extreme amount of muscle mass, right? You have to train like crazy. You have to eat like crazy and that arguably could be going overboard. But that functional muscle mass and adding more muscle mass, um, is by and large an excellent, health promoting fitness promoting goal. And then another excellent health promoting goal for the already fit specimen we’re talking about is to try to move more and then consume more calories, including extra carbs.

Brad (31:22):
If they’ve got to that point and achieved their six pack through carb restriction. So you got your CrossFit sessions, you’re killing it. You’re doing great with your attendance at the gym. You’re feeling good about your body composition. So perhaps another good goal, besides the example of adding muscle mass, is to become more active. So throw on some extra walking. I know it’s a lot to ask since you already did your awesome CrossFit session in the morning or your gym class, but this is a path, arguably, I love the premise here to improved health and longevity, and you get to consume extra nutritious calories for arguably further health benefits. More calories, more movement. And this is when you become in the words of Dan, the young writer, an absolute furnace for many people, it doesn’t take much, you just take the dog out for a walk every night or in the morning, you bike ride for an errand instead of drive there.

Brad (32:23):
And it can be very enjoyable and a very nice balance. I agree. And Dan continues with a faster metabolism. Many people feel better. They’re warmer, actually a truly higher body temperature is one of the, uh, signs that your thyroid especially is working optimally in contrast a sure sign that some of your dials are getting turned down is a tendency to run cold in the hands and the feet. That’s an indicative of a slow metabolism or a protective metabolism because you’re overdoing it with locomotion. And let me tell you, I’ve had that symptom frequently throughout my adult life of a tendency toward cold hands and feet. And I just thought it was me and my own peculiarities, but now I’m really reflecting on whether I was stacking so many stressors that I was turning down those dials. And my thyroid was not sufficiently regulating body temperature up at 98.6.

Brad (33:24):
So a faster metabolism means faster recovery from injuries. You’re never sick. You’re happier. You’re not irritable. You’re not hungry. You’re hungry. You have a better physique. And usually you’re less bored too, because you’re active rather than sitting around because you’re too tired to take up the offer of going out for a, a, a shopping spree or an entertainment option after your busy day. Very interesting. He also says he’s a big proponent or an advocate for micro workouts, much better appealing, alternative than killing yourself in the gym for an hour, and then compensating for it by sitting on the couch all day and not just sitting on the couch all day, because you can, because you kicked ass at your morning workout, but also being compelled to sit on the couch all day because your body has been overextended. And now you’re going to be the hormonal and the genetic switches are going to operate in a way that will kind of regulate or minimize your energy expenditure so that you can survive an overly stressful exercise program.

Brad (34:31):
And I have certainly been in that boat. I would say for an entire decade of my career when I was at training and racing on the triathlon circuit, where I put out a lot of energy at my formal structured workouts, but I definitely had a lot of couch time because I was too tired to get up off the couch. How about that for an excuse? Okay. Thank you. That counts. Thank you for listening to the show. I love sharing the experience with you and greatly appreciate your support. Please. Email podcast@Bradventures.com with feedback, suggestions, and questions for the Q and A shows. Subscribe to our email list@bradkearns.com for a weekly blast about the published episodes and a wonderful bimonthly newsletter edition with informative articles and practical tips for all aspects of healthy living. You can also download several awesome free eBooks when you subscribe to the email list.

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MOFO has been nothing short of an incredible addition to my daily life. After a few days of taking this stuff, I started noticing higher energy levels throughout the day (and focus), increased libido (no joke!!), and better sleep (didn’t expect this at all!), not to mention better performance in the gym. I was finally able to break through a deadlift plateau and pull a 605lb deadlift, more than triple my body weight of 198 pounds! I was astonished because other than the MOFO supplement (and it’s positive, accompanying side effects) nothing else had changed in my daily routine in order to merit this accomplishment. I’m a big believer in MOFO and personally, I like to double dose this stuff at 12 capsules per day. The more the merrier!”

TJ QUILLIN

28, Union Grove, AL. Marketing director and powerlifter.

Success Stories

“I’ve been taking MOFO for several months and I can really tell a
difference in my stamina, strength, and body composition. When I
started working out of my home in 2020, I devised a unique strategy
to stay fit and break up prolonged periods of stillness. On the hour
alarm, I do 35 pushups, 15 pullups, and 30 squats. I also walk around
my neighborhood in direct sunlight with my shirt off at midday. My
fitness has actually skyrockted since the closing of my gym!
However, this daily routine (in addition to many other regular
workouts as well as occasional extreme endurance feats, like a
Grand Canyon double crossing that takes all day) is no joke. I need
to optimize my sleep habits with evenings of minimal screen use
and dim light, and eat an exceptionally nutrient-dense diet, and
finally take the highest quality and most effective and appropriate
supplements I can find.”

DUDE SPELLINGS

50, Austin, TX. Peak performance expert, certified
health coach, and extreme endurance athlete.

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