My Review of "The 4-Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss
Monday, December 05, 2011
As Tim Ferriss's book handles diet completely differently (not calories in/calories out, but on mitigating blood glucose spiking via diet and activity), this book might represent a departure for most of you in SparkLand...
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Thanks for the review - I'm about to venture on the journey - figure I will give it a month and see how it's working/how I'm feeling on it and then decide from there how to proceed. Since your initial review, have you done another round on this or have any additional thoughts/tips?
Thanks in advance!
2163 days ago
Enjoyed your video, looked at many but yours kept my attention. I appreciate the help on talking about the book. I have just started this journey with SparkPeople. I have went off of sugar and white flour and this week I do feel much better and my mind feels clearer. I do eat alot of protein and especially in the morning, it keeps me full till lunch. I believe sugar can be addictive and I have a hard time controlling it. But thank you for sharing, hope to see more from you! God Bless you Rhonda
2333 days ago
Wow Angela - you just totally made my day :-)
There's actually a significant section of the book you would find interesting, and it's the portion that deals with building running efficiencies and ultra-marathoning.
He discusses the bio-chemistry involved with training for extreme runs. I'm dealing with my first 5K race this weekend, and he's talking about running 50 mile races using short distances and highly precise interval training.
One thing I noticed after going back over my food logs from my first go-round with 4HB - I'm not certain I was eating enough carbs via the beans and legumes. The carbs he permits are so low on the glycemic index that they bun slow and steady and keep your blood glucose constant. The downside is that shorter term glycogen storage might be hampered.
I'm planning on going into more of a growth training phase over the winter months - a little more weight lifting and interval work. In the spring I'll take a look at cycling back onto the "SLow Carb Diet" to drop some bodyfat in his ketogenic eating program, but it's not something I feel is sustainable for me personally.
Thanks so much for the feedback!
2383 days ago
Wow great review! Thank you for taking the time to do this (oh and thanks for adding me or I would never have found this either!). It sounds really interesting and I love how you said he uses a lot of scientific studies. I am a huge skeptic and scientist so I like to see information that backs up what someone is telling me.
I thin it would be really interesting to try this in the future. I am a distance runner, training for my first marathon so as soon as you said that you feel tired, it was a no go! Perhaps in my "off season"? Very interesting stuff! I am thinking about picking up a copy! I at least would like to be informed on what he is saying! Thanks again!
PS. I have a very short attention span and I sat through your whole video without looking away! You are a great vlogger!!
2384 days ago
Hey Rob - I did take the Pareto PAGG stack supplement, but did not really notice too much difference in energy or "felt" results. I just noticed you do that for a living - what are your thoughts on the stack?
2385 days ago
@PRPLGRL1 - you got that right! There's so much in it that reviewing it becomes a daunting task, much less reading and living it!
@ROB - thanks a million!
There are so many things I wished I would have thought to touch on - my notes were pretty clearly laid out, and it wasn't until I wrapped that I realized I just spoke for 10 minutes. SO much to cover...
2386 days ago
Great clear thorough review, appreciate the info as it's a dense book to buy without adequate prior knowledge of its approach
2387 days ago
Good review with lots of details and meat. Appreciate your thoroughness.
2387 days ago
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