Week #23

January 07, 2018

  1. [Science] Fat Fueled Brain (8 min): While the brain cannot directly use fat for energy, research suggests that low carb diets have protective benefits for the brain.

  2. [Food] Keto Ice Cream - delivered (1 min): They raised $80K through Kickstarter and are planning on launching in April 2018. While they’re planning on shipping online orders immediately, they’re also looking to get into grocery stores. You can signup to be notified of the launch. We’re excited!

  3. [Resource] 14 Fast Foods You Can Eat on Keto (10 min): Most fast food chains have a calculator online that allows you to construct a few keto meals in advance. Here are Chipotle’s, Arby’s, McDonald’s and KFC’s nutrition calculators.

  4. [Motivation] One-Two Punch to Build a Habit (7 min): Create a personalized rolodex of cues and a laundry list of intrinsic rewards. Cues and intrinsic rewards are highly tailored to each person, so some trial and error is needed. For example, if you have a great workout, find something specific that made it intrinsically rewarding. You might say to yourself, ‘I felt really sluggish and had a headache before going on that brisk walk, but now I feel energized and clear headed’. The article is tailored for exercise, but it works for any potential habit.

  5. [Article] Take an Information Vacation (6 min): Step away from the daily firehose of information - nutrition or otherwise. Rediscover an old hobby, go outside, call a loved one. You won’t miss out on anything.