June 2015

Slow Metabolism

The human metabolism can play a strange game. Ever since going on my diet my metabolism has slowed dramatically. Probably my body has gone into starvation mode in order to maintain my weight (which of course is frustrating). After all I’ve hit a point where I haven’t been weighing much less ever since a teenager. What’s odd though is that I’m not hungry nor do I feel nauseous. Actually I’m feeling great because we eat fresh food every day. Alex’s body on the other hand has reacted very differently to our diet and his metabolism hasn’t slowed down much since. It’s fascinating how we all differ in our genetics.

There’s a number of suggestions out there online. Drink more caffeine, eat several smaller meals, do more cardio, eat more protein and have a high carb day to switch it up. I’m already doing all of these plus my carbs aren’t that low (about 50% of what’s normal). So here’s what I think. My body is shocked to be starved of that much energy and my metabolism is resisting the change of not over consuming anymore. Having said that I still believe that my body will adjust if I keep going. So let’s see if anything will change over the next few weeks. Because I won’t give up!

Shape Health Challenge – Week Two (June 8-14) – The Soylent Struggle

It’s week 2! We had a fun and busy week making some good progress with our health challenge.

As a matter of fact, Alex has been shedding pounds like no tomorrow and lost a total of 6 pounds in just 8 days, whereas I made a respectable loss of 4 pounds during the same period.


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Health Challenge – First Week (June 1 – 7)

It’s been our first week of our very own health challenge and we are still getting set up. Things have been rather hectic for us as we had to decorate our temporary home and office with all sorts of furniture and equipment. Like most every day people we have a job to do, yet at the same we are committing 2-3 hours a day to various exercise and healthy meals.

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Shape in California & Health Challenge

We have arrived here in sunny California and found ourselves a new base in Mountain View. Our goals are clear: We want to further our customer development and prototype development of ShapeScale, as well as our own exercise and nutrition regime to get in a healthier shape. Silicon Valley is just the right place for us to do all of that!

Alex in California

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