Re-branding to Moderate Method

Life is a wide road. You can walk on one side or the other but you can’t take in all of it unless you’re walking smack dab down the middle. This is why I’m re-branding this site.

If you’ve read my about page you’ll know my lifestyle roughly follows a keto-friendly diet with intermittent fasting. I ended up here through trial and error and I was living this way long before it became the latest fad. I figured out on my own that this was the best way for me to maintain a consistent weight. Only after reading many books on the subject, when the fad began, did I learn why this lifestyle worked so well for me. In essence the science fell into my lifestyle.

One thing I haven’t done is stopped eating some of the things the low-carb and keto communities find blaspheme. I still eat bread (mostly homemade baguettes), popcorn (popped in coconut oil), and drink a bottle of pop (soda to the rest of you) once in a while. I’ll also have some ice cream, cake, donuts, or other pastries. This doesn’t happen often. For instance, I went from eating popcorn and drinking a bottle of pop once a week. Now, it happens maybe once every three weeks or so. Same goes for a homemade baguette. The ice cream, cake, or donuts happens maybe a few times a year at best.

My weight and health have not suffered because of it either. I don’t do this through some tremendous amount of will power that I possess. I don’t have a sweet tooth. I prefer savory or salty to sweet. So it comes easy to me. I know it’s not for everyone and that’s okay. I need to live my life the way I see fit.

I don’t live on the edges. I think sometimes people look at the influencers online and feel the urge to be like them. That’s not where I want to be. It’s great for them and I do consume some of their content for ideas and information. But, I will never be hardcore low-carb, carnivore, or even keto. I will never be that guy who works out to his max. I’m the guy who eats what he likes and does enough exercise to work up a sweat and feel some muscle soreness. I’m not the guy to obsess over his macros and not the guy to chase GAINZ.

I hope to show you can moderation does work for some of us… maybe most of us. How many more days, weeks, or months is living a hardcore life going to give you? Will it give you more? What will the quality of those days bring you? Is it worth it to live an extra 6 months to a year and never eat another piece of cake or scoop of ice cream? Maybe for some. But not for me.

Moderation is more enjoyable because you’re not denying yourself certain aspects of life. You don’t have to feel guilty about having that one piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving or not working out while you’re on vacation. I think most can live in the wide middle and live a long and healthy life.

As of this writing I’m 57. The rest of my life is too short not to enjoy it.


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