Today is Day 7 of fasting of a two-week alternate day fasting challenge. Essentially, I have been switching off every other day between eating and fasting. The first five fasting days were water fasted and I am ending the challenge with two dry fasting days. The feeding days consist of a ketogenic diet.
Water fasting is simply only subsisting on water without food, and dry fasting does without both.
I started to feel far more full from meals (of which I only eat two) after just three days of fasting. To demonstrate, on Monday May 25th I was very hungry and had to snack, hitting 2,196 calories, but the following Wednesday (post third fast day), I was fine with just 1,755, which I would say is my sweet spot, since I felt a bit hungrier on Sunday May 31 at 1,660 calories.
However, this is where the dry fasting comparison comes into play. Yesterday, June 2, I ate 1,867 calories, after my first day of dry fasting, and yet, I suffered from acid reflux overnight and had many trips to the bathroom all day today.
So, what happened?
When I first begun my research into dry fasting, I read that just one day of it is comparable to three days of water fasting.
I took this as exaggeration.
While I did notice that the ramp up to normal consumption was longer (it took me about 2-3 hours to finish 8 oz. of water), I figured I would be back to normal by the end of the day, especially since I worked up an appetite after recording my latest live stream video.
So of course I was wrong, and it was because of the false equivalence I made for dry fasting. I have done a three day water fast before, and on the first day of re-feeding you are supposed to eat significantly fewer calories than normal, maybe even half as much. My calorie tracker says I should be eating 2,260 to maintain my weight, so tomorrow I will not go over 1,130 calories, and then eat at my new baseline of 1,750 the next day to fully recover.
I’m experiencing what appears to be Candida die-off symptoms, which for me is an acne-like rash across my chest and upper back area. I experienced this the first time I went on Keto, but I was a lot less disciplined back then, and over time after many relapses, Candida may have adapted to my anti-fungal foods (which it can do if foods are not cycled/rotated), and so that’s why I believe it is possible that another round of die-off could have been instigated by the dry fast.
My Food List
Sunflower seed butter
Roasted Macadamia Nuts / Brazil Nuts
Pumpkin Seeds / Hemp Seeds
100% Dark Chocolate
Virgin Olive & Coconut Oil
Fish (Salmon, Sardines)
Grass fed Beef
Free range Eggs
Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano
Cayenne & Black Pepper
Celtic Sea Salt
Oil of Oregano
Detox Tea from Trader Joe’s (contains clove)
Pau D’arco tea (just purchased, not enough data on effectiveness)
Oil pulling rinse with Coconut/Sesame/Sunflower (came in the mail today)
I also would like to mention one “spiritual” benefit I gained from the dry fast.
“For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” – Matthew 25:29
I bought a counter top water filter for myself and family members that I live with, but because a few of them are not able to leave for work due to the quarantine, there has been a lot of water consumption lately, and I labor everyday to make sure there will be enough purified water for all of us. I even work near the kitchen, and fortunately can monitor when the pitcher is being refilled, as some family members have a habit of leaving the kitchen while doing so and allowing pure water to overflow.
Practicing fasting and minimalism has made me incredibly conscious of my consumption and potential for conservation, so unfortunately I’ve become slightly resentful when I know so much more water can be preserved. But like Esther from the Bible fasted for three days before pleading to the King to save her people, I fasted to save my family some water.
Returning to the verse in Matthew, I had been so fixated on the scarcity of the water that I was always left with very little. But when I finally detached and dry fasted, I showed the universe that even without water I had enough to survive for the day, and thus I was given more, and now I have an abundance.
The next morning, I woke up to a full water tank.
And it’s not like I drink a ton of water on my own, as on my feeding days I drink very little as I don’t get thirsty while digesting food. Perhaps it is a localized Maharishi Effect?
See you on the Far Side… – Monk Moon Base
Do you have any experience with fasting? Let me know in the comments.
Back at it again with another milestone, another review of comments.
First off, let’s get all the bullshit out of the way. THE FUCKING SPAMMERS
The first bot spotted was Logan. Then, Bananarama gassed me up on the Third Act Freestyle video I did, but this one I actually fell for since I was a bit excited about releasing that particular video. But after I replied, I was suspicious about the profile, and I confirmed it was a spam comment to draw me to their channel and watch their Fortnite videos.
The next day, Liam attempted to do the same, and I knew it was spam because it was an instant comment as soon as I uploaded the video.
Then, I started browsing around YouTube like usual, and managed to find Liam again, but now there was a slightly different banana account, but repeating the same line. The uploader was completely fooled.
Finally, this morning, a third banana account has appeared. This one was actually directly feeding into a different channel completely. Also, I decided to check back on the original Bananarama comment, and now, the username is “Caria“, feeding into the same channel that Bobbette is being used for. WHAT THE HECK??
I’m not sure if I should expose them so other people could know, or just block/ignore them. It’s only slightly interesting because it’s a bit of a recent turn of events.
Alright, no more robots. On to comments from real people!
A Little More Housekeeping
Another reminder that you must keep the language clean and not post more than one link in the comments on YouTube or else your comment will automatically be hidden by YouTube’s quality bot.
Perfect that Smart Halayla is back, because he was the smart one that actually posted too many links and is being referred to in the previous comment for having his content was hidden.
Many are parroting this idea that we all need to unite against feminism. This is simply just a marketing tool for PUAs to prevent the manosphere from raising their standards, trashing their content, and going MGTOW. PUAs/Red Pill benefit from feminism because they encourage men to engage with sexually liberated women. What do you think “spinning plates” is after all?
Allow me to clue you in even further. Men are and always will be in power. Feminism only exists because men shared their power with women. As soon as that stops, feminism will die. So, I am free to be superior to every other man if I want to, because that has nothing to do with how we interact with women.
Lastly, if you look at the chart below, you”ll see why MGTOW is above Red Pill, literally, as the latter’s philosophy doesn’t go past level 2. End of discussion.
Next, we have an odd picture from Triggered Deplorable, who got triggered by my thumbnail photo for my Kim and Kanye Are Like Bulma and Vegeta video. Apparently, Kanye developed this image himself for his “stronger” video.
And doubling back to Saiyans, these are some comments for my Life & Fitness Lesson From Vegeta’s First Time Super Saiyan blog post. In short, the post was about how I was using anger to power my workouts, and I reached a break point, just like Vegeta did when his training almost got him killed, and let go of it all and entered a flow state.
For Aerials comment, If I’m being motivated by a negative emotion, it is most likely dissatisfaction. I’m starting to become exhausted by rage, and it’s much easier to just detach from it. That’s why I’m not experiencing many of the “Red Pill Rage” symptoms because I just detached and went Monk Mode. That said, I did watch Chad Marco’s recent podcast about the Female Dating Strategy sub-reddit, and it definitely confirmed that the rage is still there. But the only solution I have for that right now is more Monk Mode!
For Atalosgaia, I agree and think “letting go” should be a by-product of acceptance, because if one tries to let go consciously, they usually approach it as if they are performing this non-violent act of allowing it to pass, but truthfully, by labeling it, you are in conflict with yourself.
Publish7 lightens up my Functional Nihilism and Creative Hedonism post with a comment about filling holes. Well, a hole needs to be filled for you to be conceived, you need to fill a hole with food and water to survive, and you fill a hole in the ground when you die. I guess he’s right.
In my last celebration article, I specifically hoped for Philskie1 to still be around, and he came in clutch, not even concerned about the giveaway, but just supporting me for my videos, as always. I really appreciate this guy haha. Thanks!
And secondly we have mgtow lucid dream, whom I will admit is my favorite YouTube viewer, mostly for his sick username, and his profile pic is hilarious. But as for his message, Monk Mode is a beautiful and vastly overlooked way of life. So many MGTOW talk about it, but I want to be the one to actually show what it looks like, especially from the perspective as a younger man, as most of these guys happy to be done with women probably have declining testosterone due to age to thank for that. But I still have my lightning rod, and that’s why I think it’s imperative that I make content about my experience, reasoning, and results on this path.
Thanks for your support, friend.
For Study_Guide‘s comment, I did not really intend for this giveaway to actually increase my subscriber count. It was only at the last minute when I had to add in tags that I realized it could have this effect. Because of it, my YouTube subscriber count has now surpassed BitChute.
For the next two comments, well, they said they want to enter, but they never did, probably thinking just subscribing and commenting will get them a ticket. So far, only Owlz has a valid entry. (Update: Internet Funny Man has finally entered). After this article is published, I will begin recording it, so the giveaway will end a day or two after this. So there should still be some time if you’re reading this fresh. GIVEAWAY DETAILS HERE: https://moonbasemgtow.com/2020/05/26/20-amazon-card-giveaway-celebrating-20-videos-published/
Unfortunately for rhythmbhardwaj9, his comment came after all those false-entries (and earlier spam comments), and so I wasn’t entirely trusting that he actually thought my Virtue of Youth post was insightful. I’m sorry bro, but I’m not going to check out your work right now, and your profile pic looks like it belongs in Majora’s Mask LOL.
Gabriel Bradley is thinking about adding his own perspective to the 80/20 Dating Rule. I’m always going to encourage others to make content. As for my own content, the message is superb, but the quality needs work. However, the person that inspired me the most to make content was someone with far worse quality than mine. No shade, but shout outs to you, Alkaline Bodybuilding Finance.
We can get paralyzed when we see high quality content, and think we can never replicate it. Sometimes we need something approachable to get the ball rolling. I only started making serious efforts for my fiction writing after reading the Scott Pilgrim books for this very reason (I think the movie is better).
It’s strange, because I’m actually a perfectionist, but I just don’t have the time to invest in perfecting the quality of my videos for now, so in the meantime, I hope it’s approachable enough for new users to be inspired to take a crack at it themselves.
I also rushed my Third Act freestyle video as well, but luckily, Atalosgaia has some advice for me on future music production.
I’m planning on releasing a lot more music soon. They will just be covers for now until I do get the hardware to handle production apps, so hopefully I can at least perfect vocal recording so the tracks can be decent. I am going to show off some of my singing in the next one, and I will put way more effort than I did on Third Act, especially because the lyrics are more tame so I won’t feel embarrassed about recording it in my full house right now as we are still in quarantine. I’m recording all my videos in a fucking closet to block the sound travel haha.
I might make a health update on this, but if not, I can just tell you now that I’ve been doing an alternate day fasting challenge, and today is Day 6. I’ve tried it out before but I’m way more disciplined now, and I might consider adding in dry fasting again as well, since there is just two more days of fasting for the challenge to be over.
So far, I have noticed that I’ve gotten way more full of the meals I used to eat, and drinking less water, so my new baseline is actually saving me money. I ate 1,660 calories yesterday, but that’s not quite the sweet spot yet. I also think I’ve made significant progress on the recession of my Candida symptoms, so hopefully that will be the main focus of my next update if it’s finally cleared. Stay tuned.
This was not on any of my videos, but just comments I found elsewhere. I just want to highlight this because I’ve always experienced great aversions to things that are mainstream, and naturally gravitate towards niches. YouTube comments are starting to become predictable on popular videos. To make matters worse, YouTube keeps recommending old videos to everyone, and the comments are fully aware of this as well. YouTube is just becoming robotic and inauthentic.
I was around in ’05/’06. Why did we get rid of video responses? That’s still such a dope feature to me. YouTube sucks. But right now, it’s library can’t be replicated.
I would like to make more videos, especially since I’m finally about to start getting into my more hard-hitting stuff. However, my draft list is starting to fill up, and I am starting a new series: The 12 Rules for (Monk Mode) Life, in which I will be remixing Jordan Peterson’s book one chapter a week starting this Friday, as I will have exactly 12 weeks left of my One Year Celibacy vow. It’s the perfect way to finish strong, review all that I’ve learned, and advance to new heights if my Monk Mode is extended. You don’t want to miss out.
Thank you all, andI’ll see you on the Far Side… – Monk Moon Base
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Technically, the last PMO was 79 days ago, but the reason why I’m highlighting this particular 34 day streak is because I completely cut out all intentional viewing of sexual imagery. Yes, that even includes avoiding Twitch thots and YouTube click bait.
Sandman is lucky I already followed his channel before all the sex propaganda he has in his videos now.
But the goal of all this isn’t to deny my sexuality. I haven’t taken any vows of celibacy. This is simply a fast from stimulating my sexual desire for a 90-day reboot.
I believe absence does make the heart grow fonder, and I want to know how strong my desire is, and if there truly is something deeper underneath it all.
We’re too overstimulated to know what we really want anymore. Any moment of silence and introspection is smothered each time we refresh the News Feed. Our mental diets are now dictated by the algorithm. We’re procrastinating from being assigned responsibility for our own lives.
Only when we are fasted and deprived can we truly know what’s meaningful and necessary. It’s the only way we can shed ourselves of everything that is artificial.
Of course when you first start fasting or dieting you will settle for any form of sustenance no matter its quality to return you back to your previously perceived equilibrium. But as you persevere, you gain focus and discipline. Former habits and temptations become trivial.
Practicing intentional control over food and sex is in fact a red pill.
I struggled for so long to get past 30 days on the Keto diet because I would miss the taste of my favorite junk foods, but the longer I practiced Keto, the more I realized I was only initiated by the years of good memories and neural pathways associated with the food, and derived less and less actual satisfaction from the foods themselves overtime. By now, with over six months of strict practice under my belt, I’m repulsed just by the smell of certain snacks I used to enjoy. I don’t even have to look at the labels to talk myself out of them anymore. Sugar and high-carb has become the Blue Pill.
I hope I can be able to say the same about porn, masturbation, and mainstream sex as well, but it’s just too soon to tell. In fact, suppressing my sexuality actually interfered with my diet, as I found myself overeating and consuming more entertainment media than usual just to hide from it.
At first, I actually regretted working on both fasting and No Fap at the same time, but now I’m quite grateful, as I appreciate food a lot more now, making the roars of my sex drive more quiet these days.
“Food just passes through you, in the same way sex passes through you. It’s just a biological drive. However, the difference is that food is more of a necessity than sex. Without food you may die. But you can survive just fine without an orgasm.” – 30 Days of No-Fap – Road to Self-Mastery
The more disciplined I become in my control of sex, the less I need to hide from it. But with fewer activities left to pass the time and compensate, the closer I get to the core of things, and the root of my dissatisfaction and desire.
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Into The Depths of Desire
Throughout all these years, I never realized how deeply I retreated into porn to cover up or escape my emotions.
During this most recent No Fap streak, I believe I truly got to the root of my dissatisfaction with my life.
My earlier notes discussed this idea of a need for “relief“, which most likely refers to relief from the work and stress I’m going through trying to become debt-free and move out into my own apartment. However, my current income as well as the high rent prices in NYC make that very difficult.
So, to escape this, I obviously need to put in more hours at my day job, and invest in a side business such as this blog, for additional income and mobility. But with the amount of money that has to be saved and paid toward my debts, I can’t help but feel like I’m just spinning my wheels. I can only chase the carrot for so long without any reinforcement to keep going.
That’s why I’m willing to call myself an incel right now, because I do not have the time nor mental wherewithal to date, nor the money (if I’m being responsible) for an “express date” (escort).
So, essentially, I needed to come up with some scheme that would offer some incentive and satisfaction in the interim to keep the engine running at high efficiency until I get to my goal.
But to make matters worse, I was also experimenting with alternate day all-day dry fasting, which means I would have one day of regular feeding and the next day completely without food or water.
As I laid there resting from my work, hungry, thirsty, and horny, I experienced real lethargy knowing I would not see any relief to any of my biological urges at this time, and that I had to power through my work for no other reason than it being the most logical thing to do.
I had finally reached the final form of all my training: I became a stoic machine that does only what is necessary. But without any sensory pleasures, life had become so bleak, even my greatest dissatisfaction from not being alone began to fade in the background.
I realized I needed a distraction if I aimed to continue with any more work. If I am a machine, then my battery must be passion, and I did not have enough passion towards my job or my main objective to power through this depleted and deprived state. The little bit of effort I already put in was enough.
If I knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel, I’d keep running through the darkness, but my work breaks were just time to rest my mind until getting back into more work. I had nothing to look forward to, and it made work even harder to get through.
I actually already answered in the article what it was exactly that was more in life than food and sex. It wasSpirituality, Philosophy, Science, and Art.
I particularly relied on Art to get me through these food-and-sexless times, especially video games, and it’s actually quite incredible how heavily invested I can become in the hobby.
I almost teared up actually, when I was hit with nostalgia for Pokemon. After struggling for so long with porn addiction, I was so happy to know that I could still be enthralled by wholesome things like video-games and rediscovering my childhood.
I’ve been playing more video-games lately, which is why I published two stories related to Fallout 4 recently. I would power through my work harder than ever just to have enough spare time to play.
This experiment has enlightened me that to perform work I must have compensation and resources. Genuine work like creating art asks for very little in return, but my menial day job requires a lot of hand-holding. The monetary compensation is very low, the tasks are monotonous, but it offers me at-home comfort, so I’ve settled with it.
The paradox of desperation is that it motivates me to take action, but also adds stress that decreases my satisfaction.
My desperation to move out has been great, but not enough to consider sacrificing with more student loan debt or a normie job on the outside world. Therefore, I’m only pushing myself as hard as the proportion of satisfaction I’m getting in return.
Even if the horse chases harder initially to get the entire carrot, it will run out of incentive and energy eventually unless you feed it small pieces of carrot along the way.
That said, I have stripped my dopamine system down to its core so that just the pleasant thought of eating one of my simple meals with an episode of anime is enough to get me out of bed and straight to work in the morning. I can forget about sex completely if I can sublimate it with creative expression, and I’ve gamified my accounting to give every day of work more impact.
But maybe, at the back of my mind, I know things are only going this well because at the end of it all, I still desire the whole carrot. I know my gut will be healed one day and I can safely eat sugar again. All my debts will be paid off and I’ll have my own space. I’ll have more money and free time to date.
So, if I start running any faster, or my goal seems to be getting closer, it’s only because I’ve gotten hornier, and hungrier.
However, there is a notable portion of my desire dedicated to the fact that more time, space, and money will massively benefit my creative efforts. I could record so much more audio for my videos with an empty house, and could afford commissioning art work for my fictional works. But for now, the acquisition of sensory pleasures, along with our need to avoid pain, must be the basic formula for all human achievement.
But beware, my friends. If we dive any deeper than this, I think we will approach thesurface of the soul.
See you on the Far Side… – Monk Moon Base
“Epicureanism argued that pleasure was the chief good in life. Hence, Epicurus advocated living in such a way as to derive the greatest amount of pleasure possible during one’s lifetime, yet doing so moderately in order to avoid the suffering incurred by overindulgence in such pleasure. Emphasis was placed on pleasures of the mind rather than on physical pleasures. Unnecessary and, especially, artificially produced desires were to be suppressed.” – Epicureanism Wikipedia
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In the Naruto franchise, which I’m referencing for this article, there are three ranks of ninja classes.
The lowest rank is Genin, whom function as school students for the majority of their time. However, they are able to be promoted through the Chunin Exams.
Using this comparison, consumers and commentators of content are the Genin. They enjoy studying the content and will occasionally go on “missions”, which would be more elaborate commenting, or gain the supervision of a Jonin (high rank ninja), which would be akin to being a donor for exclusive content from well established creators.
The Chunins, on the other hand, are people like myself, who now feel they are ready to graduate from the academy and put their skills to the test.
It’s a great feeling, but also a daring one, as I can no longer comment from a distance if I disagree with a specific content creator. I actually have to provide the proof with my own work.
On the other hand, this has given me a lot of confidence, as any dislikes or dissenting comments I receive won’t be worth much to me if the person who made them does not also produce content themselves.
There is a great appreciation for those that support my content, but there can only be a mutual respect for detractors if they are putting in as much effort as I am.
I have and will continue to also challenge higher profile content producers, but very sparingly, as I am not interested in drama or farming their audience for clicks.
Another cool thing about the Chunin exams are that the Genin are not promoted by the majority rule of the village (so, I can’t say something cheesy like, “I’ll finally make it when I hit 10,000+ subscribers!”), but are instead promoted by other Ninja and the Feudal Lord observing the exam.
Although I’m not completely dependent on validation from other content creators, I do regularly compare my skills against theirs, and derive inspiration and new skills from studying their methods. Thus, I have came up with some important benchmarks for myself that I would consider a promotion through my content.
A Seat At The Table With…Happy Humble Hermit
HHH is one of my favorite MGTOW content creators, and it would be a personal reward for me to have a sit-down talk with the man.
He very often encourages other MGTOW to get involved and produce their own content, and I have followed a lot of his advice in his “How To” start up guide video.
He is studying in college to become a teacher, and I’ve even taken inspiration from him on that as well. I’m at a crossroads in my career, as I have an opportunity to score a decent job and settle with my Associate’s degree, or continue to further my education to a Bachelor’s, in which my ideal job afterward would also be as a teacher.
The summers and holiday breaks off is a huge incentive, and will provide me great opportunities to continue to work on my side jobs, (like this site!).
Lastly, another of my MGTOW idols, Itachi MGTOW, whom I also wrote about previously, looked up to Hermit as well, and has been featured on his channel a few times. A sit down with Hermit would let me know I am approaching the same level of prestige as my former mentor.
808-1,000 days of No-Fap
808 is the number no-fap guru Gold Jacket Lukeended his highest streak on, and after reaching that number I will commemorate any no-fapper’s success in reaching that number as Happy Gold Jacket Luke day!
Hopefully he doesn’t take it as a personal dig, but 808 is a dope number, anyway, honestly.
Karezza + 1 year Semen Retention
Semen Retention is the next logical level to ascend to after achieving some foundation in No Fap.
Watching content from Debonair D and Health Then Opulence is actually what inspired this article, as I had two very clear elder content creators in which the distance between my experience and theirs made it very difficult for me to detract or advise them, since they’ve accumulated so much experience in this field and I’m barely out of ground zero.
One angle I have over them, however, is Karezza, and I must credit Gold Jacket Luke for enlightening me to this knowledge. It appears to be less widely known than other practices on retention, especially since the term wasn’t coined until the 1800’s.
From watching their content, it seems that both men still demonstrate a very clear divide between them and their sexual partners. They do not see the bias in allowing the female to orgasm, while they focus on retaining.
Through Karezza, both partners do not orgasm and eliminate the divide and bond very deeply together. However, I have not practiced it myself, so even though I feel they could benefit greatly from it, I have no platform to preach from.
Keto Diet + Curing Candida
It’s been 55 straight days of my Keto, Anti-Candida diet (with plenty of those days being One-Meal-A-Day fasting).
Finally achieving the hormonal balance and purging, rebuilding, and fortifying of my gut would be a huge accomplishment and also provide me a wealth of data and experience to share and introduce others into the wider health community.
I hope I can achieve some results in six months, but I am aiming for a full year to perfect this diet so I would be confident enough to lightly guide others in a helpful direction.
Lastly, if I could optimize my Monk Mode focus to get myself out of this apartment and into a single in New York City (with these high rents, this is not an easy task), I would actually have the privacy I need to become more prolific with recording and uploading videos.
The videos will almost always follow my written content anyway, but with a new mic and some private space, I could catch up on a lot of my articles and provide my viewers with more content.
I would even have the ability to host live streams! So that will be a whole new level of production for me, and most certainly signifies my promotion.
That’s all for now. Just a fun little article for myself. I hope you enjoyed it too.
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The significant gains acquired through my 62 days No Fap and 44 days Keto/OMAD/Candidafasting journey have not come without significant challenges.
Old memories of former habits and feelings have started resurfacing, as if some old neurons are checking in to see if I still need those unused dopamine receptors.
One day I suddenly and vividly remembered the frozen pizzas I bought only a few times from when I worked at a supermarket back then, which was the height of my binge eating career.
I don’t miss the chocolates and chips anymore, but I reminisced on next door’s Pizza Hut bread sticks, and the steak sandwiches from the delis in the area.
But these ghost memories aren’t only occurring with food; It’s happening with my love life too.
You know the type. It’s those feelings you get about the girl you fell in love with but thought you were over her because she’s bad for you and you fell in love with someone else after her, but now it’s clear as day that you were never over her.
But this is what I mean by Purifying The Subconscious, because the prolonged abstaining from sensory pleasures will grant me a face-to-face with my deeply retained or repressed desires.
It is then up to me to observe and allow them to pass as I ask myself, by the time I complete my training reaching a year on my streaks from now, will I still desire these things? Would the feelings fall away?
Would I have raised my baseline?
Raising My Baseline
I reflected in my last health update that I had always crumbled right before the Day 30 mark during my past bouts on the Keto diet, and I was only able to succeed so well this time because I had redirected my off-menu urges with the much safer dark chocolate and almond butter option.
By the way, Health Tip: almonds are very high inoxalates, so eating them over repeated days was probably the source of my digestion issues.
But on average I don’t stray too far from my calorie limit and one meal setting anymore. I go through the same four day rotation of assorted veggies, fish, meat, or egg protein, and healthy fats in seeds, oils, coconut, and butter.
And as I begin to deprogram from sugar, I am also starting to drift away from standard sex.
I’ve come across a new sexual lifestyle called Karezza.
Many of it’s practitioners may also be invested in more spiritual endeavors (AKA something you would call “new age” or “woo woo”), but allow me to not be so esoteric and simply break down the typical ways we have sex today.
Average sex is still procreation focused sex. It is only because of the illusions brought on with the use of contraception that we falsely believe we have engineered recreational sex.
But this isn’t true. Truly, it is still quite juvenile for a man to release what he could very well use to start a family into an unceremonious latex bag. Likewise it is even worse for women, as they actively manipulate their hormones to prevent inception.
I have personally not yet practiced Karezza, but it appeals to me because I am very interested in semen retention, but I also know that common sex and orgasm is more of a release of tension rather than long-lasting and sustainable satisfaction.
At it’s worst, I have heard average sex dubbed as “female assisted ejaculation”, and I wholeheartedly agree with that description.
In short, Karezza is a non-orgasm focused sexual practice in which Oxytocin and other pleasure chemicals are maintained and multiplied through sustained sensuality without any of the crashing resulting from orgasm. It has especially been used to revitalize dead bedrooms in marriages, with repeated orgasms being the culprit of declining interest in long-term relationships, as told in Marnia Robinson’s book Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow (I have not read it yet, though).
More on this in the future, but to return to our point, I realized this new paradigm has raised my baseline when I compared these two sex practices while reflecting on my feelings for my old flame.
Despite her red flags, I would still be interested in standard procreation sex, as a means for closure (or just a really good hate-f–k).
But because of her red flags, I would not be interested in Karezza recreational sex with her because it is far too intimate, and she has negative energies that I do not want her to share or combine with me from her.
See the difference?
With both food and sex, I have refrained and practiced self-control, and it has now come to a point where I require a higher quality source to indulge in those behaviors.
Even if I wanted sugar again, I would much rather find a gourmet or home-baked option rather than the average store bought junk.
And now, my future sexual partners require the right energy, and will not used as my one-way need to get-off.
I am truly curious to see how much more my body will reveal its inner cravings, and what my baseline appetite will be after a year of this training program as I embark on this quest to know myself and develop my character.
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The first difference from two weeks ago was changing my exercises from fasted to fed-state.
I understood the benefits of increased HGH levels and fat loss, but I found prolonged fasting with just one meal was affecting not only my workout performance, but even my ability to work my day job, as I got bored and sleepy very easily at my computer.
However, my context is that I have assigned myself 1,300 calories a day, so if you are eating more than that in one meal, you may be able to coast through your fasting periods much easier than I can.
Prior to now, I have never made it to 30 days of strict Keto in over a year of practicing the diet.
I’ve always noticed a substantial change after Week 3, and this time it specifically started on Day 23.
It could be the hedonic treadmill, as the restricted food list starts to become monotonous.
Specifically, my dopamine hit a flat-line, and it was hard to get out of bed the morning of Day 23. The junk foods that I was previously physically repulsed by were now a bit more intriguing.
I have taken big whiffs of donut boxes. Smelled cookies. Spent a little extra time reading ingredient labels for sugary cereals and ice creams.
But this time, I would prevail.
Although I did break the OMAD routine, I at least kept it sugar free and Ketogenic by indulging in Almond Butter, 100% Dark Chocolate, and mixed nuts.
My baseline has been raised. Confirmed.
The only foods I would consider hard-cheating was one bag of Pork Rinds (0 carbs and sugar, but processed), and a Gyro Platter from Halal Guys (the white sauce/hot sauce probably has vinegar/some sugar in it). But it was a free platter for my birthday, come on!
What’s getting me over the hump though is the fact that I do cook all my own meals. When I look at desserts now, I always remember that the home-made versions always tasted so much better!
So, until my Candida heals, I think I’m okay putting the sweet tooth away, and will be more interested in baking ketogenic desserts myself, or continue to shop around for low-sugar alternatives.
The Candida Thrush seems to be about 40-50% reduced, so that’s great. I’ve also changed my oil pulling time from before bed to the morning, as more bacteria would accumulate during the hours I am sleeping.
Although the thrush doesn’t seem to be adversely affected, eating nuts, nut butter, and dark chocolate six days in a row since Day 25 has impacted my digestion.
I am more constipated, and my stool has been floating (bad) instead of sinking to the bottom like before. I should definitely stay off of it and return to the OMAD routine.
The die-off symptoms, rash-like itching on my chest, has calmed down a ton. However, they are now dull but inactive brown spots on my chest and upper back. You can get an idea of it if you look up “Keto Rash” (link below), but my symptoms are quite mild compared to other pictures you can see.
Things I’ll Be Looking Out For
Day 27 was a Saturday,and that happens to be one of the busiest days in my home with lots of guests and activity from other housemates that disrupts my routine.
It was this feeling of powerlessness over my situation that led me to reverting back to old habits and just wanting to distract myself by eating snack foods and watching entertainment media to drown the noise out and fast forward through the day. (This was the day I bought the Pork Rinds and jar of Mixed Nuts)
The weekends demand me to be more flexible, so I have to prepare for that.
I try not to combine consumption habits. I already have very strong neuron associations with eating food and watching media. In fact, when my five year old nephew pulled his iPad out during dinner and tuned into Netflix, my brother compared his behavior to mine.
Focusing one task at a time is the best way to enjoy my food, and the best way to implement mindfulness and avoid cravings and cheating in the future.
Initially, OMAD had improved my sleep, as I was able to do so straight through the night without any interruptions.
However, since Day 25, I’ve been waking up more frequently, causing me to sleep-in longer. This has been fun, because going back to sleep increases my chances of lucid dreams, and I’ve had about four since then.
But I do miss the jolt of electricity a full night’s sleep can give you in the morning.
That increased HGH man.
My upper body is definitely looking a lot more beefy, and it’s not because of the recent extra carbs, as the fiber has still kept me around 20g net carbs. My abs are also filling out, and I’m on track to achieving my “6 Pack” New Year’s Resolution.
I only do no-equipment home workouts, and have actually been repeating the same routine/sets for the entire month, one workout a day for 5-6 days out of the week.
As my energy has increased and muscles improved, I’ve been able to add more intensity, but I have not changed the time intervals (for Abs and HIIT cardio) and rep counts (push ups).
My Goal weight is 133 lbs. (I’m at 139.8 right now). It was interesting that I plateaued at 137 for a few days before my recent binge, but if I drop too far below in the next 30 days, I’ll at least add avocado back into the diet, and perhaps small snacks, but they should at least be rotated like my regular meals, and not consistently binged on daily.
My overall outlook is positive. There are still a lot of great tasting foods that are sugar free, and I will be able to experience much more of that after my Candida symptoms clear up.
However, I am most excited for the next phase of my diet which would be repopulating my gut flora, especially with some kombucha and kimchi.
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This isn’t my first time around the block. I first started Keto around May of last year, but have struggled through that entire time to reach past 30 days. But this time, I truly reached the paradigm shift.
It was during a meditation session two weeks on the night of my my latest binge session, where I gathered up all my favorite foods and ate to excess. That night revealed to me that I always seem to enjoy the relapse/reset process.
It would always give me a chip on my shoulder, regenerating the motivational drives to rebuild and pick the pieces back up all over again. And since I truly over do it and exhaust my senses during these binge rituals, I truly do not desire to break my diet for the next few days.
But there was something deeper going on, and so I asked myself:
“Why do I always feel better after I make myself feel worse?”
I still don’t have the answer to that, but I’m completely satisfied with not knowing, because what I do know is what junk food tastes like, and how much I “enjoy” it.
What I don’t know, however, is how my life and my character will develop if I continue with my disciplined diet.
The paradigm shift is realizing this experience is a constant self-learning exercise, because not much can be learned of one’s self when they just revert back to outdated and destructive habits.
Moving on to the detailed health update…
Blood Levels: Ketones are 4.1 mmol/L – Blood sugar is 72 mg/DL
Weight: I have lost 12 lbs since I started this routine. 150 to 138.
Why the Keto Diet?
The Keto diet itself is a red pill once you find out that dietary fat has been slandered for decades and carbs are a very cheap form of fuel. It is the “primary source” of fuel only because it is the easiest to burn first as it is the least nutrient dense.
Carbs are like burning paper, but running on fat is like nice oak-y firewood.
For that reason, I have transitioned into OMAD fasting because over time it felt like a chore to reach the 200g+ of fat threshold as I was approaching keto-adaptation and could feel full for hours.
Secondly, I researched the benefits of intermittent fasting, and as I am also practicing a minimalist lifestyle, being encouraged that I could do more with less was enough to get me to try it. Not to mention all the time and money I would save only cooking one meal for the day. The money part is really important though *cough cough*.
Macro-nutrients and calories: Average ~1300 calories a day, 100g of Fat, 20g Net Carbs, and 40-50g Protein a day.
As for what I eat precisely, my diet is even further restricted as I have Candida overgrowth. Candida is a fungus that dwells within the gut and can take many intrusive forms if allowed to grow unchecked. Yeast infections, Oral Thrush, and permeation of the gut lining are possible side effects of overgrowth, along with many other inconveniences.
It is a sophisticated fungus that thrives on sugars, yeasts, and starches. Poor diet or use of antibiotics can encourage Candida over the other strains of healthy bacteria in your gut biome.
Daily Habits and Foods
8oz. Room temperature water with 1/2 Lemon or lime juice with some added sea salt.
Supplements: 1000mg NAC, 250mg 10-Undecenoic acid, and 1950mcg of Iodine (not necessary, I just have a surplus from past purchases).
After an hour or two of continued hydration, I will exercise, followed by a cold shower and usually a half hour meditation session.
Fasting encourages increases in Human Growth Hormone levels, so I try to milk this post-workout period for 1-2 hours to soak these up for my muscles.
I take 10 oz. of cold water with Athletic Greens super-food blend, because like Tim Ferriss has said about the product; “it is my all-in-one nutritional insurance”. It’s about 50 calories so it should break your fast, and I wait at least 30 mins to an hour before consuming anything else.
I prepare my one meal of the day.
Carbs: Only fruit I eat is Avocado and for veggies right now it’s just steamed Kale and Aragula.
I have cut out high FODMAP foods (I used to love Broccoli, Asparagus, and Cauliflower) as they are harder to digest and may ferment in the time they remain. I also removed Spinach because of its dramatically high oxalate content.
Protein: I choose one and rotate each day between three pasture raised eggs, half a can of salmon, a Grass-fed ground beef burger, or two organic chicken drumsticks (eat the bones for that marrow brah).
Fats: Grass Fed Kerrygold Butter (around 3 to 4 slabs).
I scoop a whole avocado into a bowl, throw on a serving of Hemp Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Coconut flakes, and throw on my steamed veggies in there, salt them, and mash it all up.
I cook with Coconut Oil or Ghee but would like to avoid extra saturated fat in the future and just stick with olive oil only. I also have duck fat and beef tallow.
Seasons and Spices:
Sea Salt (Himalayan, but I hear Celtic is best). Ground black pepper. Rosemary. Thyme. Turmeric. Cinnamon. Oregano. Some say Garlic and Onion are good for Candida, but I am playing it safe for now.
Supplements: 400mg of Magnesium (Glycinate is best if you don’t have constipation issues, use Citrate if so).
I don’t drink water during meals, and up to an hour after, as I’ve heard it can dilute the acids for digestion.
I usually go on a relaxing 30 minute walk after a meal to aid my digestion, (carb eaters should do this to lower their blood sugar).
After an hour post-meal I re-hydrate, brush with a natural toothpaste, and then floss.
After two hours I take another dose of NAC (always take either 30-mins pre-meal or 2 hours post to avoid conflict with protein absorption of food) and Undecenoic acid.
Absolutely no caffeine ever, as it blocks the absorption of iron if consumed during meals, can disturb the gut on an empty stomach, and it could keep me up at night if consumed later.
Oil-pulling with coconut oil for 10-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Sleep.
Results and Advice
As mentioned earlier, I lost 12 pounds very easily with this method.
I started the routine with a hard-reset fast with only consuming an Athletic Greens drink the entire day, to clear my glycogen stores. Very sedentary for two days.
Building up to the habit is probably best, but if going cold turkey, I recommend you separate some time to acclimate before incorporating work outs. Don’t pass out! I only perform light home workouts at this time.
My digestion has been improving with minimal gas, reduced constipation and improved stool quality.
Very difficult to sleep for the first few days but I’m knocking out much easier now, and with more vivid dreams.
Energy levels are moderate, but seem to be increasing incrementally. Less trouble getting up in the morning.
Candida Die-off symptoms have begun to surface, which include an itchy chest along with red spots, which also appear on my upper back. I am sure it’s die-off, but just in case, I am starting to up my NAC dosage to 2000mg in the morning, and will also rotate my high-histamine foods (Avocado, Cinnamon, Cayenne) just to be safe.
I also may reduce or rotate my vegetable consumption even further as they are store-bought and could be out of season. I should check out the Farmer’s market in the future.
It’s important to mention I could be eating a lot more foods but I only shop at Trader Joe’s, and not all of their selection is organic.
I apologize for not including sources for my information, but I don’t want to convince you of anything as health claims are always conflicted. I just want to share my experience. Do what feels right for you, and make sure you learn something new.
That’s it for me. I’ll be back at the 30-day mark. Stay healthy.
This isn’t my first time around the block. Before now, the longest streak I’ve ever had was 163 days.
But even though I’m less than a 1/5th of my highest streak, hitting this milestone seems different this time.
It’s as if the efforts of my previous streaks have compounded into a habitual memory and has allowed me to easily pick up where I left off, and maybe reach even higher levels of insight than before.
“A Saiyan gets stronger after every battle.” – Prince Vegeta
I suppose the greatest difference now is starting this streak after finally losing my virginity. Sex was still the goal for me during the previous streaks, with sexual transmutation a tool for reaching some personal confidence standards to finally pursue sex seriously.
No Fap and Sex Transmutation was just a means to an end.
But now that I’ve had sex, I’ve also been able to clearly see what kind of person I am before, during, and after engaging my sexual urges, whether it’s with a partner or with porn.
I think there is very little to be learned about yourself in the pursuit of sex. After all it is just a sensual pleasure.
The desire for sex is just an intelligent expression of our genes, with its ultimate goal to reproduce, and it is only our ego that rationalizes these pursuits for us in a communicable way that has us speak to ourselves about it in our minds to make it appear as if it’s something we truly want. As if it was the rational direction we should take.
After 30 days of No-Fap, I do not see the rationality of pursuing and completing sex in the traditional ways we currently accomplish it. I’ve even had to question eating food, another sensual pleasure that can explode into addiction.
Food just passes through you, in the same way sex passes through you. It’s just a biological drive. However, the difference is that food is more of a necessity than sex. Without food you may die. But you can survive just fine without ever orgasming. In fact, some philosophies believe that a man should preserve his semen as it is his life force.
Claiming that sex is a “need” as we do in conventional society is just rationalization.
My argument is not to abandon sex forever, but to simply curb it, to fast from it, only to recognize it has no true dominion over you.
Many of us take the Red Pill but we stop after knowing the horrific truths about the media, politicians, and every day women are manipulating us. So we go our own way. But what is the purpose of outdoing those that want to control us if we cannot control ourselves?
These men vow to never spend a dime on marriage, child support, and a date with a domestic woman, and turn around only to risk their lives in red light districts spending thousands of dollars at home and abroad.
How is it rational to determine that there is no future to be made with the modern woman, yet you’ll still engage with her, even if it’s for a one night lay?
“No matter if a woman is a sinner or a saint, when you lay with her you become her equal. So no matter what you feel about them, it’s also a reflection of yourself” – Anonymous
Think of the men who spend hours in the street and in clubs pursuing women, sometimes with less than a 5% success rate, rationalizing that “rejection builds character.”
No. You want to get laid, because your genes want to reproduce. All the time and resources your body uses to build semen just for it to end up in a latex bag. Or even worse, a tissue in your hand. Pathetic.
And you’ll go back and do it all over again, never questioning why the ride doesn’t stop.
Imagine the businesses and skills these men could acquire if only they knew they were slaves. You ended your slavery with the media, with corporate society, and with women, but you have not recognized the blind spot you hold for yourself.
What I want to achieve through No-Fap and MGTOW is Self-mastery.
Are you willing to take on the challenge to no longer being a slave to your own biology?