Healthspan Archives – Trajan King


What tracking what I eat for 2 years taught me


I’ve always heard that a good diet is based on 2,000 calories. If you want to lose weight, one way is to eat less than that. If you want to gain weight, eat more than that. Whether you gain fat or muscle depends on what you eat. It even says a diet is based on 2,000 calories on the nutrition label of my Honey Nut Cheerios. I didn’t really know how much 2,000 calories was and what I...

Why sleep is so important for high performance


This year for lent my wife and I decided to wake up an hour earlier to see the sunrise. Every day for 40 days. We had been missing the beautiful tropical sunrise and wanted to take advantage of living by the sea in Puerto Rico. If we were getting up an hour earlier that would mean we should go to bed an hour early. For us, that’s 10 pm. That’s a pretty early bedtime unless...

Eating out is triple bad for you


Eating out at a restaurant is usually a pleasure unless you live on the outer edge of a tropical island like I do where there aren’t many restaurants. Those that we do have are not any better than Applebee’s. Before moving here we didn’t eat out that much, but now we rarely eat out. So why don’t we eat out? Because eating out is triple bad for you. I’m not going to...

Intermittent fasting changed my body and mind


Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years and for good reason. The proponents of fasting offer all sorts of benefits: weight loss, decrease in body fat, longer lifespan, longer health span, increase will power, improved brain function, etc. I wanted to give it a try and test out the benefits, so I started intermittent fasting and have been doing it for 2 years. I...

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Trajan King

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