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Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations that will make you THINK every Monday.

 

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Feb 1, 2019

Hey everyone, Geoffrey Woo here. I started studying the science behind intermittent fasting in 2015 and experimenting with it. Now in 2019, I've been intermittent fasting for over 3 years and it's been an integral part of my lifestyle. I know many of our long-time subscribers can say the same.

By strategically not eating for set periods of time, fasting has improved my body composition (I'm much more cut), it's trained my mind to intimately understand what it feels like to be truly hungry, and improved my overall mood and focus.

I eat in 4-6 hour eating windows mostly every day, so I fast 18-20 hours every day. Every quarter year, I do longer fasts usually around 3 days. When I did less physical training, I would do regular weekly 36 hour fasts and actually did a 7 day fast.

When I started intermittent fasting in 2015 and started talking publicly about it in 2016, everyone thought I was nuts. Which was not exactly comfortable, because I consider myself a natural skeptic and a trained engineer and scientist. But the data was so good that I felt compelled to share, especially in the world we live in today. 1/3 of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic. So many of us are trying so hard to lose weight, and we've been taught outdated science that just doesn't work.

Could I create a change in culture? Where would I even start?

I would make intermittent fasting a part of my company: HVMN.

Intermittent fasting has benefited HVMN in 5 ways:

1. Discipline
2. Quantitative Approach to Business
3. Shared Camaraderie
4. No Afternoon Slump
5. Changing Culture in the Community

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