Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stacking the Supplements

I'm starting a new diet cycle.  This time around, I'm running with Tim Ferriss' slow-carb approach.  Slow-Carb is a cyclical Ketogenic diet, which cycles off one day a week.  To make the cheat day work, you really need to be doing some gym time, so I'm up in the gym 3 days a week.  On top of that, the diet works best with a recommended supplement stack consisting of:

Policosanol (23 mg once a day at bedtime)
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) (600 mg 3 times a day and 300 mg at bedtime)
Garlic Extract (300 mg 3 times a day and 200 mg at bedtime)
EGCG (green tea extract) (405 mg 3 times a day)

That stack referred to as PAGG, and the reviews say it works like a charm.  Stay tuned and we'll see.  I'm also taking a triple-strength fish oil supplement and some psyllium fiber, which is a big-time requirement if you're cutting down carbs.  I'm also taking Vitapaks from GNC.

I'm also anxiously awaiting the Alpha Brain from Onnit labs that I recently ordered.  It's supposed to sharpen you up and get you ready for a bit of the old ultraviolence.  :-)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Grand Prix Restoration Project

I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix that I haven't driven in about a year and a half.  I've been saving it to fix up for my son when he gets his license later this year.  Well, the time has come to start this restoration project.  Here's the list of stuff I need to accomplish:
  • Clean the engine compartment
  • Replace battery cables to support top-post battery
  • Cooling system flush and seal
  • Power steering seal
  • Air conditioning charge
  • Window motor replacement x 3
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Paint job
I'll be taking videos as I go and putting them on Youtube.