5 Questions with FatHacker
We pick up 5 Questions this week with Dale from FatHacker. We had the privilege of choosing who to interview this week and immediately thought of Dale. Aside from loving the name FatHacker, his tracking is meticulous, and he's going for all the Tim Ferriss Four Hour Body suggestions including the blood tests and ice baths. In his own words, here is 4HB'er Dale from FatHacker.
"My name is Dale B. I am dotcom dropout who survived the early Internet heyday bubble years. I am now a 50 year old, eLearning/tech lead for a large public health agency. I have been there for over 10 years and it’s the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Outside of work, I read, write, fly stunt kites, and play golf badly but simply love the game."
1) What goals are you working towards on the 4HB program?
2) How is your progress so far, what have you found easy, and what has been your biggest challenge?
I would say I have had two tough challenges. First was completely cutting out sugars, sweeteners, and aspartame. I liked my diet sodas, coffee with sugar, and sugar from things we eat every day. Start reading labels and you’ll see just how much sugar you take in. The first few days I suffered headaches and actually had the shakes periodically. I was able to eliminate that with a few tricks from the 4HB program. I’m thankfully over that now.
Secondly, finding time to work out, which seems to be a problem for many people. I’m still tweaking my daily schedule to get it all in. I’m not much of a gym rat, I am much more a minimalist. Walking and kettlebells is what I try to do as often as I can. Steve Maxwell is my fitness mentor.
3) What’s one tip that you would share with someone who’s just starting the program?
OK, so I’m long winded, just ask my wife. So here’s a few other tips, beyond my one tip...
First and foremost, know and understand your limitations. Especially if you are older, get an OK from your doctor. Know your glucose and cholesterol counts so you don’t do any harm to yourself.
Prepare ahead of time! Knowing I was starting the diet, I took a pile of stuff from the pantry to the food bank to help eliminate temptations around the house.
Last one. If you blow it for a day, forget about it. Just start back up the next day! Remember, you have not blown the diet. You only set yourself back by 24 hours. Get over it.
4) What is your favourite cheat day food?
5) Who is another 4HB blogger you think our readers should know about?
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