Dave Asprey once weighed 300 pounds. He took back his life, got healthy, and offers a different look at “willpower” in this episode of Genius Network.
Dave is an entrepreneur, businessman, author, and biohacker who created the insanely popular Bulletproof Coffee. He’s the author of The Bulletproof Diet, Head Strong, The Bulletproof Diet Cookbook, and more.
Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Dave in this episode:
- Dave shares how he hit a breaking point of weighing a whopping 300lbs and what he did to take back his life and get healthy
- So much energy is spent on telling ourselves not to eat something. Dave gives you a simple strategy for being able to more easily direct your willpower.
- Dave says, “When you eat the right foods that don’t cause cravings, you have freed up energy that you can use however you want.” Here’s what those foods are…
- Dave was one of the first people to sell something over the internet, he was a pioneer of e-commerce.
- Right as Dave’s career was on the rise, he found that his ability to think and move were on the decline.
- Dave took matters into his own hands, became a yoga master, travelled to Tibet, fasted for four days with a shaman and more.
- There are only three behaviours that a species needs to survive forever: Feed, Fear, and Fornicate.
- Willpower is finite and is determined by the amount of energy you have and the number of decisions you’ve made.
- We feel that we’ve failed if we can’t resist the cravings we feel around food, that’s the story we tell ourselves.
- When you eat the right kinds of kinds of fat and avoid the foods that cause cravings, it frees up you to not think about food all the time and invest that energy elsewhere.
- One of the three things that get’s in your way all time can turned off by what you put in your food.
- When you run out of energy because your blood sugar dips, your body thinks you’re about to die and triggers the stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
- When you don’t control your cravings, your fight or flight response gets triggered and you say things that you will probably regret later.
- Your nervous system picks up on what’s happening and it responds with an emotion that may or may not include fear and then we tell ourselves a story about what happened.
- You can reprogram your subconscious responses through neurofeedback.