Has your fat loss or exercise performance improved since a certain orange faced president with a dead animal on his head was elected?  If not, what do you do next?

Try harder?


When did simply “trying harder” ever resolve anything?  The only thing that got me in the past was injured or my SUV buried in mud. If your progress has stalled, look to build more antifragility.


Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb that puts a great spin on our normal thought processes of how your body works.

For example, items that are fragile break easy like a fancy wine glass and items that are robust, do not break easy like a Tupperware bowl.

Anti-fragile items go beyond robust and get BETTER with acute stressors and the human body is a perfect example.

Say your name is Bench Press Billy Bob.  Since it is Monday, you go to Globo Gym and stress dem pecs with a bazillion reps of bench, decline bench hit dem lower pecs, fly’s for the inner pecs, machine chest press (because it’s there) and cable crossovers to burn in those nonexistent striations. 

Despite all this crazy stress, by the time Billy goes back next Monday, his body will be better adapted to that stress.  It not only resisted the stress; it got better because of it.

The goal is to build antifragility- aka be harder to kill. Then your ability to survive is better.  Want faster results?  Teach your body how to survive better because you’re wired for survival.

How Is Antifragile Applied To Nutrition?

Enhanced metabolic flexibility is antifragile nutrition. Increasing the metabolic flexibly of your metabolism –its ability to use a variety of fuels from fats to carbs to even ketones and lactate.  Met Flex is a key factor to increase your ability to survive and then thrive.

Survival is the name of the game and it’s how your body is wired. Learning to survive better is the key to enhancing your results.  When you get stuck, ask yourself “what can I do to enhance my ability to survive better?” 

And watch your results come back again.

Dr. Mike

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