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The Hacker's Diet

A438eb5b27da0f50dc120f9bfbdd9c16?s=47 Caleb Hearth
February 23, 2016

The Hacker's Diet

Lightning talk going over some of the ideas in John Walker's _The Hacker's Diet_, an approach to weight management as an engineering problem.


Caleb Hearth

February 23, 2016


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  2. How to lose weight and hair through stress and poor

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  6. ➖ = Body has Inputs (food)

  7. ➖ = and outputs (water and waste)

  8. ➖ = the difference between the two

  9. ➖ = dictates your weight loss or gain

  10. There are no miracles

  11. The only way to lose weight is to burn more

    calories than you eat
  12. The trend line http://caleb.click/fDmH

  13. A n e x p o n e n t

    i a l l y s m o o t h e d m o v i n g average of your weight
  14. used to compute your average daily calorie balance

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  16. Negative reinforcement

  17. Track your weight consistently

  18. don't ever look at day- to-day weight

  19. weigh first thing in the morning, naked.

  20. “Exponentially smoothed weighted moving average”

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  23. Calorie Counting

  24. Measure and plan everything you eat

  25. Eat anything - just manage calories.

  26. I did this for a bit

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  28. Figured out what the deficit I was going for felt

    like, and am able to stick with that without counting
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  30. Activity Calories/hour Walking 300 Bicycling 300 Aerobics 400 Swimming 400

    Tennis 500 Basketball 500 Jogging 700
  31. Tasty Treat Calories Peanut butter sandwich 275 Pizza (3 slices)

    500 Big Mac 560
  32. Exercise to live longer and feel better

  33. He provides a workout plan

  34. I run and go to the bouldering gym

  35. https://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/

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