Monthly Archives: October 2014

Carb Shock Notes from Kiefer’s Insulin Timing Tricks Webinar Part 1

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A few days after the successful launch of Kiefer’s Carb Shock supplement, he held a live, online webinar on insulin timing tricks followed by a Q&A session.  In the webinar he discusses the optimal ways to use Carb Shock with either Carb Nite AND Carb Back-Loading, and provides a lot of clues as to what the upcoming Carb Back-Loading 2.0 will contain.

Here are the notes from the secret Q&A Body IO Podcast he released prior to the launch of Carb Shock:

Carb Shock Q&A Notes from Kiefer’s Secret Body IO Podcast

If you’re reading through this and want more information about Carb Nite and Carb Back-Loading, here are some helpful posts I’ve written on the subjects:

The Carb Nite Solution Book Review

Carb Back-Loading Book Review

Other Notes

If you’d like to read more about my own experiences with both Carb Nite and Carb Back-loading including the various blood tests I’ve had done you can go here for Carb Nite and here for Carb Back-loading.… Read More

The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: October 19, 2014

BJJ Caveman Oktoberfest

This is a view from within one of the cavernous beer tents in Oktoberfest at Munich from my recent trip to Germany.  They had some of the best tasting rotisserie chicken and beer that I’ve had…  This was taken at around 10 am, and you can see that it’s pretty full.  As the day progresses and gets later and later these tents really pack up… but no one seems to mind because the beer is flowing!

  1. This episode of South Park has been making the rounds in the paleo-sphere, and I have to say I laughed out loud a couple times, especially when they go into the perils of gluten… and what it can make fly…
  2. Another article about Lebron’s diet to go with the many others out there, only this one has pictures of his food!  Here’s a followup article detailing the increase in popularity of ketogenic diets among athletes.
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Carb Shock Q&A Notes from Kiefer’s Secret Body IO Podcast

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In the past few weeks, Kiefer has been ramping up his marketing for his new Carb Shock supplement, first with a release of a special Supplement Blackbook (which I plan on reviewing later) followed by this special Body IO episode where he answers some of the questions generated by the Supplement Blackbook.

These were only released to Kiefer’s e-mail subscribers.

I just want to clarify that this is NOT the special Q&A webinar that he just had last night on October 16, 2014, one day after the official release of Carb Shock.  I managed to catch the last hour, so I also plan on posting some of the notes I took from that… but these are not it.… Read More

N=1 T-shirt with Free Giveaway


I’ve been looking around for quite a while for a comfortable T-Shirt to wear to celebrate my inner N=1  self experimenter and the spirit of figuring what works best for me as an individual… but wasn’t really able to find anything out there.  After a while I decided, why not just try to print one myself!  I was really pleased with how this turned out.

If you like it and want to support this site, you can pick one up at

At the moment, I’ll only be shipping to the US, and the available sizes are Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large.… Read More

More Carb Nite and Carb Back-Loading Tips Part 4

CBL and CNSIn an effort to stay up to date with all of Kiefer’s prolific work, here is the next series of notes I’ve taken. This is the fourth edition of my Kiefer notes.  Again some of these are from his own site, and some from when he appears as a guest on other podcasts.

For those that don’t know, Kiefer is the author of both The Carb Nite Solution and Carb Back-Loading, both ways of eating that I’ve been playing around with recently.  Here is the official link to all of his guest appearances.… Read More

The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: October 7, 2014


The BJJ Cavewife and I just got back from a trip through Germany and Croatia that included a visit to Oktoberfest and Dubrovnik (pictured above).  Needless to say, as with all of our recent trips, thoughts of macros and nutrition and nutrient timing all went out the window.  If I saw something on the street or in a store or on a menu that piqued my interest, I went for it… Now we’re glad to be home and ready to start eating healthily again.

  1. NPR wrote an enlightening piece about synthetic biology which is the next step beyond GMO, in which they take genes from a plant and introduce them into a yeast culture to produce products more efficiently than nature.  Without going into the merits of this technology, the part that is a little alarming is when they say “…it’s also virtually impossible for consumers to track synbio foods, even if they wanted to.”
  2. New study showing that if you eat with someone who is overweight you are more likely to eat unhealthily.  I like that that they considered eating pasta as unhealthy…
  3. Weightlifting for as little as 20 minutes can confer improved long term memory.  Since I’m so terrible at remember names when meeting someone, it might be helpful for me to bang out some squats right after shaking their hand and hearing their name… if anything it will definitely help them to remember me…
  4. Talk about core strength
  5. Mark Manson, one of my favorite internet writers, and someone I find myself agreeing with almost 100% of the time, addresses whether you can truly have it all.
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