A Diet that Works – A short tangent

No doubt, the last month or so of life on earth has been a little intense for most of us homo sapiens. A few weeks ago, I remembered an excellent efficiency tip I had read in Tim Ferris’ 4-Hour Workweek. He calls it “going on a low-information diet,” and this is his rationale.

“Most information is time-consuming, negative, irrelevant to your goals, and outside of your influence. I challenge you to look at whatever you read or watched today and tell me that it wasn’t at least two of the four.” – Tim Ferris (4-Hour Workweek)

With this strategy in mind, I found a workable solution to my current “read news-feel intense anxiety-repeat” cycle of doom. I made a pact with my dad to let me know if anything important happens, other than that I’m choosing to be less informed.

So far, my low-information diet has been a success. Less time spent consumed in anxiety-producing news and more time for my family and work I love.

The Scientific Revolution

A short book update over at the blog.

“Our best option to remain focused on the essentials of training while navigating distractions in the Information Age is to lean on the scientific method. Why prioritize the slow drip of science over crowd-sourced internet wisdom? Because the scientific method is our best instrument for drawing a clear line between training practices that are evidence-based and training practices that are imagination-based.

You can check out the rest of the short post over at the website.

Nate Dunn
Founder/Head Coach
Data Driven Athlete