Nov. 29, 2020

Understanding Your Metabolism with Lumen

Understanding Your Metabolism with Lumen

You can't manage what you can't track. Lumen makes it easy, and we look at 75 hard.

Today I cover a few topics such as Net Carb, Using a Lumen, and What is 75 Tough?


In my last episode I was 229, and after going up after Thanksgiving, I am back to 229 (so I'm the same). I am exercising more, and watching what I eat to I highly expect to be down next episode.

Am I Burning Carbs or Fat

I've always viewed cards as kindling and fat is the "logs" of a fire. You need the kindling to start the fire, but to really stay warm you need to logs to catch fire. So you need both carbs and fat, but how do you know if you are burning carbs or fat?

The Lumen Shows You What You're Burning

I've been using this, and it takes all of five minutes to breath into the device in the morning, and it lets you know how you're doing, and what to do to achieve your goal. It somewhat looks like you are vaping.

The device is scientifically proven to be accurate. It's not a toy, and previously this kind of test was only done at a medical facility and now you can do it at home. (right not there is a black Friday sale, and it rarely - if ever- goes on sale.

When you adjust your diet to start burning fat more efficiently, you know you're heading it the right direction.

For more information see

75 Tough - What Is it?

75 Tough is a challenge from Andy Frisella where for 75 days you are required to:

  • Read 10 pages
  • Follow a diet
  • Abstain from alcohol or cheat meals
  • Drink 1 gallon of water (128 ounces)
  • Take a progress picture
  • Perform two 45 minute workouts
  • One workout must be outside.

You can also add your own personal items if you'd like.

The program is designed to build the mental toughness and self-confidence that you will need to live your best life.

When you sign up at he will attempt to get your to buy his book for $20 (beware on Amazon people are trying to sell you counterfeit versions) and listen to his podcast (he is a bit of a "brah" for me. Then they want you to download his free app.

I can say that so far I have not spent any money (I am going to buy the book) and I'm not receiving a bunch of spam.

There is a voice in my head that laughs just thinking about doing this, but there is only way to know if you can do it. If you want to try go to

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Weight Loss Challenge Spreadsheet

Some of us are motivated by a little competition, or we dreamed of being on a tv show like the Biggest Loser, well now you can create your own weight loss challenge using the weight loss challenge spreadsheet. This spreadsheet has done all the math and shows the participant's weight loss as a percentage of their body weight. Play solo or teams, it all in the spreadsheet.

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