Automating Fat Loss with 4 Simple Observations I Made While Living In Thailand Part 2

A few days ago, I talked about 2 things… First we talked about tracking your training, and then how we had to scrap the tried and true protein maxims. If you missed part 1, please do yourself a favor and read it.

Onto part 2.


Lots of Activity in short bursts can do a lot for fat loss

During the first part of our trip, we ate like idiots, and I am making no joke here. I’d say for the first week, our daily intake consisted of the following, and this was just breakfast:

  • 6-8 eggs
  • 2-3 pancakes
  • fruit
  • lattes
  • waffles
  • ham

This was the typical American breakfast choices many of the small restaurants in the old city serve to tourists. And talk about cheap. Our money went a long way, so we ate and ate and ate.

Coffee side note: I also enjoyed a ton of boutique coffee shops. Here’s an Instagram (follow me) of my favorite coffee spot called Ristr8to. If you ever get the chance to visit Chiang Mai, hit this place up.


After a few weeks, I was getting a little puffier than I liked. We were still training, and walking many miles each day as we refused to get motorcycles, so we were simply satisfying our hunger.

Note: for my cultured readers, do not fear, for I ate [READ MORE]

March 3, 2014

How to Automate Fat Loss with 4 Simple Observations I Made While Living In Thailand Part 1


Back in November 2013, I set off for an adventure with 2 good friends, my laptop, and a suitcase. I’d booked a 7 week trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand with the goal of resetting my brain for the new year.

I hadn’t taken more than 3-4 days off in a row since February 2010, so I was feeling the pull to ‘JUST LET GO’ as Tyler Durden would righteously put it.

And that’s what I did, for a little while, at least.

I rented an apartment, established a daily routine, and tried to speak as much Thai possible on a daily basis. I sucked, but I tried.

Here’s a picture of me, Roger, and Mike eating street food, which we paid murderously for a few times (food poisoning). ^_^


Despite being in a new place, we still managed to train about 3-4 times per week, and made time to see the country side, bathe elephants, talk to monks, and discover things about ourselves only a trip abroad can teach you.

This article is simply a collection of my observations, and I’m sure you’ll glean something from at least one of them. 

What Isn’t Tracked, Never Happened

I don’t mean this in a literal sense.

It’s obvious that [READ MORE]

March 3, 2014