It is the end of the week and I just spent the past few days working outside on some projects. Yesterday was a very long day. I listened to podcasts for a little while but spent most of the day working to the low hum my of my machines.
In one of the podcasts, I listened to a former Navvy Seal team leader talk about how he motivated his team, his current daily routine and how he reacts to people when he doesn’t agree with their idea. He gets up early in the morning, works out and doesn’t eat anything until about eleven a.m. His meals aren’t large and his biggest meal is at the end of the day.
The time of day to eat the most calories has always been a difficult decision for me. Should someone eat a large breakfast to give them the energy for the day or eat a large dinner to replenish what was used and help the body recover? I am not a big fan of going hungry but have noticed, especially the past six to twelve months, that a certain amount of food is good but too much, maybe about 12 ounces or more of food, will put me into a tired state and is a productivity drain.
I feel small micro-meals throughout the day and a significant healthy meal at the end of the day is the way to go. It helps with sleep, gives the body enough to last through the nightly fast and gives the brain fuel to work. I definitely think avoiding sugar or caffeine after noon is a great strategy. I need to spend a bit more time looking into planned meals so that I’m not jumping over to a gas station or fast food place for a quick snack.
On another note, I found this article interesting, though I’ve always been a bit skeptical of carbon dating. A headline over the past few days has been of a discovery in Europe of what at least one scientist is calling the “birth of art.” They discovered a piece of “art” carved from a deer’s bone made by a neanderthal.