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Hacking Body Fat: How To Burn Fat and Gain a Six-Pack in Three Months

After my six-pack in three months experiment, I’ve had quite a few people come to me asking for advice on how to burn fat. Rather than send a list of tips and suggestions to people individually, I figured it would be more efficient to direct people to this article that you are reading now.  

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Jawbone Up24 Review: How Well Does It Work?

I received the Jawbone Up24 as a Christmas gift this past December, and since then I have been tracking my sleep, meals and physical activity on a daily basis. While there are plenty of superficial reviews for the Up24 online, I wanted to provide a more in-depth look based on real usage over an extended period of time. I've broken things down by the three main areas that the device is supposed to help track/measure.

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Measure Measure Measure

As an entrepreneur, I'm a huge believer in the "Lean Startup", an incredible book written by Eric Ries that has turned into a movement of sorts to get people thinking about business in a way that often runs counter to conventional business wisdom. I may write a separate post to talk about my take aways from the book but in a nutshell, one of the most important concepts of the "Lean Startup" is this: if you can't measure the results of an action, then it probably isn't worth doing since without being able to measure the results, you will have no idea whether the action resulted in what you assumed it would! To put it another way, you could be doing the same task over and over again for years under the hypothesis that it is beneficial to you when in fact it may have little or even no positive impact on your business, life, etc. And if that's the case, why even do it! 

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