Intermittent Fasting Challenge Put On By The No Meat Athlete

Okay now I’m ready to talk about THE INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE.

It’s been a while I know – I put it off and put it off.

There’s nothing new about intermittent fasting. All animals naturally do it. You stop eating some time before you go to bed and resume some time after you get up. Breakfast is the meal that you consume to break your fast.

Not complicated.

Most people unless they had too much alcohol don’t get up and eat after they’ve gone to sleep. That makes for a natural fasting period used to allow the body to rejuvenate and regenerate.

It’s probably a good idea to stop eating and drinking a couple of hours before retiring to give your body more time to achieve this, to keep your digestive system from engaging in the rejuvenation and regeneration process. Why insert a process not required just to muck up the works?

That all being said, some researchers have determined that the longer that fast lasts, extending the period beyond sun down to sun up, the greater the positive effects on the total organism namely, but not exclusively, weight control.

Some people appear to accomplish this with greater ease than others, while others seem to struggle with discomfort when extending the fast beyond what’s natural. The number of hours you sleep needs to be factored in too. Four hours a night, six or nine will make a difference. What’s optimal for one is not for somebody else.

I know we live in an age where everything gets standardized, but as I’ve said before, in doing that people get left off the grid in statistical limbo, so that’s why the one size fits all standardized programs don’t fit all.

All intermittent means is that we don’t fast for a total twenty-four hours, but that we do all of our eating in a smaller window of time. In other words we don’t graze and we don’t spread our meals out over a longer span of time, as traditionally families did. In the yesteryears fasting programs were done by the day, not within the day. One to three days, a week or more. I fasted three weeks once on a hunger fast to bring awareness to the culling of the deer in the Metro parks.

All the things people report happening on a fast didn’t happen to me. I went on business as usual with no specific insights or epiphanies or otherworldly out of body experiences. It didn’t stop the culling of the deer, but I did lose fifteen pounds. Of course I gained it back. So I do have the experience. I wouldn’t do it again, willingly. And if people want to make a social statement there are other just as effective ways not to be listened to.

  • Inflicting pain and suffering onto others isn’t good either. I used to think everybody knew what peaceful meant, but recent riots changed my mind.
  • Peaceful to those inflicting the damage from an aggressive place, think pretty much that unless you’re dead, as a result of the method used, it was peaceful. And even then, it’s nothing more than collateral damage.
  • If you’re even talking collateral damage, you’re talking war, so call it what it is. War is violent, and violence doesn’t achieve long term goals. How many years have we been bombing Afghanistan and the Middle East? Now we’re afraid to leave for what they’ll do to us as a revenge tactic.

~ That’s a chef’s view from the kitchen

Several decades ago when people were eating three meals a day with snacks in between, there was less obesity than there is today.

I don’t know the why of it. When I was in my twenties a breakfast drink for breakfast and a very small garden salad for lunch tied me over to supper. Now that I’m in my seventies I require more substantial nourishment at the start of and throughout the day and into the evening. I don’t know the why of that either.

Maybe it takes more to nourish an older person just as it takes more to maintain an older car.

Okay bad analogy. But still wear and tear of anything animate or inanimate creates maintenance issues. How we as humans naturally try to resolve those issues is usually through what we consume and/or by manipulating our activity level.

The more active we are the hungrier we get, so many times the weight we might have lost due to increased activity gets cancelled out by the extra calories we consume.

When we feel weak we naturally tend toward nourishment to remedy it, yet maybe what we really need is a short pause in our activity level, a few stretches and a few sips of water. Or if we’re in a physical sedentary state, a few repetitive movements such as walking in place or swinging of the arms to get our bodies out of sleep mode may be more effective that consuming calories.

My conclusion on extending the fasting portion during any twenty-four hour period is to keep it natural by abstaining from liquids or solids from a couple of hours before you go to bed until a couple of hours after you rise. If you’re famished upon rising, then try a glass of water with a sprinkle of salt and sugar.

If you’re not hungry then don’t eat. If you’re consuming through nerves, then take a few slow deep breaths and tell yourself, “later is alright with me”.

Then the rest of the day has to be worked out in terms of consumption and how that consumption affects your energy level.


Now to get to the disturbing part of signing up for the INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE through the No Meat Athlete.

Prior to relating this most uncomfortable experience I must say that I personally have no proof nor were given any when the card I used to pay the five dollars to The No Meat Athlete was fraudulently used to purchase several pairs of athletic shoes. In fairness I point out that I used that same card to purchase an upgrade or yearly domain fee on Word Press twice.

When speaking to the bank however the guy said, it seems clear the connection between you signing up for an athletic event and then someone using the card to purchase athletic shoes. After all, I’ve been with Word Press for eleven years and nothing like that happened.

Still, I wasn’t convinced. Maybe I erroneously thought vegans would be more honest and the companies they hire to manage the business part of processing payments from people’s credit and debit cards would be by association more honest. I realize now that guilty or not, one has nothing to do with the other.

I read their privacy policies after the fact and they appeared eager to ‘take care of or handle people who give them problems’. I didn’t know what that meant and still don’t. They insisted that all payments or transactions were secured and no worries – that’s the jist of it or at least that’s the impression I got.

I never did contact them on it, since I knew it would be met with a denial and somehow criminals always manage to turn the tables on their targets.

Law enforcement doesn’t do anything either. They end up hiring the blokes. That’s their reward. The banks keep you in the dark. They pay out the first purchase, then deny the rest. But then you have to changes all your passwords and payment options where you shop online. And live with the fear of what they’ll do next. And people shop online a lot. We’ve not many other choices.


CHARGES ON VOICE CREDIT

03/06/2020

10:12 a.m.

PUMA.COM

Declined

$146.93

Merchant Information

PUMA.COM

WESTFORD, MA 01886

Authorization Code

Type

Purchase Decline

03/06/2020

10:10 a.m.

PUMA.COM

Declined

$176.96

Merchant Information

PUMA.COM

WESTFORD, MA 01886

Authorization Code

Type

Purchase Decline

03/06/2020

9:59 a.m.

US REEBOK ONLINE STORE

Declined

$139.43

Merchant Information

US REEBOK ONLINE STORE

866-8701743, MA 02210

Authorization Code

Type

Purchase Decline

03/06/2020

9:56 a.m.

US REEBOK ONLINE STORE

Declined

$171.60

Merchant Information

US REEBOK ONLINE STORE

866-8701743, MA 02210

Authorization Code

Type

Purchase Decline

03/06/2020

9:39 a.m.

ADIDAS US ONLINE STORE

Approved

$187.70

Merchant Information

ADIDAS US ONLINE STORE

800-9829337, OR 97217

Authorization Code

006067

Type

03/06/2020

9:19 p.m.

ADIDAS US ONLINE STORE

Approved

$150.16

Merchant Information

ADIDAS US ONLINE STORE

800-9829337, OR 97217

Authorization Code

006067

Type

Auth ADJ

02/27/2020

NO MEAT ATHLETE

$5.00

Merchant Information

NO MEAT ATHLETE

8284070634, NC

Card Number

**** **** **** 0975

Reference Number

5542950EAJHE9QLFQ

02/24/2020

WORDPRESS RBV9LPHVE9

$18.00

Merchant Information

WORDPRESS RBV9LPHVE9

8772733049, CA

Card Number

**** **** **** 0975

Reference Number

5542950E7JH8X88JJ

Type

Purchase

Country

USA

02/24/2020

WORDPRESS F2GHZT3TNK

$18.00

Merchant Information

WORDPRESS F2GHZT3TNK

8772733049, CA

Card Number

**** **** **** 0975

Reference Number

5542950E7JH8XA6FW

Type

Purchase

Country

USA


It looks like they got $337.86 worth of free athletic shoes using my credit card. I don’t think ADIDAS makes vegan athletic shoes. Does PUMA or US REEBOK? I’ll check.


1- REEBOK will have one availbale Fall 2020. “Reebok has designed a vegan running shoe made with plant-based materials, such as eucalyptus tree, castor bean, and algae. The Forever Floatride GROW shoe is set to be available in Fall 2020″

2- PUMA? “No. PUMA does not have fully vegan shoes as of 2019, for they use glues of animal origin. Though PUMA does make synthetic shoes using faux leather (which we’ll feature for those who are willing to overlook the glue issue). Jun 1, 2019″

3- ADIDAS? “Jun 9, 2020 — Adidas has released two of their most iconic shoes in a 100% vegan version: … has just transformed some of its most iconic sneakers and made them … of their classic shoes, these Adidas designs can now be worn by vegans, …” “These vegan adidas shoes completely eliminates the use of animal products. So swap out the bold colors of the ’80s and exchange them for a brighter future.”


It looks like these three companies at the time the use of my credit card was stolen did not sell vegan shoes. Some vegan athletes wear animal-based shoes. Maybe NO MEAT doesn’t mean no animal products in the shoes. I don’t know.

There’s another scenario. Maybe the government in conjunction with the slaughter industries targets successful vegans and sets them up using other vegans. Maybe NO MEAT ATHLETE had nothing to do with it and somebody else used me, another vegan, to blame the NO MEAT ATHLETE. The optics alone make it look bad. But that doesn’t mean it is.

I don’t know, but which ever way it happened, I wasn’t in the loop. The banks claim to investigate but I doubt they do. They just write it off. But it seems to be a large industry – stealing the use of unsuspecting credit card holders cards and getting away with it. The getting away with it is bothersome. There’s no deterrent. If you get caught you get a lucrative job with the government.

The potential goal is to make thriving vegan businesses look corrupt to potential buyers of their vegan products.

This time, somebody used me to do it.

Yeah, so this was my bad experience with NO MEAT ATHLETE and the Intermittent Fasting Challenge. The five dollars I paid wasn’t worth what came after, and left a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach for a long time that vegans would do that – even though possibly it wasn’t them.

I’ll never know, but I will forever be suspicious of anyone selling access to a webinar or challenge, and suspicious of the government and slaughter industries who will not think twice about disrupting an activists life, just for the sake of disruption.

Maybe now I can move on from it and just don’t sign up for anybody’s challenges or webinars, and be vigilant regarding evil government forces who would want to disrupt anybody’s life because they defend the rights of voiceless animals who can’t defend themselves.

Especially me as an activist. I abhor violence of any kind. That they would come after me of all people is insane on their part and I’d have to put them in the terrorist bin along with all the other hateful human agitators wanting to destroy the lives of others for personal gain, profit or just for pleasure because they’re in a position of power that allows it.

Maybe it was none of the above. Maybe it was someone living in the same building I live in. And the timing of the FASTING CHALLENGE was nothing more than a coincidence. I happen to believe in coincidences unlike people in law enforcement. I have another theory, but best sit on it until I gather more facts.

~ CHEF WITH A VIEW sldt


REGARDING THE INTERMITTENT FASTING?

I’ll do my fasting the old-fashioned way, I’ll sleep instead of eat at night and not snack between meals. Nobody needs snacks if they’re eating three times a day at intervals long enough to digest the food before consuming more at the next meal. Discipline is key. Make it a habit, by doing it for thirty days with no slips. See the difference in how you feel.






Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.