Tech CEO and drone innovator Tabb Firchau discusses how using wearable devices like a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and the Oura ring get his body more acclimated to burning fat for fuel.
One advantage to becoming fat-adapted with the ketogenic diet is the ability to skip meals and not experience a blood sugar crash.
This metabolic state can help you better navigate the sugary temptations of the holiday season and beyond.
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This practice has helped him lose fat and build muscle, but—to his surprise—he’s more even-keeled when he’s managing his team of 70 employees at Freefly Systems, a maker of drones and camera stabilizers used in filming “Game of Thrones” or shoots for National Geographic and beyond.
When Time magazine got wind that Tabb was using a “diabetes monitor” to improve workplace performance, they wrote a story about it.
Here’s a link to the interview and the write-up that was in Time:
I thought you might like this story of how a citizen scientist, like you, transformed his health and workplace performance with exercise and nutrition.
02:13 Tabb wanted to create aerial images of the world that hadn’t been seen before so he figured out how to shoot from drones.
11:00 Tabb & Mike’s Drone Crash Stories: You’ll love this.
14:41 Tabb’s Diet and Nutrition Journey: When Tabb tried keto, he noticed increased mental clarity and emotional resilience. You can go for a long time without food.
18:00 It took a while to keto adapt.
19:23 You have to be able to adapt to changes.
21:03 Implementing Strength Training: He finds that he sleeps better and he has increased muscle mass. He has also noticed a big difference in his average blood glucose levels and an improvement in stabilizing disrupted glucose levels. Strength training, along with meditation, allows him to pull back from the moment. He has more clarity and better and more consistent energy levels.
22:49 Tabb is hooked on the sauna and tries to get in 3 or 4 20 minute sauna sessions a week.
23:50 Walking: At Freefly Systems, they often walk as their meeting and discussion time. Movement and being outside helps on many levels.
25:19 The continuous glucose monitor provides accurate feedback on diet, sleep, stress and lifestyle. This allows you to begin to trust the internal signals.
28:31 Keto and time restricted feeding benefits.
32:07 Biometrics: It is meaningful to take a complex situation, distill it and provide a framework for people to succeed.
35:52 Mouth taping while sleeping positively impacts his Oura sleep scores and sleep quality. It has also eliminated his occasional snoring.
37:07 Tabb’s single Favorite exercise is hex bar deadlifts…or squats.
38:13 Tabb’s morning routine.
44:27 Tabb’s desert island supplement/nutrient is high quality meat.
46:33 Tabb’s Elevator Pitch: Stop eating for 10 times longer than you think you should stop eating and you will start to reset. Let’s start disclosing financial interest in studies and health science.
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