a.k.a. biohack, bio-hack, intermittent fasting

The name for dieting in Silicon Valley, it is the practice of changing the environment inside and outside you so that you gain full control of your biology to enhance your body, mind and life. It is managing one's own biology using a combination of medical, nutritional and electronic techniques.

Historical perspective: Why techies aren’t eating, there’s a food craze in Silicon Valley which is basically not eating anything at all, said Olivia Solon in The Guardian (U.K.). Intermittent fasting has gained mainstream popularity, but technologists are taking the concept to its extremes, fasting for days on end as a way to lose weight, boost their mood, and, most importantly, improve their productivity. Most say they prefer the term “biohacking” to dieting. Phil Libin, the former CEO of Evernote, belongs to a WhatsApp group called Fast Club, where 20 other Silicon Valley CEOs and investors discuss their foodless experiences. Now the head of an artificial intelligence studio, Libin says he’s lost 90 pounds while shunning food for stretches of two to eight days. “There’s a mild euphoria. I’m in a much better mood, my focus is better, and there’s a constant supply of energy,” Libin says. “I just feel a lot healthier. It’s helping me be a better CEO.”

And below meet Serge Faguet, Silicon Valley’s symbol of toxic machiavellian bro culture, who in 2018 posted I’m 32 and spent $200k on biohacking. Became calmer, thinner, extroverted, healthier & happier.” Significantly more intelligent, too, he added, with an increased sex drive that dovetailed nicely with his newfound ease at “picking up girls”.

See also : salty  thirsty  pizza  dog food  FIDO  
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