Best-selling author Tim Ferriss, “the human guinea pig,” has built his reputation by experimenting on himself and testing every health craze out there. He breaks everything down into simple, timesaving tools to make your life easier and healthier. In his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef, Ferriss focuses on meal planning designed to improve overall health, boost energy and enhance weight loss.
In all of his endeavors, Ferriss subscribes to the principle of “meta-learning,” which involves getting the most out of the least amount of effort. He believes you only need to know the most important 2.5% about any topic in order to get 95% of the results you want.
This principle can be applied to any type of learning – a new language, cooking, building the perfect body or getting more energy. The trick is figuring out what the most valuable 2.5% is. By experimenting on his own body, Ferriss has discovered that the most unusual methods are often the most effective.
Whether you want to boost your energy or lose weight, Ferriss believes food is 95% of the solution. His new book expands on some of his most popular ideas including the 30/30 Rule.
The 30/30 Rule
Eat 30 grams of protein (such as 3 eggs or a protein shake) within the first 30 minutes of waking up to rev up your metabolism and prevent overeating later in the day. Research shows that a protein-rich breakfast – rather than a carb- and fat-filled one – will keep you fuller longer and helps promote weight loss.