Benjamin Button Biohacker
Written by Ben Ridler. The original version of this article appeared on Ben’s Medium channel. Ben is an experienced CEO, leader, strategic planner, growth hacker and product developer. He has started five companies, each of which exceeded US$1 million in revenue. Ben is an EO New Zealand member who joined in 2002.
Almost a year ago, I committed to becoming a human lab rat, applying all the anti-aging and wellness programs I can handle with the aim of reducing my biological and cognitive age by five years.
Recently I’ve been reflecting on my anti-aging and biohacker journey. It’s quite staggering what I’ve achieved in the last year compared to the previous 25 years!
More importantly, I’ve been reflecting on why I’ve achieved so much, and how others can do the same. I’ve got it down to a few key things that were different from my previous efforts to improve my health and performance.
First, the tale of the tape. My weight has remained reasonably steady at about 73 kg (161 pounds). I’m the lightest I’ve been in my adult life. And, for the first time in my life, I don’t want to lose any more weight! The crazy thing is, once I became fat-adapted a couple of months in, I didn’t feel that I was missing out or dieting. My body loves the modified keto diet. My brain loves it even more. I feel like I was deceived my entire life about food and nutrition, and that I have just discovered my truth.