There’s not too much to say on this one, so I’ll keep it short.
My goal was to do nothing for 24 hours. Like everyone in the modern world, I’m hopelessly addicted to little dopamine bursts provided by algorithmically optimized technology (in my case – Reddit, video games, phone messages, and having music or tv shows in the background), so I wanted to see if I had the willpower to cut off all stimulation for an extended period of time.
For 24 hours I will be blind and alone in my apartment. I eventually want to try being blind for a week, but I’ll need seven days with no other obligations, and I won’t have that for a while. For now, I’ll suffice with a smaller-scale experiments with a few extra provisions for added difficulty.
I must leave my blindfold on for 24 hours.
If I remove the blindfold, I have failed the experiment
If the blindfold falls off or I can get partial sight, I have failed the experiment.
I am only allowed to readjust my blindfold if I can see light.
I must not be in contact with any other people for 24 hours.
I cannot answer my phone or any other messaging system.
I cannot receive in-person visitors.
If someone knocks at the door, I cannot answer verbally or physically.
I will set an alarm for 24 hours. I cannot set any other alarms or use any other means to ascertain the time.
It is up to me to keep my phone charged so the alarm goes off.
From 3/16/2020 to 4/15/2020, I embarked on the carnivore diet. I didn’t have any specific motive or goal beyond curiosity to find out how the highly restrictive diet made me feel and to see whether I could do it. I will summarize my findings here.
1. I can only eat animal products, excluding dairy
Rationale – Animal product, similar nutritional composition to meat, crucial for boosting fat intake
Rationale – Little-to-no nutritional or caloric content, will greatly boost palatability and taste
2. I can only drink water
Water derivatives are allowed (ie. club soda)
Rationale – Little-to-no nutritional or caloric content, worried about how ending caffeine consumption will interfere with dietary impact, I really like coffee
3. I eat until I’m full
4. I eat whenever I want
5. I record everything I eat
6. I measure my weight every night between 10-11PM