You want to be healthy, have lots of energy, and look amazing. So what do you do? You eat well, you exercise….
And you hack your biology.
Biohacking is one of the biggest trends in health and wellness. It’s not just for guys like Tim Ferriss or Dave Asprey. It’s for anyone who wants to look and feel younger.
Endurance athlete Chris Colt is a huge fan of biohacking. He’s in the best shape of his life at 46. He quit his job in corporate America so that he could teach people the same secrets he uses to boost performance and recover faster.
Whether you’re a corporate executive or a soccer mom, biohacking will give you the energy and focus you need for your hectic life.
In this week’s YBTV interview, you’ll learn a morning coffee recipe that will set you up for the perfect day, how cosmetics could be messing with your hormones, and why fat is your new best friend.
What You’ll Learn
No one looks as good at 40 as they did at 20, right? We get older. We get heavier. We don’t have the energy.
But that’s not what happened to Chris Colt.
“I’m 46 right now,” he says, “and I can tell you, if you looked at photos of me in my 20s and 30s, this is not the same person you saw” back then.
It’s a trend he’s seeing happening more and more…
People who know this secret are looking younger as they age.
The secret is biohacking. Athletes have been practicing it for years, even though they may have not used that specific term. They’ve learned how to optimize their biochemistry to boost performance and recovery. Now, those tips and techniques are available to everyone.
Chris got into biohacking after a 2015 bike race laid him low for 7 days. He did the 100-mile race every year, but this year he took almost 57 minutes off his time. He was thrilled with his performance … until his body cramped up. It took him a week to recover.
The problem was how he was fueling his body. What he was eating and drinking was spiking his blood sugar. He was also getting older. He’d hit his early 40s, and he could feel the change in his body.
“That race was my eye-opening moment,” he says. He wanted to know why he wasn’t recovering as quickly, so he did some research. He discovered folks like Tim Ferriss, Dave Asprey, and Dr. Dominic D’Agostino talking about biohacking the body into to a state of ketosis.
At first, he was skeptical, but he decided: “If this is legit, I’m all in.”
The next year, he did the race again. He was 32 pounds lighter than he’d been the year before, and he beat his time by 7 minutes. Even better, he recovered within 2 days.
Today, Chris sees biohacking as a way that everyone can improve their health.
Although biohacking covers the gamut from nutrition to supplementation, exercise, and environment, you can start small. Try little tweaks that fit into your lifestyle, like drinking lemon water in the morning or switching your morning coffee to keto coffee.
Chris starts his day with coffee blended with grass-fed butter (Kerrygold is a popular brand), coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, and vanilla. Just start out with half tablespoons of everything, he suggests, and adjust to taste. Treat it as a full meal.
Don’t be afraid of fat. Chris recommends adding healthy fats to your diet: nuts, grassfed butter, coconut, and wild-caught fish. You’ll feel fuller and have less sugar cravings.
If you like the results and want a keto program, you can try the program Chris used when he started out: Mark Sisson‘s 21-day keto reset diet.
Another biohack is fasting. Fasting helps control blood sugar, reduce inflammation, boost human growth hormone, and focus the mind. “You become more productive,” Chris says. “You actually are working less with more efficiency.”
Hormones are another piece of the puzzle.
Menopause isn’t the only thing that affects women’s hormone levels. Your environment does, too. Endocrine disruptors can be found in everything from plastics to fragrance. Swap your toothpaste and cosmetics for toxin-free personal care products. If you’ve still got questions, Chris recommends talking with Dr. Andra Campitelli, who takes a biohacking approach to hormonal imbalances.
As you start to add more biohacking tips to your life, you’ll have more energy. Sugar cravings will decrease. You’ll lose weight, perform better at work, sleep better at night, and be more present for your family.
But not all biohacking techniques will work for everyone. We’re all bio-unique, Chris says. It can take time to tweak your routine so that it works for you.
If you want Chris’ help in tweaking your lifestyle so that you have more energy and feel younger, then contact him today. Mention you saw him on Your Brilliance!
Jump to Topics of Interest
1:57 Biohacking turns back the clock
2:44 Biohacking in sports
3:19 Chris’ breakfast coffee recipe
3:44 The mountain bike race that changed everything
6:56 The fundamentals of biohacking
8:13 Biohacking tricks
11:11 Benefits of fasting
15:24 Nutrition is key
16:48 Working with Chris
19:35 Keep it simple
Coaching, leading and motivating have all been built into Chris through the fires of time and endurance training. As an endurance athlete, Chris recently completed the iconic Leadville 100 the way he has been loving and living his life: with his family by his side. Wanting to make more of an impact in life, Chris left a lucrative corporate America sales career behind. He now helps others find one small way to begin their own journey to freedom and stability with the principles of endurance and focus he has lived. Connect with Chris.