Boosting Productivity While Balancing Health, Work & Life || Mehrdad Zarifkar

Most people are either at a blue collar or white collar job so how do you create your healthy diet around a job or a business? How can you boost productivity while challenging extreme work loads and balancing relationships, health and life.


Mehrdad Zarifkar operates Aviana Aircraft Detailing and eM Detailing. Traveling all over the country to work on aircraft and cars, his normal commute is either a 4 hour drive, or involves taking a private or commercial plane to the job where 16-18 hour days are the norm. Armed with a degree in Biochemistry, he learned how a low carb diet helped drive his entrepreneurial endeavors


0:15 – Ketogeek announcement, Low Carb USA, New Energy Pod Design & Wholesale Information

6:36 - Pomodero technique for boosting productivity

11:10 - A discussion about caffeine dependency

13:10 – How to brew a great cup of coffee

17:01 – Developing an analytical and biochemical way of thinking

20:11 – Dealing with dietary claims and anecdotes

23:15 – Biochemistry and airplanes?

24:54 – Benefit of being fat adapted doing a mentally and physically challenging job

26:18 – How to reduce time wasted on social media

28:02 – Daily dietary routine for working long hours

32:16 – Staying focused and energetic for an extreme work schedule

37:06 - Is having an extreme work schedule a rewarding experience?

40:17 – How discipline equates to freedom in life

41:23 – Is rewarding yourself for hard work sustainable?

44:03 – How do you deal with procrastination?

47:30 – When is it ok to pursue diminishing returns or not?

53:19 – Why job type should dictate how many hours you work

59:00 – Healthy skepticism and overcoming the resistance to change

1:01:55 – How to strategically work with public to impact health

1:05:05 – How to increase adherence to a diet?

1:07:51 – Why are we obese?

1:09:51 – Experiments you’d like to see