So I’ve been on the head strong program for over a month now. I made a couple of big changes these two last weeks to adapt the program to me.

The cognitive results have been great. But I can’t help to feel I achieved even better results when I tried the Bulletproof diet over a year ago.

I’ve dedicated these two weeks trying to tweak the head strong program to suit my lifestyle better, and to achieve better results. And I found some big upgrades indeed.


The Bulletproof recommended supplementation was different to some degree then the head strong one. Or more important, my supplementation while on the bulletproof diet was a lot different.

I’ve decided to bring back some supplements one by one and monitor their effect. The first supplement I brought back was a no brainer. I feel like it packs the biggest punch of all supplements while on a high fat diet like the head strong one. After a bit of reading, I found out why. Lets upgrade your mitochondria shall we?

Acetyl L-Carnitine

If you have no previous experience with Acetyl L-Carnitine, or ALCAR. Let me point out some interesting things that should get any reader of the head strong book excited.

  • Increases alertness and cognitive function
  • Alleviate the effect of aging and disease on mitochondria
  • Increases the mitochondria’s potential to burn fat
  • Has a key role in the Kreb cycle and production of ATP

Carnitine is essential for breaking down fatty acids to use as an energy source. Being able to burn fat as energy more efficient could therefore lead to a weight loss and an increase in energy.

Personally I just feel a massive difference  on my overall energy levels and cognitive function, when supplementing with extra Acetyl L-Carnitine.

If you haven’t tried it out, I highly recommend it!

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If in doubt, ask your doctor before using it. You could also read up more on your own from the resources from examine below.

Further Reading: Examine L-Carnitine


I’ve made some drastic changes to my workouts to.

The workouts in head strong program are designed to give you maximal result in the least amount of time. I simply hate that approach…

I work out cause I love going to the gym. I’ve started going to the gym four to five days a week again like I used to do. I just ran into one problem.

I’m not able to recover at the same rate I’m used to while on a high fat diet with a limited amount of carbs. Not anywhere near my usual recovery rate actually.

I’m gonna implement a post workout shake with proteins and carbs to try to tackle the problem in the future. Unless you train in the evening, this is not a head strong approach.

The last change I made was the HIIT-cardio session. HIIT is simply amazing, I would never replace it. But I’ve switched from two simple sprints into one judo session where the training is build like a one hour HIIT workout.

Safe to say, I didn’t last the full workout the first time. And I probably won’t the coming weeks either.

What to come

I’m gonna keep tweaking the program. Implementing supplements I’ve tried in the past one by one. I’m also gonna monitor the difference between a bulletproof stack of supplement vs other brands with the same ingredients. That’s what exploring is all about.

Happy Exploring!

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