Thank you for stopping by CR – Vitality. This page is for those who are interested in calorie restriction, veganism, and staying young!
My name is Matthew Lake and I’m 33 years old. I was born in Cardiff, which is the capital city of Wales. I’ve lived here all my life, but would love to travel the world someday 🙂
I created this blog / site a long time ago when I first learned about calorie restriction. My intention was to provide people useful information and also just let people know how I got on with the diet.
Why I Practice Calorie Restriction With Optimal Nutrition
I practice calorie restriction because of the health benefits that it provides. I don’t know if it will allow me to live significantly longer, but it has really helped improve my health in so many ways that I couldn’t go back to eating a standard diet.
When I learned calorie restriction was able to extend lifespan, I immediately started to research the topic before going on the diet. When i started the diet I had already been eating better because I started to cut out foods from my diet which were bad, like things high in sugar, saturated fat, trans fats, white flour and so on.
So although I hadn’t started practicing serious calorie restriction until 2005, it was in 2003 that I made changes to my diet which caused me to initially lose a bit of weight and improve my health. And the reason for the change was when I had a bad chest infection which required a couple of antibiotics. I never wanted to ever feel like that again. And so I learned about health and nutrition.
The ultimate goal: calorie restriction is basically a tool or lifestyle hack (whatever you want to call it), to allow me to stay in good health so that I can benefit from future technologies that would be able to extend human lifespan.
I closely follow life extension and the people who are leading this area. I believe that life extending therapies will be available well before I reach old age, but I really don’t want to take any chances. Calorie restriction seems like the most obvious and logical choice in the meantime.
I love life and I think that there are just too many things to do, too many experiences to have to just be here and gone in 80 years.
I love life and I think it’s precious and we should live the best we can.
My Mission With CR Vitality
The main goal of this website is to provide a great resource for people who want to learn more about calorie restriction from someone who has practiced the diet for a long time. I also talk about veganism and hope to share my own personal growth and experience as I continue this diet.
I hope to inspire some people to take action in their lives to achieve the goals they set for themselves.
I hope to grow CR Vitality into something bigger. Or at least it will be part of a bigger project in the future.
Other Things About Me
Aside from calorie restriction, I do have other interests!
I’ve been playing guitar since around 2000, but I should be better! Well, I’m not that bad, but at some point I just stopped progressing because I wasn’t pushing myself and putting in the time. I’ll get back to it more later. 🙂
I also enjoy PC gaming and my newest hobby “virtual reality”. Actually I’ve had to take a bit of a break from VR for a while as I refocus on several projects I have going, which hopefully will make me completely financially independent and improve my life. So then I can put more effort into life extension and helping in that area.
I enjoy talking about science and futurism, and thinking about the philosophical implications of future advances in technology.
I enjoy learning language. Currently I am studying Korean, but would also like to start Japanese and Chinese at some point.
I love the stars! I want to buy a house where there isn’t so much light pollution so I can look up at the night sky. It’s perfect for me because I’m also a bit of a night owl.
Well… there are many other things but if you want to talk more you’ll have to contact me. 🙂
FACEBOOK: Matthew Lake