Fernando Urias

Biography

I am a process engineer with experience writing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to communicate the best business process to a large number of people.

To do this successfully, I talk to people relevant to the subject, including operational folks and experts. I read the books available in the subject, I listen to the latest podcasts and YouTube videos, and I write what I think is the best practice.

One of my hobbies is cooking and one of my objectives is to be healthy. This has resulted in having fun writing a low carbohydrate lifestyle series of books.

Book 1: My Low Carb Story, Diet Book, Cookbook, and Shopping List.
Book 2: My Low Carbohydrate Home Menu.
Book 3: A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook.

I use several management tools, which I will share in a business series. The first tool I am sharing is my system to make and maintain action lists. I have learned to use this tool to keep track of all the things that need to get done reducing my stress by not keeping them in my head.

Book 1: The Automatic Time Management System

One of my hobbies is to study economic theory. I am interested in understanding the different levels of wealth of the nations of the world, specifically what causes the diiference in wealth between Mexico and the United States of America, since I was born in their border. This has led me to write a series of books about the production of wealth.

The Wealth of the People Series:

Book1: Your Wealth
Book 2: Your Neighbor's Wealth
Book 3: The Wealth of the Market
Book 4: The Wealth of the Business Enterprise
Book 5: The Wealth of the State
Book 6: The Wealth of Social Capital

Series

A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle
This series details what I have learned after twenty-two years in a low carbohydrate lifestyle. The first book describes my initial weight loss with the Atkins Induction Diet and the confirmation from Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution that the maintenance of a stable blood sugar is sufficient justification to follow a low-carbohydrate lifestyle. The second book is a set menu and recipes for one week of low carbohydrate meals that I could use to assure that I will always would have the ingredients necessary to make my most common meals. The third book, "A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook" is the summary of my nutrition learning and experience that after twenty-two years in a low carbohydrate diet, had to be fine tuned to introduce "Intermittent Fasting" and ketogenic elements. I also included an analysis of all essential nutrients to make sure I was not missing any.
Mexico Economic and Political Essays
This series is in Spanish. The election of 2018 was crucial for Mexico. I wrote this essay to bring myself up to date on the political situation of Mexico and convince as many people as I could to stay the path of neoliberalism over the option of socialism. The people of Mexico was fed up with the corruption of the ruling party and chose the only perceived alternative for change. I will update this book yearly to follow the progress of the new government.
The Wealth of the People
This is a step by step explanation on the process of wealth production in a nation. It is an attempt to think through the elements of human behavior the result in the production of high levels of wealth in a nation. The series starts with an analysis of the wealth of a person alone in an island, just like Robinson Crusoe, and then complexity is added in every book to understand the production of wealth without forgetting its underlying principles. The second book analyses the increase in wealth that occurs when a peaceful neighbor appears. The third book analyses the wealth of a free market. The fourth book analyses the function of the business enterprise. The fifth book removes the asumption that everybody behaves correctly and discusses the need of a state governing a free society. The sixth book analyses the wealth of social capital. This is the wealth produced when individuals are educated on the advantages of living peacefully and an exploration on their capability to produce in an ethical free market overseen by an ethical state.
A Business Series
I have learned how to manage multiple projects at the same time that I keep a low level of stress. I share the method in the first book of this series. I could have titled this book "How to Run Your Life with a Grocery List". I will add more books of my learnings in running a business.

Books

A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook for Permanent Weight Loss, Health, and Longevity
Series: A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle. Pre-release—available January 20, 2021. Price: $7.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Diet cooking
After twenty-two years enjoying the health benefits of a low carbohydrate diet, my small potbelly came back. I had to use my process engineering skills to get rid of it again. I spaced out my meals with Intermitent Fasting, reduced my food intake to only the essential nutrients required by my body, and at the same time ensure that I was not missing any. I wrote it all in this process book.
El Ingreso Promedio de los Mexicanos
Series: Mexico Economic and Political Essays. Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: Spanish. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Este libro describe el impacto del neoliberalismo y el socialismo en el ingreso promedio de los mexicanos durante el transcurso de los últimos sexenios.
The Wealth of the People: The Wealth of Social Capital
Series: The Wealth of the People, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 14,210. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
This is the sixth book of the "Wealth of the People" series. The series is an inquiry about the requirements for the production of wealth in a society. This sixth book is about the social agreements required to produce wealth. These social agreements are a factor of production that can be grouped under the concept of Social Capital.
My Low Carbohydrate Home Menu
Series: A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 48,100. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Diet cooking, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
This is a menu with one week of low carbohydrate meals. The book includes the recipes and a shopping list with the ingredients necessary to prepare each entry once. I can glance at the menu as if I was at a restaurant, decide what to eat, click on the recipe and start cooking. Revised September 11 2020. If you have an older version, you may want to delete it and download this one. It is free.
The Wealth of the People: The Wealth of the State
Series: The Wealth of the People, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
This is the fifth book of the "Wealth of the People" series. The fifth book is about the function that the state performs to support the wealth production process. The assumption that the people will respect life and property is removed in this book and the formation of the state is discussed as a result of demonstrated human behavior.
The Wealth of the People: The Wealth of the Business Enterprise
Series: The Wealth of the People, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
This is the fourth book of the "Wealth of the People" series. The book assumes that there is sufficient social capital in a society to allow for the existence of business enterprises that become the suppliers of the market. The business enterprises are shown to be an integral part of the survival and enrichment process of the people.
The Wealth of the People: The Wealth of the Market
Series: The Wealth of the People, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy
This is the third book of the "Wealth of the People" series. The series is an inquiry about the requirements for the production of wealth in a society. This book is about the wealth of the market. The economic conclusion of this book is that a free market is necessary for the wealth production process to continue.
The Wealth of the People: Your Neighbor's Wealth
Series: The Wealth of the People, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
This is the second book of the "Wealth of the People" book series. It looks at the requirements for the wealth production process to continue when you find a neighbor in the island. An agreement to respect life and property emerges as a requirement for the wealth production process to continue and becomes a factor of production.This agreement is the beginning of "Social Capital".
The Wealth of the People: Your Wealth
Series: The Wealth of the People, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
The wealth of a nation is in its people. If this is true, why are there so many nations that have so many people that are not wealthy? What is missing? This is the first book of a series that will inquiry into the causes of wealth in a nation. This first book looks at the time savings gained by a single person increasing his physical and mind assets in a desert island.
The Automatic Time Management System
Series: A Business Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,980. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you buy a smartphone, a personal computer, or a personal planner, you do not get the instructions to use them to manage your time. This book shows you how. The Automatic Time Management System (the ATMS) is an action list system that will keep track of your pending actions, lower your stress, increase your effectiveness, and improve your efficiency.
My Low Carb Story, Diet Book, Cookbook, and Shopping List
Series: A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Diet cooking
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
I used to think that a bowl of cereal with milk and a banana was a healthier breakfast than three eggs with bacon. I have learned better. In 1998 I started a low carbohydrate diet and two medical studies in my heart have confirmed that this was the right thing to do. Revised September 4 2020. If you have an earlier version you might want to delete it and download this one. It is free.

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