Fernando Urias

Biography

Fernando Urias is a process engineer with experience writing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to communicate the best business processes to a large number of people.

To do this successfully, he reads books available in the subject, talks to people that perform the process, including operational folks and experts, and listens to the latest podcasts and YouTube videos. With this information, he writes what he thinks is the best practice.

His professional experience has spilled over to his hobbies resulting in several book series.

A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle series:

One of his hobbies is cooking and one of his objectives is to be healthy. This is has resulted in a series explaining a low carbohydrate lifestyle.

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.

A Business Series:

He uses several management tools professionally, some of them from the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt arsenal, which he will share in a business series. The first tool shared is a system to write and maintain action lists in paper, a smartphone, or a computer. He uses this tool to keep track of the things that need to get done to achieve stated objectives and at the same time keep stress low by having pending actions written instead of letting them linger in the mind causing mental stress.

Book 1: The Automatic Time Management System

The Wealth of the People Book Series:

One of his hobbies is to study economic theory. He is interested in understanding the different levels of wealth of the nations of the world, specifically what explains the difference in wealth between Mexico and the United States of America, since he was born in the border. This has led him to write a series of books about the production of wealth.

Book 1: 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

A Mexico Series:

Fernando was very concerned with the results of the Mexican 2018 election results motivating him to attempt to find out why those results were obtained and to follow up the income per capita under the new government. This series is in Spanish.

Book 1: El Ingreso Promedio de los Mexicanos.

Book 2: El Ingreso Promedio de los Mexicanos: 2021.

Series

A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle
This series details what I have learned about low carb dieting after twenty-four 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 wrote to assure that I would always have the ingredients necessary to make my most common meals. The third book, "A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook," will be a summary of my nutrition learning and experience after twenty-four years in a low carbohydrate diet. In my sixties, I had to be fine-tune my diet, introduce Intermittent Fasting (IF), One Meal A Day (OMAD), and ketogenic elements. I will also include 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
The task of explaining the causes of the wealth of the people is long and complex for a single eBook. To facilitate the explanation and the delivery of the material, I will publish an eBook on each logical set of topics. "Your Wealth" (Book 1) looks at the time savings gained by a single person increasing his physical and mind assets in a desert island. "The Wealth of Your Neighbor" (Book 2) is about the agreements that two people have to make to be in a path of increasing their respective wealth. "The Wealth of the Market" (Book 3) explains the possibilities offered by a free market to produce wealth for its people. "The Wealth of the Business Enterprise" (Book 4) is about the function of the business enterprise to produce wealth for the people that are its customers and employees. "The Wealth of the State" (Book 5) discusses what happens when we remove the assumption that everybody is going to behave correctly. The book explores the historical formation of the State and the implications for the production of wealth. "The Wealth of Social Capital" (Book 6) is the core of the series. Social Capital is defined as the ability of a society to learn the rules to produce wealth.
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

Como Perder Medio Kilo Cada Semana: La Dieta Banting, La Dieta Ketogenica, y El Ayuno Intermitente
Price: Free! Words: 8,660. Language: Spanish (Mexican dialect). Published: October 1, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes
El Sr. Banting perdió medio kilo de peso cada semana con esta dieta hasta que llego al peso que quería. Además de la pérdida de peso, la dieta le resultó en muchos beneficios de salud. Estaba tan contento que sintió la obligación de publicar su hallazgo en 1863. En este libro, podrán ver que la dieta Banting provee una entrada muy fácil a la Dieta Ketogenica y al Ayuno Intermitente.
El Ingreso Promedio de los Mexicanos: 2021
Series: Mexico Economic and Political Essays. Price: Free! Words: 13,500. Language: Spanish. Published: July 2, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History
El ingreso promedio de los mexicanos cayó por los efectos del COVID-19 al nivel de hace nueve años. La recuperación va a ser muy difícil con un gobierno socialista como el de MORENA que no entiende cómo funciona el capitalismo y solo hace lo que puede para mantener el poder. Mexico necesita un gobierno con la filosofía y las políticas necesarias para que aumente el ingreso de todos.
All Calories Count: A Well-Engineered Weight Loss Diet and Cookbook
Series: A Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle, Book 3. Pre-release—available July 20, 2024. Price: $7.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Diet cooking
After twenty-two years enjoying health benefits from a low carb diet, my potbelly came back. I had to use my engineering skills to get rid of it again. I spaced out my meals with Intermittent Fasting (IF) and reduced my food intake to only essential nutrients. I also had to make sure I was not missing any of them. This book has the guidelines and the recipes that got me to my ideal weight.
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, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy
The wealth of a nation is in its people. If this is true, why are there so many nations with so many people that are not wealthy? What is missing? This is the first book of a series to 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. Let's see how Robinson Crusoe did it.
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: 56,020. 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. I started a low carbohydrate diet in 1998 and two medical studies in my heart have confirmed this was the right thing to do. I updated the book on 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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