Author: Todd

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How Many Carbs Can You Eat?

Again, I find myself reading some Facebook posts on the keto lifestyle pages and it seems a common question of late has been: “How many carbs can I eat and  still be in keto?” Good natured answers often begin with “it depends” and end with “test things out and find your own way”. I’d like...

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So, Here’s The Thing About Net Carbs

I belong to a keto group on Facebook.  Lately, there’s been a huge influx of questions from newbies like:  “Net carbs or regular carbs, which do you count?“.  These posts are almost always followed by this question: “I’ve been on keto for [insert any number of days] and I’ve only lost [insert number of pounds],...

Back To Basics or How to Lose a Book Deal

I don’t claim to have taken away much useful wisdom from my Weight Watchers days.  The “advice” that most leaders provided resonated like so many careful crafted canned responses.  However, there was one piece of wisdom I recall being particularly helpful when faced with plateau: When you’re not getting the results you want, stop tweaking...

Eating HFLC on a Dime

I recently restocked my larder with foods recommended via a “shopping list” from a prominent HFLC website (that shall go nameless).   The list contained about 50 grocery items, broken down into categories like: Spices and seasonings, meat, produce, dairy, fresh herbs, etc…  I had about half of the items on the list already in stock – especially...

Newsflash Oprah – Bread Can Make You Fat

OK, is anyone else as cheesed-off as I am at Oprah Winfrey’s tweet that you can eat bread everyday and still lose weight?  If you’re not, you probably should be. Following Oprah’s tweet, Weight Watchers stock rose 20%, closing at $13.29 a share.  As USA Today points out, if you factor in her recently acquired 3.5 million Weight...

On Carb Addiction

I’m a fan of the American rock band Alice In Chains.  The original lead singer of this band was Layne Staley until his death from substance abuse in 2002.  While Staley stayed a virtual recluse during the final years of his life, he was not shy about describing the effects his long-term drug use had...

Reflecting on Failure

As any good blogger knows, the key to a successful blog is to find a topic that really interests you and then post blogs about it like there’s no tomorrow.  Apparently, I’m not a good blogger because I haven’t posted anything in seven months. I certainly have excuses for my lack of blogging. Not the least...

What Relapse Has Taught Me

Recently, I experienced some life events that gave me an excuse to fall of the low-carb wagon for about three months.  This involved me purposefully adding carbohydrates into my daily meals.  I want to emphasize that I wasn’t eating more food or more frequently, just simply opting for carbohydrates largely because I felt higher-carb foods were more convenient to prepare...

Plateau Challenge – Update

Last week I posted a blog on the effects of a very low-carb (VLC) diet on one’s poo.  The inspiration for that blog came from a bout of “VLC poo” – the dense, hard and difficult to pass poo that can sometimes result from eating VLC .   Past “constipation” events were nothing like this...

Let’s Talk Poop

People just don’t want to talk about poop.  Their poop, other people’s poop or poop in general and I think it’s a bit of a shame to avoid the topic, especially in the context of diet and the impact it has on the digestive system and elimination. So let’s talk about it now and get...