Author: Todd

Plateau Challenge – Week 3

Schoolhouse Rocky was dead wrong, 3 is not a magic number.  I started the week at 167.8 lbs and ended the week at exactly the same weight – and I was very lucky to be there. Week three was a disaster.  It started with an insatiable craving for pizza.  Just plain cheese pizza.  So I...

Dogma Is My Co-Pilot

A few months ago, I wrote a post on my visit to the The Carb-Sane Asylum.  It was one of the first anti-LC sites I found and at the time, the posts were pretty vitriolic.   The tone of the site and the blogs from the author, Evelyn, made you feel like you were a complete...

Plateau Challenge – Week 2

Today, I completed my second seven-day sprint on my strategy to overcome my plateau.  I started the week at 167.6 lbs and ended the week at 167.7 (averaged over all 7 days).  This is very illustrative of the plateau I’ve been experiencing for the past few months. Part of my strategy to overcome my weight plateau...

Plateau-Ending Strategy – Week 1

As mentioned in a previous post, I have built what I think is a good strategy, unique to my metabolic needs, to manage my insulin resistance (IR).  The plan includes a very low-carb eating style (20 grams or less net carbs/day) plus a mixture of supplementation to control blood glucose levels, increase “good” lipid managing...

Jump-Starting My Metabolism

I’m insulin resistant.  I’m fairly carbohydrate intolerant, too.  More than 40 grams of carbohydrates per day seems to stymie weight loss.  More than 100 grams results in moderate gastric distress and the return of several irksome bodily conditions (if you’ve been there, you know what I mean).  More than 300 grams and I’ll be in...

The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism

OK.  I have to admit it. I’m a closet listener to Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.  I try to focus on podcasts that involve scientific and fact-based discussions versus inspirational stories.  I know some of you out there venerate Mr. Moore for all he’s done for the low-carb community.  I know some of...

Why You Should Listen to Me

If you’re wondering why you should be listening to me, let me be the first to tell you that you shouldn’t  I never intended this blog as an “advice column” and nothing here should be construed as expert advice. I don’t hold advance degrees in science, medicine, exercise or nutrition.  I don’t host podcasts with evangelists...

Pardon Me, Have You Seen My Gut?

Sometimes I wake up very early in the morning. Long before the sun rises, when the eastern sky is just vaguely starting to brighten and in that dark stillness, I like to think deep thoughts. Occasionally my mind wanders to healthy eating and I wanted to share something I was thinking about this morning. If...

It’s About Time

TIME  magazine publishes a great video on the greatest dietary experiment on America.  It calls the experiment a “failure”.  The video was based on the data from the new meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Are we finally seeing research that will provide more truthful insight into the causes of obesity and diabetes? Are we finally...

Carb-Loading Tailspin

I didn’t get the idea of carb-loading on my own. It came from my doctor (the same one who recommended I move to a LC/HF eating style). I’d shared with him that I’d recently hit a plateau with my weight loss and was feeling frustrated. He mentioned that being in a very low-carb state for...