Category: Low Carb

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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...

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...

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...