Tagged: Low-carbohydrate diet

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...

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-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...

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...

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...

Low-Carb Energy Crisis

I recently posted a blog refuting the facts stated in an article on The Huffington Post by Sarah Klein, Senior Editor, Health & Fitness and a Certified Personal Trainer, titled the “5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Carbs”. However, I felt I needed to better address Klein’s assertion that “When physically active people don’t...

5 Signs of the Low-Carb Apocalypse

An article on The Huffington Post by Sarah Klein, Senior Editor, Health & Fitness and a Certified Personal Trainer, recently touted the “5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Carbs”. Okay, admittedly, if you’re relying on HuffPost to provide your primary health guidance you’re already in a heap of trouble.  However, this article borders on...