Tagged: Weight loss

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...

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...