Review of an old book – Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution

As my wife, friends, and acquaintances will probably tell you – I can’t shut up regarding how much I appreciate the work of those who have started to put an end to the misinformation out there regarding what a proper diet for the typical person is, and more specifically, how a fat person becomes fat and how to reverse it.

Over the past year I’ve been reading constantly – research studies. theories, opinions, and lots of bullshit (unfortunately most of which has come from people who should know better – doctors, nutritionists, and most sadly – our government).

During my weight loss journey, when people ask me what I’m doing to lose weight, I tell them one of the following, depending on my mood: Continue reading Review of an old book — Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution

Excellent Article: Low Carb/High Fat (LHCF) for Beginners

Just stumbled on this doctor’s blog this morning and am glad I did:

http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf

I used to subscribe to blogs and keep up on things but my Google Reader lists got to taking up so much of my time each morning that I gave it up cold turkey : ) After discovering this blog I am going to have to change that. Continue reading Excellent Article: Low Carb/High Fat (LHCF) for Beginners

Still Losing Weight and Feeling Great

My progress has been good, though very erratic/strange (to me, anyway). I’ll go 2 to 3 weeks with no weight loss and then bam, a pound a day for 3 or 4 days. It’s just odd.

Regardless, I currently weigh in at 212lbs. As of November 1, 2010, I weighed 258.

I’m still following the principles in Taubes’ Why We Get Fat book, with one key exception – in early May I joined a gym (www.fairmountac.com) and have been working out daily ever since. Not because I force myself too, but because I actually enjoy it. When I tried low-fat diets in the past I always hated working out. Watching the really fat people do senseless fitness routines these days at the gym reminds me of those days. I feel sorry for them. I want to scream out to them, “Get off the damn treadmill, dude, and do the following: Continue reading Still Losing Weight and Feeling Great

How I’m Losing Weight

PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS STILL IN DRAFT BUT I WANTED TO GET IT OUT THERE

I’ve been overweight since around the age of 12, which was approximately 1983 (that is also around the time when the low-fat craze seems to have gotten into full-swing).

In my early twenties, while still in the Navy, I weighed right about 200 lbs. I’m 5’10” and was always considered overweight, based on the Navy’s weight standards. After leaving the service I steadily gained weight while in college, where I ate McDonalds and other fast foods daily. For the past 15+ years I’ve weighed approximately 250 to 255 pounds, except when I’ve gone on various diets, where I temporarily shed somewhere between 10 and 20 pounds through various measures.

So that was the history/background for what I’m about to write next, so you’ll have the proper context:

I honestly think I’ve found the cure for obesity. Continue reading How I’m Losing Weight

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