So, I stuck with the 14-hour-fast for a couple of weeks, and I didn’t seem much of a difference with my digestion or my skin. I also started obsessing about food and watching the clock after the novelty wore off.
Since I stopped, I’ve heard enough negative things about fasting for women that I probably [...]
I have never had anything nice to say about IF in the past, but it seems to be a much different thing for me now.
When I’ve tried a 14-16 hour fast in the past, I felt deprived and miserable, but I was also trying to lose weight. While I wouldn’t mind losing weight at [...]
So far, I have found that food families make very little difference for me. My intolerances are all over the board wherein I’m intolerant of one food in every family! Many of the intolerant foods are things I ate all the time, but many are not.
Sadly, this leaves me nothing to go [...]
I’ve been fighting with my ALCAT Results for about a month now in that I keep getting dosed with cinnamon. In addition, I’m starting to see some reactions to foods that I have a “mild” intolerance to including: gluten-free oats, blueberries, cranberries, oranges and possibly honey and mustard.
And why did I have [...]
If you read Tara Parker Pope’s article The Fat Trap, you might be led to believe that weight loss is difficult and maintaining a weight loss is a herculean feat. This is just not true.
A four-year post-weight loss study by the NIH shows that motivated people *do* keep weight off. I weigh 50 [...]
In January, Men’s Journal had a terrific article about fitness by Daniel Duane. The gist of it is that you should pass on the treadmill and elliptical and lift heavy. If this is news to you, go read it.
On the heels of that, they published a real stinker in February. It starts [...]
It really drives me nuts when elite food writers complain about the McDonald’s Menu or, really, complain about McDonald’s at all.
First of all, they don’t eat there and take pride in that fact. Second, McDonald’s menu and marketing is not aimed at them, so complaining that the menu isn’t what they want is utterly [...]
At present, my blogging has been very thin because I’ve got a lot of other things going on. Sadly, these things are not paid work, but the primary distraction from keeping up my blog has been studying for a personal trainer certification.
I already have a Level-1 CrossFit certification, but liability insurance companies do not [...]
Don Matesz has a gem of a post discussing Steve Pavlina’s raw vegan diet experiment(s). Pavlina, like Seth Roberts and Tim Ferris, does a lot of self-experimentation and then blogs about it. I do like much of what all three of them write. Pavlina’s post “How to Become an Early Riser” is [...]
On December 15, 2010, I had a ton of blood pulled for tests. These were under my own orders, and I should say right here that, to my knowledge, I have never had a lipid panel done. Since the last time I had anything but a finger stick test done was in my [...]