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Low Carb Diet, Part 1: Prelude

Yes, I have lost some weight recently; thanks for noticing! I've been following a LCHF (low carbohydrate, high fat) diet since late July 2012. The questions I've been getting are a primary impetus for starting this blog. Read...


Low Carb Diet, Part 2: The Art and Science

As I mentioned in part 1, Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek's book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living is what convinced me to give a LCHF diet a shot. Read...

Low Carb Diet, Part 3: Results So Far

After all my due diligence (see parts 1 and 2 of the low carb diet series), I was all set to go. I scheduled the start time to coincide with some kendo down time. I vowed to stick with it for at least 3 months, no matter how much suffering and anguish I had to endure. Read...

What Is Kendo?

You may be wondering, "what the heck is this kendo thing?" The short answer: kendo is Japanese fencing. The long answer: kendo is a Japanese martial art which trains the mind and body and cultivates one's character through one-on-one combat using a bamboo sword. Read...

Low Carb Diet, Part 4: Tools and References

In this installment, I'll talk about a few references, tools, and techniques I have found useful. I try to track my numbers daily, not because I'm obsessed with them, but because it might help me understand what's going on when I introduce changes. Read...

Low Carb Diet, Part 5: The Deep End

In this installment, I'll discuss The Eating Academy, the personal blog of Dr. Peter Attia. Once you start reading the information-dense articles there, you will indeed be in the deep end of the pool and, if you're like me, loving it. Read...

Dizziness and Vertigo

During the first month of keto-adaptation, I experienced some dehydration, cramping, dizziness, weakness, and other symptoms. Recently, I experienced some vertigo after starting a strength training program. Read...

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