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