I encountered this poorly-researched, inaccurate, wildly deceptive smear piece against low-carb eating this morning, and had to respond.
I've begun to realize over the course of the weeks and months I've been intensely focusing on fitness that there are a few core questions I should have asked myself when I started. Knowing the answers to these questions -- essay, not multiple choice -- helps me focus on what I need to do to achieve my fitness goals.
One of the barriers I faced recently in building my MythTV-based HTPC (Home Theater PC) setup was understanding the terminology and acronyms in widespread use in the community. I wrote this hoping to document and illuminate some of the terms commonly in use.
Taken yesterday by my wife in Wal-Mart. What happened to "always low prices"?
The original MST3K crew is back again for a live performance over the Internet on January 28th operating under the name "RiffTrax". Don't miss it. In case you missed the original discussion, we've discussed RiffTrax here before.
Wrote this in response to someone attempting to paint low-carb as nutritionally deficient yet again. In the tradition of "low-carb makes Matt all ranty", I'll toss it over the wall yet again.
So I've decided it's finally time for this nerd to step forward in the digital age with a PVR: Personal Video Recorder. Looking at TiVo, I think it's really cool. What's not cool are the price, the cost, and knowing that if TiVo ever goes out of business I might lose both my listing service and the functionality of my device. I got looking for alternatives and found MythTV.
My wife recently purchased a game for our iPhones: "Bejeweled 2". It's a great little puzzle game with 3 modes: Classic, Action, and Endless. Classic mode is all about planning ahead, trying to conserve your resources and taking as much time as is necessary to set up the ideal plays so you can continue to play without running out of options. Action mode is fast-and-furious, all about how fast you can make matches, and the game will always provide you with more opportunities as long as you can find them in time. Endless mode is a kind of combination of both, allowing you to practice as long as you like.
Got a question regarding the metabolic processes of ketosis/lipolysis vs. ketoacidosis on a forum yesterday. Thought I'd post my response here, since it's really a frequently-asked-question by people who are modestly familiar with diabetes and confused by the similarity of terms.
1. In a low carb diet consisting of less than the required carbohydrates the body enters Ketosis. What in a normal healthy person prevents this from developing into a state of ketoacidosis?