As I'm sure many of you have noticed, I've slowed down a lot on the blog postings. Despite my goal of "a post a day", I've realized that I just don't have time for all the things I want to do in a given day without sacrificing something.
One of the revolutions in personal diet management in the 2000s has been online diet-tracking software. Two of the leaders in this personal tracking area are Fitday.com and LiveStrong.com's The Daily Plate.
So on my "week off" from training -- and with a very relaxed eating regimen -- I decided to get my blood tested. This is after 6 months of low-carb and 4.5 months of lifting, with about 50 pounds of fat lost and 10-15 lbs of muscle gained. I was pre-diabetic before starting, and unfortunately diabetes isn't really reversible... just controllable.
I admit it... I didn't vote for the guy. But this quote today about his feelings on where our political party has gone in the past thirteen years or so sums is up perfectly.
Santa Claus apparently is aware of my current fitness fetish, and graced me with one of the much-ballyhood, infomercial-promoted "Iron Gym" units. For those unfamiliar with it, it's a chin-up bar that you can hook to a doorframe and take down without any permanent mounting hardware.
Received a question regarding eating low-carb from a rugby player over on my my favorite bodybuilding forum; I'm a little out of my element here, since I don't play rugby, but some general advice seemed in order to answer this guy's questions.
A number of co-workers and I embarked on a twelve-week weight loss challenge recently. Here are my starting and final stats.
Got this question in one of my forums, and I thought I'd address it here.
Does anyone know some high fat snacks that can be consumed on the move other then peppirami and nuts?
Try one of Mark's low-carb protein bars from his web site:
I encountered this poorly-researched, inaccurate, wildly deceptive smear piece against low-carb eating this morning, and had to respond.
Its not a new dirty internet video, its a question.
My bro needs his windows system to run Unix from time to time. Seemed like this was the place to ask.
(Please state your answer in the form of a "dummy who isn't way smart like you guys")