The April Fool Day 7: Low Carb…or Else

Monday, April 7, 2014 – 229.4 A comment by a long-time reader misinterpreting my existential despair post from the other day made the following comment: If you had an anaphylactic reaction to carbs and they were going to kill you….you’d find a way to stick to your diet. Well, anaphylactic shock – which can be…

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Confirmation Bias News for Low Carbers

Confirmation bias is the psychological term for believing information that supports your beliefs while ignoring or challenging information that contradicts your beliefs. We all do it: it’s the way our minds are wired. It’s also fun and simple to do: Find an article that supports your beliefs. Cherry-pick the point of the article that most…

The April Fool Day 3: Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 221.4

Day 3: Wednesday, April 3, 2014 – 221.4 Down 4 pounds ever since I started. 36.4 lbs. away from my ‘ideal’ weight. This would me a BMI of 26.5, which is technically ‘overweight’ but I think below that I’d look gaunt. Seems a far way away…sigh. No matter. I’ve been here before. I just keep…

The April Fool Day 2: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 223.4

Day 2: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 223.4 Small 2 lb. drop. Given I felt I ate a lot the night before I was slightly surprised. 38.5 pound to go to reach my September 1 goal of 185. The morning was my typical coffee and cream as well as coconut oil and cream a bit…