Low Carb FAQ

[UPDATE: I am busy with a number of things and thought I might leave this post in place for a while, updating occasionally with new questions. Let’s see how this goes] A lot of people get to this site through search engines, and I can see what these folks entered into the search bar to…

What is ‘Nutritional Ketosis’ (Without the Gobbeldygook)

I’ve used the term ‘nutritional ketosis’ in a few posts but I haven’t taken the time to explain it – as if everyone’s a nutrition nerd like I am and knows what the heck I am talking about. I could get all ‘sciency’ on you, but I’d rather not. Most people aren’t all that interested…

My Wife’s Theory on Why Low Carb Works for Me

The past few days I have not been particularly vigilant in my record-keeping – I just haven’t felt like it, so I can’t provide even rough numbers on calorie counts or proportions of fat, protein, and carbs. I can say I have been following my diet: mostly fat, some protein, and little in the way…

Day 15 of Atkins Induction – Now it’s ‘Nutritional Ketosis’

The Atkins plan – at least the 1992 Atkins plan I started with – recommended a 2-week induction period with a slow and steady increase in carbs which, while it might slow weight loss a bit, was supposed to be much more tolerable – or so I imagine the reasoning was. I’m going past that,…

Low Carb Confidential is 6 Years Old

It would have passed without notice but I got a notification from WordPress – the nice┬ápeople who host this blog – that I have been cluttering the Internet with my navel-gazing and filling search engines with useless search results for 6 years now. With the passing of time and over 500+ posts, I think it’s…