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The Low Carb Purge: 8 Pounds in 10 Days

Yup, in full penance mode for an overindulgent Thanksgiving, and in pre-penance mode for my holiday party, I spent 10 days cutting out the carbs (under 30g a day) and mostly sticking to a Primal diet (occasional grass-fed butter and cheese). The results? Better than they look. My waist is down 1.5″, my weight dropped … Continue reading

Paleo and My Mother

First off, my progress. It hasn’t been easy, folks. I’m a full 9 days into eating a full-on Paleo diet, and there have been several yummy opportunities to cheat with a cold beer on a hot day. I resisted, but just barely. On the bright side, I’ve used my inhaler a grand total of 1 time … Continue reading

Guilt by Association

To sum up the past week in a few words: I’ve needed to know where my inhaler is at all times. And just when I thought I had this thing beat, or at least well-maintained, there’s been a gradual change for the worse with my asthma over the past month, and I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

The Dessert Scale and a Defense of Chick Peas

The amount of effort I put into my weightlifting, combined with my goal of getting stronger and not being too obsessed about putting on weight (still struggling with that one), allows me a bit of leeway in introducing some extra “fun” calories into my diet. In fact, it almost demands it. There are very few … Continue reading

My Sugary Valentine

Sometimes, as I learned this weekend, you just need to shut up and enjoy yourself. Then again, I wasn’t about to let a severe asthma attack creep in and ruin the fun, so I hopped off the Paleo Wagon for an evening and embraced everything grain-free. It was Valentine’s Day weekend, after all, a time … Continue reading

Gluten and Asthma

It hit me like the investigator at the end of “The Usual Suspects”, about two weeks into my initial experiment with the Paleo diet, in March of 2010. I hadn’t used my inhaler once since I started cutting grains out of my diet, and this was through 4-times-a-week CrossFit workouts that left me exhausted, making … Continue reading