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Keto is not magic

Keto is not magic

TDEE Your body has a certain amount of calories it needs every day just to keep you alive. This is your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). These calories can come from the food you eat or from your fat stores. For the most part TDEE […]

Keto Month 12 – One year Keto

Keto Month 12 – One year Keto

February 2018, Month 12 on Keto (low carb, high fat) Down 63.2 lbs (lost 10.3 lbs this month). That’s more like it. This month I had two-ish incidents of “cheating”. 1. On 2/15 I went out with some friends and had fondue. We had both […]

Dealing with disappointment

Dealing with disappointment

“If I quit now I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started, I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.” I am at now my lowest adult weight (well, 5 lbs above it.. but I hit it last […]

Keto Month 11

Keto Month 11

January 2018, Month 11 on Keto (low carb, high fat) Down 52.9 lbs (gained 2.6 lbs this month). Honestly I think I did pretty well until the end of the month. Then the wheels fell off the wagon. Ok, wait.. let’s stop a minute and […]

Making it work in the long term

Making it work in the long term

All diets work in the short term. Low-fat calorie counting, Atkins, Weight Watchers, The Cabbage Soup diet, they all work.. until they don’t. For a while it’s all roses and you lose some weight.. but then the diet stops working or you start straying and […]

Keto Month 10

Keto Month 10

December 2017, Month 10 on Keto (low carb, high fat) Down 55.5 lbs (lost 0.2 lbs this month). The holidays are hard. Even though I only lost 0.2 lbs this month I’m going to take it as a win. This month I had three-ish incidents […]

Hunger: Why am I hungry all the time and how to make it stop

Hunger: Why am I hungry all the time and how to make it stop

Hunger is related to your hormones.. and those hormones are not necessarily related to your body’s caloric needs.   Hunger vs. calories needed For years I believed that hunger was my body’s signal that it needed more calories.  So I ate the calories reasoning “I’m hungry […]

Lemon Spiced Shrimp

Lemon Spiced Shrimp

  Print Lemon Spiced Shrimp Prep Time 2 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 12 mins   A quick an easy low calorie shrimp dish.  This one is big on taste and low on effort. Course: Main Course Servings: 1 person Calories: 80 kcal […]

Keto Diet Crib Notes

Keto Diet Crib Notes

A simple quick start guide for following a ketogenic Diet (AKA Keto Diet). This is the bare minimum you need to get started. This is all anecdotal, my opinion and based on what has worked for me. I’m a software engineer, not a nutritionist. You’re […]

Keto Month 9

Keto Month 9

November, Month 9 on Keto (low carb, high fat) Down 55.3 lbs (lost 2.4 lbs this month). Finally I’ve started reversing the tide… just in time for the holidays 😀 Regardless I will keep trucking along. This month I had three-ish incidents of “cheating”. 1. […]