Or at least they should be

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

*Results Not Typical

*Results Not Typical

You know that thing where you go and visit your doctor. It’s horrible and as shameful as you expected it to be. You explain where you hurt and try your best to explain your life, but when you get done talking it happens again. The […]