Week One Progress and Observations

Here are my week one progress and observations for challenge number one – Ketosis: The Numbers… Here’s a quick look at my measurements from the beginning of this challenge a week ago until today. These are the measurable observations to this point – later I’ll discuss some less direct and less measurable observations. Surprises I…

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Good Resources for a Keto Approach

This post contains affiliate links. See our Affiliate Disclosure for more details There is a lot of information out there on keto, particularly over the past couple of years as it seems to have replaced Paleo as the trendy diet of the moment. Thanks to the popularity, there is a lot of information on keto.…

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Day 3 – Challenge 1 — Keto Flu Sucks

One of my biggest fears was the third day. When you eliminate almost all of your carbs and the body is used to burning carbs for energy, it gives you a little challenge. The body loves burning glucose. Burning fat is harder and unless you’ve done this before, it’s never really used fat, dietary or…

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Chomping at the bit

I have a confession to make. This is my third try at starting these challenges. With all of my experience in seeing ineffective attempts at wholesale changes ending in disaster, I still want to fix everything at once. I originally launched this with the idea of making significant changes in my nutrition, my sleep, and…

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Long Term Goals

If you’ve read the “About” page, you know that I’ve decided to make my approach in making incremental improvements by conducting short-term experiments using the scientific method (or a close parody of that method). However, I would be remiss to exclude the stretch goals I have. Before I get into these goals that are way…

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The Method Behind Short Challenges

One of the reasons that I’m changing my approach toward nutrition and fitness is because I tend to overthink. There are a million different ways to skin the cat. I can subscribe to a single program or go back to a Crossfit gym, but I usually end up getting bored. Don’t get me wrong –…

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Simplify and Conquer

Even though my journey hasn’t shown me the success I desire (yet), I have been able to make some observations. First of all, the times where I’ve seen the most success involved very simple approaches. Following somebody else in a video or having a coach and room of people all doing the same thing at…

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