Ketosis

Ketosis

As it happens there are two different fuels our bodies can run on: glucose and ketones. Yet we moderns almost never run on ketones because of the modern diet’s abundance of glucose. Entering ketosis requires maintaining a very low carb diet, less than 50g per day, and requires remaining steadfast […]

Next-level Paleo — Balanced 6:3

Next-level Paleo — Balanced 6:3

Having been so pleased with the basic paleo approach I’ve decided to up my game by balancing my omega 6-3 ratio. For a long time I thought, like many, that “omega-3s are good.” But it’s probably not that simple. The latest theories are that it’s the ratio that matters most. […]

Next-level Paleo — Zero grain

Next-level Paleo — Zero grain

Having been so pleased with the basic paleo approach I’ve decided to take it one step further by eliminating grains. I’ve been eating grain my entire life. But grain is relatively recent development, far newer than most of my genetic code, and I am eager to see how my body […]

Tip #3: The Crap List

Tip #3: The Crap List

Sticking to a diet when out in public is difficult. If you haven’t noticed, restaurants and vendors tend to sell mostly what profits them, not you. But I’ve discovered a few tricks to hold firm. I call this one The Crap List. The crap list is a literal list of […]

What My Health Insurance Company Doesn’t Know

What My Health Insurance Company Doesn’t Know

I once wrote about how I got my health insurance premiums lowered by convincing the health insurance company to put me in their lowest risk class. I did this by sending them my medical history and also including a letter explaining my frequent practice of drinking raw vegetables. It’s funny […]

Tip #2: Cascading Indulgence

Tip #2: Cascading Indulgence

Sticking to a diet when out in public is difficult. If you haven’t noticed, people tend to sell whatever will most likely snare you rather than what is good for you. But I’ve discovered a few tricks to keep from straying that, on a high-fat diet, work especially well. I […]

Tip #1: Gorge Before Going

Tip #1: Gorge Before Going

Sticking to a diet when out in public is difficult. If you haven’t noticed, people tend to sell whatever will keep you coming back for more rather than what is good for you. But I’ve discovered a few tricks to keep from straying that, on a high-fat diet, work especially […]

Why do this diet when I’m already thin?

Why do this diet when I’m already thin?

It’s proven that a high-fat, low-carb diet will cause one to lose weight.[1] But of all the things I need, weight loss isn’t one. So why am I eating this way? Mostly to eliminate my cravings for sugar and carbs. It’s been a goal of mine for years at which […]

A Fit of Sprints

A Fit of Sprints

So I’m crusing around my favorite new website this morning, basking in a renewed sense of sharp-mindedness and overall well being. I’ve been eating pure paleo for the past three days and feeling excellent. Mark Sisson seems so spot on with his Primal Blueprint that I even download his free […]

Toward a High-Fat Diet

Toward a High-Fat Diet

Toward a High-Fat Diet It’s been nearly a year since I began my experiment with consuming an ultra-high-fat diet, the premise being that fat is: a) the body’s preferred fuel, and b) the single macronutrient least likely to suppress the life-extending, age-inhibiting expression of our most survival-oriented genes. It’s been […]