First off, I ALWAYS try to mix my sweeteners: aspartame, acesulfame-K, saccharine, and stevia, for the best taste. Frequently, mixing can give you a synergistic effect, making things taste even sweeter than you might expect.
Second, artif... Read more
Uses and drawbacks of polyols
All polyols are not created equal. Some are sweeter than others. They have different carb values. They function differently. And some are more available than others. And of course, their costs vary. All the calories in polyols are CARBs. I got ... Read more
For now, I am going to exclude polyol information. The chart below tells you how much sweetener to use to equal 1 Tablespoon sweetness of sugar, and how many carbs it has:
ALL MEASURES EQUIVALENT TO 1 T SUGAR IN SWEETNESS:
SUGAR: 1 T = 12 g ... Read more
Most artificial sweeteners have carbs. How many?
So you want something sweet. And you are low-carbing. And to your chagrin, you've learned that the carbs in artificial sweeteners ADD UP! How do you choose what to use? There is taste, of course (does it taste close enough to sugar for you?)... Read more
Fat Fast Stage 3
Huh? IS there a stage 3?
Well, If the fat fast has worked for you, and stage 2 has worked for you, and you still have the discipline, you still need to ease back into regular low-carbing. The next step is to return to Induction for a few day... Read more
Some Fat-Fast Stage 2 Mini-Meals
If the high fat/carb ratio and cutting calories work, any dietary change in that direction should work. As you leave Stage 1 of the Fat-Fast, you can try adding more calories (6 mini-meals of 200 calories), OR 4 smaller meals of about 300 calor... Read more
So what IS Stage 2 of the Fat Fast?
Hopefully, by now you know what the Fat Fast is (90% fat calories, 1000 calories total, for the purpose of getting into ketosis fast). You know that most of you will lose a pound a day. You also know that that loss is the most ephemeral thing ... Read more
Fat Fast Stage 2, Day 7 (BLOWN!)
Yesterday started out well...I left the house and just never got back soon enough. When I did, I was famished and terribly thirsty, and I blew it. I ate an entire rack of baby back ribs. I did scrape off most of the sauce.
I assure you, tha... Read more
Fat Fast Day 5
Yesterday (day 5) was a breeze. I was very busy again -- not at home most of the day -- so I did not eat enough. But I had plenty energy and felt pretty good. Part of that is because my back is FINALLY healing. But I got in at least 800 calo... Read more
Fat Fast Day 4
I felt light-headed intermittently, and had low energy. I did make myself some awesome baked custard, and had no trouble eating my full 1000 calories. I followed the fat fast perfectly today -- and by MY calculations I should've been well ove... Read more
Fat Fast Day 3
Yesterday was a mixed bag. I was busy. I was hungry. I didn't eat. When dinnertime rolled around, the stars aligned and I had time to eat and food to eat! The thing is, you eat fat, and you feel full fast. And on the fat fast, I'm eating ... Read more
Fat Fast Day 2
Yesterday, I was hungry and thirsty until evening. Except for a handful (1 oz) of almonds, and too much guacamole, and 2 strawberries, which resulted in a too-low-fat-percentage for the day, I managed to stay within limits of the fat-fast. Whi... Read more
Fat Fast Day 1
Day 1 is always the hardest and the easiest. Hard because I'm not hungry and I am tempted to either completely fast (no solid food at all), or I'm tempted by the food that I still must cook for the rest of the family. I KNOW the research shows... Read more
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hard to do
I think about making a blog every day.
But I don't.
Right now, energy and enthusiasm are low. My back really hurts. Other times, free time is low.
I haven't even been tracking or logging my food. So while I am still dieting, I'm not los... Read more