Insulin - why it matters even if you are not diabetic
Friday, February 24, 2012      14 comments

We all need insulin to survive. Any type-1 diabetic is living proof of this. Insulin is responsible for many metabolic functions in the body. Our pancreas produces insulin in response to all carbohydrates and also in response to proteins, but ... Read more
Good run - more interesting resources
Thursday, February 23, 2012      0 comments

I went for a run today and while I was still pretty slow I felt so much better than two days ago. I ran for 5.5 miles which took me 1 hr. 20min 45seconds. Average heart rate was at 135. Average speed was 4.1 mph. The funny thing was that I kep... Read more
Why Weight Watchers is actually a low-carb diet
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      2 comments

The title is a little provocative and this blog takes a little effort to get through but I think it's well worth it: waroninsulin.com/nutriti
actually-a-low-carb-diet Birgit... Read more
Is eating low-carb natural?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      11 comments

I'd been thinking about this for the last few days since a friend asked me this question. I've always advocated eating natural, if possible organic, foods and avoiding all processed foods. I still believe this to be the healthiest form of eating... Read more
Very slow run on the treadmill - my body is getting used to low-carb
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      2 comments

At least that's what I have to assume. I expect to be slower on the treadmill, but not that much slower. It could also be that my body is fighting off an infection since my husband has been sick recently. Today I only ran 3 miles on the tread... Read more
A proper response for Dr. Oz concerning low-carb
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

This speaks for itself: waroninsulin.com/nutriti
on/my-pet-peeve This link also includes a link where you can read about the talk between Dr. Oz and Gary Taubes. ... Read more
Quick and Easy low-carb and vegan soup and a great link
Monday, February 20, 2012      3 comments

Coconut Curry Vegetable Soup This soup was not planned as a vegan meal. My husband likes meat but he forgot to buy some at the grocery store. So the soup turned i... Read more
5 days on low-carb - thoughts and feelings changing
Monday, February 20, 2012      10 comments

Today's blog is not about facts but about how the experience of eating very low-carb (50-60 grams of carbs/day) has changed the way I feel and think about my food. Because I'm trying to observe my own emotional response this blog may not make ... Read more
Interview of Gary Taubes by Dr. Oz
Monday, February 20, 2012      8 comments

I had hoped to write some more about my thoughts concerning "Why we get fat" by Gary Taubes but did not have the time. Instead I want to give the link for this interview in 2 parts: part 1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=
lMUGUZ3EEEo&fea... Read more
Gary Taubes Interview - 3 parts on youtube
Sunday, February 19, 2012      7 comments

I decided to front-load these links for now rather than reviewing the book: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
XR3FVvEJ-Nk&feature=related www.youtube.com/watch?v=
myyOD1W1DPg&feature=relmfu ... Read more
3rd day low-carb and 1st run low-carb
Saturday, February 18, 2012      2 comments

I was wondering if my energy would be lower than normal. But it does not look like it. I decided to take it easy and ran for only 45 minutes. I covered almost 3.6 miles, average pulse was 135, average speed was 4.7 mph. Eating has been mor... Read more
Gary Taubes book
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      20 comments

I am almost done reading the book by Gary Taubes "Why we get fat and what to do about it" which is a simplified version of his much more comprehensive book "Good Calories, Bad Calories". Gary Taubes talks about the connection between overeating ... Read more
Long run - still contemplating grains - more raw veggies
Monday, February 13, 2012      2 comments

Today I ran 11 miles, average heart rate 135, total time 2hrs. 31 min., avg. speed about 4.4 mph, slight improvement over last week. The weather was too cold for me taste and not as sunny as I had hoped. Afterwards I got pretty cold and tired an... Read more
I made a tracking mistake - this is annoying
Saturday, February 11, 2012      18 comments

When I tracked my food for 2 days in mid-January I did not check that all the macronutrients of the foods I listed had actually been recorded, big mistake! I found out that they were not. On one day I ate 3 cups of yogurt and my protein was low... Read more
Some more running improvement
Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

I just had my best run since starting to use the Maffetone method. I ran for one hour, covered 4.7 miles, so 4.7 mph and average pulse was 134. This is taking into account an increase in speed for the last 1/4 mile. Ending heart rate was 152. ... Read more

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