This month marks one year following the lifestyle of nutritional ketosis and intermittent fasting for the primary reason of improving my insulin resistance. I have been successful in a number of ways and look forward to continuing my journey.
Pursuing squirrels is quite an exciting challenge for my dog Ginger. She approaches this activity with enthusiasm daily. It is amusing to observe her pursuit during squirrel patrol, but I have realized there is a lesson here. Continue reading
My 11 month nutritional ketosis/intermittent fasting anniversary is here. Shall we have cake? Bahahahah. I don’t THINK so. But what I will have is quite a bit of anticipation over marking next month as 1 year. It is hard to believe that I began this life changing journey 11 months ago but I easily express how genuinely grateful I am to have done so. So, what kind of observations are good to have at this “almost a year” milestone? Continue reading
Sooner than I had in mind, I completed another 5 day fast earlier this month. At the last minute, I decided to join podcaster Elizabeth Benton with her foray into extended fasting and see what the group fasting experience would be like. Continue reading
Lately I have been thinking about what will make my time on this part of the path, the weight loss portion of my journey, the last time. What is different THIS time? Sure, I can SAY this is the last time, because I have SAID that before. I am fully aware it takes more that wanting, wishing and saying. Continue reading
I will be watching! The website link in this post has tons (33) of interviews with experts in the field of nutritional ketosis from the 5th Global Symposium on Ketogenic Diet Therapies held September 20 – 24, 2016 in Banff, Alberta, Canada sponsored by The Charlie Foundation. Continue reading
When you first go on a diet, it is common to initially drop a lot of weight fairly quickly. As you get closer to your goal, the rate of loss slows and commonly frustration begins to set in. I had the thought to look at it as paying off a mortgage. Continue reading
I have been thinking a lot about my commitment to myself to maintain the progress I have made thus far while still striving for my ultimate goal. I realize that my mindset is considerably different than the many times I have been on this journey in the past. The post below is the next to last post I wrote on Blog To Loose. Continue reading
For the super nerds out there, STEM-Talk is a podcast sponsored by the IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition), a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System. The podcast series started in March 2016 and their slogan reads “Conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world of science and technology”. I have listened to a few of their health related podcasts and they are worth a listen.
My favorite podcast, Primal Potential, recently covered the topic of fasting. Podcaster Elizabeth Benton and On Air with Ella are embarking on a group extended fast starting on March 12. The interesting thing is this is actually a challenge to anyone, fasting or not, to commit to making a change for 5 days, which I think is a really awesome approach.