Archive for August, 2014

Day 31: Great Monday

I was able to get my hands on some PB2 this weekend, so I tried this awesome Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie for my afternoon snack. It was incredible and only 286 calories. This is now my go to afternoon snack.

I met with the therapist at lunch today, we went over my binge on Saturday night. He gave me one handy tip, if I’m having an issue with someone, it’s okay to take a one hour timeout from the problem, then reconnect and resolve the problem.

The Big Mistake called “agriculture”

From Guns, Germs, and Steel on public television
From Guns, Germs, and Steel on public television


Humans and agriculture share a 10,000-year history of codependence. If it weren’t for the tools, technology, and food availability permitted by the development of agriculture, human civilization would surely look very different today. Agriculture brought an end to nomadic hunter-gatherer life, increased crop yields and freed up time previously spent on food procurement. This allowed humans to specialize as teachers, metal workers, builders, and soldiers. Once crops were cultivated, rather than just harvested wild, they too underwent changes at the hands of humans and were propagated over large areas.

Nutritional Lipidology

I depart momentarily from the primary focus of the Wheat Belly Blog and discuss something that I have been following in practice for more than 10 years. I call it Nutritional Lipidology, the study of the effects of nutrition on lipids, lipoproteins, and metabolic parameters, the stuff underlying many diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases. It is indeed relevant to the Wheat Belly conversation, as wheat elimination and, even better, grain elimination, yields dramatic effects on lipids, lipoproteins, and the factors that drive cardiovascular risk. In fact, I have found these simple strategies so powerful that most people obtain values that are better than that achieved with statin drugs and other prescription agents. No, the world does not need more statin drugs; it needs better unbiased health information that does not result in revenues for deep-pocketed drug companies.

Day 27: Another Day In The Books

Pretty good day today. Another one in the books. :)

08/21/2014's Food

08/21/2014′s Food

Today’s Food:

  • Breakfast: Eggs and toast with jelly – 350 calories
  • Snack: PB&J sandwich – 400 calories
  • Snack: Coffee with 4 pumps – 100 calories
  • Lunch: Boiled eggs and PB&J sandwich – 540 calories
  • Snack: gopicnic – 340 calories
  • Dinner: CHINESE FOOD! Chicken and Broccoli and steamed rice – 1000 calories
  • Snack: PB&J wraps – 350 calories

Total for the day: 3080

Water: 100 oz

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