Archive for April, 2015

The timeline of weight loss . . . and why it confuses doctors

Weightloss Scale

Weight loss is no small matter. It is a 7.0-on-the-Richter-scale health event that shakes and rumbles your body, complete with aftershocks and rubble in its wake.

Problem: The process of weight loss can be confusing to some people, particularly if you are tracking parameters such as insulin, blood sugar, HbA1c (reflecting the last 90 days of blood sugar fluctuations), blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol values. It can be confusing to your doctor who, not recognizing the characteristic signature changes that accompany weight loss, may even make declarations like, “See! I told that Wheat Belly stuff would kill you!”

Maybe I Can Be A Morning Person After All

I’ve been going through a period of adjustment lately, and I’m surprised that it hasn’t been more taxing. I thought it would feel really harsh to wake up at 6 am, but it’s not as awful as I feared it might be. Sunday afternoon I wasn’t looking forward to waking up early, but once Monday came it wasn’t too bad. I like what I’m doing at work, which makes it pleasurable to go in. 

Week 11: Meatless Hash and Eggs

This recipe is on page 157 of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups frozen shredded has brown potatoes 1 1/2 cups frozen meatless crumbles 1 1/2 cups prechopped tomato, green bell pepper, and onion mix 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon olive […]

Who Ate My Blog?

Commercial prebiotic fiber supplements

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Our efforts to obtain prebiotic fibers/resistant starches to cultivate healthy bowel flora means recreating the eating behavior of primitive humans who dug in the dirt with sticks and bone fragments for underground roots and tubers, behaviors you can still observe in hunter-gatherer groups, such as the Hadza and Yanomamo. But, because this practice is inconvenient for us modern folk accustomed to sleek grocery stores, because many of us live in climates where the ground is frozen much of the year, and we lack the wisdom passed from generation to generation that helps identify which roots and tubers are safe to eat and which are not, we rely on modern equivalents of primitive sources. Thus, green, unripe bananas, raw potatoes and other such fiber sources in the Wheat Belly lifestyle.