My LCHF week in review: August 3 – 9


Starting weight = 215.6 lbs. Ending weight = 214 lbs. It was a positive week. It always is when I lose a pound or two. But in addition, the pain I’ve experienced in my left shoulder and arm has eased, and I’ve been able to focus again on my weight loss goals. I ate well. […]

Sugar, soybean oil, and you

Saturday Short Takes 1. Putting Added Sugar in Context The FDA is proposing to add information to food labels that would tell you the percent of the daily value of added sugar you’ll be getting per serving (“Proposed Label Would Give Context to Sugar in Foods,” Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press). The base recommendation would be […]

Busting the stall

My visit to the scale this morning (Saturday) showed me weighing an even 218 pounds. That’s up two-tenths of a pound since Friday morning, but down 2.2 pounds since Monday morning. I have one more day to go in this “Bust the Stall” week. I guess if I hold even until my end of the […]

Calculating Skaldeman’s fat burning quotient

When I started this blog four years ago, I was eating a “low-carb” diet. Now I’m eating a “low-carb high-fat (LCHF)” diet. The change in terminology is significant. My goal today isn’t merely to avoid carbohydrates, but to load up on good fats. I’m trying to get more than 70% of my daily calories from fat. […]

A small reversal

I dislike weighing myself every day. It’s a bit obsessive, and shows a lack of patience. Also, you’re bound to be disappointed often.  Even when your long-term trend is downward, your weight will bounce up many days. Why? I don’t know why. Most people think it has something to do with shedding or retaining water. […]