My Relationship with Food

Whew… I’ve had an interesting few weeks with family visiting. It’s made me realize something: my relationship with food has changed quite a lot since I’ve starting eating a keto diet full time. Before this new lifestyle, my relationship with food could only be called indifferent or even outright hostile. It was a tiresome obligation,…

The Journey to Health: Update 1

By the numbers: Starting weight: 215lbs Last update weight: 190lbs Current weight: 179lbs So, time to check in with how I’m doing. To recap: I’m a woman in her late thirties with two kids who lives in the Pacific Northwest, whose weight has usually fluctuated around 215lbs for most of my adult life regardless of…

Stop pretending that sugar is healthy

Nothing like getting knocked on your ass by illness to stop the blogging action, eh? Anyway, let’s get back into it. It looks so wholesome, doesn’t it? Thick, yellow honey, straight from the comb, as made by natural, organic bees. Surely, surely this golden nectar is healthy and good for us? NO. Soldiers, honey is…

Debunking Calories in, Calories out

I’m here to tell you right here, right now, that calories in/calories out is nonsense, except at the absolute extremes of eating or not eating. Calorie counting is meaningless for most of us. To be honest, it’s trivially easy to debunk this idea that people get fat or thin simply because of how much they…

Keto while sick

The problem with following a keto, vegan, paleo, or other healthy diet is that one illness is enough to break it all to pieces. We tend to turn to comfort food when we’re sick. I know I do. But comfort food is usually processed and full of sugar, and it’s definitely not good for us….

The Cost of Healthy Eating

In all the great posts about recipes and food and all that, no one talks about the actual monetary cost of eating healthy food. (The time cost is a topic for another day.) Here’s an example: me. I buy groceries for a family of three, plus one baby still solely on breast milk. I am…

It’s not your fault

I wish I could say this over and over again, shouting through a megaphone, at every overweight person across the world who’s ever been told that they need to eat less and exercise more and it’s their fault if they still can’t lose weight. Imagine this, right: you’re mid-thirties, single, and work a minimum wage…

The Journey to Health

So maybe I should let you know a little about myself. I’m a woman in her late thirties. I’m about 5’5″ in height, and my weight fluctuates around 215lbs. I’m a mother, I have two kids. My body is likely already damaged from childbirth but I try not to think about it. I’ve spent my…

Keto Misinformation

If there’s one thing that gives me the galloping angries, it’s some asshole spouting off bullshit like they’re an expert on a subject they only discovered five minutes ago. Case in point: this particular asshole. Don’t watch the video unless you’re prepared to have your blood pressure rise. Soldiers, this is the kind of shit…

Sugar is evil, in all its forms

Soldiers, it’s time to recognize the enemy’s troops. There’s high fructose corn syrup – the high commander of evil – but that’s not all. You should know the many names for sugar on processed foods… Take note, and be on your guard when you go shopping. Now here’s the hard part: even the natural sugar so…

Keto Versus Vegan

Yeah I’m going there. I’ve been reading up on the immense pissing contests going on between ketoers, who typically eat vast quantities of animal products, and vegans, who consider the eating of vast quantities of animal products to be akin to sacrilege. The amount of shit-stirring on both sides is… interesting. God only knows what…

We have been lied to.

We have been told for years that all you had to do was eat less and exercise more. We were told to count calories. We were blamed for our lack of willpower. I say to you today that THIS WILL NOT STAND. We know the truth, and we will not tolerate such bullshit any more….