Tips & tricks for starting (or restarting) low-carb Pt II

In the last post we discussed ramping up the fat intake as the single best way to hurry the low-carb or keto adaptation along.  I didn’t mention it in the previous post, but another little secret is to keep an eye on the protein intake. Too much protein will prevent the shift into ketoses because […]

Dining out and bad fats

A couple of weeks ago, through the agency of a friend, I ended up spending the evening in a commercial kitchen preparing food.  The restaurant was closed for business that night, but had a full kitchen going for the dozen or so people who turned out to try their hands at being chefs.  We all […]

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain*

As I was thumbing through the weekend edition of the Financial Times (my favorite newspaper) on a lazy Sunday morning, my eye fell on a little boxed off squib titled Dr Mehmet Oz on the January Detox (scroll to bottom to see the piece).  If I ran across something like this in a local daily […]

More thoughts on why low-carb the second time around

All of you commenters have done your job.  You’ve brought up several issues that I neglected to address in my last post.  Let me address them now. First and foremost is the question about peri- and post-menopausal hormonal balance.  From long experience I can tell you that it is difficult for many women to lose […]

Foie gras, c’est moi?

  As I was flying back from France a few days ago I had one of those experiences touchy, feely types call synchronicity. I was reading the International Herald Tribune and came upon an article entitled “The ethical calculus of foie gras” about the ongoing battle between animal rights activists and foie gras producers, and […]