Collarbone Update, Canoe/Kayak “trainer”, and my experience with focusing on health not weight

I am now pretty much completely healed with my collarbone. I’ll get the final xray and hopng to get doc’s blessing to ride my bike and lift heavier when I get back (fingers crossed). In the meantime I’m still lifting lighter weights and doing a lot of walking. I'll be glad to get back to … Continue reading Collarbone Update, Canoe/Kayak “trainer”, and my experience with focusing on health not weight

Diet and Fat Adaptation, For Everyday Life and And Athletic Performance

Our bodies are “flex fuel” vehicles. They have a small fuel tank containing “higher octane” fuel (glycogen), and a much larger tank containing a slightly “lower octane” fuel (fat). I’ll explain why fat can be called “lower octane” below. The body wants to use the abundantly available fuel, fat, at lower intensities so it can … Continue reading Diet and Fat Adaptation, For Everyday Life and And Athletic Performance

Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- part 2: Scientific Evidence and Tips

There are several claims I did not offer detailed proof for in my previous post on this topic. I’ll give those details here. First let me point out that my best resource for finding this proof was Dr. Linda Bacon’s book Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, another highly recommended book. … Continue reading Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- part 2: Scientific Evidence and Tips

Health Aspects of Controversial Plant Foods

Grains and legumes are enthusiastically recommended by many mainstream nutritionists as well as whole-food plant-based (wfpb) advocates. Legumes and minimal-processed whole grains may well be healthy for many people. But there are others who have digestive sensitivities to them, and there are some controversial health aspects. So I’ll go over what I have learned about … Continue reading Health Aspects of Controversial Plant Foods

Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- Lessons From Body of Truth

Harriet Brown wrote an excellent Book, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It, in 2015, but I’ve only just read it now, when I found out about it in a comment from a fellow blogger. This is a very important book, in my … Continue reading Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- Lessons From Body of Truth

Health Aspects of Various Ways of Eating, Including Alternatives to the “Mainstream”

As I promised a while back, I’m finally going to go over what I’ve learned about various diet alternatives. And I reiterate I mean “diet” more in the sense of long-term way of eating. There is some controversy about what I am about to cover, even though I tried to present balanced evidence and look … Continue reading Health Aspects of Various Ways of Eating, Including Alternatives to the “Mainstream”