I'm a father, manager, programmer, scrum master, geek, & movie lover.

My Lifestyle, My Life

Interesting Reading:- Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto - Joel Fuhrman - Eat to Live - Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet - Mayfield, Mayfield, & Adams - Paleo Comfort Foods - Sarah Fragoso - Everyday Paleo

Comments from my old blog:

(Zaid Rasid)[] said: Great post brother. Best of luck. I always thought you looked hot;) It really is about how you look as a person on the inside. A family member of mine had a run in with ecoli and I’m back on watching the diet again. Somehow i’ve been off pop for the longest time. I drink coffee black or with one cream. Pollan has helped and even Leo from Zen taught me to incorporate one habit a day, so I put in one veg/fruit a day. Working my way from there.

What would you say is a good starting resource for Paleo? at 2012-08-08 20:53:57

(SewTara)[] said: D you’re a rock star!! Keep it up. I too was surprised how eating like this can make you feel great, drop pounds and honestly (after the first few days) it’s pretty easy. I never would have thought 6 months ago I would be able to walk through a bakery and not want anything I see, but I can. Plus once the scale starts going down it’s addictive and all ‘challenge accepted!’. Hang in there, you’ll look great at your wedding and I’m sure you’ll have one of those crazy loud little things in your life soon :) You’re an awesome Uncle Carrot, you’ll be a great Dad ;) at 2012-07-09 18:44:06

(Derek)[] said: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf is a good intro, but what’s even easier is just going through and listening to some back episodes of the “Latest in Paleo” podcast during your commute :) at 2012-08-09 01:04:37

Julian said: My best advice on weight loss is this. Don’t listen to anyone who thinks they can tell you the best way to do it. The most easily established fact is this: To lose weight you need to run a calorie deficit. You need to output (exercise) more than you intake (eat). This is the very basic fact of the matter. The truth is that how you achieve this deficit is largely immaterial. Nobody - no pre-determined program, trainer, study, excersise routine, or supplement can determine the best way for you to achieve this deficit. It’s highly personalized and your ability to manage it will determine how sustainable it is. During your last effort, if I recall, you had a personal trainer who advocated intervals. Intervals are great if you don’t mind doing them (I like them on my bike but hate them on a treadmill) but you can only grin and bare it for so long. If it hurts too much or is boring or causes too much displeasure of any kind you will stop doing it. Similarly with diet if it’s too uncomfortable or causes to big of a shift in your lifestyle you will stop doing it. Whatever technique(s) you use will eventaully be subject to a sub-concious approval rating by you. They will only pass if they are of a certain level of acceptability (also determined sub-conciously by you). I’ve replaced my morning meal with a cup of coffee. There isn’t a nutritionist in the world that would advocate skipping meals but it happens to be the one way I’m able to restrict calories comfortably long term. It works for me so I do it. I do hill repeats on my bike or go for runs at night with my ipod shuffle because that’s the sort of excersise I enjoy/tolerate but lots of people hate running and cycling. It wouldn’t work for them. You have to find a way to do it that you can tolerate. Experimentation is necessary. You may find something you like only to find the need to switch it up down the road. The bottom line remains that sub-concious you has to tolerate it and if he doesn’t it’s game over. My best advice is to not listen to advice on how to achieve your calorie deficit. Simply understand that it’s necessary (do a little research on the number of calories you need to be in deficit if you wish) and that you need to tolerate any method you use to get there. A bit of introspection might turn out to be the hardest thing you have to do. at 2012-07-06 20:08:55