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Not Car Related: Trying to not be so Fat.

So for the past few weeks I’ve been on a ketogenic diet. My wife bought me a book, I’ve googled some of the info, and there’s nothing seriously against it. Some anti-low-carb-high-fat zealots are quite vocal, but the weight loss and health data don’t lie. Mayo clinic has some conclusive studies as well, and experts (Actual MDs) express some reservations about cholesterol and super-high protein content.

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With that said, it seems to be working. I’m down 11 pounds since the middle of April and down 5 since my first weigh-in on Sunday morning.
One of the comments I saw on the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe’s message board was excellent and fully represents my attitude toward almost any diet or health program.:

“The zealotry either way shits me. It’s another tool in the box, good in specific contexts.”


I’m 6'3" and started at 340 last spring. I dropped under 310 last summer, but gained back 10 and have been maintaining at 320 since the Holiday season (so much stuffing, and potatoes, and mac’n’cheese!)

I weighed in today and it said 309.7. My goal is around 230. I want to be able to sit comfortably in an S2000.

Thanks for reading.

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