Weight loss

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therealbrandonwilson  •  22 Sept 2022   •  

Since I started seeing the dietician about seven weeks ago, I am down 13 pounds. Always good to be trending in the right direction. The thing is, I don’t think the dietician has much to do with it.

Much of what she told me I already knew. If there’s one thing, I can’t claim it’s ignorance. But knowing and doing are two different things. Knowledge is not power.

To what do I attribute this weight loss? Well, I had a little something called 40 Years of Zen that helped me radically change my mindset about many things, including food. I’ve been using time-restricted feeding and putting Bulletproof coffee more consistently into the rotation. After the biohacking conference, I changed up my supplements.

So once again, I have returned to the irony that when I stop focusing on weight loss itself, I end up losing weight. I feel more confident about how things are going. I am working with my body and mind instead of fighting against them.

I’m reading Dr. Gundry’s latest book Unlocking the Keto Code, and he makes some interesting points about what is good and not so good about a ketogenic diet. While the year of a strict ketogenic diet worked well for that time period, Dr. Gundry makes the case that I actually became more metabolically inflexible after that experience. This explains why I ended up back where I started. I still need to keep carbs in check to reverse diabetes, but strict keto is not the way to go for me.

Comments

You mean you became more metabolically inflexible because the body became only efficient at fat-burning?

jasonleow  •  23 Sept 2022, 12:21 am

I’m reading Dr. Gundry’s book, and he makes the case that strict keto is not all it’s cracked up to be for long-term health. I’ll be writing more about it as I finish the book.

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therealbrandonwilson  •  23 Sept 2022, 1:47 am

I agree with you. Often the diet that healed us isn’t the diet for long term.

jasonleow  •  24 Sept 2022, 8:14 am