December Challenge – uh oh…

https://bricin.net/2018/11/29/december-challenge-50g-of-carbs-or-less-daily/

So far it’s been fairly hit or miss. I was traveling for work and that is never easy. Although I kept food fairly good I wasn’t great. And somehow when I got home I had a touch of a cold and am craving comfort food. Comfort food for me typically means chicken noodle soup with saltines, ham sandwiches, and of course a single trip to Jersey Mike’s for a #2, Mike’s way.

So back at it. Today has been pretty solid for the most part.

#health #slowcarb #keto #december-challenge

December Challenge – 50g of carbs or less daily

Last year in December I tried to hit “keto”. For me this is something like 37g net carbs daily. Which isn’t a lot. An apple and a tomato and bam! over. Even innocuous things like peanuts can really get you.

But… when I tried for 3 weeks last year I got leaner. I felt better. I dealt better with travel stress. I consumed less bad food. A lot of folks asked “isn’t that hard during the holidays?” And it was. But then again it’s hard every month and this is the month that is the darkest, dreariest, and the time when I best could use a bit of a reset before the dreaded January resolutions.

So here we go, my goal is 50g or less, ideally 37g, and I will track and post as best I can throughout this holiday month. Check back for progress.

(aside: 50g yesterday, about 60g today as I had a bun with my hamburger but otherwise was solid today).

#health #slowcarb

Tuesday challenge

So/so day. Water was good. Food was okay. No workout and no mobility.

#fitness, #health, #jackedandtan

Gym Challenge

My gym is starting a six week challenge to get fit and lean. I have my starting body composition numbers – goal is set now.

As part of this I’ll be using my blog to keep me honest. If you, my two actual readers, don’t want to see a lot of food and exercise pictures and entries it’s a good time to unfollow for a while.

The goals will include:

  1. Primal eating six days per week with only Fridays being an exception. This has worked for me in the past. It’s similar to the Slow Carb diet which has also worked well for me.
  2. Working out five days per week.
  3. Food and drink recorded daily. Ugh. I hate this part but I know it works.
  4. The gym has an app, coaching, etc. and I will stick to that.

Good luck to me.

Today’s workout

#fitness, #goals, #health

No More than a Litre of Wine a Day, recommends a 1950s French Sobriety Poster

via No More than a Litre of Wine a Day, recommends a 1950s French Sobriety Poster

Absolutely lovely post about wine and wine consumption in France. The pictures and artwork alone are worth the price of reading the article. And the article is fascinating:

  1. Wine was not the common French drink until World War I. A cheap *plonk* was supplied in the trenches.
  2. Wine as we know it today is not what wine has always been like. In the Medieval period wine was cheap, thin – fermented grape juice with none of the polish of the 20th century (although how they know this about Medieval wine is not clear)

If your New Year’s resolution was to drink less… perhaps this article will help clear things up. In vino veritas as they say.

#france, #health, #wine

Lose It

bricin:

For one week… I will track my intake and exercise with Lose It.

I did this years ago while we were living in France. My food choices are a melancholy walk down memory lane. Baguette. Tranche de poulet. Cassoulet.

I’ll report back on the good, the bad, and the ugly. My initial impression is wow, this app is hard to use. But maybe once I have my food choices in I can dial this in a little better.

I have used LoseIt for roughly two weeks. Not every day and not perfectly, but 90%. The results:

  1. I eat too many carbs, usually 150-200 grams per day.
    2. No weight loss although I am confident my intake is cleaner when I record things.

Those carbs are sneaky little buggers. I like tomatoes a lot, carbs. Coconut water is a good drink for Crossfit; 15 grams. I don’t intend to give up health things like tomatoes or coconut. But that does mean I need to dial down the carbs elsewhere (hello beer, I’m talking to you).

The weight loss piece… well, I need to get leaner this month for a competition in October. So my goal: keep using LoseIt but also do weekly body measurements to see where the belly is trending.

#1st-of-the-month, #diet, #goal, #health, #weight

Teeth Grown from Gum Cells May Make Dentures Obsolete

Teeth Grown from Gum Cells May Make Dentures Obsolete

#health, #teeth