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Coffee more or less
Thursday, December 29, 2016      11 comments

My last blog was about coffee and blood sugar. Indeed 10 to 12 cups of coffee a day was upsetting things and was more than I could handle. Sore throat, sour tongue and some other symptoms. I didn't know it at the time, until it had gone too far.... Read more
Too much coffee is bad for my blood sugar
Sunday, October 02, 2016      15 comments

I've been drinking 8 to 10 cups of coffee every morning for months. Like everything available in the grocery store, you sort of think that if they sell it, then it can't be all that bad. Coffee has zero calories, so I figured it was fine fo... Read more
Anti-xenophobia
Sunday, July 24, 2016      8 comments

Xenophobia is a word whose meaning I learned late in life. It means a fear or hatred of foreigners. I really don't have that. My family (wife and children) span 4 countries, partly thanks to some countries allowing multiple citizenship. ... Read more
Coffee and me
Saturday, July 09, 2016      10 comments

I am happy and very surprised, shocked really. I've been so focused on the big things, like calories and grams of carbs, protein, and fat that I've missed the small things. I've been drinking a lot of coffee, like a pot every morning for a ... Read more
Black Friday due to European Union?
Friday, June 24, 2016      9 comments

Hard to express my feelings given the UK vote to leave the European Union after 43 years. Now the Scots probably want to stay in the EU, and raise a vote for independence again. I wonder, with this political turmoil in Europe, will it flow... Read more
Navigating the buffet
Sunday, June 12, 2016      7 comments

Short of of bringing your own food when eating out, just make the best choice possible. My way of eating is low carb. Plenty of fat and protein. Yesterday I was at a fundraising dinner, a buffet. Starter salad was great. Steak was great, l... Read more
Too much protein and Gluconeogenesis
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      13 comments

Subject: protein, gluconeogenesis and blood sugar As a type-2 diabetic I've avoided carbs, certainly excess carbs for over three years. The payback is my blood sugar control without medication. A while ago I used myself as a lab rat an... Read more
Resistant starch
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      6 comments

Well my wife had told me about resistant starch in beans and lentils. I started eating more of that. Although I haven't been eating an Atkins bar at bedtime, I had been eating the odd "protein" bar. But even the best of those have an extra 20 or... Read more
Evil Atkins bars
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      14 comments

Finally the scale is moving down. I owe it mostly to not eating "evil" Atkins bars. Those things pretend to be low carb by having thing like "2 grams net Atkins count (TM)" but the reality is that they have about 20 real grams. A whole lot bette... Read more
Yo-yo
Monday, January 19, 2015      4 comments

So my weight has been yo-yo-ing a bit over the last 2 years. I was at 162 about 2 years ago and dreamt of 155, at which I'd be content that I reached my goal. Then it crept up into the high 160-s, then the low 170-s and now closer to 180. I... Read more

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