The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that an Oxford University professor has developed a ketone drink on behalf of the US army that is being labelled as holding the key to weight loss and also as a possible treatment for diabetes, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. The potential for the use of ketones is, the paper suggests, leading to a re-evaluation of traditional advice to eat a high carb low fat diet and suggesting Atkins might have been right all along….
I got up at 6:45 am this morning maybe more motivated than usual since it's my weigh-in day. I hopped on the scale and found that I did lose some weight, not as much as I had hoped but as I posted yesterday I thought my splurging on Thanksgiving might give me a setback but at 290 lbs, overall I can't complain. :)
Last wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, I did my first induction weigh-in and was happy to have dropped from 298 to 291.2.
Tomorrow will be my second weigh-in since induction. I can honestly say I've only strayed from induction once and that was on Thanksgiving but I told myself it's only one day and a few slices slices of pumpkin pie, right?. :)
To be honest I'm a bit nervous for my weigh-in. Other thank Thanksgiving I've followed induction to the T. Will I have dropped any weight or worse yet will that holiday splurge cause me to have gained some back. I feel good body wise like I have dropped some. I have to wear my belt a notch tighter, my shirts feel a little looser.
(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 18, 2012 ) San Francisco, CA -- A recent twelve week study showed that people who eat more protein in their diet lose 1.8 extra pounds as well as body fat, compared to those who eat a normal amount. The study revealed that while more protein meant weight and body loss, it did not result in change of blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or markers for diabetes risk.
The lead author of the study, Thomas Wycherley, of the University of South Australia in Adelaide said that the extra weight loss indicated by the group who ate more protein was “only modest,” but “it may still represent clinical relevance on a population level.” Wycherley indicated his findings in an email to Reuters Health.
That's the question that was answered in the movie Batman Begins directed by Christopher Nolan. Alfred asks Bruce Wayne, "Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up."
That is my motto for this journey. I've fallen off the low carb wagon so many times and had literally given up. Well, I'm doing as Bruce Wayne did, learn to pick myself back up and I'm going to see this through.
An all round great guy working to achieve his weight loss goal and in the process to remove the word "round" from that statement and become just a great guy who has finally achieved his weight loss goals.