Perfect Health Diet – a quick review

There can only be oneWorking on my book (actually one of the Guides, the one on Low Carb Diets; it will be part of the book eventually), I just finished the Perfect Health Diet written by a husband-and-wife-team, the Jaminet’s. My recommendation in a nutshell: buy the book, read it diagonally, and use liberally what you learn from it (blogger disclosure: this is what I did, including the buy-the-book part)

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Cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias

I have a number of rant posts lately (and you should see those that I am not publishing), probably because I am doing a lot of research on my book. Today’s post was triggered by an article that I found really funny because its author was complaining about cognitive dissonance in others, whilst being the co-author of a paper that in my view is the mother of cognitive dissonances when it comes to justifying the use of HIT in a training setting.

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Arrhythmia, heart palpitations, ketosis, and low-carb diet – an update

My post “Arrhythmia, heart palpitations, ketosis, and low-carb diet” has been consistently popular since I published it back in April. It of course helps that it is generally around the top of my top posts, and people who explore the blog tend to go there first. More interestingly however I get a steady traffic from Google to this page, with keywords such as “low-carb+palpitations” or “ketosis+arrhytmia” so clearly this is an issue for a number of people.

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Healthy fruits – Fructose content edition

Paleo 2.0I put together a list of fruits and their fructose content, in relation to their overall carbs content (carbs usually being glucose). The idea here is that healthy fruits should (a) minimise fructose, and (b) minimise sugars overall. Continue reading

Arrhythmia, heart palpitations, ketosis, and low-carb diet

UPDATE 14/NOV: A FOLLOW ON POST ON THIS TOPIC IS HERE

I have recently tried a period of very low-carb diet, and I had some pretty unpleasant side effects in the form of palpitations bordering on an arrhythmia of the heart, and I finally got around collecting my thoughts on this. Continue reading

Grazing – Is it better to eat 3x or 5x per day?

Paleo 2.0There is an almost religous debate going on between people that claim you should be grazing (more Zone’ish folk) and those that say you should be eating no more than 3x per day (more Paleo’ish folk). IMHO this is a bit like discussing how many angels can dance on a pin. In the spirit of Paleo 2.0, I’d say that this is one of the parameters that are up to you personally, it is not core of the diet. Continue reading

A thought on Vegetarianism vs Paleo

I was thinking that vegetarians and paleo folk might not as far apart as it might look like on the face of it. Continue reading