Another weigh-in day. Yes that means its Saturday and that means I have an appointment with the scale. Haven’t snuck a peek all week so don’t know what the scale will say. I’ve been on track this week so expect a good word from the scale. The digits that show up on a scale I can definitively measure and track. It’s the only way you can fill in a spreadsheet. You can’t put “belt tightened one more notch” even though it might have. Speaking of that, I need to get a new belt. I’ve reached the last notch. But that doesn’t help on tracking. The scale can track what you’ve done. I’ve plotted my progress or lack of it on a spreadsheet since March of 2008.
Been reading a book called Grain Brain by neurologist David Perlmutter. I first saw him on GPB. So got his kindle addition of the book. I’m sure there will be many of his quotes pop up in these blogs. I think he goes one step further than Dr. Davis in his book Wheat Belly. He takes the perspective of achieving brain health through cutting out gluten and carbs. I haven’t looked at his diet plan in detail yet but It looks very much like what we are presently doing. He adds a few more beneficial supplements to help keep the brain healthy.
I don’t think it is a coincidence that more doctors are looking at carbs as a serious problem to health. Instead of a low-fat, high carb diet, he proposes a low carb, high good fat diet. There are two things the brain likes that have for the most part been touted as bad for you. The brain likes fat and it likes cholesterol. Yep, that’s what he says. So I’ll be looking into that more. The first part of his book is highly technical and difficult to read but I shall glean the good parts and deliver them as I can.