An Almost Intentional Experiment

An Almost Intentional Experiment

Transitioning into Ketosis was a process that requires a lot of attention and effort as well as time. This meant be very mindful with every meal and often saying to people, “Sorry, I can’t eat that.” A very perplexing thing for friends who have seen me eat “that” many times! One of the questions I […]

The Whistler Result

The Whistler Result

An interesting thing about experimentation is trying to understand all the different factors at play when trying to determine what the fuck is going on. So today had a lot of factors, but I’ll get to those. The basic experiment here is: Can I perform just as well in Ketosis as I do in Glycolysis. […]

The Whistler Situation

The Whistler Situation

Ok, maybe it;s a bit dramatic to call it a situation, but…it’s raining. Now rain is often a good thing for a race, except for two things in this case: Rain could be snow in the alpine I don’t like wet feet Yup, drives me nuts to have wet feet. I think I’ll cope, but […]

Ready for Whistler?

Ready for Whistler?

So after 4 weeks on the Ketogenic diet, the question is: “Am I ready for Whistler?”. O Saturday I race the 5 Peaks race at Whistler – a 6.6 km with a good amount of climbing and a huge descent to finish. Whistler is actually the first trail race I did last year so this […]

Approaching Keto-Adaptation

Approaching Keto-Adaptation

Every day my brain asks me, “Chris, when the fuck are we going to eat some pasta?” And I say to my brain, “Sorry, brain, we’re not eating pasta for a while.” And my brain replies, “You’re a jerk.” Such is my life at the moment. But in reality #lifeafterpasta isn’t so bad. Because there […]

Firsts and Other Things

Firsts and Other Things

So I am 8 days into low carbs today and have been thinking that this is the longest I have gone without pasta in a very very long time – perhaps my whole life. In fact, I’m pretty sure when I was born the doctor looked at me and said, “Is that a piece of […]

In Ketosis

In Ketosis

Well, I have never been much of a diet person. I eat what I eat and that is that. My diet is generally high carb to fuel an active lifestyle. Of course, fat is also a fuel but only accessible once glycogen stores are all used up. Once you are burning fat instead of glycogen […]

Intro and Cutting Carbs

Intro and Cutting Carbs

Ok, so maybe I will and maybe I won’t be able to keep this blog going. What’s it to you? Whatever I get down here will be enough. I am exploring a low-carb (ketogenic diet) to see how it effects my energy level and helps me reduce weight. I currently sit at about 190 lbs […]