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  1. As a writer, can I say…

    I don’t really care for Jimmy Moore’s writing style.

    I read The Obesity Code, and I’m totally on-board. Working on The Complete Guide to Fasting, and Dr. Fung’s parts are good, but Mr. Moore’s parts are just a complete turn-off. He sounds like a used-car salesman. I don’t need to be sold on a diet… or anything, really. I have a huge aversion to being “sold on” anything.

    I’m really hoping as I finish reading this book, I’ll get something useful out of it, because right now Mr. Moore makes me feel like this is all a really bad idea. I am very mistrustful of the obnoxiously-friendly-overselling-thing.

    • Yeah, I like Fung better. Laid back, low pressure.

      I’m eating keto because it works. And one meal a day with no snacks because it’s easy and gives me a lot of time to work without interruption. I’ve now cut more than twelve inches off my waist measurement (and I shouldn’t know that because I’m supposedly only measuring once a month, but I had to fit a sweater I’m knitting…)

      Fung points out that ALL diets work (until they don’t) and that intermittent fasting is the thing that will allow you to eat vegan or vegetarian or keto or Atkins or Paleo — or pretty much anything that cuts the processed food and sugar out of your life — and still succeed in keeping the weight off permanently.

      Moore… can be safely ignored.

  2. Alternative waist adjustment: seam rip open two spots on the waist band. Slide in some elastic, tack down. Repair waist seams. This only takes about 10 minutes per pair (Iā€™m not fast and frequently interrupted), but it works.

  3. I top my eggs with mayo that I mix with hot sauce. It solves the “doesn’t last long enough” problem.

    I make my own mayo to avoid the sugar in commercial mayo. I do recipes that make about a cup of mayo so I can keep a bunch of different flavors n the fridge, but still use them up before they spoil. It takes 5 minutes and the dishwasher cleans up the mess.

    Another sauce that works really well is Hollandaise, which you can make with different flavors by changing up the acid and adding herbs and spices. It’s easy to make, once you learn how. And it keeps for a couple of hours if you stick it in a thermos. You can reheat it, if you do it over very low heat and stir constantly or use a double boiler.

    Any oil-based sauce like pesto or chimichurri works. Also guacamole works. And comupound butter, which is butter whipped with various flavors. There are tons of suggestions for compound butters online. Basically, top those eggs with flavored-up fat. šŸ™‚

    I don’t know if you do dairy, but adding cheese also helps with the satiety issue. And bacon works better than commercial sausages. I take ground beef and spice it up with the same spices used in commercial sausages to make sausage patties. They last longer than commercial sausages, and, again, it allows me to avoid the sugar that is in most commercial sausages.

    Of course, I love cooking and creating recipes and I have the time to do it. So, I’m always trying to find or make up ways to make IF work for me. I’ve been doing one meal a day IF most days lately. I like doing one meal per day because, instead of cooking two or three times, and cleaning up afterward, I cook zero or one time for meals. Zero days are when I eat leftovers. That means I can make my staples, play in my kitchen and create new stuff, and still have less mess to deal with than when I was eating two or three meals daily.

    My main goal is glucose management. Weight loss is a nice benefit, but I’m 64 and it doesn’t come off as easily as it did when I was in my 50s, so I’m fine with not gaining weight as long as my glucose levels stay where I want them to be. šŸ™‚

    • I have. Women’s shorts and pants (at least the ones I own) don’t have belt loops.

      It’s far simpler to snip and tuck two side seams than to craft eight belt loops from scratch for pants you’re going to dump eventually because they’re worn out.

      From the POV of someone who has sewn her own clothes in the past, but doesn’t enjoy it and now has better uses for her time.

    • I only have one pair of shorts that have belt loops and one pair of pants, lol. And I don’t know if Matt is anything like my husband when it comes to butts, *but* (heehee) the moment my butt is severely hidden behind bunched up, wrinkled denim, he might grump a bit that it’s time for a fitted pair. HA!

  4. The problem with eggs is not enough fat, and the sausage didn’t really make it up. Also, sausage tends to not have a lot of *digestible* protein.

    I eat a lot of eggs. But:

    If I just eat four eggs, it doesn’t last me very long.

    If I eat four eggs smothered in melted butter, it lasts me all day.

    If you can still see the food, there’s not enough butter!

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