Friday, 6 March 2015

The actual purpose of this blog

I don't post much because this blog is only useful to me for the blog list you see to the right where all my favorite and infinitely more intelligent bloggers are listed. This is how I keep track of their latest entries.

As to me, I'm just an ordinary senior citizen that has been on a 10 year long quest to find what works for me health and diet wise. I have discovered and experimented with many, many things during this time and finally told myself that it's time to put into practice what I have learned. So far by doing a fairly low carb diet and eliminating most of my illnesses and health issues I have not reached an ideal weight.

Now I'm going to do an all meat, some eggs, some dairy, and a bit of coffee and I'll just tell everyone I am allergic to all veggies, fruits and grains. This is actually true as I am allergic to salicylates, fructose and grains. This is a self-diagnosis but since I've become allergic to doctors some 20 years ago and doing much better without them, and since this applies to me, this is a correct diagnosis.

(please bear in mind that English is not my first language)

I was doing very well doing IF and ketogenic until early February when a friend of mine from out of town came to stay with me for a week (she eats carbs and several times a day and we were going out for lunch and dinners with her relatives). By mid February when she left I was somewhat off my diet and it took me two weeks to rein in the cravings but I'm not blaming her. Starting at the end of February I went with my all meat diet and have lost about 7 lbs of weight that I'd gained (water mostly). So that's where I stand at the moment. I am naming this diet the AB diet, AB standing for animal-based since it's not actually zero carb or all-meat.


  1. Hi Horf .... it's always good to read one of your posts, and to stay in touch with how you are doing.

    I think blogs are a very personal choice. Do we want to make daily entries, what do we want to talk about. I love reading blogs and exchanging thoughts. Not only health blogs, I sometimes go over to read garden blogs, book blogs anything that interest me.

    There are some good people in 'blog' land - there are also others that I stay clear of, but again it comes down to a personal choice. The mouse and computer is in my hands and I choose what I write and where I write it.

    Take Care and good luck in your AB diet.

    All the best Jan.

    1. Thanks for your words of encouragement Jan.

  2. Good luck on your journey. What are your symptoms of salicylate intolerance?

    1. I'm severely allergic to aspirin and even on a low carb ketogenic diet I found that I couldn't quite eliminate my inflammation so decided to eliminate all foods with salicylates for 30 days just to see if it helped. It hasn't been quite 30 days but the inflammation is going away. Don't forget this is experimentation on myself which is part of my journey to good health.