Michael Grothaus quit sugar, soon regretted it, but came through after a week or so.
By the end of Day 4, I would have sold my dog for a brownie. The fogginess and lack of focus at one point got so bad, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the stories I needed to file that week. I seriously considered having an energy drink "for the good of my health" (I resisted). Needless to say, the continuing brain fog and resulting lack of focus made me very irritable and even depressed. I became cranky and impatient, and was unable to concentrate on things for significant lengths of time. … But then on Day 6, something happened.
I've been on a low-carb diet for about 8 months and it's changed a lot in my life, mostly for the better. But I don't remember symptoms of withdrawal or notable mental focus changes.
• Lost a lot of weight
• Sleep better
• Bacon every day
• Had to replace wardrobe
• Constantly checking piss for ketones
• Committing to a diet that might not be long-term
• Developed a bad coffee habit (But not, mercifully, a butter-in-coffee habit)
Police and emergency services evacuated a post office in the Bavarian town of Schweinfurt after employees reported a horrible smell emanating from a suspect package. Turns out it was a small shipment of durian, the horrifically pungent fruit popular in southeast Asia. From CNN: “A total of twelve postal workers who complained of nausea had […]
Okay, so what’s the mystery filling?
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]
We’re at the midway point of 2020. So…how’s the year going for you so far? Yeah…we can guess. But while there’s a lot about 2020 we can’t directly control, maybe a little retail therapy can help make you feel better. Sure, the 39 items we gathered together can absolutely bring a smile to your face. […]
When revved-up kids used to dribble a basketball through the kitchen or practice their footwork with a soccer ball in front of the television, exasperated parents would often just send ‘em outside to play. But these days, sending kids out might not be the best course of action. Despite all the changes, many budding young […]