4.6lbs down in two days, just from going zero carb. Or, as reddit prefers, keto.

Diet has consisted of American-sized steaks, leafy greens, coffee, water, and the savior: mini babybel. Plural might be babybeli?


These things are tasty-awesome. Buy a bag of 15 or so, take them out and pop them like, I don’t know, blueberry vodka shots at 3am.

As it’s 2013 Mini babybel have their own website, twitter feed, facebook page and youtube channel. You too can be friends with a cheese.

Oh how I miss thee

Oh how I miss thee

Exercise? I’ve been biking everywhere. Colorado being Colorado, you have to have some kind of extreme outdoor activity every single day. Thus marathon-like hikes across plains that look like some scene from Prometheus only in full color. Without the aliens.  But, with bears, which is almost as bad. Not yogi bear or honey monster. Real, actual, eat your face bears.

Like most things, there’s not a lot of data behind exercise giving you expected outcomes. A rare glimmer of hope was seen recently with this NYT article, neatly distilled by 7-min.com in to something usable:


Just go to 7-min.com, hit start…. and that’s it. I’m totally looking forward to the 6 and 5 minute workouts.

Incredibly, NYT link to the original paper supporting this exercise set. I’m a little skeptical of the depth of proof and unaware of exactly what the “Human Performance Institute” is, but hey, it’s SCIENCE!

6 Responses to 18.8

  1. Ben Gimpert May 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Wow that 7-min.com is terrific, and simpler than the HIIT / Tabata / Crossfit religion.

    • Steve Coast May 22, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Yeah, cool huh? A mobile app would probably be nice too.

  2. Tom Carden May 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    The comments on the NYT post are useful. Some clarify that unless you’re able to hit the required intensity you’ll probably want to do 2-3 circuits of the “7 minute” workout.

    Likewise on the diet, read between the lines and don’t expect miracles. And watch the kitten breath when you’re in ketosis. Good luck!

    • Steve Coast May 22, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      I’m sure you mean kitteh breff?

  3. morgan May 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Steve, I think someone should probably tell you:
    18.8lbs is not a healthy weight for a dude your height.

    • Steve Coast May 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm #


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