I keep meaning to do a robust write-up on the little diet experiment I’ve been doing over the last two months or so. But it’s becoming clear that I’m either too lazy, busy or inept (or all three) to do that, so instead I’m just going to throw this blog post together and hope it’s useful to someone. Before I get into any specifics, I’ll just go ahead and bold my conclusions: Low-carb diets work and they are not hard.
I’m a very logical, data-oriented person, so I wanted to track all of this for myself. I am floored by the clarity of my results and have impressed those I’ve shown these charts, so I’m going to put them here on my decidedly not-diet-related blog. First, we have a chart showing my daily calorie and carbohydrate intake. There’s a crazy, surreal spike on the left side of the chart because I was trying this whacky Tim Ferris Four Hour Body thing. It required one massive binging day and I really, really went for it. I also did not lose any weight on that diet, as you will see. The last week I haven’t been very good about tracking and that’s why everything is so low there on the last dot.