I am a type II diabetic who is committed to the low carb way of life, but after a five month honeymoon, I am realizing that a lot of low carb common wisdom is not true in my case. The lifestyle works, but with caveats. It is not the magic bullet I read about so often and, frankly, there is a lot of junk written about it. Some of it, no doubt, by me in my previous blog, Inner Carnivore. My wife would agree with the comment that I have been overzealous in the promotion of the low carb lifestyle. However, with time, wisdom arrives. In this case, low carb wisdom.
As of July 29, 2011, I have lost 54 pounds in a bit over five months of low carbing. However, recently, my weight loss has been slowing, and I want to avoid the low carbing "stalls" or "plateaus" so many people talk about. I am also perplexed by the lack of people, at least on the Internet, who get lean by low carbing. Will low carbing take me all the way to goal? If not, why not? How accurate is the Conventional Wisdom or Prevailing Opinion (CWOPO) in low carbing circles? That and many other topics will be the focus of this blog. In all things, I will be critically challenging conventional wisdom, using my own, personal low carb weight loss experience. A one-person sample, but relevant to me, at least, since I am that sample.