August 3rd Diet + Exercise Journal


Whole body vibration HIIT class

1 hour swim


Keto Chow shake: 50g vanilla Keto Chow powder, 1 T MCT oil, 50mL grass fed heavy cream, water


Omelette: 2 eggs, butter, Coastal cheddar, garlic, spinach, salt, pepper

Salad: cucumber and avocado with olive oil and apple cider vinegar

July 29 Brunch + WBV HIIT

Eating gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, low dairy and super low carb


Cold cuts platter: Jambon de Paris ham, Lyonnaise sausage, cured beef, Gorgonzola, Welsh cheddar, pickled onions and Cerignola olives

Black unsweetened americano coffee on ice


High intensity interval training, whole body vibration class @ Pure Vibe.

Whole body vibration has had the most incredibly positive effect on my chronic muscle tension, more than anything else I’ve ever tried. A few years ago a physiotherapist told me that I’d probably never be 100%, and would be in physiotherapy forever. Yeah right. My muscles are already looser and stronger and stretchier than they were after months of physio with him.

July 28 Food Journal + WBV HIIT

Eating gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free and super low carb


High intensity interval training, whole body vibration class @ Pure Vibe


Keto Chow shake

Iced americano, black and unsweetened


Sushi: salmon nigiri and crispy fried mackerel. Green tea.


Thai green curry: green curry paste, fresh chili, ginger, turmeric root, lime leaves and garlic, Red Boat fish sauce, coconut milk, rhubarb, zucchini, chard and basil

Served with a poached egg on top.

From the CSA: garlic, rhubarb, zucchini, chard, basil

I miss bread

A lot of people who need to address their health issues can still eat bread. I’m not one of those people. I’m insulin resistant and pre-diabetic, and since the body treats carbohydrate like sugar, I can no more afford to include bread in my diet than I can sugar.

This has been by far and way the worst part of changing my diet. I thought that a radical change of diet would leave me missing a lot of things, terribly. I thought it might be possible that, food wise at least, I’d never be satisfied again. This hasn’t been the case. I’m shocked at how adjustable I’ve found myself. I’m flabbergasted that I’ve been able to quit my lifelong habit of drinking about 10 cups of milked and sugared tea daily. I’m astounded that I don’t miss pasta, candy or wine. The thing I miss, the thing I long for, is bread.

Nothing can replace or replicate bread. Even the things that are good at doing bread’s job are too high in carbs for me to eat. But there it is. If I have to chose between eating bread and not developing diabetes, I’m sure as hell not choosing bread.