...but i have absolutely no excuse!
I seem to go through phases of writing less and more, and commensurately reading more and less! Funny.... Currently, i have two books "in process," "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living" and "The Fat Switch."
The former impresses me; it's pro-low-carb in a different way from what i usually read on this subject, less "sold" on the subject and more scientifically convincing. After reading so much that's pretty repetitive, the different tone is refreshing and affirming. I KNOW low-carbing works well for me, and this book is giving me a new perspective on WHY.
The latter book is very interesting, though i don't agree with some of the ideas it espouses. It "feels" so conventional-wisdom-esque in many ways. However, it offers a different point of view (and mechanism-ideation) for some of the things we observe but the proposed rationale for which seems inadequate. IT COULD BE that the reasons for a high-carbohydrate diet being deleterious for some of us belong in the close-but-no-cigar department. After all, i know that excess carbs in my diet make me fat as well as causing me to feel awful, but there are shortcomings in a few of the theories extant concerning WHY. This book offers alternative pathways.
Meanwhile, i'm feeling like i'm letting people down by not writing my planned series of posts about the Low-Carb Cruise. It was a VERY positive experience and i benefitted quite a bit by having participated. I learned something from everyone who spoke, and i had a good time while i was at it! Some interior motivator is causing me to delay writing on the subject, though -- can't tell you why, but i feel that when i finally do, it will result in a better "product." ...So i appreciate everybody's patience, and hope that as i become inspired to communicate more, it WILL be worth the delay.