I Shan't Get No Saturation

While it is always a good idea to remain within shouting distance of the recommended ideal weight for your body type and height, don’t get fooled into believing that slim ‘n’ trim necessarily corresponds to fit and healthy. You could resemble that stick figure loving etched by Caveman Caravaggio in his prehistoric cave all those [...]

Progress Report – Decade Three

PROGRESS REPORT :: DECADE THREE :: 7 Mar 2010 – 16 Mar 2010

Start of Decade: 82.0 kgs

End of Decade: 81.0 kgs

Weight loss: ♣ 1000 grams ♣

TOTAL WEIGHT LOST: ♣ 3300 grams ♣

Eighty-one point oh. Phew! Made it, but only just! So that’s [...]

Fibre Factor

If weight reduction is the goal, one of the easy and sustainable ways to augment any other measures that one might be adopting to knock off those spare tyres is by slightly increasing the proportion of dietary fibre in daily food intake.

It’s useful to be aware of what dietary fibre constitutes and to understand [...]

Food Diary

I am not into fanatical counting of calories. But I nevertheless realise the value of keeping a Food Diary when trying to reduce weight. The very act of noting down all that you consume is enough to keep you aware of where exactly it’s all going pear-shaped. Even if it’s not possible to accurately estimate [...]

Understanding Alcohol

“Alcohol is the anaesthetic by which we endure the operation of life.”

- George Bernard Shaw

I couldn’t agree more with good ol’ George Bernard. And good ol’ alcohol has provided the perfect setting for lots of fun times too. As you might have gathered by now, I do enjoy [...]


Even if one is not interested in meticulous counting of calories, it is useful to know the amount of calories contained in the three different food types:

Carbohydrates :: 4 calories per gram

Proteins :: 4 calories per gram

Fats :: 9 calories per gram

For alcohol, the figure used is 7 calories per gram [...]

Measured for Success

I was hooked onto Google Earth from the moment I opened the program for the very first time. I’ve always had a thing for maps, and discovering Google Earth made me understand how Bruce Lee must have felt when he got his very first nunchaku. Combine GE with Google Maps or Wikimapia and you’re assured [...]

Quantification before Pontification

84.3 kilograms at the start of the 100 days, and 74.3 at the end. It’s not going to happen just on its own. The final goal is known. What’s required is a logical and quantifiable plan to get there. So let’s try and work that out!

I am well aware that weight is a complex [...]