Recently I wrote how I was trying the low carb diet, so I thought post an update.

Date Weight BMI
11-Jan 113.7
18-Jan 112.7
25-Jan 111.8 32.6
1-Feb 110.9 32.1

Here’s what I have learnt:

  • Use good scales!  My old one was giving inconsistent results.  If you weigh yourself several times and get a different result, its time to buy some new ones!
  • Reading the the 30 day low carb diet, one of the arguments against low carb is that you are loosing water (not fat), also last week I was getting some really odd results.  (I was consistently loosing about 200g per day, but there was a period where I gained half a kg).  So I started tracking my BMI.  I know BMI isn’t the best way to measure, but neither is just weight!  Also BMI allows me to get a much better idea of what is going on.
  • If you are interested in the details, I have been tracking my results every day or so here.

Again, to say this is beyond my expectations is an understatement.  I still have the side effects (dry mouth and drinking a LOT of water) but if that’s the worst I have to put up with, then I am happy!