Joined June 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
325.0 lb
Lost so far: 113.0 lb

Current Weight
212.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
205.0 lb
Still to go: 7.0 lb
Hi. I'm Bill Pratt. Draglist is my auto racing website. I've been battling weight issues for most of my adult life. Got in great shape in the Navy but gained for 30 years after that. Lost 70 lbs. on the Cleveland Clinic diet one time and then lost 30 on Atkins one time, but the weight crept back. Got Type 2 diabetic a few years ago. Finally, read a New York Times article about Dr. Carson Chow, an MIT mathematician who figured out an algorithm that gave you an absolute daily calorie goal to lose x amount of weight in x amount of time. I plugged in 100 lbs. in a year on June 26, 2012. The calorie total per day was 1685. That's when I started with FatSecret to track those calories. I eventually adjusted the calories down to 1350-1500 per day because my body was using so many fewer calories as I got lighter. I did not make my 100 lb. goal on June 26, 2013, but I achieved it one week later on July 4. I also have been in the perfect range for blood sugar since October 2012. On my anniversary, I changed my goal weight from 225 lbs to 190 lbs. My new goal was to achieve that '19 and in the Navy' weight by Christmas 2013. I got as low as 208 twice (November and December) but overeating fun at each month's holiday set me back a bit! UPDATE! In December 2013, I purchased a Tanita Biometric Impedance Analysis scale which told me my combined muscle mass and bones alone weighed 180-182 lbs. Based on that, I adjusted my goal weight to 200 lbs. I was closer than I thought! Hit 204 in April 2014 to achieve maintenance and my "blue line" on FatSecret, and then finally hit and surpassed my goal by late June 2014 - 196 lbs! Went as low as 192 in April 2015 and I'm largely in maintenance. This site has been a life changing tool. Good luck in your journey and if you are interested to know how I did it, check out my blog at www.diettruth.org or look up the 'MIT Carson Chow' diet on FatSecret for tips and tricks. Much success!

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Chillin' in July 2014 (about 210 - vacation weight!)
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Draglist's Cookbook

cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
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Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Here's the base recipe for Nordic Nut And Seed Bread - Based on a YouTube recipe, this is nothing more than 700 grams of whatever nuts and seeds you have, five eggs, and a half cup of olive oil. Ingredients: 100g sunflower seeds, 100g raw pumpkin seeds, 200g nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.), 100g flax seeds, 100g chia seeds, 100g cacao nibs, Anything else you want to try!, 5 large eggs, .5 cup extra virgin olive oil. Directions: 1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl., 2. Add eggs and olive oil and mix well., 3. Spoon into loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the top. Bake for one hour at 320F. Nutrition (1/16th of a loaf): cals: 226kcal | fat: 19.49g | carbs: 9.18g | net carbs: 1.98g | prot: 7.35g
posted 23 May 2017, 22:08
New research marries LCHF and CICO. Fascinating
Thanks, Isbabel! Got a few more to post... some interesting stuff coming out this year.
posted 01 May 2017, 10:27
New research marries LCHF and CICO. Fascinating
Found a fascinating discussion on YouTube comparing calories in calories out to low-carb high-fat with a focus on insulin and its effect on white and brown fat. It explains why you could lose more weight on low-carb high-fat despite eating the same number of calories. Finally something that marries the two theories. This was published just last month in March 2017.

posted 29 Apr 2017, 21:57
Jason Fung's Obesity Code up on YouTube
Hey, gang. Just a note to say I found the entire 10 hour audio book version of Dr. Jason Fung's "The Obesity Code" up on YouTube. It breaks down in detail his evidence for low carb eating and fasting as the way to weight loss success (not to mention as a Type 2 diabetes cure). To find the book, go to Google and type this in: 'the obesity code site:youtube.com' and you will find it. Happy listening!
posted 22 Apr 2017, 10:58
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Hi everyone. Saving the 90-Second Microwave Almond Bread recipe: 4 tbsp almond flour, .5 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 egg. Stir up dry ingredients in a microwave bowl, then stir in the olive oil and egg and mix well. Microwave for 90 seconds. Done! A smaller bowl will make a narrower, higher result that you can cut horizontally to use for a sandwich or top as a muffin. A wider bowl will make a shorter 'pancake' that accepts butter and syrup very nicely! STATS: cals: 338kcal | fat: 31.47g | carbs: 6.38g | prot: 11.65g
posted 19 Mar 2017, 11:02
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18 August 2017

This worked so well yesterday I decided to do it again!
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18 August 2017

Woke at 216.6, up 3.2 from yesterday as I rehydrated my body after Wednesday night's fun. Targeting 1910 calories today. UPDATE: Ate scrambled eggs for ...
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