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It’s nice to be back this week.
I took last week off after writing my exhaustive (and exhausting for me) guide to make money blogging.
Today, I’m going to recap the week, show you the money and productivity articles I’ve found around the web over the last couple weeks, and give you an update on my Cyclical Ketogenic Diet progress.
This Week in Money and Productivity
This week, I published two articles. I don’t currently have any guest articles in the queue, because I’ve been very picky with the articles people are submitting. Feel free to submit an article if you have a blog and want to get your name out. As I said in my blogging guide, guest blogging is a great way to grow your traffic.
- Why I Budget (And Why You Don’t Have To)
- How to Be Happy, Seriously
- The Legitimate Guide to Make Money Blogging, If You’re Willing to Work (published last week)
Here are some awesome articles I’ve read recently:
5 Ways to Break Bad Habits and Replace Them With Good Ones (LifeHack) – The actual title is a little confusing, so I shortened it, but this is a good guide to scientifically breaking bad habits. I’ve written on this as well, but this article has graphs and science and stuff…as unintelligent as that sounds, it really does have those things and it’s a good article.
How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life (Budgets Are Sexy) – “Different strokes for different folks” really applies to budgeting. Here’s a great story to explain that. Do (or don’t do) the budget that works for you.
It’s Just a House (Dream Beyond Debt) – It’s best not to think of your personal home as an investment.
9 Online Retailers Who Let You Stack Coupons (WiseBread) – For all you crazy-couponers out there!
Keto and Weight Loss (Ruled.Me) – If you’re curious to learn more about the ketogenic diet I’ve been rambling about (my progress update below), I highly suggest reading this article. Craig always explains things in a simple way, and this article is packed with research-driven information.
All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful (James Clear) – A great look into how you can mold advice to fit your needs.
Cyclical Ketogenic Diet Update
So far, so good. I love ketosis. I feel so amazing and energetic when I’m in ketosis that I find myself questioning whether or not I should re-feed each week (re-feeding = carb loading). I’ve switched things up a little. Instead of eating whatever I want for a day and a half each week, I’ve actually been watching my fat levels (keeping fat levels below my lean body mass in kg), and trying to stick with a higher carb, fairly low fat re-feeding period. I’ll let you know the results of that once I’ve been doing it for a few weeks.
Oh yeah, and I’ve lost eight pounds of fat, while making strength gains in the gym.
I found a great website for recipes, and I started getting Keto Delivered, a monthly box of keto foods…I look forward to it each month. It’s so much fun to see what’s in the box each month, especially given my love for food in general.
Here are some of the meals I’ve been eating on a regular basis:
I love the food options on a ketogenic eating plan.
What have you been eating lately? Share any thoughts below!