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What a week! Today I was highlighted in the Consumerist, one of my favorite personal finance and consumer protection sites, and one of the best sites out there period.

On Monday I started the Slow Carb Diet, not because I need to lose weight, but because I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I’ve also been doing cardio in the mornings. I feel better already.

The Slow Carb Diet essentially allows only three things with each meal: meat, legumes and vegetables. No grains or starches, no dairy, no fruit or fruit juice. Luckily it allows red wine. Needless to say, it’s very limiting, and forces me to think ahead about my meals.

It also allows (basically requires) one cheat day per week where I can eat anything I want in any quantity.  This week it will be Super Bowl Sunday!  I may still avoid grains, as I am doing an experiment to see what a month without grain feels like.

I was included in the Yakezie Carnival hosted by the Amateur Financier. Thanks for hosting!

Enough about me…on to the recommendations 





Previous “Best Of” Roundups:

Week 4

Week 3