If anyone has stumbled upon this site over the past year, you’ve found it basically abandoned.

I never let go of the idea. But since the end of the potato phase last January, things in my life started happening — some good, some not-so-good — that drew my attention slowly away from thinking too much about the experiment. After a while, it got placed firmly on the back burner. Then the burner got turned off.

Over this past summer, I made a pretty significant decision to pursue a career in healthcare. Towards that end, I enrolled in school for a secondary degree/obtain needed science prerequisites, with the goal of applying to Physician Assistant school in the 2016 or 2017 cycle. Needless to say, this has taken up most of my time, and I haven’t had much leftover for personal projects.

But I hate to leave things in my life unfinished.

Which is why I’m going to make every effort to complete the experiment. I’m still interested in the results, and even if what I’ve found so far indicates that a purely diet-based solution to lipid control isn’t likely in my situation, I’d like to complete the data collection anyway. And it may make an interesting topic of conversation in an interview down the line.

So back at it then.

We’re Back

Hey all three people reading… I’m back! And the dates for the remainder of the experiment have been finalized. The Potato Diet will start on Monday. Some additional quick notes:

  1. Since so much time has passed since the completion of the Paleo Diet phase, I had a new baseline NMR and metabolic panel done on Friday. Should have those results next week and I’ll add them to the master results table(s)
  2. I’ve decided to do away with the “gaps” between each phase of the (remainder of) the experiment. I original conceptualized them as a way to replicate coming into each diet from a quasi-SAD, randomized diet scenario, but after much thought, that just doesn’t make much since. By starting each new diet immediately after the previous one, each diet’s test results will serve as a hard baseline for the next diet.

See y’all on Monday