After a little more than a year I’ve managed to reach my second last milestone of 200 lbs. (90 kg) – 25 lbs. (10 kg) more to go until I’ll reach my 2020 goal of a “normal” BMI.

Huge shoutout to my coach, Tanja Schlagenhauf – I wouldn’t be here without her counselling and advice – thank you!


(Keto salad, Little Italy, 12/13/19)

Happy Holidays!

Today is Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year – from tomorrow onwards, it will be getting brighter every day

I’m quite happy about the quiet time between the years, time to reconnect with friends and family, and relax a bit from the daily grind; I’ve bought all presents, finished all work tasks, a bit of cleaning in the morrow and I’m all set

I wish all of you a joyful time and all the best for the new year!


Low Carb

After my recent fallout with my dietician I was lucky enough to find a trustworthy new one in a rather short time frame, and I can say I’m quite happy.

I really enjoy if someone takes me seriously and explains the background details of a diet and change of lifestyle, and slowly but surely I’m incorporating the diet (and some exercise) into my daily life.

To put it with Cody Wanner: Let’s do this thing!



New Dietician

A couple of weeks ago I started a medically supervised diet of the low-carb variety, or least that was what I thought.

The initial diet protocol looked to me like a slightly modified Keto or New-Atkins plan, however, I got a little bit suspicious when I found out about the added (costly) Ozone therapy and (even more costly) daily injections; after I felt really ill for a couple of days I started to research on Google – definitely something I should have done earlier.

It turned out that the good doctor was using the highly controversial hCG diet protocol, as documented on hcgdietinfo.com and hCG-Diet respectively, without telling me; and I really don’t want to know what the injections were …

Needless to say that we parted ways immediately.

Luckily for me I found a respected Keto practitioner nearby, so I will be able to continue.

Lesson learned:

  • Don’t ever skimp on background checks

Starting a diet

In addition to starting University again on Monday, I also decided to start working on loosing weight.

Together with my GP, Dr. Fevci Cebe, I’ll start a medically supervised diet of the low-carb variety. Did I mention that I love Pasta?

Not on the menu for the next couple of weeks . Smile

Wish me luck!