I was the guest recently on the 2 Keto Dudes Podcast show.  You can listen to the episode here.  I enjoyed talking to the hosts, Carl Franklin and Richard Morris, very much.  They’re both fellow programmers and both have a great sense of humor.  Among other topics of conversation, they had me take an impromptu trivia quiz about McDonald’s.  Turns out there’s lots of McDonald’s trivia I don’t know.

I’ll get back to posting later this week.  We spent much of last week getting preparing to temporarily double the size of the Fat Head household.  Chareva’s parents finally sold their big ol’ property on the outskirts of Chicago and arrived here on Wednesday, along with her brother and sister-in-law.  They’re living with us while searching for their next home somewhere in Franklin.

23 Responses to “On the ‘2 Keto Dudes’ Podcast”
  1. Firebird7478 says:

    Why not build a tiny home and put it somewhere on the property…just far enough not to get in each other’s way?

    • Tom Naughton says:

      A connected structure that will serve as an office/guest house is in my future plans.

      • Galina L. says:

        You already have a tiny Sara residence on your property (sure, I understand it is too small for the amount of family members you plan to accommodate), have she or you resolve the bathroom absence issue? If you did, at least you have one/two extra sleeping places.

  2. Dianne says:

    The memory is very hazy, but I seem to recall that either you or your brother wrote about a father-in-law who had a wonderful model railroad in his yard in/near Chicago. Or maybe I’m thinking of another blogger altogether. If it was your father-in-law who built this treasure, I hope that whoever bought the property will keep and care for it. It sounded like something that would delight the heart of any grandchild — or anyone of any age.

    • Tom Naughton says:

      Yup, that was Chareva’s dad. Unfortunately, he had a stroke some months ago and now has limited mobility. He can’t move his left arm and has to shuffle when he walks. Such a shame to see that happen to a guy who was so bouncy and active well into his late 60s. The stroke was likely due at least in part to his type II diabetes — another reason to eat well and never become a diabetic.

      Chareva’s mother assures me the new owners, who have three sons, were quite taken with the train and wanted a demonstration of how to run it. There’s a picture of the train in this post:


      • Dianne says:

        Thank you for the link and for the news that the new owners do care about the train. So sorry to hear about Chareva’s dad’s stroke and disabilities. Diabetes is the pits. Also sorry that her folks have had to leave their long-time home and no doubt many old friends. Having been in the position of needing to move to a new state with a disabled husband (Alzheimer’s) after retirement in order to be near my sister and niece, I know how hard it is to start a new life when you are older. Making new friends takes a lot longer when you are no longer working and when you move to a community where most people your age are already settled into long-established friendships. Thanks to a wonderful church community, we were able to do that, but it took several years to really feel at home in the Dallas area. I hope that your in-laws will find a warm welcome in Franklin, and will come to feel at home and be happy there. (Having so much family there should help a lot.) I’ve “explored” Franklin via the Google Maps street view feature, and it certainly looks like an attractive place!

        • Tom Naughton says:

          They’re happy to be here. They were tired of paying through the nose for Illinois taxes and local property taxes. Chareva is here, and her younger brother will also likely locate here.

      • Billy says:

        Jeez, my father is coincidentally similar. He has high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and when he had a stroke some decades ago, ultimately he has noticeable trouble with talking (stumbles upon words, stops, doesn’t know the right words to say, etc.) and as a added result he can’t permanently feel one of his hands. It was the sole reason why he had to quit his job, which was unfortunate.

  3. Linda says:

    That was a great podcast! Now, I have yet one more site to check on a daily or weekly basis, and most of the ones I do check have come from this blog! BTW, I made five on the McD’s test only because of a couple of lucky guesses. Gazpacho?? Really??

    Just thought I’d mention that we should at least give a pause to the passing of Dr. Duane Graveline, who fought such a brilliant fight against statins! I found out about Jimmie through you Tom and Dr. Graveline through Jimmie. If anyone is considering taking a statin or already taking a statin, they owe it to themselves to go to spacedoc.com and read Dr. Graveline’s article, “My Statin Story.” Then read his yearly updates. This man was brilliant and no telling what he might have accomplished if the criminals who made statins hadn’t ruined his life! I will miss his writings!

  4. Lori Miller says:

    Is anyone going to be left in Chicago to pay all those debts? I can’t drive a quarter mile in Indianapolis without seeing an Illinois license plate.

    • Tom Naughton says:

      The Illinois tax base is definitely shrinking. I see lots of Illinois plates here too. That’s what happens when big spenders in government rack up the debts and then jack up taxes to pay them. They chase away the taxpayers who have the option to move. Taxes are a big part of the reason Chareva’s parents moved.

  5. Zachary says:

    I need to listen to more of this podcast, it’s really quite good. I’ll become a regular listener for sure. Just in this episode they mention Dr. Fung and Dr. Lustig two of my favorite guys. Hope you’re on more often, Tom!

    • Tom Naughton says:

      I’m on whenever I’m invited. I’ve only turned down one invitation to be on a podcast show, and that’s because it was the dumb jocks from the Julian Bakery brouhaha.

  6. Angel says:

    This isn’t relevant to your post, but I thought you’d find it interesting: teenage weight gain due to drop in metabolism when hitting puberty.


    • Tom Naughton says:

      Makes perfect sense. The body is conserving calories burned as energy in order to save calories for growth.

    • Galina L. says:

      According to the article, metabolism drops more noticeably in girls, and it was just fine all human history, but only now it became a problem. Nature intends girls to develop an additional fat deposits on breasts and hips, and a certain percentage of fat is necessary for the development of their reproductive system. I am afraid many girls at that time just get motivated to emerge into an eating disorder by their couches, dance teachers and parents who start making remarks about the necessity of fighting nature. I hope a more nature-oriented point of view on human body and nutrition will prevail some day. The choice of a diet which saves your children from being hungry all the time is the first important step in my opinion.

  7. Galina L. says:

    About your interview. I remember reading that people were starting their low-carbing with any food which was handy to fit a LC profile. One of the LC bloggers Wooo were living on a cream cheese wrapped into a salami washed down with a sugar-free Coolaid for months while loosing her extra 170 lbs. Totally not a perfect food, but still better than a gastric by-pass, getting fatter or trying questionable pills. Imperfect food is still a food, even when not politically correct. Probably, many who are in an urgent need for a diet change just don’t remember how it feels not to be hungry and lethargic all the time.

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