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Hi, GI Chow is a resource to inspire and help those looking to lose weight for health or aesthetic reasons. It is based on my own experience of losing over 26kg (4 stone) in 7 months in 2012.

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Transformation picture of author: 25th October 2015 (profile) ..3 years on and a healthy, happy 72kg!

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Transformation picture of author: 21st December 2018 (profile) ..6 years on and a healthy, happy 75kg!

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My motivation was to reduce my risk of developing diabetes and to feel physically healthier and more attractive. I wanted to find a reliable, consistent and cheap way to do this without having to endure hunger, take on unsustainable diet or exercise regimes or take unnatural drugs.

Through research and experiment on myself I was amazed to find a very simple and well understood biochemical principle (the insulin response) which when applied to diet (specifically the glycaemic index and glycaemic load of what we eat) has a profound effect on how fat we are and stay. Part of what I found so incredible is that despite the wealth of information in the media and huge array of nominally healthy foods we find in supermarkets this simple piece of information and its overwhelming significance over and above all the other healthy eating messages out there had not gotten through. In fact there are quite contradictory messages and virtually all the convenience food choices (even the ostensibly healthy ones) available to us keep us fat.

To what extent do we trust received wisdom and the truths offered or perhaps even ‘sold’ – literally as well as metaphorically – to us? Just as history is said to be written by the victors, perhaps our perception of the present is equally manipulated by those with their own agendas to push. After all, every piece of information takes time, effort and hence money to be propagated.

Several family members, friends and acquaintances noticed my weight loss and asked how I’d achieved this so I set up this site as
(i) somewhere to refer them to – so they had somewhere to go after they’d forgotten what I told them!
(ii) a record of my findings in the hope that it might benefit the wider community
(iii) an experimental business to educate people on a few basic facts about nutrition and biochemistry whose application to one’s diet alone can have a profound impact on obesity – possibly the most significant epidemic in the ‘developed’ world.
(iv) an investigation into how what we consider to be the ‘truth’ comes to be recognised as such.

I went from over 92.9kg (205 pounds, 34.7% i.e. 32.2kg fat) to under 66.6kg (147 pounds, 18% i.e. 12kg fat) in 7 months i.e. of the 26.3kg I lost most (20kg) of the weight loss was fat. My muscle reduced a little from 30.1% (28kg) to 39.1% (26kg) however that is a healthy level of loss given I no longer have to haul so much superfluous weight around (which was also putting damaging levels of strain on my joints and tendons and causing other health/quality of life problems).

Of course I should probably include the usual disclaimer that I’m not medically qualified or a nutritionist and that you should see your doctor if you have any concerns that you may have a medical condition affecting your weight or diet before starting to lose weight.

The fact is though that you can forget about worrying that you have a fat gene or low metabolism or are too lazy to spend hours each week exercising. Your body’s designed to gain and lose weight easily to deal with periods of excess and paucity in nature’s bounty of available food and, with a little understanding of how your body works, the very same natural drives you instinctively followed to get to your current weight will get you to any weight you choose to be. In fact you’ll lose weight scarily fast and have to consciously decide not to drop below the weight that’s healthy for you.

Good luck – though you really don’t need it if you read and then follow the handful of tips we have. There’s a shedload of stuff on losing weight – on the net, TV, books and magazines – and a host of companies who’ll claim to help you but I’ve tried to distil the information that helped me into a handful of tips you can read in a few minutes so just start in that section!

All the best,

Nik

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Plantuml Archimate diagram made with Planttext

If you don’t have the funds or inclination to pay for Vizio or Lucidchart here are a few tools for easily creating a variety of common diagrams, from flow charts to entity relationship (data structure), dependency, UML and presentation graphics. Some don’t require any drawing or layout skills whatsoever and allow you to produce clear professional looking diagrams quickly just by typing concise human readable text – no manual and time-consuming drawing, positioning, resizing, formatting and alignment of objects and connectors!

Org Chart

https://slidesgo.com/slidesgo-school/google-slides-tutorials/how-to-create-an-organizational-chart-in-google-slides

https://whimsical.com/organizational-chart-BLVgnvNgT2jxnxui5Xz2Ng

Flow chart

https://slidesgo.com/slidesgo-school/google-slides-tutorials/how-to-create-flowcharts-in-google-slides

https://whimsical.com/swimlane-diagram-NPTsYh6pkkgQ83NbcytwXy

See also Activity diagram for the equivalent in the internationally agreed UML notation.

Activity, Class, Gantt, Mindmap & more

https://www.planttext.com/

Archimate Diagram

Archimate is an internationally agreed standard, in the style of UML, that lets one describe pictorially all elements of Enterprise Architecture from motivation like drivers, goals and outcomes to business processes, data, applications, technology, strategy, capabilities, courses of action (like projects and programmes) and deliverables.

https://plantuml.com/archimate-diagram

All Plantuml diagrams can be constructed, shared and saved via

http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml

and

https://www.planttext.com

however since the URLs are so long (the URL encodes the script that describes the diagram) a URL shortener can be employed for easier sharing and embedding.

https://tinyurl.com/5d258ucc

Tip: change the real URL you land on using the shortened link above from the format

https://www.planttext.com/api/plantuml/png/{long string}

to this format

https://www.planttext.com?text={long string}

to be able to edit the diagram!

Plantuml Archimate Diagram (revised)
Plantuml Archimate Diagram (revised further)

Here is the new URL of the revised diagram, in the SVG format this time, which can be scaled without loss of resolution:

https://tinyurl.com/yck3j9ay

Note: if you change the diagram the URL of your edited diagram will also change, which means that you will need to change the diagram URL embedded in any documents that refer to it if you want them to reflect your edits. Of course, if you simply download and include the generated png file in your document you need to change the document whenever you revise the diagram too. The upside is that anyone can revise the diagram in future without having to recreate it from scratch and without needing any software – just internet access. One isn’t even dependent on a particular website since the ‘long string’ from http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml/uml will also work at https://www.planttext.com and one can even install one’s own diagram server:

https://plantuml.com/faq-install

Class and many other UML diagrams

https://plantuml.com/class-diagram

Also allows one to quickly write:  Sequence diagram  Usecase diagram  Class diagram  Object diagram  Activity diagram (here is the legacy syntaxComponent diagram  Deployment diagram  State diagram  Timing diagram 

ER Diagram

https://graphviz.org/Gallery/undirected/ER.html

Dependency Diagram

These can be very powerful by providing insight into the chain of dependencies and relationships within a system. Graphviz allows diagrams in the simple ‘dot’ graph description language to be constructed, shared and saved via e.g.

https://dreampuf.github.io/GraphvizOnline

http://magjac.com/graphviz-visual-editor/

App Wireframe

https://whimsical.com/web-app-wireframe-MQJZk63o4PSpJES2zPTXLx

Slide Presentation Graphics

https://slidesgo.com/

Icons

https://www.flaticon.com/

Other tools

https://app.diagrams.net/ (formerly draw.io, fiddly on a phone)

https://docs.google.com/drawings (needs sign up, cumbersome on a phone)

http://dia-installer.de/ (needs installation on a desktop OS so unusable on a phone)

https://www.lucidchart.com (needs sign up, app installation on phone and free version limits documents and objects per document)

Hope this helps – feel free to share your favourite diagramming tools and resources in a comment!

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