Category Archives: weight loss

‘Maybe the next bite will be better’ syndrome

There’s a lot of things that irritate me about the book “Ten Habits of Naturally Slim People,” by Jill H. Podjasek. It’s too New Agey for my tastes  and makes it sound like all naturally thin people have these enlightened … Continue reading

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Focusing on a dream vs. merely wishing for it

“Most people … wish for an outcome but make no intention-driven actions toward that outcome. If they would just do something most people would find that they get some version of the outcome they’re looking for.” – Chad Fowler, computer-languages … Continue reading

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Slow Carb Diet update: the dreaded ‘cheat day spike’

So much for the notion of a quick recovery from the dreaded “cheat day weight spike.” After following the Slow Carb Diet fairly rigorously for nine days, I managed to erase my loss in a single day. Two days later, … Continue reading

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Calorie ignorance is NOT bliss

I took the kids to Dairy Queen yesterday to celebrate turning in their 4-H projects, and since I was all hot and sweaty from running intervals with my sister, decided what the heck: I’d order a small Oreo blizzard with … Continue reading

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Focused vs. unfocused hunger

Why is it that on some days hunger can make me feel focused, while on other days it can make me feel stressed and out of control? I think it has to do with whether hunger is part of my … Continue reading

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Eating with electrons in mind

Stress generates free radicals, which storm your body looking for an electron they can steal, leaving damaged cells in their wake. Antioxidants come equipped with an extra electron that can neutralize free radicals. Which means that … When you eat … Continue reading

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Willpower analogy No. 37

There are people who exert willpower by sheer force. I am not one of those people. Not eating is hard. I can decide to avoid eating something one minute, but there’s still 59 minutes left in that hour where I … Continue reading

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The ‘tastes thin’ boundary

I used to really hate hearing that old phrase, “Nothing tastes as good as feeling thin feels.” It rings true, which is why it’s so often repeated. But if you’re a long way off from feeling thin – if you … Continue reading

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Defy the microbe overlords

We harbor the notion that we’re sentient beings … but recent studies provide a new perspective, challenging just how much control we truly have when it comes to our cravings. … there is in fact a very direct and causal … Continue reading

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Spud day

I’ve gotten on this kick where every Wednesday I eat nothing but baked potatoes. I love potatoes, so I find it both satisfying and simplifying to just grab one whenever I feel hungry. (I bake a big crock of them … Continue reading

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