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Experimenting with the Slow Carb Diet

Since I’m not much of a meat eater I never had much interest in trying the Slow Carb Diet touted in Tim Ferriss’ The Four-Hour Body, even though I’m a huge fan of the book in general. But I knew … Continue reading

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Tapping into the brain’s plasticity for weight loss

I wish I had a brain scan from before I lost weight so I could see how it would compare to what my brain looks like now. Based on an article in the December 2013 issue of Discover magazine, I … 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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Satisfied without Satisfries

I found myself in a Burger King the other day, seeking a restroom and hot coffee after getting soaked at Ben’s cross country meet, when I found myself wondering if I should try those new “Satisfries.” Nah, I decided — … Continue reading

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WWI Week 12: Weighing taste vs. heft

How do you decide whether to give in to a craving or put up a fight? I used to almost always give in, figuring that as long as I wrote it down, it was better to absorb the extra calories … Continue reading

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