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300 pounds of fat later, how did one sib help the other?

Recently I interviewed a guy who shed 90 pounds and reversed his type 2 diabetes with the help of his sister, who’d lost more than 200 pounds. “I can’t even put into words how much I owe her,” Quinton Horton … Continue reading

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Is going on a diet like joining a cult?

Is going on a diet like joining a cult? This is one of the jokes magician Penn Jillette makes in his book Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales. Jillette is the loud, tall and … Continue reading

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Holiday food log #27: The diet/exercise ‘video game’

I love one-day diet/fitness challenges. Yesterday, knowing I had a cycling workout in mind, I decided to follow a diet modeled on one a cyclist-blogger friend has written about using when he’s trying to drop a few pounds. If I … Continue reading

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Holiday food log 25-26: 2 valuable lessons

I keep wondering if this holiday food log is a frivolous waste of both my time and yours. This is a busy time, right? Yet learning how to eat during the holidays in a way that feels enjoyable without losing … Continue reading

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Holiday food log #19-20: Salvaging a day that seemed doomed

How do you salvage a day when you’ve already had 1,000-plus calories before 9 a.m.? This holiday food log has really clarified something I already suspected: Tuesdays are a problem.  I typically have a really light dinner on Mondays, following … Continue reading

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Holiday food log days 12-13: Haunted by a 30-year-old commercial

Remember those old Reese Cup commercials where the guy eating a chocolate bar comes around the corner and bumps into the girl holding a jar of peanut butter? Well, that was me yesterday, playing both parts at once. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Log Day 2: Black Friday

Every once in awhile, when I want to stay focused or recover from eating too much or just don’t feel like “counting” anything – and when I don’t plan on a run that requires much in the way of carbs … Continue reading

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A new challenge (and much needed diversion) for the holidays

The past few years I’ve done a holiday run streak from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. This year, in addition to making sure I run at least 1 mile every day during that period, I’m also going to blog my food … Continue reading

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Eliminating vacation munching

I’m not one to simply relax on vacation. On this trip, in addition to getting in some good hikes, I wanted to work on something I’ve never been able to master: Not eating between meals. During past family vacations that’s … Continue reading

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Another one for the food log hall of fame

Every so often a memorable eating day aligns with a meaningful life event in such a way that I know I’ll always associate one with the other. For example, I still remember the day in 2012 when the temperature hit … Continue reading

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