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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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A Christmas Eve moon landing

When we’re pushing ourselves way out of our comfort zone, Colleen and I like to recall that saying, “Aim for the stars and you’ll at least land on the moon.” Or something to that effect. It works for us, and … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas diet plan

Last weekend was horrible, eating-wise. By Monday everything in my closet was feeling tight, and at that point there were still 11 days until Christmas. I needed to shake things up ASAP. But I also needed to come up with … Continue reading

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Our family’s unofficial ‘diet guru’

In the unlikely event we manage to get everybody together in time to shoot a photo for my parent’s Christmas card this year — and in the astronomically less likely event someone managed to slide a giant scale under the … Continue reading

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The best mental toughness movie ever

If I were stranded on Mars and needed to make my rations last X number of days until a supply ship could be sent, could I trust myself not to stress out and go on a binge? Doubtful. One of … Continue reading

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Time to break out the weight-loss tools

It’s time to drop a few pounds. Which means it’s time to break out the long-view lens. I first wrote about this weight-loss tool back in 2012, when I was still trying to figure out all the little details that … Continue reading

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The liberating qualities of a ‘dull diet’

Back when I wrote this post in  2011, I couldn’t have imagined anything more boring than eating the same thing for breakfast everyday, or eating the exact same meals on certain days of the week. But the truth is, after … 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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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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Taking crappy food out of circulation

Why is it that even though we see people all around us trying to make healthier food choices, the food we most often tote to a potluck or deposit in the office break room tends to be calorie-laden crap? I … Continue reading

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