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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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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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