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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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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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