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How I’m working on my ‘Live to Eat’ tendencies

Every now and then I think about the difference between people who “eat to live” and those who “live to eat.” Regardless of how much food either group consumes over the course of the day, I think the true difference … Continue reading

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Changing up the diet game keeps boredom at bay

I love how the concept of what constitutes “good” and “bad” foods changes from diet to diet. I’m not being sarcastic here. I like to change up my diet from time to time, and one of things I love about … Continue reading

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Warning: Not all salsa con queso is a calorie bargain

  So I’m needing to peel off a few pounds for about the gazillionth time since my 2010 weight loss, and when I need to be strict I usually pick up a jar of salsa conqueso because it packs so … Continue reading

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Adapting to a front-loaded food day

When I used to count Weight Watchers points, I’d get really nervous if I used up most of my points by noon. (And it happened A LOT, let me tell you!) Over time I developed some tools to help me … Continue reading

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Getting the hang of ‘cheat day’

I didn’t have a great loss last week on the Slow Carb Diet — just .2 pound, and it literally took me all week to get there. But I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of Cheat Day*, … Continue reading

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Eating with electrons in mind

Stress generates free radicals, which storm your body looking for an electron they can steal, leaving damaged cells in their wake. Antioxidants come equipped with an extra electron that can neutralize free radicals. Which means that … When you eat … Continue reading

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Willpower analogy No. 37

There are people who exert willpower by sheer force. I am not one of those people. Not eating is hard. I can decide to avoid eating something one minute, but there’s still 59 minutes left in that hour where I … Continue reading

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The ‘tastes thin’ boundary

I used to really hate hearing that old phrase, “Nothing tastes as good as feeling thin feels.” It rings true, which is why it’s so often repeated. But if you’re a long way off from feeling thin – if you … Continue reading

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Marathon not necessarily a weight-loss tool

In all the marathon hubbub, I neglected to report this week’s results in the family weight-loss contest. Or maybe I was trying to avoid the humiliation of admitting that I posted a slight gain despite having run 26 miles on … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Proving my brother wrong!

By Colleen, age 11 Ben thought I would gain all my weight that I lost when I was sick,  but I didn’t. In fact, I have lost a little bit more! My stomach shrunk when I was sick, so I … Continue reading

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