Tag Archives: dieting

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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Martian Potato Diet update

Technically, the Martian Potato Diet was a failure. After four days of eating nothing but potatoes, I lost 1.8 pounds – not enough to meet my 3-pound goal for a Chocolate Peanut Plus shake at Ivanhoe’s on Saturday night. 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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Learning to feel full: Can I fix my broken fuel gauge?

It kind of amazes me now that I got through My Perfect Season of Weight Loss with only amateur-level eating skills. I could stop on a dime sometimes, but only if I was really dialed in, and only if I … Continue reading

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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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