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Winning the day-after party leftovers battle

Every morning I wake up and think about what my eating game plan is going to be (if I haven’t already decided the night before). Yesterday’s was easy: We did a baked potato bar for Ben’s graduation party on Sunday, … Continue reading

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More evidence that I can’t outrun my diet

Just in case I needed any more evidence that it’s impossible for me to outrun – or outswim – my diet: On Saturday I ran 7 miles. The next morning, I was up 3.8 pounds. Monday night I swam a … 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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Why it’s counterproductive to envy ‘naturally thin’ people

One of the things I do at work is edit the advice columns – Dear Abby and Annie’s Mailbox – that run in our newspaper. A letter that ran in Wednesday’s paper was about a couple of sisters-in-law who are … Continue reading

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Wish I had this guy’s problem …

Ryan Vezina is a founding member of the band Recycled Percussion, which, like Stomp, makes music out of everyday objects like vacuum cleaners and, in this case, silverware. Not very surprising that these perpetual drummers always seem to be skinny. … Continue reading

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Focused vs. unfocused hunger

Why is it that on some days hunger can make me feel focused, while on other days it can make me feel stressed and out of control? I think it has to do with whether hunger is part of my … 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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A modest proposal to change the name of ‘junk food’

Would it be easier to stay away from junk food if we called it something else? It’s obviously a derogatory term, but the meaning has been hijacked by pop culture to the point that most people think of it not … Continue reading

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Unlearning a new version of an old bad habit

I just love dates, but lately I’ve been loving them a little too much. Whereas two used to make a sweet, satisfying snack that I often preferred to most things in the candy aisle, one day in a raging hunger … Continue reading

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How to shut your mouth off for the day

After this week’s News-Sentinel column on “engine run-on” — that tendency to keep eating after you thought you’d shut your mouth off for the day — my friend Barbara Elliott noted that she uses a tooth brush to get her mouth’s … Continue reading

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