Tag Archives: ice cream

The ‘Live to Eat’ brain

1.  (The cartoon doesn’t look as good online as it does in the print version, but they don’t publish newspaper pages on the web, just content.) 2. For the details on the experiment that ended my quarter pounder fixation, click … 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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Calorie ignorance is NOT bliss

I took the kids to Dairy Queen yesterday to celebrate turning in their 4-H projects, and since I was all hot and sweaty from running intervals with my sister, decided what the heck: I’d order a small Oreo blizzard with … Continue reading

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3 summer ice cream cone price war discoveries

Naturally, the summer ice cream cone price war between McDonald’s and Burger King induced us to attempt a taste test. I loved the idea of holding one cone in each hand, alternating licks. Unfortunately, we never came up with a … Continue reading

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Deep-sea discovery in diet ice cream

I was picking up a sale carton of Breyer’s diet ice cream this week when I discovered vanilla comes in both yin and yang versions: one with no fat and one with no sugar. Each registers 2 Weight Watchers points … Continue reading

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A drill sergeant I could share a sundae with

I put off taking my friend Skip’s advice to check out Barbara Berkeley’s “Refuse to Regain!” because I thought she was probably too much of a drill sergeant for my tastes. I mean, her Primarian diet is based on foods … Continue reading

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Start with more to get to less

The other night at Weight Watchers, a new member asked the fundamental question: How do you eat in moderation? How, she wondered, could she ever learn to be satisfied with half a cup of ice cream, the standard serving size? … Continue reading

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The 1-point Dairy Queen bar

Mom and I were trying to decide where to go after Weight Watchers last night to compare notes on the new male leader when we noticed the Bluffton Dairy Queen had opened for the season. I’d been wanting to try … Continue reading

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