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The real food pushers are in your head

One of the things I heard recently while visiting an African-American church to learn more about its healthy cooking class has really stuck with me.  Bishop Crystal Bush, senior pastor at New Zion Tabernacle, had asked members to find the … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Day 6: Food as anxiety meds

Yesterday was crazy. I had a big deadline, crappy sleep, and on top of everything else, we found out the condos overlooking Gatlinburg where our family has spent group vacations for the past 20 years or so – including two … Continue reading

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The paradox that helped make me fat

So it turns out I really hate dietary clutter. For someone who used to eat all day long, who once couldn’t imagine being able to possibly keep track of every little thing that went in my mouth on any given … Continue reading

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The ‘stutter-step bite’ plays huge role in avoiding run-on meals

In the Hoosier hay-loft hoops world I grew up in, the “stutter step” wasn’t a flashy playground move but a reference to the short, quick adjustment step that helps set up a powerful foot plant  for launching a lay-up. For … Continue reading

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Training for a DNF — in eating

I once thought there was no way I could ever not finish food I put on my plate. The habit was just too ingrained, and I couldn’t bear wasting food. Recently I’ve had some success in learning to quit eating … 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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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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I can’t believe I ate the whole thing

There’s this catch phrase I remember from when I was a kid, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing,” apparently tied to this 1972 Alka-Seltzer commercial. Sometimes I wonder if this pop-culture slogan took root in my second-grade self … 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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Bring on the cheat day boundaries (please!)

Can there be such a thing as too much freedom on cheat day? Apparently so. I’m finding that even though I restrict myself to just one day a week when I can eat whatever I like, whenever I like, I … Continue reading

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