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Is going on a diet like joining a cult?

Is going on a diet like joining a cult? This is one of the jokes magician Penn Jillette makes in his book Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales. Jillette is the loud, tall and … Continue reading

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How Rowan lost 40 pounds this summer

Even from 700 miles away, I can see my oldest daughter shrinking before my very eyes. The evidence is there on the workout pics she posts on Facebook. She gets a lot of exercise on her new job as a … Continue reading

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Eliminating vacation munching

I’m not one to simply relax on vacation. On this trip, in addition to getting in some good hikes, I wanted to work on something I’ve never been able to master: Not eating between meals. During past family vacations that’s … Continue reading

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The snack that convinced me to give up key lime pie

It’s been awhile since I’ve edited any foods out of my life. At one point I was jettisoning old standbys left and right. Sometimes it was eliminating a specific problem food, like M&Ms or French fries. Other times it was … 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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Our family’s unofficial ‘diet guru’

In the unlikely event we manage to get everybody together in time to shoot a photo for my parent’s Christmas card this year — and in the astronomically less likely event someone managed to slide a giant scale under the … 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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Why I’m switching to the Martian Potato Diet

With three days and three pounds to go before my self-imposed weight-loss deadline – if I don’t make it I don’t get ice cream at Ivanhoe’s when we go to my nephew’s football game at Taylor University Saturday – I’m … 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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From fat to fit: a yoga instructor’s journey

It’s hard to imagine yoga instructor Megan Hunter, a 22-year-old triathlete who teaches sports nutrition at Saint Francis University, as anything but fit. But when I was talking to her for a recent story on office yoga, Hunter told me … Continue reading

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