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More Difficult than it Sounds

A few weeks ago, I blogged about trying to learn a new way of eating to help me develop eating competence and stop with the permanent diet. This is an update on how that’s coming along. It is surprisingly difficult

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Long Term Effects

One of the persistent myths in the fat industry is that the failure of someone to maintain weight loss is due to the individual’s sliding back into their previous slothful habits. If only they would stick with being healthy, then

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Fat and Healthy

The very hardest part of refusing to play ball with the Diet Zombies is trying to disconnect what a person weighs from what the food police presume is the current internal workings of that person’s body. If you pack more

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First, We Kill All the Diets

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, then our society’s approach to the wide spread increase in body mass throughout the nation is spectacularly psychotic. If dieting doesn’t work, then

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Posted in Culture, Economics, Food, Health, Obesity, Politics

Moderate Activity and Arthritis

Mild mannered Clark Kent strikes again. An article in the LA Times today, “Walk now to walk through arthritis later” details how steady moderate activity, specifically walking, can reduce the long-term effects of osteoarthritis. You don’t need to exercise to

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TDEE, CICO and Other Diet Fallacies

In the weight-loss industry, there are a lot of acronyms. TDEE, CICO, VLCD, BMR, HR, and many others depending on what little corner of the weight-loss world you occupy. In most cases, they are proxies for other things, and provide

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What if the Experts are Wrong?

When you go out into the “War on Fat (Especially if You’re Poor),” what becomes glaringly obvious is that almost none of the reporting takes seriously modifying the environment of food ubiquity. The focus is 99.99999% on modifying what Teh

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Crappy Diets are Ubiquitous

One of the biggest fat myths out there is that non-fat people eat sensible diets, composed mostly of organic kale, macrobiotic yogurt and lean meats, they only drink water and green tea, and they get their exercise every day. They

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No More Sisyphus

I’ve been using a heart rate monitor during my more intense cardio activities since February 2013. Here is an account of why I’m using it, how I use it and what I think of it. It has been instrumental in

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Real Processed Food

Something that I encounter out in the Intertubz on a regular basis is the fantasy that all health issues, especially obesity, can be prevented, avoided, healed, resolved, etc., by eating “real” food and avoiding “processed” food.  So, curmudgeon that I

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