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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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Posted in Anglachel, Food, Health

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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Learning to Eat

Living in Fat Land is a bit of a through-the-looking-glass experience. The culture is neurotically focused on food consumption, frantically trying to figure out what magic substance should be added to/removed from our plates to roll back the Fat Tide.

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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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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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Posted in Culture, Food, Health, Obesity

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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How Can You Regulate Food?

I’m going to try to keep sarcasm to a minimum in this post. I want to focus on exactly how food as such can be regulated. On purely practical terms, how could this work? My jumping off point is an

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Posted in Economics, Food

The Land of the Fat

The big news in the War on Fat this morning is a research analysis paper published in The Lancet. It is a survey of studies and reports of height and weight in populations around the world. It is, oddly enough,

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Food Security

I’m chuckling over the news of the day. Variations on this headline, Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic, are all over. Societal body mass has increased because food is cheap to buy and easy to consume. In short,

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Posted in Economics, Food, Obesity
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