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The nut test

The nut test

One of the big recommendations of the Hormone Weight Loss diet (and Paleo, as I understand it) is that one snack on nuts – a “good” fat, great for tiding one over to the next meal. I was fascinated by the notion that low-fat diets actually make us fatter, and delighted by the notion of […]

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Kicking the artificial sweetener habit

Kicking the artificial sweetener habit

Artificial sweetener is everywhere. Calorie conscious individuals, such as myself, long gave up sugar — it’s how many calories for how many tablespoons? No thanks! — not wanting to “waste points” on sweet tea, sugar in coffee, etc.  And why drink sugar when the alternative was even sweeter, and advertised as zero calories? ZERO! But […]

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Being Sick Sucks

Being Sick Sucks

Sorry for the radio silence, everyone! I have been sick! First I was (Slightly) Undignified Adult Sick — aka: not-really-but-kinda hungover from an EPIC WEDDING this past weekend. Then I got Totally Legit Adult Sick — a delightful 48 hour bug that had me taking epic afternoon naps and mumbling incoherently at my TV as […]

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Even your dishware can fat shame you now

Even your dishware can fat shame you now

You know where fat shaming and food guilt are absent? On my dishware! Luckily, Fishs Eddy is there for me — now I can have demotivational messages that remind me I shouldn’t have eaten that, fatty, right on my dishware! No, really. Called “Intervention-Ware,” these meet-cute plates don messages such as: “It’s hard to be […]

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Eating is fundamental

Eating is fundamental

Long time, no post… why? I’ve been in Atlanta, visiting my mother and attending Dragon*Con. You see?! I really am a nerd! Though in comparison to most of the people at Dragon*Con, I was not particularly nerdy –  no costume (the costumes?!?!), and I’m into the decidedly “mainstream” Harry Potter. Mostly, I was working all […]

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Word choice, branding & the lady dieter

Word choice, branding & the lady dieter

This morning, I received an email announcement that my company, which often provides employees with free healthy living tools, was giving away samples of thinkThin bars. They are nutritional supplements, essentially protein bars, for people who “care about what they eat.” It annoyed me, a lot. I noodled on it a moment. Then it hit […]

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Open thread: what are your trigger foods?

Open thread: what are your trigger foods?

Last week I talked about identifying trigger foods, categorizing them and then creating an action plan for them. I think one of the most helpful parts of the weight loss/lifestyle change process is talking about things! So I am opening up the forum for discussion! Feel free to answer any or all of the talking […]

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Don’t pull the trigger! Trigger foods & what to do with them

I’ve waxed ad nauseam that deprivation diets don’t work, and that we should ditch food guilt and stop lamenting a lack of sheer willpower, but this neglects what is still a vital part of working on food issues and making a lifestyle change. Because I did most of my work on this issue BEFORE I […]

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Lessons learned: coffee & food shopping

Lessons learned: coffee & food shopping

I experienced a setback this weekend, where I retroactively tallied food Points (always a bad idea) and realized I overate by MILES Friday to Sunday. Talk about under-estimating your points! On the bright side, it’s hardly too late to course correct — three “bad” days won’t ruin a week, and certainly not a journey. But […]

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Friend Making Monday: What’s In Your Fridge?

I love this week’s Friend Making Monday over at All The Weigh. I actually *just* went grocery shopping with the cheap-produce wizards Heidi & Tom, so my fridge actually has food in it FMM: What’s in Your Fridge? 1.) List a few common items that can always be found in your fridge. Laughing Cow cheese, […]

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