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9 Things I have learned from 14 years of dieting

In true January spirit, I’ve been thinking about my weight and my diet a lot. I felt a sort of societal obligation to try to lose a few pounds and eat really restrictively at first, but then I remembered; I’ve been at this for 14 years now, maybe it’s time to try something different. 1,420 more words


Don't Listen to the Voices

The voices want your money. In December, they said that you had to pack your house with rich, expensive food – or Christmas would fail! Now you have to lose weight and take up exercise, or you will die. 373 more words

Money Saving Tips

Why being fat is not evil and what is BED

A few days ago I read an article that George Takei (or whoever manages his Twitter if he doesn’t do it personally) shared on Twitter. This article explained the trauma of a man of large size who had gone to a restaurant and, after an otherwise normal meal, discovered that his waiter had identified him as Fatty 2 on the bill. 1,198 more words

Health And Lifestyle

TED Talk: Why dieting doesn't usually work

Such a valuable video for anyone who’s ever beat themselves up because their diet didn’t work long term:

There was once a time when what and how much I ate shadowed every waking moment of my day. 205 more words

The Theory

Counting Calories Doesn't Work

Calorie counting is accepted as “the right way” to choose what to eat to lose weight, but the truth is it doesn’t work.

That isn’t hyperbole – calorie counting does not work, and I’ll prove it to you. 468 more words


New Research: Sugar Is Addictive

Sugar is addictive and affects our brains like a drug. And just like drugs, the longer we eat sugar the more we have to eat to get the same level of pleasure. 300 more words


Nutrition: Turn it Upside Down

For a truly healthy diet turn the food pyramid upside down.

The food pyramid created by the USDA at the end of last millennium was an attempt to reduce the amount of fat people were eating in order to combat heart disease. 267 more words