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Eating on the Clock

Contains discussion of weight loss. So I’ve been seeing variants of this story for the past day or so — that people who consume the bulk of their calories earlier in the day lose more weight than do people who

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Getting a Better Body

[Note for discussion of diet and weight loss.] It’s that time of year again, when the New Year’s resolution weight loss ads outnumber even the regularly scheduled weight loss ads. I don’t watch standard TV, so I’m safe there. But

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It’s hard to turn down food.

Discusses food choices, eating habits, diet talk. Socially hard, I mean. One of my students’ common elective classes had a potluck/party one day this past week. (I don’t know more than that — e.g., reasons why — but I do

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Extra Weight

Dear print, radio, and Internet advertisements (thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster I have stopped watching TV) that keep trying to convince me to shed my “extra weight,” I have tried so many of your programs. They failed miserably, all of

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It’s Just Me

Note: This post contains weight loss talk and references to disordered eating patterns. I was talking recently to someone close to me, someone with whom I have a little trouble enforcing boundaries. In the course of our conversation, I mentioned

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Saying Goodbye to Skinny Jeans

When I was younger, I would occasionally watch my mom clear out her closet. Some of the clothes were ones I’d never seen before and that clearly dated from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s (before I was born). Some, on

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Diet Advice Circle

An amalgam, only slightly exaggerated for humor, of most of the diet advice I’ve received (solicited or un): Them: You don’t need to restrict calories to diet. Just eat sensibly, avoid processed foods, and cook whole foods at home. Me:

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