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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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Wellness Oops

Remember the work wellness challenge I posted about a couple of weeks ago? If you’ve forgotten, it basically goes like this: Challenge consists of some food and exercise mini-challenge as well as an overall weight loss challenge. I contacted the

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Fat & Food

Briefly, for the people who are clueless and need to read it. Fatness and disordered eating are not mutually exclusive. No, not just for compulsive overeating or binge eating disorders. No, not only for bulimia and other binge-purge related cycles.

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Why I’m Frustrated by Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Loss

Not because she went from a double-digit size to a single-digit size. She is the boss of her body. Not because she’s prouder of her weight loss than she is of her Oscar. Again, it’s her life, and she’s free

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Work Wellness Challenge

At work right now, we’re having a wellness challenge, where the overall challenge is made up of several dietary and exercise challenges. (It seems this wellness challenge lives almost entirely in the realm of physical wellness.) A lot of the

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The SHEER WILLPOWER Diet

This post discusses fat shaming, dieting, and disordered eating patterns. Recently at The Curvy Nerd, Alexa expressed her frustration with other Internet commenters who evangelize (and cast judgment) via the “sheer willpower” diet: And, for the record, the SHEER WILLPOWER

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No Blame

“I blame my parents.” I’ve been talking with a few people in real life about body image and struggles with weight. The above sentiment seems to be a common thread. While the specific connection varies, at least a few people

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My Diet & My Feminism

I recently found The Curvy Nerd and on it, a post titled Is dieting anti-feminist?. I suspect that my current incarnation with dieting is not what the author means when they talk about the term. Also, I think I will

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