Tag: Diet

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On another topic we strayed into speculation about how liberals may not have forseen or orchestrated the virus but are now having wishful thinking of an expanded Bernie influence, to make the virus carry that load of unexplained socialist “inevitability” we would normally see past and resist. Well is time of the essence? Today Rush […]

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Susan’s Free Guaranteed Successful Dieting Plan!


I know. Losing weight is hard. When you get older, it’s even harder. You think that maybe the latest fad diet might do the trick, although in your heart you know that best-selling writer has no magic to offer for your weight struggle.

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can do it! Throw away your diet books, your internet print-offs, and the latest recommendation from a friend who is the worst example of a well-managed diet. (Don’t you hate people who tell you how to eat as they gobble down a cheeseburger and fries?)

My recommendations are not easy. They are not based on government dictates of a healthy diet. They will not feed your wounded spirit or reduce your over-active appetite. You probably won’t like them. But they will work. No measuring. No groups. No counselors. Just li’l ol’ me and my time-tested cooking and practices. So here goes:

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Well it’s January again, the start of a new year. Time to make our New Year’s Resolutions. I’m sure that, like me, many of you have resolved to get physically fit this year. The two major components of fitness are diet and exercise. I know I have to make some changes in both of these […]

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My Weight Gain Secrets … Revealed!


SoTysonme guys talk about girls when they drink. Some guys talk about sports. Some guys just sit in the corner, crying in their martini, softly humming the theme from Love Story, and wondering where it all went wrong. Or maybe that’s just me. Well, me and Rob.

But not Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you get a few beers in Neil deGrasse Tyson he turns into a real theoretical physics bore. He goes on and on about how the Rankine scale is better than Kelvin and just how flipping wrong it is that the Microsoft Word spell checker knows “Ludwig Boltzmann,” but apparently has never heard of Rudolf Clausius, despite Clausius being essentially the father of our modern concept of entropy. When Neil deGrasse Tyson gets properly blotto, he never shuts up about this stuff; it’s a big part of why Neil and I stopped hanging out.

Now, for the First Time Ever! My Weight Loss Secrets … Revealed!


shutterstock_325624127For the first time in years, losing weight will not be one of my New Year’s resolutions. After several years piling on the padding, which only accelerated when I started working from home, I’ve lost 38 lbs. in the past 98 days. Gee, Jon — what’s your secret? Read on, for all will be revealed in Five Simple Steps.

Google “weight loss” and you’ll get 232 million hits. Everybody is searching for the silver bullet that will replace their pony-keg belly with six-pack abs. And it seems like half the people who are happy with their size are hawking some miracle diet, high-tech fitness equipment, or psychological trick that will restore anyone to their teenage figure. (All for 18 easy payments of $119.99!)

As most adults have learned, there is no magic formula. But now that I’ve achieved a moderate level of scrawn, and with Peter’s prompting, I wanted to share my counter-intuitive observations about shedding pounds.

Food Politics and Obesity


Given Barkha’s recent thread on obesity, I thought I’d sum up what I’ve learned about this topic in the past few years and some of what was discussed in that thread. I’m going to try to keep this concise and on-topic, so do not consider this to be a comprehensive analysis of the very large topic of human obesity. It is, I think, a reasonable theory that will explain the bulk (sorry) of the American obesity epidemic.

It’s Just Calories, Right?

Ask Amelia: Diets, Boredom and the Perils of Exercise


AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, — time for Amelia Hamilton to answer readers’ vexing questions and curious queries!

Dear Amelia,
I hate exercising with a passion, but I live in Real Housewives of Orange County territory, and I’m the fat, plain housewife next door. I’d love to be the slightly less fat, plain housewife next door. Any tips for finding a workout routine that doesn’t make me wish I lived in Samoa?
— The Realistic Housewife of Orange County

Dear Housewife,

Another Healthy Thing I’m Never Going to Do


shutterstock_145596868Here’s more irritating health news, from Canada’s National Post:

Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable.”

Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists, research suggests that starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing more white blood cells, which fight off infection.

Science, Diet, and Arrogance


One of the most read articles in the Wall Street Journal over the past few days has been a piece discussing recent research challenging the conventional wisdom about the health risks of saturated fat:

“Saturated fat does not cause heart disease”—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries. For many diet-conscious Americans, it is simply second nature to opt for chicken over sirloin, canola oil over butter.

Can Conservatives be Vegans? —TeeGee


I am pretty much just a lurker here, but I’m going to take my cloak of invisibility off for a moment.

DocJay had a thread a few days ago about diet and health weirdness. My confession: my wife and I lean toward being vegans. While she would prefer to embrace veganism entirely, I still enjoy meat from time to time.