This is probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve written in a while... but here it goes. I gain weight when I look for magic in foods. Seriously. It’s when I’m looking for magic, when I deny the obviousness of overall food intake, when I look for foods to have special drug-like weight loss or muscle building properties, that I gain weight. And not good weight… it's the … [Read more...] about Why I gain weight (The danger of magic foods)
The other day I went out for coffee with my mother. I arrived early, so as I was waiting for mom to show up, I started looking around, and a board full of business cards caught my eye. As I looked closer I saw a card for an interior designer, a couple cards for real estate agents... then dozens upon dozens of cards for health-related offers. The board was covered with the … [Read more...] about On the confusion of weight loss
Proper weight management is like any other skill: You need someone to teach you how to do it properly, then you need lots of practice. Sometimes the practice can be more like learning to ride a bike… You will fall. The struggle will be real. Some falls will hurt, others will just hurt your pride. Some of us will get taught well early in life, and the practice they did … [Read more...] about It Takes Practice
Telling someone who is struggling with their weight to "eat less and move more" is like telling a depressed person to “be happy”. This was a Facebook status I read the other day… and my first response after reading it was anger. "NONSENSE" is the first word that sprung to mind. However, after thinking about it, I realize that the quote is a good one. There is a … [Read more...] about Eat less and move more. Nonsense?
(The mistress in the basement) The relationship between fasting and strength seems to be an issue that has been coming up a lot in the comments on this blog. So here's something to think about: I've been following Eat Stop Eat for over three years. I am significantly stronger than a lot of on-line fitness personalities who do not fast. And, there are on-line … [Read more...] about Fasting and Strength