Monthly Archives: July 2011

Slipping and sliding

Breakfast of scrambled eggs and salsa. I’m learning to cook on an induction hot plate. This is a great way to make scrambled eggs. Fast, too. I cook the eggs at 250. While they’re cooking, I zap salsa in the … Continue reading

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What to eat

Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated by Jane E. Brody, New York Times, July 19, 2011 More important lessons from the Nurses’s Health Study, Nurses’ Health Study II, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. The Harvard studies … Continue reading

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B.F. Skinner and Random Reinforcement

One evening the behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner left the random feeding devices on in the cages of his test-subject pigeons. He was dumbstruck the next morning when he found the pigeons performing weird dance rituals. The pigeons thought their motions … Continue reading

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More eating and reflecting

An easy-going day. Scrambled eggs and salsa for breakfast. Trader Joe’s pizza for lunch (not on the diet but hunger got the best of me.) Roasted cabbage and sliced chicken breast for dinner. Watermelon and a hard-boiled egg to start … Continue reading

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More reflection on what I eat

What a healthy day! I began with scrambled eggs and salsa. I’m using an induction hot plate to cook the eggs; they take no time at all. And I zap the salsa in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm … Continue reading

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Changing behavior

Diet diaries — a daily record of everything you eat — are a staple of weight-loss programs. Despite their popularity and proven results, traditional diet journals have flaws: Recording portion size is cumbersome. Because food logs are trouble to maintain, … Continue reading

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Don’t eat white food

What to eat Eat food. Mainly plants. Not too much. Michael Pollan’s formula is still my food mantra, but I need more guidance. I’m taking Tim Ferriss’s advice and going to stop eating white food for a while. No more rice, … Continue reading

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Why the Berkeley Diet

Berkeley is ground zero for California cuisine. It’s not just Alice Waters and the Gourmet Ghetto. Berkeley is a community of serious foodies. Alice is result, not cause. Tasty restaurants abound. About the time Chez Panisse opened, Alfred Peet introduced … Continue reading

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