Category Archives: Nutrition

Southern Cooking

Southern cookin’: “Let me have some of them deep-fried fat balls.” Items from ten days eating in Texas and Arkansas. The Flying Fish, Little Rock The Capital Hotel Cancun, Magnolia Hope Paris, Texas   Stamford, Texas. Note chicken fried chicken. … Continue reading

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Calories!

Click it. These photos are so useful that I pinned the foods I eat as a reminder.  The Calorie Calculator tells me I need 2,000 to maintain my weight, 1,600 to lose weight or 1,400 for “extreme fat loss.” = … Continue reading

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Lipid Panel

The Berkeley Diet enabled me to maintain my weight while traveling and consuming restaurant meals for months. Also, my cholesterol levels are looking good:

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Do you have to be superhuman to lost weight permanently? [Yes]

Today’s New York Times Magazine carries a depressing article by Tara Parker-Pope. For years, the advice to the overweight and obese has been that we simply need to eat less and exercise more. While there is truth to this guidance, … Continue reading

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Calories still aren’t calories

WeightWatchers is switching from Points to PointsPlus. Points were a stand-in for calories. PointsPlus represent more sensible eating patterns. Good for them! Calories are a crude measure at best. Wired tells part of the story in Weight Watchers Revamps Its Magic … Continue reading

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Something else to worry about

Fodmaps: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monoscaccharides and Polyols. The theory is that certain carbohydrates are tough for your small intestines to digest. Large molecules of these foods travel to the colon, where they ferment. This causes the gurgling, bloating, diarrhea, and/or … 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 Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated by Jane E. Brody, New York Times, July 19, 2011 More important lessons from the Nurses’s Health Study, Nurses’ Health Study II, and the Health Professionals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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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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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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Fat apples, fat pears

All fat is not created equal. Some of us are shaped like apples: big around the middle. Others of us are more like pears: big in the butt. Pear people live longer than apple people. Some scientists think it’s because … Continue reading

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