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Browsing All Posts filed under »Psychology of Eating«

Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting???

June 15, 2016

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“An especially useful starting point for an aspiring healthcare company would be to think about ways to deliver a “positive good.”  Most contemporary medicine is generally regarded, economically, as a negative good – something we use or engage in because we have to, not because we especially want to.  While this creates a ready market, […]

What the The New York Times misses about The Biggest Loser weight regain

May 16, 2016

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The New York Times published the following article: –After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight For anyone obese, reading this led one either to Ben and Jerry’s or the bar. It is a depressing read. Words like “frightening,” “stunning,” “radically,” “shocked” seem to appear every paragraph. The thesis of the article is research has […]

How much energy could we save if no one was overweight?

March 23, 2016

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Solar, electric cars, we’re waiting for these and others, these so called energy fixes, to get cheaper so we can all have them. There are two billion cars on the road in the world. 100 million cars are made each year. If every single car produced *today* was electric, it would take 20 years to refill the […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #11

January 1, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: That time we started to detect 14 times more thyroid cancers and […]

What’s the deal with exercise and your appetite?

August 12, 2015

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This is a topic I’ve always felt was rudimentary, yet the opinions on it seem to move around. Another title for this article could be “Is exercise good for weight-loss?” I’ve trained a good amount of people who have said, “I’ve been working out for six months now, but haven’t lost a pound.” “I’ve been […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #1

July 30, 2014

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This is an idea I got from Bill Simmons. Particularly during the NFL season, Simmons will empty out his email inbox. There isn’t much of a theme to it, it goes off on tangents, can be random, but it’s a way to get a bunch of different thoughts and comments out there. I thought I’d try something […]

Gaining empathy for those with personality disorders

September 30, 2013

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I wrote a post called Antidepressants and weight-loss, and how to make dieting and exercise work better for you if you have issues with depression, which started off: From the lecture I reference below: “Depression is the most damaging disease you can experience.” Notice the word DISEASE. If you are one of those people who hears “depression” […]

A patient’s compliance is not just the patient’s responsibility

September 16, 2013

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I’ve detailed my health insurance issues before. With the new laws taking effect soon I was researching things again. I came across this great discussion of Obamacare on Reddit. Really, I was just looking for an easy to understand summation, and the thread provides that. A doctor then weighed in on what was about to […]