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Are we really that inactive?

April 13, 2018

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In my post about why portion control shouldn’t be your first concern when attempting to lose weight, but eating less often should, I mentioned I was going to delve into some other topics talked about in the paper Why have Americans become more obese? The next topic of that paper I wanted to look at […]

It’s all about portion control, right?

March 30, 2018

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You hear this all the time. “How do I lose weight?” “Just cut back on your portions.” And this works, oh, about one out of never times. Portion control is one of those things that sounds great but when put into practice consistently fails. But portion control works for you, you say. You lost X […]

How your environment makes you overeat, how men and women are different with food, and how to get your bartender to give you more alcohol

January 30, 2012


-Update 10/1/2018: The author of Mindless Eating has engaged in some terrible research practices. Please read this. I recently read Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and thought I would post my notes. I highlighted various quotes and added commentary. I’ve posted an interview with Brian Wansink (the author) before: “How external cues make us […]

How to feed the world

October 27, 2011

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Apparently our species will hit 7 billion people on October 31st. Many are talking about the challenges that presents. One I see regularly coming up is how we’re going to feed everyone. Apparently 1 billion people are already suffering from chronic hunger, so obviously the thinking goes with more people it’s going to be harder […]

“How external cues make us overeat”

September 4, 2011


This is an interview I found discussing how your environment plays a HUGE factor in how much you eat. It is absolutely fascinating and something anyone who is trying to lose weight should read. I decided to repost the interview below; I bolded what stood out to me the most and added (->) some of […]

More evidence against snacking

July 11, 2011

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Last updated 9/1/17 – A recent study on why Americans have gained weight has been circulating the web. If you’ve read my post on portion control, you can already guess what they found… The researchers acknowledged people are obviously eating more calories per day but they wanted to examine the way in which we are […]