Tag Archives: Gaining Weight

System Failure

I apologize. I stayed up late after a really long and busy day to type a post for you guys, and WordPress ate it. They appear to be having some technical difficulties. Needless to say, it’s taking all of my willpower not to throw my laptop out a window right now. It was about this […]

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Weight Gain? Consider Yourself Lucky

That’s right. You heard me. I’ma let that sink in for a second. Did you find Paleo/Primal because you wanted to lose pounds? If I had never started gaining weight, I never would have changed my eating habits. It’s that simple. Weight gain is often the first sign we get (or actually listen to) that […]

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The Trouble with Moderation

Earlier this week, I quicklinked to an article in the NY Times that talked about a study that essentially proved that what we eat matters, not just how much (here). The study had a lot to say about the popular idea of “moderation”. You know, you hear this all the time. Let’s say someone asks […]

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Quick Links: Lotsa Good Stuff

A torrent of great article links have been coming across the Twitter wire today, so here they are in one place for you. As if you needed any, here‘s more evidence that grass-fed meat is very good for you. Here‘s an excellent takedown of the anti-salt lobby by The Scientific American. The New York Times […]

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The Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Seen All Day.

And it’s only 9am… Apparently, according to this article, British researchers are recommending that children under the age of 5, even those who aren’t walking yet, need to exercise. *crickets…crickets…crickets…* What I want to ask these researchers…god, where to start? How about, did you exercise as a baby? Did your mother exercise as a baby? […]

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To All My Homies Fighting the Weight Loss Battle

Dear Hearts, I’ve been thinking a lot about you. Yes, you. All of you. But let me start at the beginning. If you’re anything like me, you’re here because something just wasn’t quite right. You couldn’t put your finger on it. Maybe you just weren’t feeling very good after that pizza binge. Maybe the weight […]

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Quick Links: KQED Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig

San Francisco Bay Area NPR station KQED had a chat (here) with the reigning king of anti-sugarness, Dr. Robert Lustig. You may know the good doctor from his YouTube hit Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which as of press time, has over a million views since posting in July of 2009. He was also recently featured […]

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Too Many Loaves, Not Enough Fishes?

A “study” released last week has been tearing up the internet, and media outlets have been loving it with sensational headlines like “Does God Make You Fat?” Give us the numbers so we can tear it apart already: The study, which tracked 2,433 men and women for 18 years, found normal weight young adults ages […]

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Quick Links: Gary Taubes Weighs in on Childhood Obesity

Here’s another in Slate’s series about childhood obesity. This time they went to Gary Taubes (click here): So if we’re serious about preventing childhood obesity in this country, we need to pay attention to what actually regulates the accumulation of fat in the human body. That means we’re going to have to demonize some industries, […]

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Finally, a Voice of Reason in the Obesity Debate

If you’ve been following along the past week, I’ve discussed Slate.com’s community problem-solving project concerning childhood obesity (see here for my past coverage). While I don’t love this project, I do love Slate’s willingness to question themselves, a true rarity in media these days, no? Along with their optimism about coming up with a solution […]

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