I actually LOVE the word "DIET"!
The word "diet" is derived from the Greek word "diaita" meaning "manner of living". It doesn't mean food, but since most cultures define themselves by how they eat, the word has come to mean food. Every tribe or nation has a type of food that ... Read more
I've never had a Twinkie
I read that Hostess baking is filing for bankruptcy and that Twinkies won't be available anymore. I have never had a Twinkie. I grew up near Philadelphia so was enamored of Tastykake when I was fat. By the time I moved out of the Tastykake ar... Read more
When I hit goal waaaaayyy back when on WW, there was a 10 week transition to maintenance period. You paid all 10 weeks, of course, but the good thing was that they told us how to switch over. Every two weeks we got something back that had been... Read more
You're not the boss of me!
Remember when our kids, when they were little, would shout "You can't tell me what to do, You're not the boss of me!"?
Well here we are moving into the holiday food season, and many people are already trying to figure out how to turn down o... Read more
I clean my plate!
I hear a lot of advice about leaving food on my plate. I cannot imagine doing that intentionally.
I weigh and measure all the ingredients into each recipe I make, and I plate from the kitchen like a restaurant, rather than passing serving ... Read more
You can't become anorexic by dieting
I hear people express fear that their diets are so successful that they'll just keep losing weight until they are anorexic. Anorexia is a terrible, fatal mental illness. You cannot "catch" it. You cannot diet yourself into it. You don't eat ... Read more
I eat by the clock.
There. I admit it. I eat when the clock says it's time to eat. I know that most weight control programs want us to train ourselves to recognize hunger and eat only when hungry. But how do you do that? If a meal takes an hour to make, how do... Read more
It's not as complicated as I would like
When I was trying to figure out how to lose weight, I needed to make it complicated enough to be worthy of my attention. I mean, how could I possibly have a problem with something that is simple, so it MUST be really complicated, right? There ... Read more
Thinking through food choices
I hear stories of how people lose weight or maintain loss, and they always involve the details: how many calories or nutritional differentials or exercise. That is WHAT they do, not HOW they do it. I can tell you WHAT I do, but how DO I do it?... Read more
But I LOOOOOVVVVE it so!!!
We have all read stories of women who continue to live with abusive husbands. They come back from another visit from the emergency room, he says he'll change, they believe it.....until the next inevitable time. And those of us watching all won... Read more
Maintaining isn't really like Losing, Yet it is
There has been a lot of wonderful discussion on the At Goal and Maintaining + Transitioning to Maintenance Board, as we try to figure out what maintaining really is. The keeping weight off part is pretty obvious, but the attitudes are very diff... Read more
Anticipation is as good as Gratification
I am a planner. I tend to eat the same breakfast and lunch every day for a few months, then change, but dinner is different every night. I write out my dinner plans with day and cookbook page number, note in my calendar anything that needs to ... Read more
Old advice on How To Live
"To hurt no body by words nor dead. To be true and just in all my dealing. To bear no malice nor hatred in my heart. To keep my hands from picking and stealing, and my tongue from evil speaking, lying and slandering. To keep my body in temperan... Read more
Gain weight in the shower?
I was telling my son, the Registered Dietician, about how much my weight bounces every day. I'm at maintenance so not trying to lose, yet my weight just pops around. He told me to weigh myself before and after a shower. I gained .6 pounds jus... Read more
I am coming off an extremely difficult year and a half, yet my weight has remained the one thing completely controlled. I have rules in my life for many things: I don't do debt, which relieves me of a huge amount of stress that others bear. I... Read more
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