Loving My 300-Pound Body Keeps Me Thin

Coffey, Before & During

When obesity has roots in shame, loving our larger bodies (in my case, a 300 pound body) may contribute to healthy, sustainable weight loss. We're tormented by our obsession with weight. Losing weight is hard to do, and the overwhelming majority of us gain back whatever weight we lose (and then … [Read more...]

Should I Eat Breakfast If I Am Trying To Lose Weight?

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Hey there, Coffey: I'm trying to lose weight. As a rule, should I eat breakfast? Will that keep my metabolism high?  - Sally in Dallas Hey, Sally! There's nothing wrong with eating breakfast if we're hungry. But eating breakfast to ramp up metabolism is...well...problematic. People find their … [Read more...]

Why We’re Fat & How We Get Skinny* – Naturally

We're related.

The modern nutritional conditions that are making us retain fat & how to get skinny by eating like it's springtime on the Prairie. Our bodies evolved to thrive in perfect synchronicity with the planet. For most humans across most of history, this synchronicity involved the ebb and flow of … [Read more...]

The Case for Abstinence Over Control

That's right, get angry.

If portion-controlled diets make you feel like you're having a food-related asthma attack (can't....get...enough...food), but the way you eat normally makes you miserable, abstinence - not just a low-carb diet - may be a strong choice. If you've ever been on Weight Watchers or other … [Read more...]