Hey, Love. READ THIS Before You Have Weight Loss Surgery

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Nine warnings and three suggestions for my loved one who's considering weight loss surgery.   In 2002 I asked myself “Should I have weight loss surgery?” When the dart landed on “yes,” I made an all-too common mistake - I focused on the date of my surgery as though that were the moment when … [Read more...]

That Cookie is a Cannibal

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If you struggle with sugar addiction or compulsive overeating, you eat the first cookie, but that cookie eats all the rest. Here's what it can look like when one sets a binge in motion. I’ve been enjoying a weeks-long period of true abstinence from the foods that make me crazy. Energetic and … [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...]