Category Archives: eating

Fresh starts, clean slates, and you.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. Happy new year. Like many of you, I’ve spent the last few weeks eating differently than I do most of the year. There were more cookies, more pastry, more mashed potatoes and stuffing, more candy, more cream, and more liquor than usual. There were probably fewer […]

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Stuff people assume I believe vs. stuff I actually believe.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. This post has been sitting in drafts for several weeks, but I figured now was as good a time as any to actually publish it. 1) That the food industry is AWESOME. In one sense, industrialized food production is an amazing thing that allows an unprecedented […]

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The inevitable holiday post.

It’s true, Thanksgiving is a weirdly imperialist semi-genocidal sort of holiday, but hey, at least we can enjoy the tradition of getting together with family and eating a bunch of mashed potatoes! Or can we? If some people’s relatives had their way, the answer would be a resounding HAHA, SUCKER! Because certain people exist only […]

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Food addiction, natural rewards, and self-fulfilling prophecies.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. Warning: in this post I disagree with certain ideas and express opinions based on my own thinking, experience, and education. Ready your smelling salts. In an earlier post, I wrote about why some people find food restriction comforting and reassuring. Today I want to talk about […]

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Why dieting works (for some people, some of the time.)

I don’t actually want to talk about the weight-loss aspect of dieting in this post, even though that is what you’re most likely to think of when you think of whether or not dieting “works.” If short-term weight loss were the sole barometer of success, then just about every diet you can think of, including […]

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