Category Archives: eating

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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Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Americans – it is a holiday weekend here in Canada. I am sitting around with my sore wrist in a brace instead of blogging. For those of you hate-reading my blog right now, welcome and carry on. People do so love to be slightly irritated. I probably won’t approve your comments, though. Further reading: […]

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Food and exercise are not matter and anti-matter.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. How often do you hear someone say they need to “work off breakfast,” or that they spoiled their workout by eating some calorific food afterward? I hear it quite a bit, and it always bothers me. Let me count the ways. First of all, reducing food […]

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