Category: Diets

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nutrition is a game we play.

    Before I completely freak you out with talk of food groups, let me say a couple of things about The Bottom Line when it comes to eating: The bottom line is that you provide yourself the opportunity to eat at regular times. The bottom line is that, at those times, you give yourself free reign […]

  • Fat / counterfat.

    I wrote a little counterpoint piece for Consider. (Up against the Senior Dietitian for the University of Michigan Health System’s Bariatric Surgery Program — hardly a fair fight!) But you want to read something that truly blows this out of the water? Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor (two women who each have a large chunk […]

  • Commenter brilliance – Arwen edition.

    I’m not sure if you all know, but the comments section here is often the best part of this whole ice-cream social. Up till now, I’ve just been too lazy to pick out some of the gems for you, but I’m going to start. There are too many hilarious, touching, and/or informative vignettes to let […]