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Eat food. Stuff you like. As much as you want.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. So…telling people what to eat seems to be quite the thing to do, no? And telling people to eat whatever they want is…well, it’s incredibly controversial. It’s just not done. You know why I think it’s controversial? Not just because we live in a culture that’s […]

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Food isn’t poison.

One thing I dislike about nutrition is how often we discuss eating as though it’s something incredibly dangerous that people must do just right or risk INSTANT DEATH. When society has become so risk-averse that we can’t even enjoy food, you know something is terribly out of whack. Barring allergies, intolerances*, non-functioning organs, and foodborne […]

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Rules vs. trust in eating.

So, for large swaths of us in the Western hemisphere, the holidays are approaching. Which means my favourite thing in the entire world is happening (it’s true!!!) — Magazines are giving out advice on HOW NOT TO BE A TOTAL DISGUSTING PIG, YOU FUCKING SLOB. Yessss. Seriously, I wait for this all year. Like Christmas […]

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Notes on how I eat.

This is an intensely personal thing to write about, and it’s something I usually avoid, because I absolutely believe that it’s no person’s — especially no fat person’s — obligation to disclose what they eat as a means of justifying their existence. But because this blog is about nutrition, dieting, and normal eating, and because […]

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The rules of nutrition.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. First rule of nutrition: eat or die. Second rule of nutrition: there are no other rules. This is not something you are likely ever to hear from someone in my field, since we make our living by thinking up rules and then pretending they have been […]

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