Metabolism Reset Summer Experiment

I decided to try a crazy experiment this summer — My Eight Week Feeding Experiment Rules of the experiment: Consume more calories Low carb/keto choices No sugar No snacks Fit my meals into no more than a 12-hour window, leaving at least 12 hours to fast between the last meal of one day and the … Read more

Eat to Satiety AND Lose? WOW!

My experiment is going very well.  I gained about 4 pounds during the “refeeding” stage, but five weeks in, I’m down 3 pounds—and I’m still eating enough to be quite satisfied.  I never thought I wouldn’t be hungry – my stomach has always had its own clock – but there have been a few days … Read more

Can I Just Eat More???

Summer is an adventure, and for me in the last decade, it’s been a learning adventure. It’s always uncomfortable but fantastic once it’s over. Good learning, hard to do. This summer seems to be about basics, and one of them is about the idea of calories, so I’m doing an experiment. In 2012 when I … Read more

Break the Yo-Yo

Six years ago, I started my weight loss journey having again topped out both my weight and frustration with the Diet Yo-Yo I’d been on for 40 years.  Something about THAT experience changed everything.   What did I do?  What was the magic formula?  Was there a pill, potion, or combination that melted the weight right … Read more

Seriously, It’s NOT the Diet

A recently released Harvard study shows the diet itself isn’t the issue — but we knew that. The study, DIETFITS, studied 609 heavy but healthy people for a year.  They assigned them to low-carb or low-fat, but their purpose was not to pit one plan against the other.  It was designed to find which nutritional … Read more

THAT Kryptonite food or behavior–THAT one. 

It’s the thing that almost always creates a fall and requires far too long for recovery.  You’ve likely NO doubt about what it is even if you don’t like to admit it.  Is it food for you?  Or is it a habit or behavior that trips you?  January seems to be the time we try to … Read more

Habits Won’t Change Themselves — DANG IT!

Making a resolution or new goal stick requires changing some habits — by force if necessary.  I know.  Don’t you just hate that?  And I do, and yet, if we want to reach our goals, we have to find a way to hold ourselves to it.  To make a real change, it can’t be a short-term … Read more

Improving Your View Changes Everything

Imagine your favorite scene — maybe mountains, beach, rolling hills, pets, children — whatever calms your soul. For me, it’s the patchwork fields, mountains, and sheep of Wales.  That view tends to make me sigh deeply and feel at peace. However, for a long time when I took a view of myself, well, let’s just … Read more

Magic Bullets slap me every time.  

“Just this one ingredient helped me lose XX pounds!” “This is the holy grail of diet secrets, and ‘THEY’ don’t want you to know about it!” Or one of my favorites:  “Apple Cider Vinegar will make the weight fall right off!” This formula, this pill, this exercise routine, this detox, this ONE thing no one … Read more

Still Keeping Your Resolution?

I know — it’s almost cruel to get on the scale after the holidays, isn’t it?  Never mind, you’ll be on plan and shift the extra soon enough. Right? And what happens if you fall off your resolution?  Will you join the others who quit after one stumble?  Do you also keep driving down the wrong … Read more

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