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Bad Habits #8 – Blobs On the Bayou: Why Louisiana is So Obese

When I wrote a piece on why my home state of Georgia is obese, I looked at a map of the country showing each state’s relative obesity.  There’s a big blob of obesity (bad pun intended) in the South and Midwest.  Including the state where some of my favorite cuisine is made, Louisiana.  Louisianans areContinue reading “Bad Habits #8 – Blobs On the Bayou: Why Louisiana is So Obese”

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Good Habits #8 – Wild Things And Things That Probably Shouldn’t Be Food Can Actually Be Good For You

Years ago, when my father was still in the army, we lived in Europe for three years.  Occasionally, we’d have to travel around for him to go to this meeting or that meeting.  This probably started me on my journey to becoming a hardcore foodie.  We’d eat out in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,Continue reading “Good Habits #8 – Wild Things And Things That Probably Shouldn’t Be Food Can Actually Be Good For You”

The Details Behind The Diabolical Diabetes Conspiracy Being Orchestrated By The Girl Scouts Of America

It’s that time of year where young girls tempt the American public.  Okay, that sounds weirdly pedo.  I’m talking about the Girl Scouts tempting us.  No, that still sounds pedo.  I’m talking about Girl Scouts tempting us with sugar and spice and everything nice.  Cookies, I mean.  I’m not talking about anything salacious.  Get yourContinue reading “The Details Behind The Diabolical Diabetes Conspiracy Being Orchestrated By The Girl Scouts Of America”

Bad Habits #7 – Offal is Awful

When I was growing up, my mother would make a rather strange form of gravy at Thanksgiving, with chewy mushy bits of what appeared to be meat in it.  Except that it didn’t taste like normal meat.  Because it was kind of gross.  I was informed that these were “giblets”.  Then I was informed whatContinue reading “Bad Habits #7 – Offal is Awful”

America’s Added Fat Comes From Added Fat

I saw recently that the total number of obese people in the U.S. was approaching forty percent.  And if we include the number of overweight people, it jumps to seventy percent.  We’ve got some fatties in the U.S.  Of course, it’s mean to say “fatty” I guess (although I used to be one, so IContinue reading “America’s Added Fat Comes From Added Fat”

Good Habits #7 – Mom Was Right About Keeping The Doctor Away

Any one of a certain age remembers the health propaganda one liners we were fed as a child.  I’ve written a whole piece on how a secret cabal of mothers feeds these into our brains.  Well, one of those one-line indoctrination pieces was “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Although I still takeContinue reading “Good Habits #7 – Mom Was Right About Keeping The Doctor Away”

Bad Habits #6 – Why Georgia is So Obese

I spent most of my life (even the portion where I kicked around a lot because the Army would relocate my dad every year or so) somewhere to the south of the Mason-Dixon line.  And the overwhelming majority of it was in Georgia, either during the time my father was at Fort Stewart, or whenContinue reading “Bad Habits #6 – Why Georgia is So Obese”

15 Ways To Avoid Getting Fat (Or Get Un-Fat) That I’ve Discovered in 15 Months

I’ve been dieting for 15 months and am down nearly 65 pounds.  It’s been surprisingly easy.  As I mentioned in my first ever blog post, I discovered that I was really only doing a few things wrong.  I was able to identify what needed work by using Cronometer to measure calories and nutrients.  It’s aContinue reading “15 Ways To Avoid Getting Fat (Or Get Un-Fat) That I’ve Discovered in 15 Months”

Exercise #6 – Salt Life Ain’t Nuthin’ But Beaches and Sunny

You can’t go ten feet in the Tampa Bay Area without seeing at least one “Salt Life” bumper sticker, denoting someone who spends a disproportionate amount of time on or near the water.  And it’s usually not too difficult to match the bumper sticker to the owner, since all one needs do is scan theContinue reading “Exercise #6 – Salt Life Ain’t Nuthin’ But Beaches and Sunny”

Bad Habits #5 – Don’t Drown Your Food

When I was younger, my brother and I would wake up early and watch Saturday morning cartoons.  That might give away how old I am.  Saturday morning cartoons were kind of a weekend fixture in the old days.  By that I mean before the mid-90s or so.  They tended to last until noon, much toContinue reading “Bad Habits #5 – Don’t Drown Your Food”