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Bad Habits #9 – Why Are You Eating That Compost Pile?

I’m about to commit heresy against the kind and compassionate vegetable eaters of the world.  The eaters of plants who insist that theirs is the One True Diet who endlessly shower the Internet with evidence of their latest #crueltyfree meal.  By that I mean vegetarians.  And their somewhat more orthodox and fundamentalist cousins, the vegans. Continue reading “Bad Habits #9 – Why Are You Eating That Compost Pile?”

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Good Habits #9 – Risking Disaster in the Kitchen Can Help You Lose Weight

I mentioned a while back that when I was a bachelor, I ate crap.  As a result, the five miles a day I was running was completely cancelled out by the garbage I was wolfing down.  Sometimes it was a tendency to binge on potato chips and ice cream.  Sometimes it was my tendency toContinue reading “Good Habits #9 – Risking Disaster in the Kitchen Can Help You Lose Weight”

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”

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”

Why the Holidays Don’t Have to Be That Bad For Your Health

Last year, in one of my first blog posts, I explained why people obsess too much about gaining weight over the holidays.  People spend entirely too much time worrying about the impact of a few days in November and December.  But the last month of the year can’t cancel out your good behavior for theContinue reading “Why the Holidays Don’t Have to Be That Bad For Your Health”

Exercise #7 – Patriotism Is Really Good For You

So, the dumpster fire that is the 2020 election is awful for mental health.  My Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of all sorts of rants, rage, and meltdowns.  This is compounded by the fact that many of us are frustrated being stuck in our homes due to the imminent end of humanity due toContinue reading “Exercise #7 – Patriotism Is Really Good For You”

Uncle Sam Wants You To Save The Republic By Losing Weight

In honor of Independence Day, I’ve decided to share one way everyone in America can be a true patriot.  To do something that will hugely benefit your country.  To rise to the occasion and make your country a truly glorious and wonderful place, more so than ever before.  A way to increase productivity, happiness, wellContinue reading “Uncle Sam Wants You To Save The Republic By Losing Weight”

Exercise #5 – Neolithic Exercise

I saw some food documentary awhile back about nutrition or health or whatever.  I forgot which one.  It was one of many that find their way onto my Netflix feed, and I really don’t feel like going back and looking up the name.  But one thing that did stick with me from that documentary wasContinue reading “Exercise #5 – Neolithic Exercise”

Pac-Man Made Us Fat

As I’ve mentioned before, Americans started getting fat about fifty years ago.  There have been a lot of theories and debates around this, but I think I know the primary cause.  It’s not McDonald’s.  We’ve been eating hamburgers for over a century.  It’s not pizza.  We’ve been eating that almost as long.  It’s Pac-Man.  Pac-ManContinue reading “Pac-Man Made Us Fat”