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Despite What Some of the Diet Bros on the Internet May Tell You, Counting Calories Actually Works

When I started blogging about six months ago, I started getting followers on WordPress, many of whom appear to be earnest, decent, lovely people who are also blogging about their interests.  The WordPress community offers many interesting perspectives on a variety of topics, some of which might not even be available in traditional media. IContinue reading “Despite What Some of the Diet Bros on the Internet May Tell You, Counting Calories Actually Works”

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Americans Don’t Suck Nearly As Badly As The Health And Fitness World Would Have Us Believe

I hear a lot about how Americans are crazy overweight. And we are. About a third of us are overweight and another third of us are obese. But there are certain parts of the media and certain denizens of the Twitterverse (especially those that spend a lot of time covering health and nutrition) that seemContinue reading “Americans Don’t Suck Nearly As Badly As The Health And Fitness World Would Have Us Believe”

In An Act Of Extreme Self-Sacrifice, I’m Engaged In Some Unhealthy Eating During Coronavirus For The Public Good

Being stuck in the house is an excellent way to ruin a diet and get fat.  Or for me, get fat again. There is a risk that I could gain back the fifty pounds I’ve lost over the past eleven months.  Anyone else in quarantine is facing this same risk. This is why I’ve alreadyContinue reading “In An Act Of Extreme Self-Sacrifice, I’m Engaged In Some Unhealthy Eating During Coronavirus For The Public Good”

How to Make Sure COVID-19 Doesn’t Make You Fat

So I, like many people, am stuck in my house for the foreseeable future.  All is not lost, though. Since I’m a CPA, I’m able to work from home. But my wife’s business, which involves making assorted clothing and accessories and selling them at shows, is mostly defunct.  Fortunately, she’s found a way to takeContinue reading “How to Make Sure COVID-19 Doesn’t Make You Fat”

Good Habits #1 – How To Eat Hamburgers Without Dying Young

Like any red-blooded American, I like hamburgers.  I really like them.  A lot. Of course, it’s not the healthiest thing you can eat.  I’ve seen butchers cutting steaks, and I’ve seen the fatty scraps of meat that they cut off and push to the side.  This is the stuff that goes into the grinder. SoContinue reading “Good Habits #1 – How To Eat Hamburgers Without Dying Young”

Bad Habits #1 – The Perilous Habits Of Bachelors Who Can’t Cook, But Often Try To

As I mentioned in my last piece, when I actually started tracking what I eat and where most of my calories come from, I noticed a few foods that were providing a disproportionate number of calories.  And it wasn’t necessarily the ones you might suspect. Sure, meats (particularly the fried and barbecued kinds) produce aContinue reading “Bad Habits #1 – The Perilous Habits Of Bachelors Who Can’t Cook, But Often Try To”

Exercise #1 – The Value of Exercise and the Honey-Do List

I’m planning to do several pieces about exercise and how I’ve managed to incorporate it into my regimen and around my schedule.  As I’ve mentioned in previous pieces, I’m a CPA, and it’s easy to pack on pounds when you’re a CPA, or in any other sedentary occupation.   I used to exercise when I could,Continue reading “Exercise #1 – The Value of Exercise and the Honey-Do List”

I Have Fewer Chins Than I Used To

So I’ve managed to lose about 30 pounds in three months.  Keeping the weight off has been increasingly a problem as I get older.  It doesn’t help that I’m a CPA by profession, a rather sedentary job which lends itself to a certain portliness.  I also got married not too long ago, and I discoveredContinue reading “I Have Fewer Chins Than I Used To”