A restaurant called Steam has recently popped up that promises that none of its meals will cause diners to gain weight. The meals promise to be calorie neutral. So… diners will only be dining on celery sticks flavored with their own tears? Not really. The menu sounds great, and encompasses dishes like: More
But what if I want to drop a dress size by Chanukah!?
I don’t know if the DASH diet can help me. More
Are they effective? What do you need to do to make protein shake diets – like the OurSkinny one – effective. More
It has nothing to do with wanting everyone to be healthy. More
I know you want to hear a number, but I’m not going to give one because numbers are part of the problem. If I say, “I lost x pounds in a month, and this is how I did it,” I might mean it in a cautionary way (“This is how I fucked up my body,”) but when I was fucking up my body, I would have seen it as a how-to. I judged everyone by how much they weighed, and I took what people had to say about health less seriously the more they weighed. So I’m not saying anything about numbers.
Brandy Alexander’s piece about dieting being difficult with a boyfriend as well as the one from a reader whose husband made her lose weight really made us think about the influence relationships have on our eating habits. We have always believed that the end goal of all relationships is “eating Chinese food in bed” so we assumed that everyone put on a few pounds when they were in a relationship. Did we assume right? Maybe, sort of! More
Since we’ve already heard about how dieting is terrible, lets review a new fad diet! Apparently the Dukan Diet is out, Le Forking is in. It’s gaining popularity in France and dictates that during your evening meal you’ll only consume foods that can be eaten with pronged utensils. Elle Magazine [print] reports “no it’s not legal to grab a cheeseburger and gnaw.” But what can you eat? Let’s review (and maybe make fun of it a little in the comments if you feel like it! Or not. It doesn’t sound like the worst thing ever.) More
Since I’ve had a child and gotten married, I’ve gained some weight. I’m not going to say exactly how much, but we’ll just say that for the first time in my life, I’m not comfortable with the scale. Previously, up … More
I’m 5’8. I’m naturally about a size 4, which you would think would be just fine, except, I don’t know, society, man. Once, when I was in college, I successfully managed to drop down to a size 0 for a year. I wanted to be really skinny because I figured it would insure me a happier, better life. I did it by not eating anything I wanted to eat, ever, and crying all the time, mostly because I was so hungry. It resulted in me being really unhappy, which is something diet magazines rarely tell you! Here’s what I remember from that period More
After snapping at my boyfriend last week for eating the last of my low-fat blueberry yogurt, he asked me if I had PMS. I wasn’t offended — we both know that when my hormones are flaring up, I’m hyper-sensitive, cranky and tend to cry excessively.
But it wasn’t PMS. It was worse.
I had started dieting. More
So apparently, my mother- my beautiful, intelligent, successful mother – had subscribed to the faddiest fad diet I had ever heard of. It’s often called the HCG Diet. Here is how it (supposedly) works More
Do they? Because they just make me want to hang out with people who don’t try to cook hot-dogs with blowtorches. I want to hang out with normal people who cook hot dogs normal people style. Although I get the burning calories thing. Though if I hung out with people who offered me only the charred remnants of a hot dog that had been in a building that burnt to the ground I’d probably have a lot fewer calories inside me to begin with. So, that’s interesting. That’s an interesting weight loss program you have there, Gold’s Gym. More
Or, I guess what I really mean is, how are they not as cripplingly obese as the rest of us? What are they doing right? Oh, and this is my question because I can’t begin to understand why we’ve universally gained weight in a 10 year period. Chipolte? Yeah, probably that.
So, here are some theories I have about people in Colorado: More