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Are American Diets Getting Better?

Cooking Light | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
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In the end, it's hard to pinpoint cause in the behavioral change of a whole population. Change comes from thousands of small nudges, ranging from education programs to clearer labeling to the availability of better-tasting food that doesn't play to the appetite for junk.

I Lost The Weight -- Now What?

Cooking Light | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
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The Social Diet says that great food in modified portions, combined with exercise, will lead to a pound of weight loss per week. Well, my deadline was today, and this morning I was 21 pounds lighter than 20 weeks ago. So... success! Next: The rest of my life.

‘Why I Expect More From My Food'

Cooking Light | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
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In this urban jungle of unhealthy foods, new math is required if we're going to lose weight and get healthier. Like those butt-naked survival show participants, we on the Social Diet have to calculate which food is actually worth our effort, and we have to demand a lot more from the food we do choose.

Why Heirloom Foods Help You Lose Weight

Cooking Light | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
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One of our Social Diet members, Patrick Pittman, talks about expecting more from your food when you're watching calories. The reasoning is simple: Every bite needs to be outstanding if you're eating fewer bites.

'Why Success In Dieting Causes Me To Fail'

Cooking Light | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
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I need to realize: This is an ongoing process; I can't let up. Discipline isn't always my strong suit, I just have to learn to live with less. Less food, less wine, and just less is okay!

We're Misusing The Term 'Willpower'

Cooking Light | Posted 12.12.2013 | Healthy Living
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This isn't scientific, but unthin people like me divide thin people into two groups: the congenitals and the habituals. That may not be fair, but it's how it seems.

Why Willpower Is Overrated In Weight Loss

Cooking Light | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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My thesis is that willpower and motivation are far from the same thing, and that you acquire willpower by discovering motivation within yourself.

Do You Really Want Everyone Looking At Your Food Diary?

Cooking Light | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
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I basically felt shamed into sharing my diary. But, of course, a food diary is like any other diary that you know will be read by others: You can always lie to it. So far, the UP band does not contain a lie-detector algorithm... but I'm sure that's coming.