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Anorexia And Metabolic Set Point

[Content warning: fat, anorexia, dieting] [Epistemic status: crazy speculation from someone who isn’t an expert in the field. Please don’t take too seriously.] Some anorexics I talk to describe their condition as falling into two phases. In Phase 1, they’re … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hungry Brain

[Content note: food, dieting, obesity] I. The Hungry Brain gives off a bit of a Malcolm Gladwell vibe, with its cutesy name and pop-neuroscience style. But don’t be fooled. Stephan Guyenet is no Gladwell-style dilettante. He’s a neuroscientist studying nutrition, … Continue reading

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Some Context For That NYT Sugar Article

Imagine a political historian discovers that Lyndon Johnson accepted a campaign contribution from a big Wall Street bank. Since Johnson’s policies helped shape the modern Democratic Party, everyone agrees the Democrats are built on a foundation of lies. “Republicans Vindicated; … Continue reading

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The Physics Diet?

There are at least four possible positions on the thermodynamics of weight gain: 1. Weight gain does not depend on calories in versus calories out, even in the loosest sense. 2. Weight gain is entirely a function of calories in … Continue reading

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Wheat: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

After hearing conflicting advice from diet books and the medical community, I decided to look into wheat. There are two sets of arguments against including wheat in the diet. First, wheat is a carbohydrate, and some people support low carbohydrate … Continue reading

Book Review: The Perfect Health Diet

After I dissed saturated fat on Facebook a friend told me to read “The Perfect Health Diet”, which usually doesn’t work. But he also offered me a free copy, which does. If you can’t get a free copy, you can … Continue reading