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April 8, 2018

On March 26, U.S. News & World Report published an article, written by Anna Medaris Miller, titled "Is Food Stress Making You Fat?"  It was a well-researched piece which quoted not only me but also Julie L. Pike, a psychologist in Durham, North Carolina, and Dr. Tiffan...

March 13, 2018

On March 12, David Leonhardt wrote a useful and informative article in the New York Times titled "Big Sugar Versus Your Body."  It described his family's attempt to remove hidden sources of sugar from their food choices.  The goal was to preserve the sugary pleasure of...

March 11, 2018

I'm delighted that an article of mine entitled "Tips to help you get the most out of your group weight loss experience," which mentioned Thin is a State of Mind, appeared on the delightful web site Simple Nourished Living, spearheaded by Martha McKinnon.  It's a great...

March 10, 2018

In my February 28 post, Ketosis:  The Silver Bullet in Weight Loss, I tried to make the case that carbohydrate-restricted diets (a.k.a. "ketotic diets") were the most effective way to bring about fat loss (which should be every diet's primary goal).

In this post I...

March 5, 2018

Well! Thin is a State of Mind has been mentioned by Beauty News NYC as a good book to take on a summer vacation!  To quote them, "it's not your typical weight loss book.  Quoting Emerson...she helps guide readers through pitfalls and misconceptions to find sane, succes...

March 5, 2018

One of the most deep-seated illusions in all of Western culture is the belief that we can and should control our behavior by using "will power".  I can't hope to overthrow an idea as deeply entrenched as this one in this short piece, but I can sketch another system tha...

March 2, 2018

Did you know that your body talks to you?  Well, it does:  and as a matter of fact, it never shuts up!

 It's not entirely our fault if we're blind to internal messages from the body:  in English "body" and "mind" are two separate words, implying two separate things...

March 1, 2018

My article "Can Anxiety Make You Fat?", which was posted on and, answered the question with a resounding "Yes."  The major culprit here is cortisol, a hormone that is produced when the body is under stress.  One of the things that cortisol doe...

February 28, 2018

The heading is a red herring; I should have written "Fat Loss".  Though it is less eye-catching, that phrase is closer to the truth, since fat is all any dieter should be seeking to lose, rather than water (which is what most diets are most successful at removing).  Fo...

February 26, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, I was interviewed for the Weekend Edition of What's Cookin' Today, by Mike Horn and Matt Bissontz of CRN Digital Radio Network.  We talked about the following:

losing weight while falling in love; why willpower is an inefficient way to accompli...

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