Quit fighting it

If getting in shape and staying that way is a constant struggle, odds are you’re doing it wrong. People who are in shape all the time either

  • Hit the genetic lottery, or …
  • Found a way to eat that they like and that works for them.

What they have in common is that they’re not spending all their time struggling with what they’re doing. And that’s the secret. “What I can stick to” is at least as important as “what works best”.

You can eat great food and get to your ideal weight:

  • Without radical changes.
  • Without feeling guilty every time you indulge.
  • And without ever counting a calorie or weighing a portion.

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Or start below with the latest articles from the blog.

No one runs

I know, let’s blame your parents!

Have you ever seen a family at a football game, all in matching outfits, faces painted in team colors? You can’t tell me it’s a coincidence that the kids all just happen to like the same team as their parents. (I could have gone with religion for this, but that would be poking a hornets nest … oops.)

Photo by Jen Meister

You can’t “add healthy” to junk

It’s always good to hear someone is trying to eat healthy. Problem is, we’ve been getting such bad advice for so long that people don’t know what that actually means.


Don’t you just love how horrible this is?

Lots of things in life are better to have done than to be doing. For instance, surviving an avalanche. Great story to tell, cool life experience, not exactly the most fun while it’s happening though. Just like being on The Biggest Loser.

Photo by lovecatz.

Anybody want a cookie?

A father of two small boys posted a story about teaching his kids patience. The older one, he asked whether he would rather have one cookie now or two cookies later.

He immediately responded, “Two cookies later.” I asked, “Why?” He said, “Because two is more than one.”

Photo by Aman Deshmukh

Good science questions everything, not just the parts you don’t like

Doing science is hard. The stuff we already understand isn’t science any more, it’s engineering, or maybe design. If you want to do research you’ve got to ask questions that we don’t already know the answers to.

The second-biggest problem with that is that you can’t be sure when you’ve got the right answer, because you can’t just check the answer key in the back of the book.

The biggest problem is that you don’t even know the right questions to ask, because your assumptions — the things you know that aren’t so — are getting in the way.


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