If you've never eaten while crying you don't know what life tastes like.-wolfgang von goethe. Episode 112 begins with a funny wise quote from a man I don't associate with diets or weight management but obviously someone who had his share of down days and trying to find something in the frig to help him […]
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It's a slog this weight maintenance gig. 8 years of slogging. Am I doing it? Yes. But, it's like walking underwater. So, I tried to animate this without needing a diving bell and waterproof camera gear. Solution? Slow-Mo on my IPHONE. Now, I have to figure out a way to upload it to this website […]
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If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. -Theodore Roosevelt Episode #109 of Podsnacks/Art of the Diet is all about regime change in my house. I thought my self-discipline just needed a fresh approach but on second look I might need a […]
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People Who Think They Know Everything Are a Great Annoyance to Those of Us Who Do. -Isaac Asimov Episode #108 is the last in a series about fat shaming. I take a look at how fat folks can unwittingly contribute to its virulence. Schadenfreude is the word in German (enjoying the misfortune of others) […]
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“I’m just trying to be helpful.” Really?? Thanks but no thanks. Pat Coakley In a week about looking at epic floods in Houston and equally epic examples of humans helping humans, I am going to try and relate […]
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“I want a YOUTUBE video that shows how mayonnaise, baking soda and vinegar can eliminate bullies from the surface of the earth.”- Pat Coakley Episode #104 is about bullies in general,(“fire and fury the world has never seen”) and those within the Weight Loss community itself, and folks who struggle with weight loss or maintenance […]
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I'm not fat (he said to himself) but he did ask, “Why do I just sort of look thick.?”-NyTimes This week an article in the NYTimes caught my attention as it was titled, “Losing the fight against Dad's Bod.” So, I read it with some curiosity, as I've always naturally assumed that women suffered more […]
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“You know, you’re a feminist.” It was not a compliment. I could tell from his tone—the same tone with which a person would say, “You’re a supporter of terrorism.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists Podsnacks/Art of the Diet Podcast is a 100 and I'm looking up quotes about “ambition” and “woman” and found […]
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“How many Spiralizers are too many Spiralizers?”- Pat Coakley The Insular Cortex in our brain is ground zero for food issues. It responds to visual cues from billboards, TV, anywhere images of food are projected as well as ordinary hunger signals. The bad news? We all have an insular cortex. The good news for weight […]
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It didn't work,” said the King. “The cloak of invisibility didn't work.” “Yes, it did,” said the Royal Wizard. “No, it didn't,” said the King. “I kept bumping into things, the same as ever.” “The cloak is supposed to make you invisible,” said the Royal Wizard. “It is not supposed to keep you from […]
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“If chocolate isn't the answer, could you please repeat the question?” •Pat Coakley• This past week I decided to return to a rather strict 2 week period of not eating any sugars or refined carbs, even healthy whole wheat ones. I wrote and podcasted in depth about this program a year and a half ago which […]
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“I do not own any camping gear, but this is not a problem, as I have watched every season of Survivor.” David Thorne, The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius Quoting the Earl of Chesterfield is a first for Podsnacks but David Thorne is not. This week's episode, www.artofthediet.com/86, discusses […]
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But, my guest this week on the podcast, the deeelightful Jen Briney, says eating with chopsticks has been the key to slowing her eating pace down. Welcome to PODSNACKS Art of the Diet episode 83 and I can guarantee you'll be glad you listened to my guest this week. She made me laugh out loud […]
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Without obsession, life is nothing- John Waters Cure for an obsession: get another one. -Mason Cooley I have switched obsessions in the past two weeks. From obsessing about maintaining my weight loss and dreaming about the election results in apocalyptic terms to creating an Etsy shop for my art. All I can say is I […]
ReWild yourself or else. It's my birthday today, 72, & I am in the process of ReWilding myself according to a post I wrote awhile back. So, I'm going to use that post this week as the podcast to give us all a quick reminder that while the saying “Change is good. You go first” is […]
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No, I am not talking politics but weight maintenance. (Although, come to think of it. Never mind.) This week I interview a wise woman who shares her weight loss journey and her attitudes to weight maintenance. Unlike myself, The Great Pretender, (as in my food choices this week) Joanne sees her history and her challenges very clearly. […]
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“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ― Ellen Goodman Hello. It's 2017. Here's […]
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“If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do.” ― Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves The Unconscious Diet. Is there such a thing where one maintains their weight loss without having to think about it? Apparently, yes. I’m not […]
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“I think losing weight, on any program, is done from a house built on a flat piece of land but weight maintenance needs a house built on a slippery slope.”-Pat Coakley So, why do I say this? Because losing weight can be done over and over. Our individual stories can attest to that. Statistics from […]
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Holiday Madness, Literally. Food and Tempers on Your Menu? By Hostess decree: Only food at my table. Perspective has returned! This week's podcast gives some suggestions for food management the day AFTER Thanksgiving-to me the most critical day of Thanksgiving week–an article below to help you with the other type of Holiday madness! Good luck! […]
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“The nutritionist said I should eat root vegetables. Said if I could get down thirteen turnips a day I would be grounded, rooted. Said my head would not keep flying away to where the darkness lives. Andrea Gibson This week, tips on how to manage your weight when the darkness comes to live at your […]
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“In one of the largest surveys of its kind to date, nearly 30,000 women told researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine that they'd rather lose weight than attain any other goal, a figure that alone suggests just how complicated the issue of appetite can be for women. This is the primary female […]
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Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in morning, sailor's warning. So, what are the warning signs for weight watchers (the generic term not the national chain)? That was Diet Reboot Part I Today's podcast is about that we do with our warning signs. Sailors don't go out to sea if they see their […]
“The Road to Hell and your BMI is paved with good intentions.”-Pat Coakley How to help children with a weight issue turns out to be easier done than said. Translation: Words don't help, even well meaning words and, in fact, may make it worse- but there's hope: actions do. This week research is discussed about […]
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“Shame is a soul eating emotion”. C. G. Jung “As my mother once said: the boys throw stones at the frogs in jest. But the frogs die in earnest.” ― Joanna Russ, The Female Man Ok. Welcome to episode 61 of Podsnacks the weekly podcast of my blog www.artofthediet.com. I'm Pat Coakley and I think most […]
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