“Do you have an appetite for self-respect?” This is my version of a quote from the great Leonard Cohen, the songwriter of “Hallelujah”. He said, his “writing begins with an appetite to discover my self-respect. To redeem the day. So the day does not go down in debt. It begins with that kind of appetite.” […]
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“Talent is extremely rare. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of a writer.”-Kurt Vonnegut Now, why I am using a quote from author Kurt Vonnegut in a weight maintenance blog? Listen in to find out. In essence, losing weight is extremely common but what is rare is the willingness to endure […]
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Every one of our 10,000 taste buds is wired for sugar. -Michael Moss, “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hook Us”. To which I say, “How can 10,000 taste buds wired for sugar ALL be wrong? There must be a good reason Mother Nature did that, don't you think? It can't just be a […]
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“Why, sometimes, I eat six impossible things before breakfast.” Alice in Wonderland. (Well, not really, it was the Queen in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, talking to Alice, and she actually said, “Why, sometimes, I think as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Sometimes, I say to myself, we just have to adapt […]
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“Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” -Zig Ziglar It’s vacation and hurricane season all in one. At least in the northern hemisphere. Last year, I read an article by Walter Isaacson about Walker Percy, author of “The Moviegoer” which I read and loved years and years […]
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There's nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport picture.” Erma Bombeck Hello, this is Pat Coakley and episode 52 of Podsnacks, the weekly edition of my almost daily blog, www.artofthediet.com. And, today's episode was triggered by my new passport arriving in the mail this week, the K-POP, […]
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Today's Podsnacks episode is about all the stupid diet tricks we consider and some so called “experts” are suggesting we try. www.artofthediet.com/51 I researched in Google, “Stupid diets” and believe you me, I discovered some new ones, all attached to someone who thinks they are an “expert”. How did I miss “the cotton ball” diet? […]