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Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 36: Spousal Wisdom

My wife, Vicky. I haven't lost weight in a couple of weeks, and I have to admit it's kind of discouraging. But I've been telling myself that it's only a matter of time. My wife does not brook such talk easily. She worries all the time about my weight and its effect on my health and longevity. I guess she really does want me to to stick around for awhile. But what does she know? She's been thin her whole life, as has her entire family, and in times of great stress she forgets to eat. What a concept! Earlier this week, my wife let me have it with both barrels. She told me that my love of food... More

McDonald's Diet: Man Gets McFit with Salads and Snack Wraps

Chris Coleson, before and after his diet. inRich.com It's an oft-told tale: guy eats copious McDonald's fare—guy gets fat. Chris Coleson, a Richmond, Virginia businessman, has a different story to tell. He told his wife "I could lose weight eating anywhere." He chose Mickey D's. According to AdAge.com, he has lost 86 pounds since last December on an apple-walnut salad, snack wrap, and cheeseburger diet. His cholesterol is down, too. In recognition of his achievement, he replaced his "OLDNFAT" license plate to one which reads "MCFIT." He'll appear on Good Morning America later this week to ballyhoo his weight loss saga. The Golden Arches and our mighty obesity epidemic are faithful accomplices, or so we are told ad nauseam. A... More

Eat This, Not That: The Worst Foods in America

Eat This, Not That, the selling-like-hot-cakes, snack-sized book by Men's Health editor in chief David Zinczenko (with Matt Goulding), proclaims itself to be the "No-Diet Weight Loss Solution" (to eating at national chains). As someone who is on the eternal quest for the no-diet weight-loss solution, I can tell you quite emphatically that this book is not it. More

To Eat or Not to Eat? That Is the Question

That day, that day of reckoning for those of us who struggle with our weight, has arrived. It is New Year's Day, the day we contemplate our fate and our weight. The holiday cheer and gluttony have come and gone, and all I am left with is two totally conflicting desires: to lose weight and to continue to look for and savor every bit of delicious food on this earth. How does one reconcile these two seemingly contradictory notions? To eat, or not to eat. That, Serious Eaters, is the question.... More

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