Category Archives: Food

Simple Wisdom

“Don’t eat desserts,” my grandma said to me, when I first tried to diet at fourteen. “Avoid potatoes, bread and corn. You’ll see results if you don’t go for snacks between good meals.” But I eschewed her strategy: preferring science … Continue reading

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Recidivism

I knew a girl who struggled for good skin. Her face broke out no matter what she tried of products for the outside; for within, she never ate foods sugary or fried. Until a doctor found her allergies, and she … Continue reading

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Benefits

Three years ago, I gave up eating sweet desserts, nocturnal snacks of chocolate bites, and gourmet cookies too. I rarely cheat- ed that proscription, based on what indicts the party line: the anti-science Plate. Amazingly, I didn’t feel a lack. … Continue reading

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The Reason Not

I could have set the cheesecake to defrost at 8 p.m. and tasted it by 9: 15, but that would mean I would have lost the benefit of buffering its fine- milled carbohydrate with protective fat. A cheesecake’s best preceded … Continue reading

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Sweetlessness

Del knew something was up the minute Annie walked through her door. There’d been foreshadowing in their phone conversation, and there was also thirty-two years of experience. “I need your bathroom!” Annie declared as she darted toward the toilet. Her … Continue reading

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Count Your Calories

I spent two bits in 1968, to buy a little book put out by Dell. Its title – Count Your Calories – was great: the pamphlet matched my purpose very well. I’d dieted four years and added more than I … Continue reading

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Dietribe

Imagine zero carbohydrate meals… I couldn’t eat so easily; the seeds and nuts, the beans and berries – these appeal ahead of meat. My satisfaction feeds on salad, almost every afternoon. I don’t adore fried chicken, want a steak, but … Continue reading

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