Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year?

New year's resolutions, to me, seem an opportunity for self-loathing, debasement, and guilt resulting from when you ultimately wrestle free of them. So I don't make them, and have a horror of elementary and high school teachers who assign them. If you do, however, like starting the year with guidelines, here's a book that discusses our cultural phenomenon of obesity, what may contribute to it, and what you can do to battle it.


If you'd like a different lens through which to ponder the new year, to nourish the psyche, I recommend this one. I found its tips insightful and humane.

By the by, drop me a line if there's a particular recipe or dish whose aroma or memory is haunting your palate. I'll try to dig a successful one up. Or is there something you'd like to share here? Lemme know!
Here's to a healthy and prosperous new year, to hungry and loyal readers.

9 comments:

  1. Eat all you want & exercise later diet.
    Happy New Year, RC!

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  2. Ja, I've been trying the Mark Bittman diet of eating only fresh fruits and vegetables before six pm, and eating anything you like after. But I cheated today on day 3. Doesn't bode well.

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  3. CO: I love your diet! Wish it worked for me.
    AH: Tried it. Decided it worked best for men of a certain age.

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  4. For a while I ate whatever I wanted to. Then I parked my butt in front of the computer too much. I think if I hiked as much as the Hiker does, I might be able to eat like I used to. If I could just stop getting older, that is.

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  5. Dez, if you XXercise, if u know what I mean, it will work for you! You'll luv it.

    P, you're not getting older, you're getting...

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  6. CP--I will take that under advisement ;)
    P--the only time in my entire life I was able to eat anything without consequence was when I had a hyperactive thyroid. Ah, sweet memories! I even got an LA times piece out of it--

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  7. That piece might make a nice post.

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  8. He speaks with some authority in my book because he's been there. He addresses issues I often hear within a particular group whose meetings I have reluctantly/recently returned to. An obsession of the mind. Ground zero

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  9. I liked when he discussed "triggers." That's why certain foods are not in my house!

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