100-bites diet
I can only imagine the mind games I would play with myself if I restricted my daily food intake to 100 bites.
At 13, I love rice cakes because they are so featureless, so unlike actual food. They taste like nothing.

Aug 18, 2014 at 9:00am | 319 comments

weight watchers
My coach was always checking in, which was nice. But I couldn’t help but think in the back of my mind that we just might be numbers to her.
I never used to be a big fan of weighing myself. Now it motivates me.
fat acceptance
Being asked to send a photo of myself with a shirt on made me feel like I again should be ashamed of my body.
open thread
With apps that help users track calories, so that you can literally record every single calorie by searching nutritional info for foods at supermarkets and restaurants, it's even easier for calorie counting to spiral out of control.

Oct 23, 2013 at 12:00pm | 363 comments

Can I start by saying that the Atkins diet can SMD.
My diet is not a decision I made lightly. Consequently it’s hurtful to regularly have my food choices called into question (or worse, dismissed outright as being silly) by people who supposedly care about me.
No one ever said to me, "Hey, I’m sorry I contributed to the development of a powerful self-loathing for basically all of your most formative years, which you would then have to spend the next decade unpacking!" No one ever acknowledged that this was a bad idea.
If eliminating gluten and processed foods from your world makes you poop better and your skin all glowy, go nuts. May neither a bagel nor a cupcake darken your gaping maw again. But let's not use evolution as an a reason to not eat a baguette with some brie.

Jun 27, 2013 at 9:00am | 389 comments

Wrap yourself in rubber, bring a clean change of underpants and get ready to VIBRATE!

Jun 13, 2013 at 1:00pm | 271 comments

I'd stick to the pot-for-thinness diet myself, if I didn't becomes insanely concerned about the reality of my own death every time a pipe was in my general area.

May 21, 2013 at 10:30am | 176 comments

photo shoots
Do you have any recommendations for looking a bit slimmer three days from now?

May 6, 2013 at 9:00am | 284 comments

south beach
Diets are dumb and they don't work. So why am I on one, exactly?

Apr 18, 2013 at 2:30pm | 208 comments

Eat astronaut kibble, cry a lot, and then your future self will hand you a tissue THROUGH TIME, albeit one dotted with the shattered remains of Einstein's theories of relativity.

Feb 26, 2013 at 3:00pm | 343 comments

leaky gut syndrome
That's right: microscopic holes in my small intestine might be causing my headaches, eczema and digestive issues. Gross.
My office has just launched a brand new weight loss incentive. While participation is not mandatory (thank god), its presence has made a discernible impact around the office.
One piece of red velvet cake is 14 points. See you at dinner, real food!

Jan 4, 2013 at 3:00pm | 304 comments

Changing your diet drastically -- restricting fat and sugar -- actually create symptoms of withdrawal, which affect your dopamine levels, making you edgy, emotional, and angry. You know, LIKE A DRUG ADDICT.

Dec 17, 2012 at 3:30pm | 65 comments

Just a few weeks ago, I had a conversation with my partner in which I'd announced that I had decided that I was going to accept my body at this larger size if it meant that I could just live my life eating normally and he was fucking elated. Now I'm all like, "Uh, nevermindsies."

Dec 4, 2012 at 12:00pm | 233 comments