Archive for category: Dieting

On bread…

March 21, 2012 | Cooking and Recipes, Dieting | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning I was in a rush to get out of the house, and didn’t have time to make a big breakfast, so while I was gathering my stuff, I cut a fairly thick slice of bread off the loaf I made last night and jammed it in the toaster. As I was about to […]

Do Americans Eat 3,790 Calories Per Day?

November 4, 2010 | Dieting | By: Mark VandeWettering

A couple of times in the last few months, I’ve seen this very odd statistic that the average American consumes 3790 calories per day. This is usually used in conjunction with some argument about why Americans are overall so obese. For instance, here is one such thing from Do Americans Eat 3,790 Calories Per […]

Big Fat Lies by Gary Taubes

June 7, 2010 | Dieting | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m back again fighting the battle against my weight, cholesterol and blood pressure. As a guy who tries to be very rational and very scientific, I’m constantly looking for (and constantly frustrated) by the lack of rigorous and useful scientific data that guides me in trying to change my behavior to have a better health […]

A New Weight Loss Experiment: Twittering My Weight

February 4, 2010 | Dieting | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I’m about to embark upon a new experiment. My weight has crept back up to where it was when I first joined Weight Watchers six years ago. I peaked probably near 325 or even higher, but was around 307 when I started with Weight Watchers. I eventually trimmed down to a little over 260, […]