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10/9 2009

The crash diet of fitness?

I read a rather discouraging and disparaging article in the WSJ on Tuesday. Entitled, The Fleeting Benefits of Marathons, the article referred to marathons as the “crash diet of fitness.” It claims that few first time marathoners continue to run and that almost no one loses weight from going the 26-mile distance. This seems to Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
10/7 2009

Biscuit Memories

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to North Carolina, the state of my alma mater, first owned home and many dear friends. I was quickly reminded, upon stepping foot onto my old stomping grounds, of one particular food item which is emblematic of the region. Yes, many of you might think I’d mention grits, Read More

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10/7 2009

Tossing the C Gene Aside

In the marketing world and beyond, there’s so much talk about social media. It seems to be the be-all, end-all savior of selling products and services, keeping in touch with friends and tracking down the latest thoughts and actions of celebrities (if you are in to that sort of thing). But there’s another social activity Read More

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10/7 2009

Handing it to Kids: Chicken Fingers

I must preface this blog entry with the admission that I do have one box of dinosaur nuggets in my freezer. After all, there are nights when we are running out to a tennis match or soccer practice, and I need to get something in Luke’s stomach fast, before he goes psychotic from low blood Read More

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10/7 2009

Nutrition Label Confusion

What foods are healthy? Depending on who you ask, you’ll likely get a different answer. No wonder our population is becoming increasingly obese and confused over food labels! In a New York Times article last week, entitled “For Your Health, Froot Loops,” William Nueman discussed a new food labeling system called Smart Choices. Apparently, cereals like Froot Read More

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10/7 2009

The Beauty of Leeks

I have just started reading French Women Don’t Get Fat as a means of doing a little research for my own books. Whenever you submit a book for publication, you survey the competitive landscape to see what other books align with your own idea (The same step we always take in my branding workshops, too). After Read More

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10/7 2009

Triathlon Trails and Tales

I spoke to my friend Bill this morning and had to break the news that he didn’t get called out by name in my book. (It was hard to pick and choose the stories I shared, as I didn’t want to bore readers to death.) After a sincere apology, I promised to include him in Read More

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10/7 2009

Marching to the Wrong Beat: Being Skinny

Last week, in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Girls and Dieting, Then and Now,” Jeffrey Zazlow discusses the pressures on fourth grade girls to be thin. Though his dialogue actually began in 1986 after studies in Chicago and LA were carried out, weight-focused pressures on young girls are even stronger today than in the earlier decade. Read More

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