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All Clear!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      42 comments

Nope, not the weather . . . not yet (although I did see a 3 second glimmer of sunshine today). My recent mammo. Yup, 9 years post breast cancer surgery (and two intervening "scare" mammos, needing further testing/biopsies) this one w... Read more
Freezing Rain . . .
Monday, April 16, 2018      24 comments

, , , continues here. DH had stubbornly headed to Toronto early Saturday morning despite the forecast because he thought it important to keep a commitment: and ended up staying there overnight. I snagged a room for him at our fave place just ar... Read more
An Economy of Accolades
Sunday, April 15, 2018      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-a-radical-
uptick-in-social-media-use
-has-produced-an-economy-of-praise/ The Hungry Brain provides the neuroscience to demonstrate that our brains easily get addicted to... Read more
Bonus Blog: Pumpkin Peanut Mango Ice Storm Soup!!
Saturday, April 14, 2018      15 comments

They're calling this an "historic" ice storm up here in the wilds of Ontario, affecting driving from Windsor in the south west (adjacent to Detroit) right across the province to Ottawa in the north east, our nation's capital. We may lose power.... Read more
Freezing Rain
Saturday, April 14, 2018      24 comments

Gahhhhhhhh! I can hear the ice pellets hammering my sky light on the third floor. Just spent over an hour on the phone yakking with my dear sister: we were planning to get together today but both decided that the driving (half way is an hour fo... Read more
Episodic Future Thinking . . . Spring Fabrics!!
Friday, April 13, 2018      22 comments

I do love my "winter" leathers -- and yes, I've got some "transitional" spring leather jackets that are more pastel in colour for when my spirits say spring but the weather (still snowing and raining and there's freezing rain forecast tomorrow) ... Read more
Outsmarting The Hungry Brain
Thursday, April 12, 2018      23 comments

Stephan Guyenet ends his book with a series of strategies for both nations and individuals to address the obesity epidemic. Public health measures frankly don't seem to be too effective. Posting nutrition information on foods? Countermark... Read more
The Evolutionary Brain and Modern Manufactured Food
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      23 comments

One of the highlights of The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet is his analysis -- spread over several chapters -- of our evolutionary brain in the context of the contemporary food environment: all those hyperpalatable, cheap and readily available ... Read more
The Chemistry of Seduction: Guyenet
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      22 comments

From birth onwards, we learn just about everything we do beyond breathing and crying. We learn to walk, smile, talk, read . . . . and the learning process is slow and incremental. Because food is so important for our survival, it's a powerful... Read more
The Hungry Brain, Stephan J. Guyenet
Monday, April 09, 2018      19 comments

I'm working my way through this fascinating book which is supportive of the leptin resistance approach and was recommended by Bright Line Eating Guru Susan Peirce Thompson in one of her recent vlogs. Mostly, I'm finding that the brain sci... Read more
Lazy Day Coming Up!!
Sunday, April 08, 2018      24 comments

Thanks for the birthday greetings and good wishes on yesterday's blog -- it was a lovely day, with lunch out at our golf course (still pretty much snow covered). I had a salad with grilled salmon, black coffee -- and indulged a bit with home ma... Read more
Old Dogs New Tricks
Saturday, April 07, 2018      38 comments

Nope, NOT referring to dear Charlie, our golden retriever, who is almost 14. We cherish every moment with him. But referring to ME as the "old dog": because today is my birthday and I'm just reflecting on all the "new tricks" I've experime... Read more
Leptin #10
Friday, April 06, 2018      24 comments

Much much better yesterday -- stuck with the program resolutely. NO mid morning hunger, NO mid afternoon hunger. Nothing after dinner. Full 12 hours till breakfast (not the most uninterrupted sleep but oh well). Egg white omelette -- banana a... Read more
Leptin #9: imperfect compliance
Thursday, April 05, 2018      22 comments

What a stressful day, gahh. And there I was AFTER dinner eating a few Triscuit thin crackers about 8 pm. Managed to stop myself, no real calorie damage done, still well within range for the day, but but but but -- yeah. NO eating after d... Read more
Leptin #8
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      20 comments

I've now picked up from the library and started to read Guyenet's "The Hungry Brain": and yes, it makes a lot of sense to me so far (and no, it's not as difficult to understand as Susan Peirce Thompson had described it in her vlog last week). ... Read more

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