Three Surprising Facts About People With High Willpower

[Reading Time: About 9 minutes, or less time than it takes the average woman to apply her makeup] 1. It’s Not The Size of Your Willpower, It’s How You Use it Self-control is, like, 50% funny and 50% sad. We sit in front of a plate of cookies and we just cannot stop ourselves. Cannot do it. The smell of … Read More

How To Prevent Mindless Eating

Want to eat less? Sometimes, it’s just about where, not what, you are eating. Here’s the science and the strategies.

Video: How Oprah’s Advice Can Improve Your Health.

TRANSCRIPT (~ 4 minutes) Oprah hardly needs an introduction. (But I’ll give her one anyway). We all know her as the billionaire media mogul. What most people don’t know is that the principles she used to get where she is can be used to improve our own diet and health.  This makes Oprah one spectacular, if unlikely, nutritionist. What? Oprah? … Read More

Freak To Geek: My Vegan Experiment

[On The Title: this title is a nod to Tim Ferris and his article-turned-chapter: “From Geek to Freak.”  That article is about going from a best-selling writer /entrepreneur / weakling to a mound of muscle in mere weeks using what might be considered unconventional principles. This two-part article is in the opposite direction – going from “freak” – a mildly-muscular, … Read More

Should We Eat Meat, Wheat, Soy, Dairy or Eggs? Here’s What Researchers Say (The “Yellow-Light” Foods)

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell “NEVER eat ingredients you cannot pronounce.  … Except quinoa. You should eat quinoa.” Random Funny Person Welcome back to the Intelligent Eater – the part of my Diletantric (invented word) writings that makes you feel bad … Read More

Being Thankful For This Is Vital For Improvement, Experts Say

Reading time: About 11 minutes – or about the average amount of time a typical office worker gets prior to being interrupted at work. “My greatest skill was being teachable,” said Michael Jordan, believed by many to be the best athlete of all time. “I was like a sponge. Even if I thought my coaches were wrong, I tried to … Read More