Seinfeld’s Problem: Now or Later? The comedian Jerry Seinfeld once told a joke that, oddly, captures the dieter’s central problem. The premise is that Seinfeld has a headache and he’s shopping for medicine. But when he gets to the medicine aisle, he gets overwhelmed by the choices. One brand is “quick-acting,” the other one is “long-lasting.” Jerry doesn’t know what … Read More
[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
In January 2021, I gave the following talk for a group of people at Vector Media. The talk presents a three-part framework on the way to becoming what I call, “foodwise.” That is, having (1) the ability to understand which foods are actually healthy, (2) how to actually get yourself to do it, and then, (3) how to become the … Read More
Around September 2013, I stopped eating breakfast. It was a sad time. Since forever, I’d been one of those I’m-starving-as-soon-as-I-wake up-so-don’t-talk-to-me-until-I-have-my-eggs, kind of breakfast eaters. I also was a staunch believer in the axiom that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”. All that to say–throwing out breakfast was a change I did not take lightly. What could possibly … Read More
Fasting has become popular in recent years and many claims have been made about its benefits. However, there are two issues. First, “fasting” comes in many forms— intermittent fasting, water-only fasting, time-restricted eating. We need to be specific about what kind of fasting we mean. Second, many claims have been made about each form, but which of these claims are scientific and which are merely story? And even of the scientific— which are based on substantial evidence in humans, and which are hopeful speculation? In short, what do we actually know about fasting?
Reading Time: ~13 minutes, or about 68% of the time the average American reads per day. OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, many of my family members and friends, all of whom aware of my blog and my plant diet, urged me to watch a pro-vegan documentary called, The Game Changers. “You haven’t seen it yet? Oh my god, Justin— … Read More
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
Reading Time: ~4 minutes (or less time than it takes to boil an egg, if you know how…) “We are always looking at the things around us in relation to others.” The Situation Growing up, one of the dietary staples for my brother and me was eating bowls of cereal. Pretty typical. But the problem was that, from ages 8-22, … Read More