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A Few Reasons Why It’s Hard to Know How Much We’re Eating.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. Today: A partial list of why it’s hard to monitor how much we’re eating. The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting piece today, The Problem with Portions: From Applebee’s to Yoplait, Food Makers Struggle to Find the Size That Sells. It caught my eye, because I’ve thought a lot …


“I’ve Cultivated the Habit of Hard Work, Which Is Deeply Satisfying.”

Habits interview: Nina Teicholz. I’m hard at work on my book about habits, and it focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your habit to be. Whether you want to start flossing, stop procrastinating about writing your novel,  get more sleep, spend more time with friends, or however you might want to see change. (If you …


10 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice, From Me, About Fostering Healthier Eating Habits at Work

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Quiz Day, or Tip Day. This Wednesday: My 10 pieces of unsolicited advice for how to foster healthier eating habits in the workplace In law school, we took “issue-spotter” exams, which were actually kind of fun (as law-school exams go). An issue-spotter exam presents a long tale of legal woes, and students must spot …


“The More You’re Served, the More You’ll Eat. And You Won’t Even Think About It.”"

Habits interview: Lisa Young. I met nutrition expert Lisa Young years ago, sometime after I read her fascinating book The Portion Teller: Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss. I can’t remember how I finally ended up meeting her in person, but now I get to run into her occasionally, because we go to the same gym. (Very appropriate, given …


Four Ways to Make Your Food Taste Better, Without Lifting a Finger.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Four ways to make your food taste better, without lifting a finger. One of the secrets to a happier life is to extract as much happiness from ordinary circumstances as possible. As Samuel Johnson observed, ““It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as …