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The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk It’s been a month since I’ve actively induced ketosis in myself, so here is my check-in.  »

Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk In two weeks, I will report my low-carb findings. Right now, I can’t stop being surprised by how little of the information on low-carbing available online is relevant to most women. »

Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES AND EATING DISORDERS] Health. Fitness. Weight loss. Body fat. Lean muscle mass. Dieting. Fat loss. Ketosis. Low-fat. Low-calorie. High protein. Low-carb. Calories-in calories-out. BMI. Scales. Clean eating. [Insert specific diet name here]. Cardio. Gym. Running. Abs. Lifting. Gains. Reps. There’s a reason why mentioning any of the above terms, no matter... »

Ask Surly Amy: Scared of a Potato

Ask Surly Amy: Scared of a Potato

Hi, I wrote a really long mail first, deleted it and did the same thing all over. So I want to make this short so I’ll actually send it. I’m in a bad mental place right now and I really need someone to rationalize for me why following exclusively the diet promoted on here is not such a great idea http://www.30bananasaday.com I am a vegan (mostly for moral reasons) and I love fruit, I d... »

Ask Surly Amy: Vegan, Vegetarian and Pescatarian Diets

Ask Surly Amy: Vegan, Vegetarian and Pescatarian Diets

Dear Surly Amy, I’m trying to find non-biased sources on health, longevity, etc, related to Vegan/Vegetarian/Pescetarian diets, but am having an incredibly hard time finding any article online that isn’t teeming with bias (Vegan websites are super biased, btw). What are the health facts, pure and simple? ~Patrice »

Rationality Goes out the Window When it Comes to Food

Some topics are challenging to approach from a rational perspective. Especially experiential topics: food, love, and music, for example. Although rationality has a place in all three, only a vulcan would put the science before the sensual. Since the 1980s, dietary guidelines have shown that eating fruits, vegetables, & whole grains and avoiding refined sugars & saturated fats can help us s... »