07 Jan 2015

Understanding Weight Loss Surgery

This is not some easy fix. This is a last resort, and there are countless people who have reached their last resort. Morbid obesity is a serious problem, and for many surgery is only thing that will help. Society stigmatizes bariatric weight loss surgery as much as it stigmatizes the

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07 Jan 2015

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a Woman in the Weight Room

“Hey, babe. How you doin’?” That one’s a no brainer, and so I didn’t put it on my list. Notice that I didn’t put the word “never” in the title either, because there is some debate on one of these. I’ll get into that in a minute. First, a little

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07 Jan 2015

Running for Fat Loss (A.K.A. Why I’m Quitting Marathons)

This piece was first published on my old site on April 11, 2014. Boston. Soon, I will be in you. Ew, sorry. Barring catastrophe, my marathon running is about to take a path towards what for me is a perfect triad. First marathon was L.A. in 2012. The goal was

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07 Jan 2015

The 4 Ps of Getting (and Staying) in Shape

Enough of this “Eye of the Tiger” Bullshit I was lying on a beach in Cancun, Mexico, drinking a Dos Equis. The Club Med pool speakers were blaring Katy Perry’s “Eye of the Tiger” or “Roar,” or whatever the hell it’s called, and it was stuck on a loop, playing

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