It Was Always About Food (Was It Ever About Food?)

I remember the cookies at the church coffee hour in the kind of detail you notice only when your chin is just above table-height. I can see platters of shortbread square-ovals half-dipped in waxy chocolate and speckled with nuts—those perfect little pebbles of diced peanuts and pecans that only show up on bakery cookies and fast-food hot fudge sundaes. There … Continue reading It Was Always About Food (Was It Ever About Food?)

How Trying to Lose the Last 10 lbs. (Again!) Got Me to Eat Enough

  I spent four weeks in June 2016 on a "squeaky clean" paleo diet—and spent the first week of July 2016 on an almost non-stop binge. It started with a jar of chocolate-hazelnut spread (not Nutella, but a fancy organic brand I'd purchased as some sort of clean-eating compromise). I was 33 years old, and … Continue reading How Trying to Lose the Last 10 lbs. (Again!) Got Me to Eat Enough