I just don’t have anything new to add lately. I’ve written up all my methods and thoughts previously and I stick by them, but when I find something new and thought-provoking, I link it here. Here are two such articles:
Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers. I could have told you that when I was an overweight teen. I could have told you that any goddamned day of my teen years. If anybody had asked. Anyway, my takeaway quote from the article for people try to help a struggling teen is, “Be sympathetic. Overweight children reported eating fewer calories, and to lose weight, these kids have to eat even less. It’s probably even harder for them to lose weight than we give them credit for.” It is.
The 5:2 Diet: can it help you lose weight and live longer? I ran across this article last month and I’ve been giving it a try. Yes, that’s right, I’ve been trying two fast days per week, not because I think it will help me lose weight but because I was curious how it would work out for me. It turns out, I like how it makes me feel, I like the mindfulness of it, and I like that it helps me to maintain my weight and it works to balance out any excesses on my normal eating days. So far, I’m really digging it. I eat normally, I even indulge a little 5 days a week, and Tuesdays and Thursday (they shift around as needed, if something comes up, but usually Tuesdays and Thursdays) I fast. So far, I like it.