Posts Tagged ‘What’s’

So What’s The Problem With Rice?

There is no question that, in this barrel of rotten apples, wheat is the rottenest. But you still may not want to make cider with those other apples. What I call “non-wheat grains,” such as oats, barley, rye, millet, teff, sorghum, corn, and rice, are nonetheless seeds of grasses whose consumption has the potential for harmful effects.

Collective knowledge is the answer… what’s the question?

Three’s Company, Ten’s a Crowd

Under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them. —James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds

More Undoctored Wisdom:

Let’s take that further: “Groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them” . . . including doctors.

Mass panic, stampedes, shoppers trampled on Black Friday—crowds in a panic or seized by anger or greed can be frightening. But what about crowds quietly contemplating a question, each individual applying his or her unique insight and experience? Can we obtain answers by harnessing the collective wisdom of crowds?

Weight Watchers: “What’s Your Why?”

Michael and I joined Weight Watchers together over the weekend, and I went to my first meeting today. The meetings aren’t new to me, but I had never been to that one before. I liked it. When I opened my “Success Story” weigh-in book I noticed a question that I never noticed before. It said, “What’s your why?” What’s motivating me to try this again? What are my reasons? What are some specific details that led me to walking into a meeting? My simple answer has always been that I want to lose weight, but the answer seems more specific now. I’m so close to my lowest recorded weight as an adult (284 pounds,) and I want to reach it. I actually want to exceed that, and for the first time in a while it feels like I can do it. I’ve lost about 100 pounds since September, which was hard. I realize that it’s only going get harder as the journey continues, so I’m trying to form some good habits now by tracking. Tracking my food intake is easier to do when I eat at home and plan what I’m going to eat when I’m not at home, so […]
All the Weigh

Why Wheat Belly . . . and what’s next?

Most of you are familiar with the Wheat Belly books and philosophies. I called it Wheat Belly because abdominal fat is the signature pattern of weight gain from a diet based on wheat and grains. It is the outward expression of the deep visceral fat encircling the intestines and other abdominal organs that is inflammatory, disrupts hormones, keeps you from wearing a size 4 bikini, and yields the unsettling sight of middle-aged men with protuberant bellies spilling over Speedos. Wheat Belly conveyed the same lessons that I’d originally learned in the world of heart health, now repackaged to appeal to mainstream interests.