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The few times I tried calorie or point tracking diets I literally hated my life. I resented weighing,
 

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January 30 · Issue #88 · View online
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The few times I tried calorie or point tracking diets I literally hated my life. I resented weighing, measuring and trying to make conversions. It turned day to day living into a process of joyless, data input. I never made it past a few days.
Now I know why.
I came across this fascinating tidbit as part of my research for this series:
In other words, going on a calorie (or point) tracking diet can cause you to function less well in the world by damaging your ability to think.
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It makes sense to build a system that is automatic and less cognitively draining.
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Rebecca

Extra Credit 🤓
The Case Against Counting Calories – Bloomberg View – Medium
On The Pleasures of Walking 👣 – Rebecca Thomas
Diets Debunked 🤥
This guy! Two things occurred to me as I read this piece. One was, Mr. Asprey may have some untreated ocd issues (that’s a layperson’s observations). The other was that it remains to be seen if he actually cheats death, or is happy about living so long if he gets there.
My take is that his ideas are disordered, unproven and make living a strange affair. Beware the charlatan.
The Bulletproof Coffee Founder Has Spent $1 Million in His Quest to Live to 180
Not Another Diet – Medium Not Another Diet – Medium
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I’ve decided if I can grow this list to 5,000 subscribers I’m going to pursue this project as a book.
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