Entries by Empiri.ca

On lard (from Gary Taubes)

I recently misremembered these figures when talking to friend, so I’m setting the record straight. “Take lard, for example, which has long been considered the archetypal example of a killer fat. It was lard that bakeries and fast-food restaurants used in large quantities before they were pressured to replace it with the artificial trans fat […]

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The proverbial last 10 pounds

Even though I’m happy with the health effects of my diet, and my weight is stable in a healthy bracket, I still consider myself a little overfat. Having eliminated most plants from my diet, and given that I believe that weight loss arrived at by enduring hunger is likely to reflect loss of lean mass, […]

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More Vegetable Depletion Studies

This is just a quick follow-up to the last post, Are vegetables good for you?. In it I mentioned a study, the only one I knew of that actually compared a diet containing almost no fruits and vegetables, to one high in fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants. It turns out that a subset of those […]

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Are vegetables good for you?

Before I begin, let me briefly talk about my biases. I would like to emphasize that I always loved eating vegetables. Even as a child, I enjoyed eating the lowliest, most hated of vegetables, including spinach, broccoli, peas, turnips, and just about everything my talented cooks of vegetarian parents offered me. Later I discovered, quite […]

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A carnivorous diet

For almost 3 years, I’ve been eating an essentially carnivorous diet. By “carnivorous”, I don’t mean omnivorous, non-vegetarian, or simply including meat. I mean that I eat essentially only meat. I say “essentially”, because I regularly consume a few non-meat products, including coffee, tea and herbal tea, and coconut oil. Rarely, at my discretion, I […]