There’s a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the Internet called Chewdiasm. They say that we should be chewing 50 to 100 times per mouthful, which is insane. I tried that. It takes like a day and a half to eat a sandwich. But their basic idea is right. If you chew, you’ll eat slower and...
The best we can do, to paraphrase Pollan, is to eat whole foods, mostly plants, and not too much.
I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet – lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little – if you’re on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.
I was what they call ‘skinny fat’ – a body that resembled a python after swallowing a goat.
I pledged to become the world’s greatest expert in a field I knew nothing about.
I have little shame, no dignity – all in the name of a better cause.