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Lake Placid Diet

LAKE PLACID DIET: Is it time for ‘Meatful Mondays’?

Start (Dec. 31): 447 lbs. This week: 440 lbs. Lost in 2020: 7 pounds --- Meatless Monday. It’s a thing. People are being encouraged to skip meat on Mondays — essentially going vegetarian for one day a week — to improve their health and the health of the planet. But why stop there? If ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirror. Like many people, I have a problem with overeating and underexercising, and I don’t like the way I ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Re-evaluating life as I approach 50

A childhood friend of mine died last week, just shy of his 53rd birthday. I’ll be 50 in September, and it gets me thinking, “How do I want to live for the next 10 years?” You’d think that my own near-death experiences in 2011 (hemorrhoidectomy) and 2017 (blood clots) were enough to ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Rediscovering keys to my success

During a weight-loss journey, there’s no better feeling than stepping on a scale and finding that you’ve lost weight — whether it’s for a day, a week or a month. It’s a high that lifts my spirits. Then the goal becomes repeat, repeat, repeat. My question this year, however, is how, ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Starting to show some weight-loss progress

January was a tough month, but I got through it OK with 6 pounds down on my latest quest to lose weight. I spent half the month sick, like a lot of other people in the Tri-Lakes region, so I haven’t been to the Fitness Revolution gym much over the past four weeks. I’d rather not spread my ...