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  • No, not pizza and cola. It's actually the title of a great book on weight loss/management by John Walker, the founder of Autodesk. It treats weight loss as an engineering problem -- a great lifehack.

    Best of all, it's free online: Hacker's Diet [].

    It was the centerpiece of my losing 50 lbs a couple years back.

    • Thank you, That looks like a very interesting read. I've downloaded the pdfs for purusal.

      For the next couple of weeks I'm going to focus on a small group of foodstuffs that I believe have assisted me in the development of my spare tyre - cola, a chain of fast foodchains I got in the habit of frequenting far too often in the morning, and BLTs from my local greasy spoon.

      Once I've dealt with the short term pangs associatted with those items, I'll be in a better position to focus on the remaining issues w
    • I missed an important paragraph
      Can I offer congratulations - 50lb sounds like a damn fine achievement.
      • Thank you. It really hit me how big a change it was when I was carrying home two 20lb bags of charcoal one day and thinking that they were really damn heavy and that I used to do that every day.

        Finding ways to cut out sugary beverages really helped me. For example, I used to drink a lot of orange juice. Losing a pound a week means taking in 500 calories less each day than your body burns. That's only two glasses of orange juice. (Or two cans of non-diet soda). Those little things between meals reall