# Archive for 2011

## What Happens When You Don’t Report Your Weight; or, Driving Blind

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Here’s a blindingly obvious insight: if you drive blind you’ll probably drive off the road. Less obvious is that that applies almost as certainly to your Beeminder yellow brick road. Michelle, who has very thick skin (figuratively speaking!) and agreed to let us feature her here, illustrates the point nicely: It’s a pattern we’ve seen... »

## Case Study: Martin’s Renovating

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

## Food Habits

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Continuing the theme from our last post, this is a guest post by Beeminder beta user Kevin McGowan. I am not an expert of any kind and I have no training. I’m just a guy who used to be pretty uncomfortable (5’10”... »

## No Preemptive Eating

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Here’s a simple yet powerful weight loss tip: Don’t eat when you don’t want to. I mean, maybe you shouldn’t always eat even when you do want to but at the very least don’t eat when you don’t want to. Like because it’s there, you’re bored, or to prevent being hungry later. If you have other tips and... »

## Weight Loss: Really Easy, Really Hard

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Here’s the bottom line on weight loss: unless more calories are being used than consumed, no weight loss will happen. There’s no magic. There is plenty of confusion and struggle, however. Simply eating less backfires and it’s because of hormones. Your body really doesn’t want your weight to change. Oh, you’re eating less? Ok, we’ll just slow everything down... »

## How To Do What You Want: Akrasia and Self-Binding

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Many of us have a problem following through on our intentions. And it’s more than just a difficulty in predicting our future desires. It’s not like “Gee, I thought I wanted to get in shape but it turned out there was always... »