Think again, because no matter how many pounds you’ve lost in your life, tech people are probably better at it than you. That’s just their way! How else would they be at the tippy top of the meritocracy that is Silicon Valley?New York Mag got in touch with a few of them to see how they do it and share their techniques with the rest of us plebes. Hint: they don’t call it dieting. To sound cooler, they refer to weight loss as “bodyhacking,” kind of like how CrossFit dads call their gyms “boxes” and their kids “never.” For Silicon Valley types, the point of “bodyhacking” isn’t to losing weight or feeling better; it’s outdoing the guy next to you “surviving a punishingly work-centric way of life, and figuring out how to apply the ideals that govern their professional world innovation, optimization, efficiency, quantification to the human body,” NYMag says.
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Successful dieting demands real food
They involve real food, mostly plants. Enjoy this one. Spinach Salad with Seared Pork and Squash Yield: 3 servings 1 tangerine, peeled and seeded 1/2 cup diced cucumber 2 tablespoons water, or more if needed Pinch of stevia 1/8 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley Sea salt and white pepper to taste For the salad: 12 ounces pork tenderloin, sliced 1 1/2 inches thick 3 tablespoons organic chicken broth 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 cups diced zucchini or yellow squash 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice Generous pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste Scant 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro 6 cups fresh spinach 3 cups fresh blueberries 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped Make the dressing: In a blender, combine all of the ingredients, adding a bit more water if needed to reach desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate.
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Why your diet is doomed to fail
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They were then given leptin and their frontal “executive” lobes regained control. Psychologically and behaviourally, write Avena and Talbott, it is much easier to enact small changes over time than to try to “jump-start” our eating habits. They cite a study that compared a 20-week diet with the same programme implemented gradually, over 40 weeks. People in the 40-week group lost more weight and were better able to maintain their weight loss over time.
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