Blog: Ed Levine’s Serious Diet


I’ve been reading Ed Levine’s Serious Diet posts (as part of the excellent Serious Eats blog) since I started on my path to getting fit. With a sedentary lifestyle and a job that requires me to sit at a desk and type for hours at a time, I have a difficult time with getting enough exercise. Since I’m out so much I also tend to have to eat out a lot, or have to whip things together quickly when I’m home, so I have a difficult time eating right too. Compared to most people, I have an uphill battle. Thankfully, I have to lose so much weight that cutting calories and finding ways to increase mobility is an easy target. My nutrition and exercise were so bad prior to my new habits that it would have been difficult to do any less to get healthy.

Now consider this blogger for a bit of contrast. Ed Levine eats for a living. Well, technically he writes for a living, but he has to try out all sorts of different rich and calorie-packed foods and then write about them. Sure, it sounds like a dream job, but I imagine he has a harder time losing weight than nearly anyone on the whole damn planet.

For the past 38 weeks Levine has been posting updates every Friday morning on his progress for the past week. As diet and exercise blogs go, it’s not as filled with tips and tricks that you can use as some others (that I’ll mention here soon) but it’s a good consistently updated journal of one man’s diet, and the comments from other serious eaters are also usually excellent and positive.

I plan to follow Levine’s lead and write weekly updates starting this weekend just to keep a running commentary of my progress, pitfalls I’ve befallen, and other extenuating circumstances each week. The week seems like a good unit of time for measuring progress.

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2 Responses to “Blog: Ed Levine’s Serious Diet”

  1. November 13th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Miroslav Nikolov says:

    The start is always hard. This I thought when I start training, but actually I discovered that as fitter you become as bigger problems you have.

    It is not easy, but if you like this way of life then you will solve new problems.

  2. December 9th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Matt Bone says:

    Hey Jough,
    My mother decided to subscribe me to “Bicycling” a few months back. The latest issue has some articles about people losing 100+ lbs while riding. If you want to read it, it’s yours. More importantly, you mentioned something to me about riding during my first stint at Duo. I’m always game for bike shopping or riding any day or night. So when ya feel the need to spin, let me know. I have a serious bike problem :)


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