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Art of War & Diet-Podsnacks/Art of the Diet 041

Art of War & Diet-Podsnacks/Art of the Diet 041

When you are underfed, harassed, bored, and miserable, you don't want to eat dull wholesome food. You want something a little bit "tasty". There is always some cheaply pleasant thing to tempt you.-Goerge Orwell
Good habits are worth being fanatical about. -John Irving
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.-Mark Twain
The Art of War is to me The Art of the Diet.  I initially named this blog in the fine art use of "Art of". I had developed a whole new portfolio of fruits and vegetables as a way of learning to eat and enjoy more of these food groups.  That strategy worked. I now love them and look forward to eating them.
But, as I've maintained for seven years this weight loss, I realize the Art of the Diet is less about its fine art meaning and more about the Art of War meaning: skills acquired by experience, study, observation of your strengths and weaknesses and knowing your enemy's strengths and weaknesses.  The archaic meaning of the art of something is "a skillful plan