How a Science Journalist Loses Weight

I worked as a science writer at an outlet funded by, and completely obsessed with, clicks. So I’m going to write about the thing that makes people click: how I lost 40 pounds, and also my job as a science writer.

Left: May 16, 2018. Right: Feb 11, 2019

I had not tried to lose any weight between May 2018 and today, I read no nutrition books, nor counted calories. A big reason I didn’t bother…



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Kristin Hugo

Science journalist based in the SF Bay Area. Loves adventure, the outdoors, bones, and animals. @KristinHugo on Twitter, @RollBones on TikTok.