Archive for the 'Food And Health' Category
Rule No. 14 – Eat Only Foods That Will Eventually Rot. Rule No. 15 – Eat Foods Made From Ingredients That You Can Picture in Their Raw State or Growing in Nature. Rule No. 16 – Go Food Shopping Every Week. Rule No. 17 – Buy Your Snacks At The Farmers’ Market. Rule No. 18 [...]
Rule No. 1: Eat Food. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan I re-read Pollan’s book yesterday, selecting this time the new edition with illustrations by Maira Kalman and additional rules (there are 83 in this edition, up from 64 in the original) from readers since the book was first published in 2009. [...]
0933: School lunch complaints
Via Jim Miller’s* What’s Up listserve: WHEN: Tonight, Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 7:00 pm WHERE: West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, Ohio 44116 (Free Parking) COST: The film series is free and open to the public (donations gratefully accepted). Scientists Under Attack A Film About Courage, Secrecy And Danger. In [...]
School is in full swing and I’m getting back to preparing food ahead so that when I come home in the evening (I finish my last student at 1840 and get home around 1930) I don’t have to think about what to eat and end up buying food I haven’t prepared for myself. Fortunately, my [...]
Of course, your kids will greatly enjoy this (via Mano Singham’s reader The Rose) method.
Way back at in the middle of June I emailed Sarah Wilson Jones: Good morning Sarah, This summer I’m doing a personal experiment testing my own energy levels when I drink mostly cold-brewed green tea or Yerba Maté instead of straight water. My plan is to start with half-gallon batches of green tea and Yerba [...]
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
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From Mother Jones: When Daniels first took a job at Growing Home, his friends laughed at him. “I guess it was considered feminine,” he said, shrugging. He showed me the garden he’s created in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. Last fall, he planted garlic, and soon he’ll plant collard and mustard greens, okra, tomato, [...]
…[T]hose who kept a food diary lost twice as much weight as those who used other techniques. It also helps to record how many calories are in the food, although that’s notoriously tricky to estimate. p. 232 I credit my loss of 80 pounds (189.4 pounds this morning) principly to two factors: first, weighing myself [...]
I feel the same way about all of the foods and beverages I consume. I like my coffee black and my Bourbon straight because I like the taste of both. Why put any substance in your mouth if you have to disquise the taste?
The people who weighed themselves every day were much more successful at keeping their weight from creeping back up. They were less likely to go on eating binges, and they didn’t show any signs of disillusion or distress from their daily confrontation with the scale. For all the peculiar challenges to losing weight, one of [...]
Instead of making general plans to reduce calories, you make highly specific plans for automatic behavior [implementation intentions] in certain circumstances, like what to do when you’re tempted by fattening food at a party. An implementation intention take the form of if-then: if x happens, then I will do y. The more you use this [...]
The Catch-22 of dieting: In order to not to eat, a dieter needs willpower and in order to have willpower, a dieter needs to eat. p. 226. From Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
1148: Is the paleo diet good for you?
After weeks and weeks of up and down shifts, I crossed the threashold this morning and for the first time in 30+ years, and at 191.1 pounds (a Body Mass Index of 25.9) I’m officially not fat! These last few pounds have been particularly difficult because I’ve been building muscle with my biking routine and, [...]
I’ve done my best to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup for years after spending a great deal of time in the sugar-is-sugar camp before the weight of scientific evidence convinced me that I was just wrong on the issue and that HFCS was not only unhealthy, this darling of the corn lobby is flat-out dangerous. [...]
I haven’t been on my bike the last couple of weeks (really not since, 19 April, but who’s counting) mostly because I’ve been wickedly busy with students — 12-hour days for much of April and May — but I decided that enough was enough and altered my schedule this morning, giving up an hour of [...]