Food For Thought
Ben & Jerry’s comes to Italy? Not sure how I feel about that. On my food and travel site, I actually chronicle the search for quality gelato on the Tour del Gelato.
Tons of links and inspiration – share yours with me, too:
- One of my favorite stories ever is about what various families around the world eats per week: What the World Eats from Time. Now it’s getting more personal: what one person around the world eats per day: A Worldwide Day’s Worth of Food – I think it’s misleading showing the guy’s diet who’s waiting to qualify for a gastro-bypass (or similar) surgery – they should be showing what he ate to get to that weight!
- What Sugar actually does to your brain and body from Lifehacker – Lifehacker always has quality articles
- “Bloggers for a Balanced lifestyle” in Philadelphia, PA. August 19-20th – Another healthy living meetup I’ll just miss it by days.
- Want to try: these Crunchy Spiced chickpeas – oh dear, two chickpea recipes in a row – I will change this up! But I’m already thinking of my own spices to add
- Thinking about becoming a dietician? A dietician shares her story on Girl Heroes.
- What about a nutritionist?
- Goodbye nutritional pyramid, hello My Plate! @ObamaFoodorama A better visualization of the old daily nutritional requirements? I think better than the pyramid for sure.
- A guide to understanding said Nutritional Plate from Lifehacker
- The oldest female competitive bodybuilder, Ernestine Sheperd at 74 – gives good evidence to the argument, you’re never too old…
- Sugar may be an empty nutrient, but is it poisonous? from NPR – a bit of a rebuff, may not be the cause of all our ills
Can’t lose weight? These diet blunders may be to blame – Definitely worth a read – and something to think about if you’re not journaling or measuring portions accurately:
Blunder No. 1: Eating ‘unhealthy’ portions of healthy foods
Blunder No. 2: Thinking fruit and vegetables are ‘free’ foods
Blunder No. 3: Going crazy with condiments
Blunder No. 4: Sprucing up the salad
Blunder No. 5: Eating like an athlete