For The Love Of Food

by | Feb 10, 2012

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

There were more excellent stories than I could fit this week. Mindful eating hits the big leagues, Jack In The Box’s shake is made of fakin bacon and sugar is more helpful than low carb for weight loss? Won’t somebody please think of the children!

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7 Responses to “For The Love Of Food”

  1. Brian says:

    That study about higher-carb breakfasts is fascinating, thanks. The 40 pound per person difference between groups is HUGE. Even better if this approach enables people to keep the fat off in the long term. For most people, maintaining weight loss is way harder than the initial dieting process.

    Ellen’s form is much better than Michelle’s. I’m a big fan of bodyweight exercises; it’s not how many push-ups you do, but rather how intense they are. Ellen is getting a more complete workout by going down until her upper arms are perpendicular to the floor. Yes, by doing that you’ll reach failure sooner, but the next day you’ll feel it in your chest and arms, letting you know that you got some good work done.

  2. jbug says:

    I think ellen makes 54 look amazing and michelle obama makes 48 look amazing! inpires my 40 year old ass to get movin”!!

  3. Sometimes it seems like ‘food’ manufacturers are selling the supposed health benefits more than they’re actually selling what’s inside the container. Given some of what goes into some products these days, it’s not surprising they don’t want people to know the contents.

  4. Peter says:

    This sweets for breakfast story really made my day. We’ll see how the cholesterol test comes back next week though…

  5. Natalie says:

    Loved the push up link.

    Regarding the Danone link, even though there is nothing written on the packaging, there are lots of tv commercials advertising this product in Europe and it is presented as a medical supplement. People who shop remember the ads, and don’t look at the packaging… Here is what I posted on weightymatters.
    I grew up in Europe and saw numerous time the Danone Actimel ad on TV. It is presented as a medical supplement, and they list all the health benefits from their product consumption. There might be laws about labeling on food packaging, but there is nothing about BS in ads on TV. Just saying.

  6. Pam says:

    A high carb breakfast does not bode well for me. After eating a high carb breakfast, I feel lethargic and I have trouble stopping when full. It makes me want to eat more!! When I have a high protein meal, of two eggs and some veggies, I have lots of energy and do not crave more. If I eat carbs later in the day, my body seems to handle them better, and I do not have to fight cravings.

    • Darya Pino says:

      To clarify, the experimental breakfast wasn’t low protein, it was just a big breakfast with high protein and carbohydrate. But different things work for different people. This group happened to be clinically obese but not diabetic. If you’ve found something that works for you I’d stick with that.

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