Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week exercise reverses aging, perfection is for losers, and a new way for food companies to manipulate you.
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Links of the Week
- Younger Skin Through Exercise <<I knew exercise was healthy and all, but this is pretty darn remarkable. (NY Times)
- Why Trying to Be Perfect Won’t Help You Achieve Your Goals (And What Will) <<For those of you who can’t stop beating yourself up when things don’t go as planned, don’t skip this one. (James Clear)
- The 1st Myth of Modern Day Dieting: It’s About Willpower <<The awesome Yoni Freedhoff is putting out a series of videos about the myths of dieting (one of my fave topics). His new book, The Diet Fix, is on my short list for this year. (Weighty Matters)
- Chew on this: How does food texture impact its perceived calorie content? <<Two interesting things here. 1) How you perceive food, health and calories is not fixed, but subject to many other factors. 2) Food companies deliberately try to manipulate these factors to trick you into buying their crap. (ScienceDaily)
- Ask Well: Walking vs. Elliptical Training <<I’ve always wondered about this. My personal strategy is to just mix up my workouts as often as possible instead of doing the same thing over and over. (NY Times)
- Scientists re-define what’s healthy in newest analysis for human microbiome project <<Gut bacteria and pre- and probiotics are so hot right now. This new research is interesting because it shows there isn’t a one-size-fits all optimal gut community. This is good news, because it means you can stop obsessing about your microbiome and focus on eating well. (ScienceDaily)
- DR. WEIL RECOMMENDS: THE HEALTHIEST CARB <<I love this because it feels like it was copied and pasted from my brain. (Dr. Weil)
- The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most <<Have you noticed that you seem to be hard-wired to put off doing things that are hard? It’s normal, but it’s also a habit worth breaking. (Zen Habits)
- 5 Small Ways to Reorganize Your Fridge for Smarter Cooking <<I never thought about putting a Lazy Susan in my fridge, but it sounds sort of brilliant. (The Kitchn)
- Moroccan Carrot & Quinoa Salad <<If you’ve never tried Moroccan food you are seriously missing out. It might be my favorite. The spices are easy to recreate at home, and they go particularly well with carrots. Yum! (happy hearted kitchen)
What inspired you this week?