For The Love Of Food

by | May 20, 2011

For The Love of Food

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

I love Marion Nestle calling out the food industry on their ridiculous health claims, the emphasis on food culture in health and the launch of the new and awesome Gilt Taste.

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7 Responses to “For The Love Of Food”

  1. Becky says:

    On the high protein breakfast, just curious about how Belgian waffles with yogurt and syrup counts as a high protein breakfast???

    • Darya Pino says:

      Is this a serious question? Because that is definitely a high carb breakfast.

      • Becky says:

        I just read the link you posted to ScienceDaily- and what they describe as the “protein-rich breakfast” option is a belgian waffle, syrup and yogurt as opposed to the “normal protein” breakfast of cereal and milk. I wanna believe the headline, I just wondered if the study really supported the headline.

    • Darya Pino says:

      Yeah, good point. I’ve seen lots of studies supporting a higher protein breakfast helping with satiety, etc. Relatively higher (compared to the control) protein must help even in the context of a high carb breakfast, which is encouraging. So you’re right that this didn’t test a low carb breakfast, it’s just a relative comparison.

    • Natalie says:

      I agree with Becky. I thought exactly the same thing while reading that article. This does not sound like a high protein breakfast to me. Yogurt does have some protein, but syrup, probably close to none, and Belgian Waffle maybe some moderate amount from the eggs, milk and flour. If you want to eat a high protein breakfast, you can do much better than this!

  2. The belgian waffle threw me too. I read most of the articles. The “standing” one I don’t buy into. Obesity is a lot more complicated. It’s not just about food. It’s entrenched in the culture and lasting results require a support system. I totally disagreed with the Times article (as you did) that chefs are making people fat. I find that most foodies are slim and those who really love good food, monitor their diets. Most obese people don’t eat fine food, or offals. They eat boxes and bags of something and their dinner in the car. I’m over generalizing, of course, but in my observations, my friends who are overweight do not cook; they purchase junk. They don’t get their calories from bacon and rib eyes. I am so frustrated with the whole obesity mess, which is why I never miss your posts.

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