For The Love Of Food

by | Nov 12, 2010

For The Love of Food

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

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How to make food taste better without cooking skills, the best geek food article of all time and why Twinkie’s won’t make your life better.

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6 Responses to “For The Love Of Food”

  1. Phlip says:

    re the “B.S. of the week”: yes, I think many, many people are surprised by this, including yourself. He’s clearly not claiming that this is a useful diet for anyone. But there is very useful information to be gleaned. Once again you demonstrate that facts are of little use to you if they don’t align with your personal mythology. A science degree does not a scientist make!

    • Darya Pino says:

      Sorry Phlip, I think you missed my point. I know that the scientist did not recommend anyone try this diet, but all he is really demonstrating is that if you eat fewer calories than you burn (in this case he’s eating substantially less), then you lose weight. Weight loss is known to be linked to better cholesterol and other measures of health (like blood pressure) in the short term. I suppose that is useful information, but it is not surprising.

      Besides that calorie restriction is well-documented to induce weight loss, this same exact experiment was done by Brian Wansink back in 2007 in a project called Portion Size Me. So no, I’m not surprised that the finding can be replicated. I wrote about it back then.

      I called this BS not because this point is invalid, but because the press it received completely ignores long term nutrition and health. A person can get either thin or fat eating absolutely anything, healthy or unhealthy, depending on how much they eat. But how long their body will hold up under the various conditions is far more important in the long term than any other measure.

      • Phlip says:

        If your complaint is with the press coverage, then criticize the press coverage.

      • julie says:

        I think this is important for all the people who are claiming that it’s not calories at all that are relevant to weight loss, it’s carbs, sugar, fat, processed, whatever the evil of the day is. No, it’s not, it’s calories. And also, for everyone who decides that the only way to lose weight is to completely go organic, clean, eating. There’s a lot of people who can learn from this, and I haven’t heard anyone claim that it’s healthy, outside the effect of change in weight, though I don’t spend my time looking for editorials on it.

  2. Lisa says:

    I can’t get any of the links in this article to work…..would love to read them!

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