For the Love of Food

by | Dec 5, 2014
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

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

This week the shocking benefits of prescribing vegetables, how meat actually impacts your heart, and the value of “cheat” meals.

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5 Responses to “For the Love of Food”

  1. Tania says:

    Excellent links.m thanks for the great reading!

  2. AJ says:

    Thank you as always for these links, Darya. I love them and look forward to them!

    I love your term of “periodic rational indulgences”and I totally support that concept. For example, I have nostalgia around a specific bakery from my childhood, and I still enjoy the experience of eating their cookies, so when I visit my family, I’m mostly okay with those indulgences.

    But some my indulgences do feel “irrational.” I have developed a knowledge that some foods containing sugar and/or wheat in a certain amount or “dose” lead to short-term negative outcomes for me such as an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach or digestive system, itchy skin, bad sleep, decreased energy levels, hindered ability to focus (I’m a doctoral student, so focus is important!), and guilt, which is perhaps the most difficult short-term outcome with which I have to cope, but that’s due to my own approach to eating, and I’m trying to free myself of guilt when it comes to indulgence.

    In these cases, it’s difficult to assess whether or not such an indulgence is “worth it” or “rational,” and that second term in general can be quite complex. Do you have any experience in or knowledge on these kinds of situations?

    • Darya Rose says:

      Yes, great point. For me it really comes down to weighing what it costs to do it vs NOT do it. Sometimes it’s just not worth the fight.

      E.g. at certain times of the month I just need a bit of chocolate, or a glass of wine. Normally it’s easy to decide, but in these moments it feels hard. I’ve found ways to indulge without going crazy (like purchasing one medium sized chocolate bar that I already know I love, and sharing it with my husband). Would I prefer not to have these moments? Sure. But do I feel bad about them? No.

      The secret to letting to of the guilt is making the decision beforehand and being OK with it. Then when it comes you can just enjoy it for what it’s worth––even if it’s not the absolute most amazing experience ever.

  3. Greg says:

    Interesting articles. I particularly like “The power of delay”.

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