FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: How to stop using food as a drug, why you shouldn’t freak out about folate, and the FDA revisits “healthy”

by | May 13, 2016
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 how to stop using food as a drug, why you shouldn’t freak out about folate, and the FDA revisits “healthy.”

Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat!

I can’t even with Delicious anymore, which bums me out because I have years of links I was saving there. I’ll let you know if I find another resource for saving my favorite links. In the meantime I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you.

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5 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: How to stop using food as a drug, why you shouldn’t freak out about folate, and the FDA revisits “healthy””

  1. elle says:

    I find that (for whatever reason—weather, access to fresh produce, etc) I ate far less when I lived in sunny Los Angeles than I do now, as a New Yorker.

    I’ve tested this a lot, as I go back and for once a month, and every time, I feel the need to eat significantly less in LA. I am NOT starving myself, I am not hungry and denying myself food, I am not dieting. I’ve fluctuated maybe 3-5 pounds total, and have no interest in losing weight; but how I FEEL (light, happier, healthier) seems to be deeply connected to how much I eat…and less seems to always make me feel better.

  2. Rebecca Wortzman says:

    Love the self -compassion piece (Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem). In relation to being a Foodist and identifying my healthstyle I find that being mindful of my food choices and speaking to myself kindly after a day of bad food choices is so important. Being kind to myself (instead of hating myself) allows me to move forward instead of giving up. When bad food days happen I usually take in a yoga class, practice a little meditation and go for a walk. These “slowed down” activities let me think about my previous day’s choices and deal with the “demons” in my head that tell me how awful I am for straying away from my commitment to nutrition. I use to go hard at the gym and starve myself -not anymore.

  3. G says:

    For the eating less even if you aren’t trying to lose weight–wouldn’t that hinder metabolism? What is overeating them? Undereating?

  4. Sandy says:

    Eating less…..I do this automatically when I’m under stress, have deadlines, too many things to do…..and I do feel better. When I’m anxious about something, my tummy is the first thing to show it so in cutting back (I’m also just not hungry!) my belly feels better and in turn makes me feel a whole lot better at coping with the stuff that’s troubling me. I also automatically just eat better, not that my diet needs overhauling but I just cut out more things that I normally would give myself license to on any normal day that I feel will not be of benefit to me during stress-y moments 😉

  5. Kevin says:

    I also struggled with delicious to store my links. I recently switched to pinboard.in which is excellent but $11 per year (despute .in url he is based in usa). Lots of of people use it. I am afiliated with them etc.

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