Good morning sparkers
Food planned and tracked - Done
SparkPeople: 9-Minute Seated Arm and Shoulder Workout - Done
45 minute Aerobic Chair Dancing Video with Jodi Stolove - Done
Soup of the day: Curried vegetable. Here's a link to the recipe.
I continue to play with my new fitbit. I think I've got the sleep monitor figured out. Here's a link to an image of my sleep report from last night.
So, on my 55+ Female team I'm leading a September Streak Challenge. The idea was to pick one small thing that you were not already doing and see if you could make a new habit. We report in at least once per week. My streak is to listen to spark radio twice per week.
Today's episode with hosts Lily & Karen was on the topic of a new diet craze called Soylent. Here's a link to SparkRadio if you want to hear it.
Now I immediately flashed on the 1973 Science Fiction movie 'Soylent Green'. And it appears that the creator of this diet selected the name to be provocative. Basically, it is a powder that you use to make a nutritional shake to eat instead of food. How is this different from all the other meal replacement products out there?
Well, I'd say the motivation is different. The inventor poses the question, "What if you never had to worry about food again?" He was motivated to develop the product and test it on himself because he just didn't want to be bothered with food. He does still eat some food but gets most of his nutrition from this product.
Here's a video of him making it and talking about it.
Now I personally find this idea very attractive. I seem to do best when my meals are kept simple and easy and I've often wished I could just give up food the way I gave up cigarettes.
I spent a few minutes researching the product and decided it wasn't for me for the same reason that other meal replacement products are not for me in that I don't like the ingredients used. I'd want a vegan (no whey) option with a 80/10/10 carb/fat/protein ratio as advocated by T. Colin Campbell author of 'The China Study'. When they come up with that, I may just give up food myself.
Enough for today. I'll leave you with another snap taking by my sweetie & I'll see you tomorrow.