Sunday, October 13, 2013
It's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and of course our newspapers are full of Thanksgiving related features.
One in the Globe and Mail on "the science of gluttony" (not in the on-line edition) says that "overeating for even brief periods of time can have permanent effects on body composition": a four week binge can result in higher weight and higher LDL cholesterol a full year later.
Another in the National Post (also unavailable on-line) offers the somewhat contradictory advice that the physiological effects of intentional gratitude outstrip many of the ("minor") effects of short-term indulgence!!
So who knows? With a resident vegan and an absent carnivore, there will be a small portion of pre-stuffed turkey breast (not an actual turkey) this time around -- plus moderate portions of wild rice and seasonal veggies, and just a sliver of apple pie for me, all tracked and within my calorie range. But with heaping helpings of gratitude too. Yeah. Seconds on that, maybe thirds.
Playing off all the angles, right?