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The Art of Reading Food Labels

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      8 comments

There have been frequent articles in the newspaper and mini-interviews with nutritionists on the talk shows - everybody seems to be catching on to the fact that just because the packaging says "Fat-free" or "zero trans fat" or "Contains Omega 3s... Read more

Revisiting Favorite SP Articles

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      5 comments

I have learned so much from SP articles, and I take full advantage of the SP tool that lets me save links to my favorites. I frequently re-read favorite SP articles, especially when I feel I need a boost. Since I have several social events this... Read more

Getting Over Nutritionism – Part II

Friday, May 13, 2011      12 comments

I am now at the end of this book. Being that Michael Pollan has explained in great depth what real food is and why we should be eating it, he concludes his book IN DEFENSE OF FOOD with his personal policies on what to eat. His number one... Read more

Getting Over Nutritionism - Part I

Thursday, May 12, 2011      7 comments

This is the third and final section of IN DEFENSE OF FOOD. Nutritionism (NOT to be confused with nutrition) is what Michael Pollan was explaining in the first section. It is a term coined by Gyorgy Scrinis referring to the general practice of... Read more

Is This Really Progress?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      8 comments

Just finished the section in IN DEFENSE OF FOOD where Pollan is explaining more about the side effects of the industrialization of our food since the 1950's. He gives a lot of information about what has happened to the soil and the resulting ch... Read more

What I Didn't Know about Fructose

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      14 comments

I am now about half-way through, reading the section in IN DEFENSE OF FOOD where Michael Pollan is explaining the problems with refined, highly processed foods, specifically addressing the issue of sugar. Once sugar became cheaper and the food ... Read more

Sugar...Not Such a Sweet Thing at All

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      11 comments

I read an article in this morning's paper about UCSF Dr. Robert Lustig and his thesis that sugar- both fructose and sucrose - is "nothing short of poison". That certainly got my attention, especially since it happens to coincide with similar co... Read more


Sunday, May 08, 2011      15 comments

I really thought I had come a long way in terms of reading food labels and making healthy choices. I pay attention to calories, portion size, fat, sodium, etc, and make my decision accordingly. I will admit that I didn’t used to pay too much a... Read more

New Challenge – New Direction

Saturday, May 07, 2011      11 comments

With the new Spring 5% Challenge comes the opportunity to build on habits I have already been working on, as well as to set a new goal. This time around, in addition to doing all the weekly challenges, there is one I want to add for myself. My... Read more

Food Rules - Part III

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      11 comments

This is the part I was really looking forward to – asking the million dollar question. In this section, “How Should I Eat? Not too much”, the author puts forth rules encouraging a healthier relationship with food. He cites the French, who des... Read more

Food Rules – Part II

Monday, May 02, 2011      4 comments

The first part, as I pointed out in my blog yesterday, is all about avoiding unhealthy, highly processed foods. I know enough about processed foods to know that the basic nutrients of these foods have been removed and toxic chemicals have been ... Read more

Food Rules – Part 1

Monday, May 02, 2011      10 comments

I am reading Food Rules by Michael Pollan, wherein he lists his 64 rules (more like his personal policies rather than hard and fast rules) for eating healthy and wisely. This is based on his other heavily researched based books and his general... Read more

It is Definitely Spring

Friday, April 29, 2011      4 comments

I thought I would give posting pictures a try. Here are a few shots of my irises in bloom. All that rain we have had this year definitely came in handy! Read more

Best Laid Plans...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      11 comments

I have been gone for the last two weeks on our planned vacation to celebrate DH's retirement and our 35th wedding anniversary. emoticonRead more

Drum Roll Please!

Thursday, March 24, 2011      31 comments

I finally got around to entering my recent 2-pound loss and did the math - I have officially lost 50 pounds! emoticon... Read more

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