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Some Thoughts About Putting More Protein in Your Breakfast
Friday, June 03, 2011      7 comments

I found this SP blog interesting, as well as the comments from other SP members.
n_breakfasts_to_boost_weight_loss For me, I find a higher protein breakfast to ... Read more
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. ... Read more

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