7:31 a.m. -- Prepare whole wheat, whole grain toast. Oldest child prefers bagels. Prepare whole wheat, whole grain bagels with homemade jam. Oldest child prefers honey. Prepare whole wheat, whole grain bagels with local wildflower honey. Oldest child takes one bite and spills on shirt.
The problem I have is not necessarily with this lovely lady author, but with the seemingly never-ending cycle we're caught in whenever these damaging, destructive, inaccurate, ridiculous "healthy-living" tips are circulated.
The very ingredient some rail against is the very ingredient others recommend, with equal passion and conviction, as the substitute for the thing they know to be the true source of all evil in the kitchen.
Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS...
The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.
Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag up...
You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.
While scrolling through my timeline on Facebook last week, I came across a post about a child who had been put on a "cleanse" to lose weight. I cannot tell you how that made my blood boil!!
For the span of a month, cutting fat produced better overall results in identical twin doctors. But that's not the point. The point is they both agreed that neither, restricted diet was something they would be inclined to maintain.
Most of us don't even know what a gram of apple or an ounce of milk looks like, so how can we possibly calculate a sensible portion? Well, perhaps arithmetic is not required, and it may even be misleading.
It is imperative you maintain a sense of humor. That will help you hugely since after all, getting older is not for sissies.
Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing.
The diet is defined by a high intake of extra virgin olive oil, fruits, vegetables, other plant proteins and fibers (nuts and legumes), unrefined whole grains, and fish.
A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely.
To get to the relevance of "how," we must overcome the spurious debates about "what." You certainly can't get there from here if you can't acknowledge where "there" is. We do know, but our culture needs to admit that we know. The profitable market for pixie dust needs to disappear.
For some, cross-contamination might not be as harmful as it is to others. But if someone says "I'm gluten-free," whose responsibility is it to make sure that "gluten-free" means "cross-contamination-free" to the chef?