I watched 3 really interesting videos in the last 3 days. The first was a documentary on Hulu called Fat Head. Here’s the summary:
Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see Super Size Me? Then guess what? … You’ve been fed a load of bologna.
Comedian (and former health writer) Tom Naughton replies to the blame-McDonald’s crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we’ve been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me, Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity “epidemic” has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as “overweight” have longer lifespans than people classified as “normal weight.” Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Lowfat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease — but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.
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Happy New Year to all.
I will be back to normal posting soon. In the meantime, here is an overview of wonderful things that have happened this past year…
I wanted to learn a new language (didn’t do this), go to Hawaii (yes!), I cultivated patience, I ate more fried rice, ate less meat, I didn’t drink more Kombucha, I did drink less diet soda (overall), and I ended the year on a yoga streak (though I’m not sure I did much yoga throughout the whole year).
This was a month-long challenge to do 3+ classes a week of intenSati at one of New York’s poshest gyms. I had fun, and learned a lot.
And also about drinking tea (yum) and eating kabocha.
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Insurance Companies Are Ridiculous.
I am sitting here looking at an article from a magazine that Bobby got from his insurance company. It states (I am paraphrasing):
- (1) “Food choices are responsible for a third of your rate of aging.”
- (2) “Eat 13 ounces of fish per week to keep your arteries healthy.”
- (3) “Consume 10 tablespoons of cooked tomato-based products per week to get the benefits of lycopene. Lycopene may reduce the risk of cancers or heart disease.”
- (4) “Eat peanuts – an unsaturated fat – because unsaturated fat lowers cholesterol.”
- (5) “Low-fat and nonfat dairy products are good sources of calcium.”
There is more but I will not go into it because that is enough.
This is all crap.
Here is what I think:
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