My personal "take aways" from the articles are in bold
1. Photo: Holy "money shot". A dolphin leaping out of the ocean at pre-sunset. I had a strong gut feeling to go to this beach for my daily walk on 1/4/2014. If you are not following me on Instagram for more Southern California photos, quick- do it. I'll be walking every day for as long as I'm able. There WILL be more photo awesomeness...
2. I steer clear of product claims in my purchases. Too much hype. I know canola oil helped contribute to my hs-CRP being 6.8 in the past, along with grain and sugar! I feel much better without canola oil and it gives me a case of the sads when I see companies promoting it as "heart healthy". (thinking WW here) Jimmy Moore blogged about the health claims on packaging here. I grew up eating popcorn in Indiana and I gave up eating popcorn for my food sobriety on May 3, 2011.
3. Tony How a food addict says no to a cupcake video. Yes, Yes, Yes... I thank myself daily for abstaining from cakes with frosting. Total binge eating trigger for me. I've thrown out cake, cookies, frosting, candy and poured grease and/or coffee grounds on it. Because in the bad old days, I would dig in the trash can if the food was in a zip lock or other container. The stronger the urge, the more tough I have to be in recovery. Tony is not alone. You not alone.... by blogging about it, I gain freedom in life overall and not weight! I did not go into remission to learn how to eat a cupcake.
4. The rant near the end of the Abel James and Jonathan Bailor interview/podcast/video really struck a cord with me. I brought up the topic of "what kids eat in the school cafeteria" with my daughter. Great talking point on foods teens eat, choices, what is offered, what is eaten, and what the long term effects of all that soda and pizza will be on the general population. I suspect that supplying junk food to kids is going to cost a lot of money in health down the road. My 2 cents. I value the teaching time now and my good buying habits in my own family. I got myself well and now I can change this outcome in my own family.
5. Great podcast interview over at Half Sized Me (Heather) who interviewed Go Kaleo. I liked this interview. Body acceptance, eating and not starving. Drinking water and chewing gum when you are really hungry. I used to try to stuff myself with baby carrots when I was hungry rather than eat some balanced protein, fat, and carbohydrate. Stuffing yourself with baby carrots will only make for funky elimination problems, just saying! I appreciated that when Heather and Amber talked about "eliminating whole food groups" that they qualified it with a medical need. I have a medical need to abstain from wheat and processed sugar. Eating from a Paleo template, I can eat good sized meals of real food, get comfortably full, and maintain my weight and health. I also have the best body image that I've had in my life. Eating real foods is real good for me.
That's it. I've been getting caught up on my podcasts while working around the house and walking on the beach at low tide. Wishing I could send you warmth and sunshine!
|Crab in a tide pool|
|Seagulls on the beach at low tide|