5 things I’m thinking about, right now:
- When Science Met the Biggest Loser – I haven’t been a fan of the show from the beginning because of the nutrition they promote or the fact that they’re basing so much on numbers, but this was eye opening. I’ve always found it to be a bit exploitative and unhealthy on so many levels, but I’ve always wondered if the ultimate change was worth it. Perhaps not.
- Brussels sprouts. Who knew? My only experience with them has been the one time my mom served them boiled when I was a child. Roasting apparently is the key to making them not just edible, but delicious. And now the only vegetable I can claim not to like is green beans.
And there’s no hope for those nasty buggers.
- My pressure cooker: I knew I‘d like it, but I had no clue that I’d come to rely on it so quickly for so much. Bone broth in 45 minutes? Yes, please. Buttery, melt in your mouth short ribs in an hour? Of course. Shredded beef taco roast in 75 minutes instead of 8 hours? Yes. Artichokes in 20 minutes total and the best kale ever? I think I’m in love.
- This guest post on The Paleo Parents from a week or so ago. It brought me to tears. It gave me hope for the changes I’m hoping to bring about in my own kids. It gave me great ideas on how to encourage it. And it lead me to Slim Palate, the young writer’s insightful and engaging blog. This, I think, is the kind of change that brings lasting results.
- Weight Watcher’s Exposed: love this simple, easy to understand breakdown of why those Smart Ones aren’t exactly great choices. I confess, I had pretty good success a few years ago with Weight Watchers (though all 70 pounds came back – in 4 months, no less – when I first became ill with what would turn out to be based in gluten-intolerance). The biggest reason I left was because they kept pushing the freezer meals from the store and the processed junk you could buy at the meetings. The more I learn about nutrition and lasting change, the more I’m convinced the key is real food.