Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

WELCOME 2008! What fun will we have this year?

from one of my favorite sites, Modern Forager:


Ten Things To Remember In The New Year

January 2nd, 2008 Scott Kustes

Given that the calendar just ticked over to January 1st, 2008, there are a lot of resolutions to eat better and lose weight. Here are ten things to remember as you embark on your health journey.

  1. Junk food doesn’t exist; there is junk and there is food.
  2. Similarly, real food has no nutrition label. Food products have nutrition labels.
  3. If a label tells you how healthful the product inside is, it’s probably not. Don’t be deceived by marketing.
  4. Sugar is detrimental to your body in more ways than you can count.
  5. Organic/natural junk is still junk. Thirty grams of sugar from honey is not more healthful than 30g of sugar from other sources.
  6. If you are wondering if you should eat more vegetables, the answer is yes. I don’t care how many you eat, you should probably eat more.
  7. Similarly, you should probably sleep more. Turn off the TV and go to bed. Given the quality of most TV programming, you aren’t going to miss anything of importance.
  8. Don’t let “I can’t afford organic” keep you from eating enough produce. Organic vegetables are best. However, eating conventional is better than not eating produce at all.
  9. You’re human and you will eat something too sugary and too carby. Don’t stress; just get back on the wagon.
  10. And finally: health is a lifelong journey, not a quick-fix. Find something you can stick with.

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