Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week emotions are key to weight loss, easy recipes don’t exist, and a link between exercise and beer.
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- The Myth of ‘Easy’ Cooking <<Yep, even “simple” recipes can be difficult and impractical for a home cook. This is exactly why it is so valuable to learn to cook without recipes. (The Atlantic)
- New Diabetes Cases, at Long Last, Begin to Fall in the United States <<We still have a long way to go, but this is very welcome news. (NY Times)
- Nutrition is personal. Identical foods produce “healthy” and “unhealthy” responses in different individuals. <<This is fascinating. I hope more studies are done like this, although I’d love to see them test for more than just glucose tolerance. How do different people respond to different fats or different vitamins? (Meta)
- Expert Opinion on Dietary Fat: Is the Apparent Disagreement Real? <<You can always trust Dr. Katz to say it like it is. He calls BS on the the false low-fat vs high-fat controversy. (Huffington Post)
- The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer <<This surprised me. Do you notice you drink more alcohol on days that you exercise? I have a feeling that I do, although I’ll be paying more attention now. (NY Times)
- A Good Night’s Sleep Is Tied to Interruptions, Not Just Hours <<I’m always interested in the differential impact of quantity versus quality of sleep. This sheds some light on the subject. (WSJ)
- Why I’m giving my family nothing for Christmas <<I LOVE this. Very inspiring. (Global Table Adventure)
- Food and Emotions: 90 percent overlook key to weight loss, survey finds <<The mental game includes the emotional game. (ScienceDaily)
- Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising <<Can we all just agree that you should be exercising regularly no matter how old you are, and you should start today? Ok thanks. (Medline)
- Congee with Shredded Turkey, Shiitake Mushrooms and Ginger Scallion Sauce <<If you haven’t tried congee you’re totally missing out. Savory breakfast ftw. (Not Eating Out In New York)
What inspired you this week?