Happy 2017! Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
First a few orders of business:
- I was on the Art of Charm podcast – I love the show and had a great time talking to Jordan and Jason about the psychology of getting healthy. Give it a listen here.
- Last call to save $15 on Foodist Kitchen – I extended the offer through the weekend, but don’t miss this chance to learn to cook without recipes and get the NEWYEAR2017 discount. Enroll in Foodist Kitchen today.
- The 5 Day Mindful Meal Challenge starts on Monday – I’m so excited about this. I’ve worked incredibly hard to create a free 5-day program that is unlike any mindful eating training I’ve ever seen. If you’ve struggled to develop a mindful eating habit, definitely don’t miss this chance to learn. Sign up for free today.
This week how to optimize aging, the mental game of getting healthy, and why your workouts aren’t working.
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- How to Become a ‘Superager’ <<At first I thought they meant someone who loves to party, but what they’re going for is “super-ager,” someone who ages exceptionally well (aka slowly). A fascinating new study asks what behaviors may postpone aging, and their best guess is “working hard at something,” either physical or mental. If you’re looking for something challenging but doable to start 2017, my free 5 Day Mindful Meal Challenge is a perfect place to start. (NY Times)
- Why You’re Not in Shape (Yet) <<One of the most honest and inspiring articles I’ve read in years about the mental game of getting healthy. (Nerd Fitness)
- Is Your Workout Not Working? Maybe You’re a Non-Responder <<Turns out not all exercises work for all people. However it looks like there is something that works for everyone. If you haven’t had luck with your workout routine, change it up. Find what works for you. (NY Times)
- I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways. <<Taking the joy and natural behaviors out of eating is rarely a good idea. (Washington Post)
- Feed Your Kids Peanuts, Early and Often, New Guidelines Urge <<A friendly reminder that sometimes nutrition advice is 100% backward. We were told for decades to keep kids away from peanuts until they’re older in case of allergies. Turns out that advice makes them more likely to develop a life-threatening allergy. At least we’re finally getting it right. (NY Times)
- A New Grassfed Dairy Label on the Horizon <<I’m looking forward to evolution in this realm, but keep in mind that inspection and enforcement (from the FDA) are critical if labeling like this is going to mean anything. (Civil Eats)
- A Gut Makeover for the New Year <<It is easy to forget that as much as we want our bodies to change rapidly, they don’t like to. This includes the bacteria colonies in your gut. It can take weeks or even months to get your body to adapt to new eating habits, so be patient and willing to play the long game if you want to win. (NY Times)
- What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’ <<I have a lot of respect for Dan Barber, and this review of Gary Taubes new anti-sugar manifesto is worth the read. (NY Times)
- The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking <<Great advice for overcoming your own limiting beliefs. (NY Times)
- Salt-Wilted Brussels Sprout Salad With Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese Recipe <<I dare you to look at this and not start craving brussels sprouts. (Serious Eats)
What inspired you this week?
p.s. My apologies for all The Times articles this week, for some reason they were crushing it over the holidays more than other publications.