Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week it’s OK to let your kids trick-or-treat, gut fungi are a thing, and how to reclaim your mornings.
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Links of the week
- My Kids Go Trick or Treating. Yours Probably Should Too. – If you’ve ever tried a restrictive diet you know how depriving yourself can result in a rebound binge effect. Kids are not immune to this psychological phenomenon either. I love Yoni Freedhoff’s advice to treat Halloween as a teachable moment to develop a healthy and realistic relationship with sugar and special occasions. (Weighty Matters)
- Read this and you may never eat chicken again – One of the many reasons I don’t eat industrial meat at all if I can help it. Skipping it is also a good way to stick it to the man. (The Guardian, EcoWatch)
- Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic – Move over gut bacteria, gut fungi want some attention too. Also FYI, when you read about a mouse study that used a “high-fat diet,” what they really mean is a Western diet that is high in both fat and sugar. Mice won’t eat lots of fat without sugar added. Go figure. (ScienceDaily)
- It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why. – It really isn’t that complicated, but it’s nice to see it all laid out. Fixing it is another story. (Vox)
- Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style – I’m super interested to see how food evolves. It’s a complex problem and as much as I love the idea of everyone having their own backyard garden, I know that isn’t realistic. It’s exciting to consider what someone with resources like Musk can do in this space, though I hope he makes it better and not worse. (NY Times)
- You Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: Here are 8 Ways to Not Waste Them – In case you haven’t noticed, a huge part of maintaining strong healthystyle habits is smart energy and time management. Some great tips here. (James Clear)
- Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’ – Sleep is also critical in energy management. Make sure you prioritize it. (NPR)
- Anthony Bourdain Wants You to Waste Less Food – Excited to see this film. Food waste is a critically important issue and I’m happy the important people are starting to pay attention. (Civil Eats)
- French supermarkets banned from throwing away and spoiling unsold food – So awesome. More please. (Independent)
- The Minimalist’s Strength Workout – Good suggestions if you’re looking for a simple strength training workout. (Outside Online)
- Magic Sausage & Cabbage Supper – I made a meal similar to this a couple of days ago. So simple and delicious. (Stone Soup)
What inspired you this week?