Links I Like

Happy Friday! As much as I loved going to New York last weekend, I’m really glad that I’m staying at home this weekend (other than helping with Saturday’s Food For Fertility class, which I always enjoy). I’ve got lots, lots, lots to do, so I’ll get on with the links:

  • I’m really, really missing Brussels sprouts right now…because I can’t have them (more on why next week). This NPR Kitchen Window article was a little bit of torture, even as I was simultaneously laughing over tales of bad Brussels sprouts past and drooling over the thought of roasted Brussels.
  • Even more evidence that the dieting mentality is more hurtful and harmful, as highlighted in the Wall Street Journal Article “Eating just as much but enjoying it less.” (Note: You have to be an online subscriber to see more than just the first few paragraphs, which gives the gist of the article, you can also link to a free version of the actual scientific paper, if you are inclined to learn more.)
  • Speaking of the diet mentality, another WSJ article “Confessions of a recovering diet food junkie” shows how when diets fail, real food can rule. Yeah!
  • I read yet another WSJ article, “25 more rules of conquering the gym,” while on the bus, and it totally made me laugh. I laughed so hard that I promptly sought out the first installment, “The 27 rules of conquering the gym.”
  • Finally, if you want some really meaty reading for the weekend, tuck into this gignormous article in this Sunday’s New York Times (available online now!), “The extraordinary science of addictive junk food.” I admit, I haven’t finished it yet, but the first few pages were very promising.
Have a lovely weekend