Links I Like

Happy Friday! I’ve had a great week at home, catching up on a lot of the little things that get neglected when I’m immersed in school/work/internship. Things like cleaning out my email inboxes, doing nutrition-related research on topics I’m curious about (not just the topics I have to research for an assignment), whittling down my stack of fashion magazines (I’m still working through the April issues, for Pete’s sake). Oh, yeah…I also caught up on the nutrition news, and here are some of the highlights:

  • I fully endorse the benefit (and importance) of eating mindfully, so I also fully endorse the Washington Post article “Mindful eating: Peaceful coexistence with food.”
  • Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder? Seriously? According to the Wall Street Journal article “The Coffee Withdrawal Diagnosis” asserts. I’ll have to contemplate this one on my way to Starbucks…
  • Does eating healthy have to break the bank? Not necessarily. I thought the Fox News article “How to save $500 a year on groceries by eating healthy” had some good tips, especially the one about canned salmon.
  • Great Oregon Live article on “How to eat healthfully while dining out,” which includes some great advice from RD Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished in Portland, where I took a fantastic weekend workshop on Health At Every Size last fall.
  • I don’t have diabetes, but I’ve been toying with the idea of taking short walks after each meal (it feels very European to me, and I have a trip to Paris planned for next spring, so I totally have Europe on the brain). Naturally, I was all over the USA Today article “Worried about type 2 diabetes? Walk after every meal.” It is good advice…and dogs like it, too!
I’m off to Las Vegas (and 100 degree temperatures) this weekend…I’m looking forward to it, but I admit I’d be looking forward to it more if Seattle wasn’t expecting a blissful sunny 75 this weekend! Have a great one!