Happy Friday! Actually, it’s a very happy weekend in my world…I have counters that are easy to clean and a huge new sink and an awesome new faucet. And all of my kitchen stuff (other than my cookbooks) are out of boxes and in their new places. We have the tile for our backsplash (white porcelain arabesque shape), and once that’s in, it’s photo time! But in the meanwhile, your weekly dose of nutrition news:
- Probably the biggest news this week: How the sugar industry shifted blame to fat.
- Why the Mediterranean diet works: It’s not just the food — it’s how you eat it. (I’m a bit jealous of Ellie Krieger’s trip, on which this article was based.)
- Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace. (I couldn’t agree more.)
- On that note: Why plus-size women turn to men’s exercise clothing.
- Diabetes and your diet: The low carb debate.
- The ‘five-second rule’ for eating food? Scientists just demonstrated how gross it is.
- 7 self-care practices to support you.
- This is an excellent, comprehensive but very user-friendly guide (well done, NYTimes!): How to meditate.
- On that note: How to be mindful with a cup of coffee.
- My latest Washington Post article: What to say (or not to say) to your overweight child.
- And a related article: Why weight-based shaming, not BMI, may cause kids’ distress.
- Finally, my newest On Nutrition column in The Seattle Times: What umami can do for you, and four foods to help you get there.
It’s supposed to rain all weekend in Seattle, so I think soup is in order. Probably this soup. Have a happy, healthy weekend!