Things I Read to Stay Grounded (Vol. 3)

  • Should Heart Attack Grill Restaurant  Be Shut as a Health Hazard? Apparently there’s a restaurant in Arizona called the Heart Attack Grill where patrons over 350lbs are served free 8,000 calorie”Quadruple Bypass Burgers.” Deborah Kotz from the Boston Globe questions whether this restaurant should be banned as a health hazard after their 575lb, 29 year old spokesman passed away last week. While I think people are innately smart enough to make their own decisions about the food that they put into their bodies, I don’t appreciate some of the comments on the restaurant’s website…including how their Diet Program has been “treating anorexia since 2005.” I’m sure it’s all in good fun…but seriously.
  • Leisurely Meals Don’t Curb Snacking. A new Dutch study finds that people’s propensity to snack is the same whether they eat a long, drawn out meal, or a short, 30 minute meal. It seems as though environmental factors (external cues), and not hormones (internal cues) dictate the amount of snacking one does after a meal.  I actually don’t find this all that surprising:  food is frequently used to fill unconscious emotional voids. This is why it’s really important to listen to your body when it’s craving something– do you need food? Or do you need a hug? or to take a walk?
  • Do Diets Fail Because We Expect Them To? The Diet Book Junkie posted an interesting article about the impact our negative or positive thoughts can have on dieting.  It’s crazy how much our minds control in this life!
  • Go Easy on Yourself Tara Parker-Pope from NYTimes Well Blog writes about how self-compassion may be the missing key in most women’s diet routines. Self-compassion gives one permission to not be so hard on herself– which can lead to less emotional overeating, as the study Tara describes suggests. Katie from Health for the Whole Self also had a really great post about this article!
  • Fast Shrimp! Sarah from Everyday Paleo whips up some delicious looking shrimp in a jiffy! In my mind, any meal that’s quick, easy and contains seafood and spinach is a definite win!

, , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to Things I Read to Stay Grounded (Vol. 3)

  1. Angela (the diet book junkie) March 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM #

    thanks so much for the links! that Dutch study does not surprise me at all. eating is so much about habit (guilty as charged.) we often eat with our brains, not with our stomachs. :p

    (p.s. that restaurant should be illegal!)

  2. AllieNic March 15, 2011 at 4:41 PM #

    I totally agree!

Thoughts? Feel free to comment below!

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes

Get my 6-Step Gut-Healing Protocol and start healing your gut like a pro!
Sign up for my newsletter and get access to this exclusive offer to help you get on your own, personalized path to healing.
I hate spam too! Your email will never used by anyone other that Allison from Frisky Lemon
I'm not interested right now