~ Well I suppose I ought to say something about The Twinkie Diet before I get yet another email about it, a tweet, or a comment on one of the other posts. I guess I missed the ball on this one; because I thought it so obviously dumb that no one would take much interest in it, I didn't bother to say anything, ridicule it, break out the BULLSHIT! horn or anything. Guess I was wrong. There's a number of good blog posts about it. Stephan Guyenet at Whole Health Sourcet. RG at Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger. Don Matesz at Primal Wisdom. The bottom line is that in relatively healthy people without broken metabolisms, calories do count a great deal. If you increase or restrict so much that you override your body's natural energy homeostasis, you'll gain or lose weight.
~ This is an amazingly interesting 35 minute speech given by Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky on The Uniqueness of Humans. The punch line isn't delivered until the last few minutes, but you'll learn a lot about what does not make us unique, first. Many of those things are likely to surprise you. Very interesting guy. I also like his classroom lectures on the Origin of Religion, which was very reminiscent of a book I read many years ago: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Hint: functional schizophrenia explains a lot.
~ Dr. Monica Hughes gives a 17-day update on the McDonald's Mold Growing Experiment. Yes, plenty of mold.
~ For any who have not yet watched Fat Head the Movie , now you can get a very good summary of the science right here with Tom Naughton's Big Fat Fiasco Speech. Watch it online, order the DVD from Tom, or both. I ordered the DVD and Tom had it on my desk at the office within 3 days.
~ The "Honest" Food Guide is A Big Fat Fuckin' Lie.
Free from the corruption and influence of various food industries (dairy, beef, junk foods, etc.)
Yea? And what about soy, rice, and grains that feature prominently? And how does that compare to Marin Sun Farms from where I just ordered 102 pounds of local grassfed beef? Well, bullshit. Mike Adams is just another liar just cherry picking industries he likes and doesn't.
~ This is a pretty good idea: declare-it. Might be just the thing for some of the folks struggling with staying on a fat loss program.
Declare-It is a tool that assists you in creating, tracking and being held accountable to your goals. For every declaration you make, Declare-It requires you to add supporters. Supporters are notified of your declaration and receive progress reports along your journey. If you start to fall off track, your supporters are sent an ALERT message. They can send you comments and even add incentives to help you stay motivated.
~ Here's an excellent demonstration of thinking outside the box.