Dear Lifehacker, In the past, I've assumed most doctors are charlatans, and only visited them in matter of dire emergency (needing a sick note for work, week-long flu, etc.). I am now reaching a point in my life where my body and mind are getting older and I am reconsidering past decisions.
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Last year, when I was reviewing food researcher Brian Wansink's book about ways to trick yourself into eating better, I noticed that the way he did some of his research seemed fishy. A statistician agreed with me. But I posted the book review anyway.
Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That's 2000kj. I swear I don't have an eating disorder — it's just how you do things on this diet I've been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 8400-ish kj and feeling fine.
Healthy eating and weight loss requires vegetables. There's no way around it. Some of us would rather fill our plates with meat and bread. If you discover a "gateway vegetable" you'll start eating them more often.
I am not a huge fan of athlete-designed or endorsed foods and diets, mainly because I am not an athlete, but I also hate the joyless, clinical approach so many of these "diets" take. (In fact, when Tom Brady released his absurd, overpriced "nutritional manual" last year, I was incensed.) But the NBA has a meal plan pretty much everyone can get behind: The humbly delicious peanut butter and jam.
Whether you're trying to keep to a strict calorie count, or just get a handle on what kind of nutrients you're taking in, a good food logging app is a must. MyFitnessPal and Lose It are two of the app stores' most popular, and they're your favourites too. Let's see how they stack up.
Eat This Much has moved some of its best premium features to free accounts, so now you can track and plan your meals in addition to getting ideas for what to eat next.
In many parts of the world, it's not uncommon to eat other bits of an animal, such as ears, stomach, feet, liver, tail, or intestines. Of course, it helps that they're cheaper and easier to get in other countries, but if you're willing to try something new, don't miss out on these delicious, varied sources of vitamins and protein.
American cheese has a bad reputation, especially among foodies and health-conscious folks. (Think the bright yellow stuff at McDonald's.) You might hear claims that it's made of "plastic" or "chemicals," but it turns out the truth is nothing scary. American-style cheese is just cheese mixed with melting salts and ordinary ingredients like milk.