FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the health value of friendship, the trouble with the carbohydrate-insulin model, and the sad state of the EPA. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try […]
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 social  soil  SNAP  Science  recycling  relationships  Psychology  Longevity  limiting beliefs  insulin  grocery stores  food politics  Health  coffee  environment  EPA
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Exercise actually can help you lose weight, CA bans soda taxes, and pollution causes diabetes

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week exercise actually can help you lose weight, CA bans soda taxes, and pollution causes diabetes. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed […]
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 health  food politics  fish  EPA  environment  Body Weight  Health  type 2 diabetes  Science  pollution  knives
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Low-carb is a bust, no edge to human longevity, and writing to improve body image

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week low-carb is a bust, no edge to human longevity, and writing to improve body image. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed […]
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 depression  cravings  anxiet  Health  aging  Psychology  mindfulness  meditation  low-carb  Longevity  humane  genetics  Gary Taubes  Exercise  ethics
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Industry gets busted influencing scientists, Salmonella hits the cereal aisle, and how exercise reduces inflammation

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week industry gets busted influencing scientists, Salmonella hits the cereal aisle, and how exercise reduces inflammation. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed […]
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 processed food  personality  triggers  alcohol  Habits  food safety  corruption  Mediterranean diet  tofu  Science  Psychology
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: How to increase self-control, the science of hangry, and exercise vs standing

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week how to increase self-control, the science of hangry, and exercise vs standing. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app to read […]
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 willpower  what-the-hell effect  umami  sedentary  Salmonella  Psychology  probiotics  microbiome  kids  hunger  hangry  food safety  Exercise  ego depletion  bonito flakes  Health
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The food community loses a hero, laziness doesn’t exist, and mussels test positive for opioids

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the food community loses a hero, laziness doesn’t exist, and mussels test positive for opioids. Sorry this week is a little New York Times heavy. Personally I am happy to purchase subscriptions that support publications doing excellent work, and I […]
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 laziness  Anthony Bourdain  Health  willpower  self-compassion  Psychology  procrastination
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Nutrition research is often wrong, stop commenting on people’s weight loss, and this much exercise slows aging

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week nutrition research is often wrong, stop commenting on people’s weight loss, and this much exercise slows aging. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome […]
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 vegan  statistics  social media  heart disease  food politics  Exercise  environment  climate change  Health  aging  Science  Psychology  p-values  nucleolus  industrial meat  Weight Loss
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Food prescribed as medicine, pesticides poison farmers, and GMO labels are coming

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Better late than never, right? This week food prescribed as medicine, pesticides poison farmers, and GMO labels are coming. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome […]
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 trans fats  pesticides  organics  meditation  GMO  food safety  food labels  food as medicine  cookbooks  snacks  breath  Health  average
How To Stop Yourself From Nighttime Bingeing

 
“’This will be my last ice cream ever’ is a thought I have had so many times I’m embarrassed by it.” – Paul Late night bingeing is an especially tough habit to break. You repeat the same destructive behavior over and over, knowing it’s wrong, but stopping feels impossible because it doesn’t seem like something […]
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 willpower  what-the-hell effect  triggers  scarcity mentality  rewards  Psychology  Nintendo  habits  food moralizing  bingeing  podcast
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Michael Pollan talks shrooms, fish more toxic than ever, and perfect poached eggs

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week Michael Pollan talks shrooms, fish more toxic than ever, and perfect poached eggs. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app to […]
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 visceral fat  type 1 diabetes  relationships  pork  Michael Pollan  mercury  low-carb  industrial meat  food safety  food labels  fish  eggs  Health
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Food poisoning is the new normal, try LISS instead of HIIT, and the devastation of sunscreen

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week food poisoning is the new normal, try LISS instead of HIIT, and the devastation of sunscreen. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome […]
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 stroke  sauna  industrial food  HIIT  salad  LISS  kids  Health  food safety  food labels  E. coli
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Willpower is overrated, alcohol isn’t healthy, and the downside of posting calories

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week willpower is overrated, alcohol isn’t healthy, and the downside of posting calories. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday.Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try thisawesome free speed reading appto read […]
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 women  willpower  strength training  public health  oil  heart disease  habits  GMO  food safety  aging  calories  alcohol  Health  food history  Exercise
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Eggs and romaine recalled, you aren’t as active as you think, and gluten-free is impossible

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week eggs and romaine recalled, you aren’t as active as you think, and gluten-free is impossible. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed […]
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 umami  sitting  food safety  fitness tracker  mindfulness  romaine  monitoring  gluten free  Salmonella  sardines  sedentary  eggs  asparagus  Health  E. coli
 
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Use This Framework to Tackle Your Most Frustrating Health Issue

 
Sometimes it can feel as if you are completely alone in your healthstyle struggles. While some problems are fairly commonplace (e.g. How can I fit a workout into my busy workday?), others can feel so uniquely your own that it feels nearly impossible to come up with a solution. In today’s episode I help Ellen […]
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 Oak Meditation  habits  family  breath  triggers  Psychology  mindfulness  podcast
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Soil is so hot right now, why and how to eat more seaweed, and new dangers of canned foods

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Soil is so hot right now, why and how to eat more seaweed, and new dangers of canned foods. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome […]
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 seaweed  meal frequency  food packaging  food allergies  farming  Cooking  climate change  circadian rhythms  canned food  binge eating  beef  zinc  soil  allergies  Health
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Real Food trumps macronutrient hacking, plastic in bottled water, and the downfall of a scientist

 
Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Hey guess what? I’m back! I’m going to try my best to start up FTLOF again and start posting new content. I’m making no promises about consistency, but I’m excited to jump back into ST. I’ve missed you guys! These are some […]
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 soda tax  seeds  food politics  farming  Exercise  Dan Barber  Brian Wansink  aging  Health
What to Do When You Stop Dieting and It Backfires

 
What to Do When You Stop Dieting and It Backfires

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“I’ve felt the option is either cake or not cake. And so then how do you start a habit to NOT do something?” – Mindy

Mindy was excited when she found Summer Tomato. The thought of being able to lose weight without counting calories or going on another strict diet was a revelation.

Right away she bought a pedometer to make sure she was getting enough steps everyday, stopped counting calories and started focusing on cooking Real Food for herself and her family. But as time passed Mindy wasn’t losing weight with her new healthstyle, she was gaining.

Mindy was hoping that giving up dieting would automatically end her cravings for sweets at the end of the day, but it didn’t and without trying to restrict herself she started eating more than ever. Now she wonders if it’s even possible for her to stop. In fact, when she reached out to us she asked if it would be possible for her to keep her bingeing habit and do something else to lose the extra pounds.

In this episode Mindy and I examine her current habits and triggers to help her recognize that there is actually a third path available. One that doesn’t require her to give up sweets, but does help her find a healthier alternative to regular bingeing.

It’s difficult to believe that you can lose weight without restricting your eating if the only thing you’ve ever done instead is overeat. Finding the solution takes some experimentation, as well as recognizing and reframing your limiting beliefs so you can imagine yourself taking a different path.

Wish you had more time to listen to the podcast? I use an app called Overcast (no affiliation) to play back my favorite podcasts at faster speeds, dynamically shortening silences in talk shows so it doesn’t sound weird. It’s pretty rad.

Related links:

MyFitnessPal

Mindful Meal Challenge

Oak – Meditation & Breathing app

How to Turn Theoretical Health Goals Into Practical Habits – Foodist podcast

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 Psychology  limiting beliefs  habits  willpower  triggers  self-care  bingeing  podcast
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: It’s OK to let your kids trick-or-treat, gut fungi are a thing, and how to reclaim your mornings

 
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: It’s OK to let your kids trick-or-treat, gut fungi are a thing, and how to reclaim your mornings

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

A heads up that this will be my final post for awhile as I’m going on maternity leave. Wish me luck! If you’d like to follow along on Instagram you can do so at @daryarose.

Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us!

This week it’s OK to let your kids trick-or-treat, gut fungi are a thing, and how to reclaim your mornings.

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 kids  industrial meat  halloween  gut fungi  France  food waste  Exercise  energy  antibiotics  antibiotic resistance  Anthony Bourdain  Health  tech  sugar  strength training  sleep  morning routines  Kimbal Musk
How a Tiny Habit Can Help You Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau

 
How a Tiny Habit Can Help You Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau

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“You have to rig the game so you can win, set yourself the lowest minimal bar to do something. That was really the key to my success.” – Sarah

It has happened to the best of us. You get a little older, your life changes, you start moving less, maybe have a kid or two, and before you know it the extra pounds have slowly crept on. And when you finally realize something needs to be done about it you find you can’t lose it as easily as you used to.

This can be a crucial moment in a person’s life. Do I hop on a diet and get back to my target weight right away or do I look at my lifestyle and start thinking long-term? The latter can seem like a daunting task and you may lack confidence in your ability to do it. But that is a mistake.

This insight was the key to Sarah’s success. Having been raised on whole foods she found Summer Tomato and immediately identified with the philosophy of using Real Food to lose weight. She knew dieting was not the answer.

Exercise was a different story. Sarah knew that developing a consistent workout routine would be crucial for her success, but that it would also be her most challenging obstacle to overcome.

In this episode Sarah explains the very small yet critical mindset shift she made that enabled her to not only build an exercise routine, but to look forward to it every day.

If you hate exercise and have been trying to develop a routine for years without success I invite you to try Sarah’s approach. It’s a game changer.

Wish you had more time to listen to the podcast? I use an app called Overcast (no affiliation) to play back my favorite podcasts at faster speeds, dynamically shortening silences in talk shows so it doesn’t sound weird. It’s pretty rad.

Related links:

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting by Darya Rose, Ph.D

You Never Regret A Workout

Home Court Habits: The Secret to Effortless Weight Control

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

MyFitnessPal

Mindful Meal Challenge

Zero – fasting tracker app from Kevin Rose

No, You Don’t Deserve That Indulgence Today

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 snacking  Psychology  motivation  mindset  Home Court Habits  habits  podcast