Forget Dieting. Here’s What Really Works to Lose Weight

Science can explain why it’s so hard to lose weight and keep it off — and the results don’t support dieting. Try these strategies instead. By Jeanne Erdmann Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science newsSign up for the NewsletterSIGN UP Packing on pounds seems way too easy these days. Working from home has replaced those water-cooler chats — and we eat more when we’re lonely or bored. Plus, those round trips from the computer to the pantry and back probably don’t help much either.    “A lot of us pick and snack way more than we realize we … Continue reading Forget Dieting. Here’s What Really Works to Lose Weight

FIVE LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT CHAMPAGNE

Are Champagne problems real? Are champagne glasses based on boobs? Let’s find out the truth. by Mike Rampton  The world is full of lies, and it’s hard to get through life without taking a few on board. Luckily, we’re here to sort the fact from the fiction, and find the plankton of truth in the ocean of bullshit. This week: Champagne! Why do race car drivers throw it everywhere? What’s the connection with 300-year-old French titties? Let’s pop open the magnum of truth with these Champagne myths, facts and trivia. LIE #1: FORMULA 1 DRIVERS SPRAY CHAMPAGNE EVERYWHERE WHEN THEY WIN … Continue reading FIVE LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT CHAMPAGNE

CAN WE SAVE RESTAURANTS IN 2021?

by Eddie Kim  These three resilient, relentlessly optimistic restaurateurs certainly think so. But they also believe it will take bold, urgent action from the government to make it happen. When my parents bought a restaurant five years ago, the intention was never to turn it into something truly great. Auntie Pasto’s is a decent red-sauce Italian joint that I ate at once a month while growing up in suburban Hawaii, and I was surprised to hear that they had bought it in semi-retirement after selling off a sushi franchise they had built over the previous 15 years. They wouldn’t have to be so hands-on this … Continue reading CAN WE SAVE RESTAURANTS IN 2021?

COULD RESTAURANTS BE THE SOLUTION TO OUR FOOD WASTE PROBLEM?

by Eddie Kim  ReThink Food is partnering with local eateries to produce more than 50,000 meals a week in the pandemic. But as they fight for a more sustainable future, bigger challenges lie ahead I learned a lot of lessons in my short years as a cook in my parents’ sushi restaurant in Hawaii, but few edicts rang as loudly as don’t waste food.  Naturally, my standards needed honing; I couldn’t help but get scolded while doing seemingly rational things. Trimming and trashing the ugly tops off green onions? That was a waste, given that they could be used in the broth for our soup. Tossing … Continue reading COULD RESTAURANTS BE THE SOLUTION TO OUR FOOD WASTE PROBLEM?

FIVE LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT WINE

Should you drink it like James Bond? Is Taco Bell wine ridiculous? Let’s find out the truth. by Mike Rampton The world is full of lies, and it’s hard to get through life without taking a few on board. Luckily, we’re here to sort the fact from the fiction, and find the plankton of truth in the ocean of bullshit. This week: Wine! Can you buy the cheap stuff? And just what time is wine o’clock? Let’s uncork a vintage bottle of truth as we explore wine myths and reality! LIE #1: KNOWING ABOUT WINE IS REALLY SOPHISTICATED, YOU KNOW, … Continue reading FIVE LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT WINE

Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too

How a steady diet of fertilizers has turned crops into couch potatoes. BY ANNE BIKLÉ & DAVID R. MONTGOMERY Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles of the grocery store. Some of us beeline for the salty chips and others for the sugar-packed cereals. But we are not the only ones eating junk food. An awful lot of crops grown in the developed world eat a botanical version of this diet—main courses of conventional fertilizers with pesticide sides. It’s undeniable that crops raised on fertilizers … Continue reading Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too

How Eating Intuitively Can Nourish Your Spirit

by Lena Schmidt Eating intuitively can nourish your body, mind, and spirit and also invite renewal. Honoring your inner wisdom is an act of courage. In a world that constantly and consistently tells you that you are not enough, that being you is wrong, and that you just need to buy this cream, or take this supplement, or sign up for this course to be fixed (phew!), deciding how to be you-as you are-is revolutionary. From birth, you are told—through advertisements, social media, your families, and all aspects of capitalist culture—that in order to belong, you must eat this and not … Continue reading How Eating Intuitively Can Nourish Your Spirit

PEOPLE MISSED BITCHING ABOUT RESTAURANTS MORE THAN RESTAURANTS

by Miles Klee  The curious tale of the ‘shredded cheese wife’ reminds us of the actual reason Americans eat out This weekend, we met an incredible new Wife Guy. After three-plus months of being “locked up” for quarantine, a little-known sports podcaster named Jason S. Vicknair and his wife were out for dinner in the suburbs of Dallas, one of several states that reopened bars and restaurants to a surge of coronavirus cases. The couple were less concerned with the pandemic, however, than the service at Mi Cocina, the Tex-Mex chain they had chosen for the first night out since March. The … Continue reading PEOPLE MISSED BITCHING ABOUT RESTAURANTS MORE THAN RESTAURANTS

Too much of a good thing: Dangers of overindulging in ‘healthy’ foods

Even if you seem to be making the right dietary choices, you still have to watch what you eat By Kevin Farrell If you’re eating “healthy,” it’s easy to let down your guard a bit when it comes to portion control. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Overindulging on tofu might not seem as problematic as eating too much ice cream, but even the healthiest foods in the world can have unsavory effects on your body. From gas and bloating to changing skin color, here are the dark sides to overeating some of what … Continue reading Too much of a good thing: Dangers of overindulging in ‘healthy’ foods

Why factory farms are a “perfect storm” for disease pandemics

We’ve known this virus was coming. We just didn’t do anything about it. by Derek Beres  As far back as 2007, researchers warned about a novel coronavirus emerging from SARS. Long before that, experts knew that factory farms create the conditions for pandemics. Pandemics will be part of our lives as long as we continue our current methods of meat production. In 2007, a team of researchers at The University of Hong Kong published a review warning of potential dangers of SARS-related coronaviruses emerging in the near future. Four years after the SARS outbreak of 2003 the team poured over a sampling … Continue reading Why factory farms are a “perfect storm” for disease pandemics