Could a single man, Ancel Benjamin Keys, indirectly be responsible for more mayhem than any other figure from the 20th century? Keys’ so-called “diet-heart hypothesis” convinced a generation to eschew eating fat and turn instead to sugar, carbohydrate and processed vegetable oils for nutrition. It may turn out to be one of the most deadly […]
Nutrition science is a terrible mess. Regardless of what kind of diet you’re on — or even whether you think “calories count” or not — I hope you can agree that the reckless, unscientific, and pigheaded enterprise that is Modern Nutrition Research has created massive problems for our society. The question I often ponder is… […]
JUST ‘CAUSE YOU KNOW… Just because you know that eating fat doesn’t make you fat, and that carbs do, doesn’t automatically make you a nutritionist. DAVE Erin, you’re really into diet stuff. What’s the deal with gluten? ERIN Frankly, I don’t really know. DAVE You don’t know a fact about nutrition? ERIN Okay, you need […]
HOURS AND HOURS OF FOOD PREP Breakfast used to be so easy… GRABBING AN OAT BRAN BAR FOR BREAKFAST Washing pans and dishes = 0 minutes Prepping and cooking time = 0 minutes Eating time = 1 minute Total time = 1 minute COOKING AND EATING A GOAT CHEESE AND TOMATO FRITTATA FOR BREAKFAST Prepping […]
GROCERY SHOPPING It’s ridiculous and embarrassing to check out your groceries. GROCERY STORE CASHIER Wow, $353.67. You should try using our coupons next time! LOW CARB SHOPPER Do you have coupons that make a pound of organic bison as cheap as a box of pasta? GROCERY STORE CASHIER Heavens, no. We’d go bankrupt. LOW CARB […]
FEARING FOR HUMANITY The number of dunderheads among us is truly astonishing.
EATING WORK LUNCHES It’s not hard to gross out clients and/or offend people. SALESPERSON Mr. Jenkins, we think your company would be a perfect match for our new software package… MR. JENKINS I’m sorry, but why has your associate peeled open her egg salad sandwich and started eating the filling with her fingers?
DATING When you eat strangely, it’s hard to make romantic connections… JOHNNY So what looks good to you? AMANDA I’m heading in the direction of the lamb schwarma plate, double lamb, but no wrap, obviously, and probably the salad instead of the rice, if they’ll let me do that, with an extra side of […]
CHOLESTEROL It’s awkward to know more about cholesterol than your doctor does… DOCTOR Well, bloodwork looks good, but your total cholesterol is over 250. So we want to get that down… PATIENT Oh, DO we, doc? What about the ten-year study of over 52,000 subjects, published in the August 2011 issue of the Journal […]
BOREDOM It can get quite boring eating the same meals over and over and over and over… “Day 264. Bacon and eggs, yet again. My breakfast seems to be looking at me funny this morning…”