Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Normal Day 43 - 128.4

I came across some PBS Frontline videos called "Diet Wars". Steve Talbot reviews some of the popular diets like Atkins, Dean Ornish, South Beach and Weight Watchers. He also has an interview with Gary Taubes (I provided a link to a lecture given by Gary in yesterday's entry.) If you do not have a high speed connection (or even if you do) you might be interested in reading some of the interviews with the doctors, scientists and other people featured in the videos.

Here is another interesting link posted on the Yahoo Fasting Group to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. In this study, researchers measured how the ratio of protein/carbohydrates affected the lifespans and fertility rates of fruit flies. Fruit flies are frequently used in longevity research studies because they normally have a very brief lifespan. In this study, they found that higher protein intakes resulted in shorter lifespans -- but the flies were more fertile. Lower protein intakes resulted in longer lifespans -- but they were less fertile. Of course, we aren't fruit flies, but the study is still intriguing.

1 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal
6 oz soy milk
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 whole wheat tortilla
1 scrambled egg
1 vegetarian sausage patty
1 T salsa
1 cup chopped cabbage
2 cups boullion broth
2 T soy textured vegetable protein
1/2 apple
1 cup sliced english cucumber
2 T lemon juice concentrate

finger full of buttercream frosting swiped off the leftover birthday cake ... I should throw that cake out ;-)

I know the Doctor told me to wait a couple of weeks before exercising ... but ... it was cold outside ... not much chance of sweating.

walked 20 minutes

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