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December 07, 2008

Weekend Link Love – Edition 27

By Worker Bee

Stephen King – novelist, master of horror, dietitian?. That’s Fit discusses King’s new short story about the ever creepy, ever scary….stationary bike!

Holiday season is in full swing. If you’re like the average person, you’ll gain 4 pounds. If you’re like Grok, you won’t. The IF Life has a great list of tips to survive the holidays. (Avoid Vince Vaughn Christmas movies for one).

And speaking of the holidays, nothing says ‘Christmas’ like yuletide jerky. Guest poster and frequent commenter Son of Grok has a few good tips on homemade jerky.

What exactly is a heavy atom? And how will it lengthen your life? This article from New Scientist provides the answer. (Thanks for the link, Alex!)

You’ve all probably heard of NBC’s Biggest Loser by now. Some people think it’s a step in the right direction of reality TV. Others think it’s despicable. Read Cranky Fitness’ view on extreme weight loss television, and then chime in with your own opinion.

If you’re worried about the harmful effects of browning your meats and veggies read Modern Forager’s informative article on advanced glycation end-products.

And finally, here’s something short and random about smartening up your week.

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5 Comments on "Weekend Link Love – Edition 27"


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Andrew R
8 years 8 months ago

Hey Mark,

Thanks for those links! I read the article over at The IF Life, it’s awesome!

All the Best,

Andrew R

8 years 8 months ago
I would love to see Mark go head-to-head against Jillian and Bob training the contestants of “The Biggest Loser”. Mark’s primal blueprint would win hands down and I think it would shock people to see you don’t have to do hours of boring cardio or eat nothing to get amazing results. The only issue in my mind would be the week time frame between weigh ins. Since Mark is pretty photogenic I think he would be a great fit for TV. A “flex off” between Bob and Mark would be no contest and I bet Bob is in the gym… Read more »
Son of Grok
8 years 8 months ago

Thank you for the link love Mark! I am chowing a piece of the jerky right now.

The SoG

Mike OD - IF Life
8 years 8 months ago
Thanks for the love…I don’t think Santa is going to appreciate the steak and eggs I leave him instead of milk and cookies…oh well. Interesting post on the Biggest loser show. I always hated that show for a couple reasons, it never gave the truth about what these people did to their bodies (exercising 4-5 hours a day and extreme calorie restriction) and promotes quick weight loss. What a scam. It may be doing more harm than good when overweight people expect quick results, and then either drop and gain it right back or quit because it’s not coming off… Read more »
bill rodgers
8 years 8 months ago

I watch Biggest Loser with wife and we like it. You have to remember that it is TV. The people on the show were all obese and most of them lost a bunch of weight, whether they keep it off or not will be interesting to see! Wife and I are on the phase 1 diet of Coffmans (Know the Cause) mainly to get healthy and lose some weight, it is a new way for us to eat healthy and feel good again!