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27 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 77

What if junk food manufacturers injected cancer-fighting drugs into fried fare? And what if this wasn’t some new marketing scheme but a federal government’s proposal instead? Sheesh.

Apparently when you produce 83 million donuts a year, you clog more than just arteries; you also clog your entire city’s sewage system. Go, go, Krispy Kreme!

Meatpaper – Your Journal of Meat Culture. Classy, sophisticated, and enjoyed by vegetarians and omnivores alike! Check out the NY Times feature on this new, trendy meat mag.

If you’re a typical MDA reader, you probably don’t see too many Snickers or TastyCake banner ads on the sites you frequent, but your kids might. That’s Fit talks about the new internet predator: Sugar.

A nice morning workout routine (VIDEO) with salsa and lindy hop.

Conditioning Research found a nifty little video that teaches you how to work your way up to one arm pushups.

Here’s a pic of a reader’s friend’s daughter’s homework. Kids understand. (thanks, Bibi!)

Recipe Corner

  • Not exactly a recipe, but a guide to gathering your recipe making tools for under $200. Check out Fitness Spotlight‘s classic post on outfitting your paleo kitchen.
  • Speaking of classics, here’s a classic guacamole beef recipe from Son of Grok. Guac like Grok!

Time Capsule

One Year Ago (December 20 – 26)

Comment of the Week

Over the past couple of years I’ve been measured, using the hand-held resistance devices, between 25-35% body fat.

I’m 5′6″ and weigh 120 pounds.

It would be comical, except that my employer determines how much I pay for health insurance in part on my my measured body fat pct.

Ted Durant from The Value of Lab Values

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. @ nice morning workout routine (VIDEO) with salsa and lindy hop

    I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts on the pushups he was doing with the roller (to create an imbalance).
    I do my dips between my mini-fridge and my desk (1″ difference in height) – switching the direction I face to create the imbalance on both sides. At first
    I was concerned about this since I’ve
    always read/been told to maintain
    balance but I figured the natural
    landscapes Grok had to traverse,
    climb, negotiate probably were *not*
    very balanced and that maybe this
    is better for the body?

    Cory Michael Mckenna wrote on December 27th, 2009
  2. love the looks of the meat mag!

    funny homeworkpic. however, ice cream doesn’t inately HAVE to be terrible for you… it can be a rich egg filled, real cream (or coconut milk) custard with a small amount of honey for sweetener.

    emily wrote on December 27th, 2009
    • Agreed! Good ice cream is made with egg yolks, full-fat dairy (or coconut), a teensy bit of sweetener, and a bit of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, mint, berries, or other Real Food flavoring of choice. I don’t consider the stuff tainted with HFCS and hydrogenated oils (?!) to be real ice cream at all, frankly.

      The best store bought brand that I’ve found is Haagen Dazs, especially their chocolate flavor, which has enough saturated fat to make a CW-trained cardiologist keel over on the spot (and a decent ingredient list to boot, except for the sugar). But nothing compares to homemade, which allows one to use as much butterfat and as little sweetener as desired. Mmmm.

      Icarus wrote on December 27th, 2009
  3. As a proud Canadian, I can only hang my head in shame over that Government Initiative.

    That is however typical. Don’t eliminate it..just alter it (usually by adding something weird).

    Oh…by the way…that stuff is STILL bad for you and STILL makes you FAT! (YA NO, DUH!)

    mikecheliak wrote on December 27th, 2009
  4. The sugary advertising aimed at kids is not new.

    Back in the 1950s, I would rush home from school in time to listen to the Lone Ranger on the radio, and I would eagerly eat a bowl of the cereal brand that sponsored the masked man.

    Tonto had to move over. I was the Lone Ranger’s faithful companion, listening to every cereal … I mean serial episode.

    Jim Purdy wrote on December 27th, 2009
  5. Great link for the one arm push ups. Seems like a worthy challenge to take.

    David Grant wrote on December 27th, 2009
  6. On the comment of the week…

    I suspect this is what we can expect from socialized medicine too :(

    Grok wrote on December 28th, 2009
  7. lol @ Krispy Kreme. One arm pushups are a true exercise plateau. Well done for anyone out there doing them.

    Richard wrote on December 28th, 2009
  8. Am I missing something?

    It appears as if our government is already doing this or at least our food manufacturers. I hate having stuff added to my food. I will not buy any food that has Omega 3 in it because I take cod liver oil and I know it is manufactured properly, if some corporation puts Omega 3 in my food it could be full of God knows what.

    If I want to spend my time eating potato chips and fried chicken fried at 1000 degrees and consider that food then maybe I should get cancer (thinning the herd?)because even when I ate junk food often I knew it was bad for me, I didn’t think I was nourishing myself, and I wasn’t expecting some half wit beaurocrat to save me from myself. Sheesh is right.

    thecarla wrote on December 28th, 2009

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