It’s been over a month since the last Weekend Link Love, so I’m making up for it with this mondo list of the best stuff from August. That’s an entire month of hot blog posts, funnies, buzz-worthy scientific studies, and ironic conventional wisdom fails…
You may have heard of Mike O’Donnell from the IF (Intermittent Fasting) Life. He now makes up half the brains behind the wonderful Fitness Spotlight, and he’s got a great new video exposing the biggest weight loss and diet scams. Watch it.
Forget cabbage soup, say goodbye to diet cookies, Pay Now, Live Later has the scoop on the latest celebrity craze, the amputation diet. And it works. Seriously, works like a charm.
The running list of PETA faux pas is so long, I’ve had friends tell me they are funded by special interest groups interested in making vegetarians look ridiculous (I’m not kidding). Read Deceiver.com’s hilarious dissection of PETA’s latest officious blunder.
And if you aren’t tired of interviews yet, here’s another one by Katie Drummond at True/Slant.
Mary Dan Eades talks bacon chocolate. Oh boy…
TIME Magazine explains why exercise won’t make you thin. Sounds familiar… “Gortmaker, who has studied childhood obesity, is even suspicious of the playgrounds at fast-food restaurants. ‘Why would they build those?’ he asks. ‘I know it sounds kind of like conspiracy theory, but you have to think, if a kid plays five minutes and burns 50 calories, he might then go inside and consume 500 calories or even 1,000.'”
In the Recipe Corner:
The Fitness Adviser has a grand slam list of tips from health bloggers. You may see some familiar faces.
Want to know how far you can go with a pull up bar? Fitness Black Book introduces you to the Bar-Barians.
Birthday Shoes has a preview of the new Vibram Fivefingers designs!
For all the Brits out there, the Times Lab Blog has a fun little chart showing what Britain has been eating for the last 30 years. And if you live in London, John is hosting an Evolutionary Fitness meet-up group, so feel free to get in touch with him.
Via Exuberant Animal, Nike says what?
And finally, this cartoon pretty much gets it right…