Weekend Link Love – Edition 70

Meatonnaise, mayonnaise made from meat fat. Is it possible? Serious Eats attempts to turn mayo-fantasy into reality by creating mayonnaise using beef, duck, and lamb fat. Read the post and you may even catch a glimpse of the fabled mayo-unicorn, baconnaise. (thanks, double_t!)

Kellogg is scared of the swine flu. Or more accurately, they’re scared of consumers lashing out against their odious marketing tactics… (thanks Dan, and here’s a pic of Kellogg at their worst)

I’ll stop lambasting The Biggest Loser when they stop making it so easy… most recently they’ve backed a contraption of spectacular, unnatural movement that looks like the bastard offspring between an elliptical machine and a tricycle. I don’t know what’s worse about this Street Strider commercial, the looks of forced glee on the faces of contestants trying it out, or a fitness model using McDonald’s “I’m lovin’ it” slogan to describe the one-use-before-collecting-dust-in-garage device.

For a touch of the weird, The Great Fitness Experiment explores EFT, or “emotional freedom techniques” that involve thumping your own face to fight sugar cravings. Absolute malarkey or legitimate strategy? Read and discuss.

I think Andy Sandberg might be onto something with his treatment of energy drinks and birthday cake…

Primal Recipe Corner

  • Try Free the Animal‘s updated Coconut Milk Chicken Mole, because nothing goes better with chocolate and coconut than poultry.
  • Here’s a simple Chipotle chicken recipe hidden in the forum of the Diet Blog.

Best Posts of October, 2009

That’s right, I’m bringing back my “Best of the previous month” feature. Catch up on some good stuff.

Time Capsule

One Year Ago (November 2 – 8, 2008)

  • Muscle Building and Carbs – Is carb cramming to gain muscle good advice or just more conventional wisdom? This post outlines the role carbs play in weight lifting and strength training.
  • Snack Solutions: Primal Alternatives for Non-Primal Snacks – There are healthy versions of chips, trail mix, candy, and fruit roll-ups, all using Primal foods like eggplant, blueberries, and apples.
  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize – A Swedish scientist discovers that many skin creams actually dry out skin in long run. Find out whether you should ditch lotions altogether or just use the right ones.

And finally, Coke will harm you any way it can.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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