Technically, yes, kale is a carb; however, its carbohydrate content is indigestible (also known as fibre) – which means that our bodies don’t respond to kale’s fibrous carbs in the same way as starchy ones, like bread, potatoes, rice, and the rest of the usual suspects.
In other words, kale won’t cause you to gain weight; it will cause you to poop.
While I eat kale constantly, I have a little kale confession to make: I don’t love the taste of it. I find the flavour a bit like a fart (not that I’ve ever tasted a fart, but you get what I mean).
So why, then, do I eat it all the time if I don’t like the taste?
From all the reading I’ve done about nutrition facts, and all the different regimes I’ve tested out for myself, and all the people and experts I’ve spoken with, one thing has become crystal clear for me:
Nutrition will always be a grey area.
This doesn’t this mean I’ve given up trying to understand nutrition, or that I just need to do more research until I know all that needs to be known. On the contrary, the grey area is a place I have settled into; it’s exactly where I want to be when I make choices about nutrition.
The exquisitely salty, chewy, crunchy, flavour explosion that is bacon has made this week’s announcement by the WHO one that came as a disappointment to the salty meat lovers of the world.
I wasn’t terribly surprised by the news. I’ve long heard that the sodium nitrites and nitrates used in processed meats like bacon, which help to preserve it and create that attractive blood red colour, are cancer-causing additives. But if those things are removed from bacon, would it still be cancer-causing?
I’m a little confused.
A common complaint about eating healthy food that I hear is this:
“But I just don’t like eating healthy food….”
Ok, fair enough – each of us has different preferences. But before we drop that discussion, answer a question for me:
Would you say your body dislikes it when you eat a healthy meal?
There is nothing quite so comforting and satisfying as a delicious sandwich. The moist chewy bread, the tangy mayo, the salty deli meat, the crunchy lettuce – it’s a dream in flavour and texture come true. A sandwich just looks right on the plate too, and it always leaves you feeling full and satiated.
For decades it’s been served to us: the idea that proper nutrition entails our consumption of three, balanced meals per day, spread out between breakfast, lunch, and dinner – with an early morning breakfast being the “most important meal of the day.” That same three-meals-a-day advice has undergone several modifications, the most current belief being that five or six small meals are superior to three large ones, in order to “keep our metabolism going all day” and prevent us from gorging ourselves when we do eat (because we are mindless eating vacuums, evidently). Enter intermittent fasting.
Before I get into this, let me be frank: There is no magic bullet cure for a hangover. You’re just going to have to ride it out.
That being said, there’s lots you can do to prevent and alleviate the icky symptoms of a nasty hangover.
When mealtime rolls around, are you ever just like, I have zero inspiration right now and no idea what to eat…? This happens to me sometimes and it’s what I call “meal boredom.” Meal boredom is that feeling of creative exhaustion that washes over me where I’m hungry, I want to eat something delicious, but I have no idea what.
What to eat? This is a big, fat question, one that many of us feel consumed by – and oftentimes we turn to diet books to provide us with an answer.
I’ve read a lot about food over the past few years. I’ve made my way through some of the so-called revolutionary diet books, like Grain Brain, Why We Get Fat, The Big Fat Surprise, and The Warrior Diet. I’ve followed popular bloggers, like The Fat Burning Man and James Clear. I’ve scoured the internet for new and interesting theories about nutrition.