In case you somehow missed the exciting news a couple of weeks ago: staff at a pharmacy in Cape Breton made the decision to remove sugary beverages from their shelves as such beverages undermine their focus on health. Very cool. Hopefully we’ll see more shops follow suit.
I know everybody’s “so over” buzzfeed but this series of Instagram food photos versus “real life” is pretty funny.
Not long after I started my current job I had a few people ask me to spearhead a “Biggest Loser” program for staff. I declined to do so as I don’t feel that such an approach to weight (and weight loss) is healthy. This article, shared with me by a former co-worker from my days in public health, pretty nicely sums up my thoughts about such workplace competitions.
When the news about the new “low-carb diet is the best long-term weight loss diet” came out I fleetingly considered writing about it. In the moment that I took to think about it, pretty much everyone else had covered it. So… Rather than reinvent the wheel. Here are some links to posts that say pretty much everything I would have said (and then some):
James Fell on Six Pack Abs: New Study: What is low carb good for
Karmal Patel on Examine.com: Is low-carb really the best weight loss diet?
Yoni Freedhoff on Weighty Matters: What I actually learned by reading that low-carb is best study
Julia Belluz on Vox: The one thing you need to know about weight loss and diet studies
There’s more, but that’s probably more than enough reading for now. I’m off to The Canteen for a sandwich. See you Monday!