DailyDirt: Believable Dieting
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Maybe you’re not eating meat today or perhaps planning to avoid various foods that aren’t kosher for Passover. (Or you’re blissfully eating whatever you want…) People follow a lot of eating guidelines based on all sorts of issues — religious, ethical or other. There are all kinds of diets: to lose weight, to prevent high blood pressure, to save animals’ lives, to kill fruits. Whatever diet suits your fancy, you might want to check out some of these stories on dietary restrictions and food beliefs.
- Food labels could have a placebo effect — making your body produce more or less of a hormone called ghrelin (depending on whether or not you believe the food you just ate was high or low in calories). Body metabolism might be adjusted significantly based on how unhealthy you thought your last meal was, but it’s not clear what the long term, practical effect is. [url]
- Can you lose weight by only eating ice cream for four days straight? Sure. And apparently, consuming almost an order of magnitude more than the recommended amount of daily saturated fat won’t kill you immediately. [url]
- One 38yo man claims to have eaten nothing but pizza for the last 25 years. Exclusively cheese pizza, with oregano as his only added topping. Tomato sauce is a vegetable, right? [url]
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