Thursday Thoughts: Daily Affirmations, Paula Deen & Type 2 Diabetes


Because we’re doing Fitness Fridays much of the time now on the blog, I thought I’d put together my round-up of interesting posts on Thursday, at least this week.  No promises for the future, though.  We have so much going on at Green Mountain these days — all good — but it’s taking me away from one of my loves — writing.  I do have plans to get back to it. Here’s one of my first, short installments that was easy to do because it didn’t require much thinking on my part.  There’s so much good stuff out there already!

I start with this video of Jessica’s daily affirmation that comes to us via Medicinal Marzipan.  It is a MUST VIEW imo. Quoting Mara, It’s “dying of cute.”

You surely haven’t missed the furor over Paula Deen’s announcement that she has type 2 diabetes.  There’s been so much blaming of the foods she showcases in her popular cooking show.  This post by Paul Campos, author of the Diet Myth (originally titled the Obesity Myth, which Wikipedia describes as “an expose of the hysteria surrounding weight and health in the Western world today.” Aside: Yay, Wikipedia is back), talks about a major study that looked at the impact of diet on the development of diabetes and obesity.  Yoni Freedhoff has some additional thoughts that can help put the furor into perspective, too.

That’s it for today, folks.  Gotta get to work now.  Have a good Thursday!

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

Marsha has been a guiding force at Green Mountain at Fox Run since 1986. In addition to overseeing a professional program that helps women establish sustainable approaches to healthy living, she is a respected thought leader when it comes to managing eating, emotions and weight. She has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, an area in which she is personally as well as professionally versed. An accomplished writer and speaker, Marsha is the author of six books, including the online course Disordered Eating in Active and Sedentary Individuals (co-authored by Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, Human Kinetics), What You Need to Know about Carbohydrates (Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics [The Academy]), What You Need to Know about Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (The Academy), and The Pregnancy Cookbook (co-authored by Donna Shields, RD, Berkeley Publishing). She has worked extensively on a national basis to educate the public about nutrition and the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating. Active in many organizations helping to further the cause of health and wellness, Marsha currently serves as vice chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association and vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating and has been active in the Association for Size Diversity and Health in support of Health at Every Size(R) principles.

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