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

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Deep Fried Mac and Cheese, courtesy of Paula Deen on the Food Network

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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