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meal plan june 23 - 27 // the muffin myth

The wonky meal plans continue! I’ve got a really light day planned for Monday since we get back from Turkey laaaate Sunday night. I usually feel like I need a mini-cleanse after a weekend away, and I’m sure this will be no exception. I planned ahead and made a batch of my favourite freezer burritos before we went away (want the recipe?) so I can grab those for easy lunches this week. And the last two chipotle black bean burger patties in my freezer will be doing their thing in burger salads this week. Yum! I’ve also got a celebratory dinner out and the office summer shindig this coming week, so I’ve planned my breakfasts and lunches to be a little lighter on those days. On to the links!

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. Being happy with sugar. Long article, but worth reading to the very end.

2. Food for thought: saturated fat intake may influence expression of genetic obesity risk. 

3. Why diet and exercise are not the key to health. 

4. I’m not normally an emotional eater, but during the last week of writing my thesis I totally ate (and drank) my feelings. This is interesting: Emotional eating goes two ways. 

5. Great interview with Michael Pollan on cooking and eating.

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Comments

  1. kellie@foodtoglow says

    June 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Oh wow, all of these look like must-read links. Especially the sugar. I have been completely off all sugar, except eating actual raw fruit once a day, for about three and a half weeks and I feel almost too energetic, if that is possible. I don’t know how long I will sustain this (i don’t expect very long as our local Swedish bakery does the most amazing cardamom rolls, which are my dessert island-style treat).

    And diet and exercise not being the key to health sounds a bit fatalistic to me so I will have to go and read what this is all about. I just feel better with paying attention to both, so I hope my bubble will not be well and truly burst. Certainly the cancer patients I see feel having control over this aspect of their lives is very empowering. Those freezer burritos sounds intriguing…

    • themuffinmyth says

      June 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      My word, off all sugar, you’re a stronger woman than I am! I actually eat very little added sugar, but don’t get in between me and my nightly 2 squares of dark chocolate!

      I’m with you on diet and exercise, but I did like the message behind the article – change the environment and set yourself up for success rather than beating yourself up for failing in an environment that is full of temptations. What do you think?

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