Food Notes

I know I spent a LONG time discussing why we needn’t keep the OT food laws, and I know it’s been a while since I posted anything of my theology of food.

But I haven’t forgotten it or given it up, I promise.

Instead, I’m at a node and am struggling to figure out which branch to follow.

Except that I just figured out where I need to go next. Yep. Okay. Look forward to hearing about how your appetite can rob you.

In other news, I recently found a second-hand copy of my all-time favorite diet book.

If you’re interested in losing weight and come to me for a book recommendation, I’m going to point you to Barbara Rolls’ Volumetrics.

Volumetrics is firmly rooted in science, is practical for everyday whole-family use, and (most of all?) allows you to still enjoy food without feeling deprived.

Back in my days in residence hall foodservice, I often amazed my coworkers with how much I ate. How did I stay thin, they wondered, when I ate a loaded plate plus two cereal bowls and a small bowl worth of food at every meal?

Volumetrics. Honestly.

I’m sold on the science–and its practical application.

Of course, with all the running I’ve been doing lately (that would not be the physical activity version of running), I haven’t had much opportunity to eat anything but (bleh) fast food.

Today I ordered my absolute favorite, rave-about-it-all-the-time Apple Pecan Chicken Salad (the half size is all you need) from Wendy’s.

And I was disappointed.

It didn’t taste like I remember it tasting (last week). I’m hoping that the problem is just dysgeusia (altered perception of taste) related to either the shingles or the medicine I’m taking for the shingles.

‘Cause it would really stink if my favorite healthy fast food stopped being good for good.

And–if it happens to be a dysgeusia problem, I could always try zinc supplementation to see if that’d help. (Interesting research about zinc and a potential role in taste. Very tentative at present, but when you’ve got completely unexplained dysgeusia, you’re willing to grasp at straws to stop the weight loss–but I should stop talking about work. Anyhow, I’d love to see more research on zinc and taste/flavor perception.)

So, what’re you eating these days? Do you have a “go-to” diet that you’ve been successful with (or that you’ve heard about and have questions regarding)? I LOVE talking food.

2 thoughts on “Food Notes”

  1. Yeah, I’d be curious if I were your co-workers also. Now, my husband’s family are all stick thin and eat AMAZING amounts of food. I don’t think it’s science – I think it’s genetics! I’m very curious to hear more about Volumetrics.


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