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The BEST foods for your BBQ

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34:47 min | 1 year ago

The BEST foods for your BBQ

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The Email address is podcast at eat this dot com. And you know, we're getting some some great feedback on. Rhyme. You guys thanks. Keep them come in, and just let us know say, hey, I want to know more about this. I want to hear about this and, and stay tuned because we will we will answer your question right here for you. Smell. Let's talk about the topic for this show, which a lot of people have told us a topic that they're concerned about because it's summertime here, right? It's fine. Well, it's the official start of summer. I guess it's, it's as we get past Memorial Day, but it's you have the grill is out. The grill is ready to go family and friends are coming over the weather is nice. You wanna be outside. So it's it's summer for all intent purposes. The best time of the air, unless you're in southern California where it's basically summer all the time. You could just be outside. That's right. But it's it's like the barbecue to me is it's, it's my happy place. Right. What about you? What's your favorite? Do you guys have a barbecue vibe? Or is there a regular thing getting outside, and cooking, friends and family over? I love it. And once the weather's nice I every excuse in the world to be outside, whether it's eating a fresco gathering friends, and family together even just enjoying a glass of wine on the patio. Whatever it may be. I love being outside when the weather's nice and, you know, if I think of barbecues, it's, it's, it's family. It's memories, especially Cajun's, graduations, next week, I have, you know, communion to go to all these things. And so it just reminds you of happy memories good times growing up. And you just want to keep that rolling through throughout the whole summer. It's a great way of thinking about it, try. Just think about the food. But, but I guess there's especially because I have family now and, you know, are we when we host barbecues? It's as much about the kids running around, and having fun and the adults what you know what? It's different than going out to dinner with friends. It's just so much more casual and re and chill and fun. It's, it's, it's more memorable. Right. It's in the food is, but that doesn't mean you can forget about the food. We're gonna talk about, we're going to talk about the food. And we're gonna talk about all the great foods that you should be stocking up on. And true eat this not that fashion to make sure that your family and friends are not just having a great time, but that they're well fed and healthy as well. And you know, one of the things that we don't cover off in this in this list of barbecue. Staples that you should stock up on is a growing trend that we've seen more and more these days, which are the non meat patties, right? The plant based burger patties, if you will are you, are you jumping on this trend are you are you down with, like beyond me impossible burger? You know, I know it's so topical right now. Beyond meat just went public. I saw that. I've had impossible burgers, only at restaurants. I haven't cooked any of them at, at home personally. I understand it. I mean it's, it's good for the environment for vegetarian. It's great for iron. I understand like the animal aspect, you know, in my heart. I'm vegan because I love animals so much. So I understand what you're like. I know I know I know I'm -solutely but I get it all. I haven't jumped on the bandwagon personally. But I I'm excited about the trend in where things are going. What about you? Here's a here's what's curious to me, as you said that you've only had them at restaurants, and now liking your Burger King has the impossible burger, and, you know, whether it's beyond me or impossible burgers, they're showing up at a lot of restaurants and food chains for that. And some of the top chefs are using Bob. So there a lot more accessible. But here's here's my hang-up with it. So when you have the impossible burger out at a restaurant, what was your take on it, I had one that I wasn't a big fan of and one that I loved, but there was very many decadent toppings is covered with cheese and mushrooms, and everything to almost mask, the flavor when the first time I had just the Patty and I, you know it for me. I don't have Bergers all the time. And so when I want a burger, I want a burger. But, but so that's my concern with this. And I and I. I like this trend. I like that. It's becoming a trend because, you know, you should really think about how much meat you are. Eating. There are numerous kind of health benefits to cutting back on me. I don't I'm not saying you have to cut it out altogether. But you should just be more aware of the quality of your me and the frequency with which you eat meat and just, just think about those things and you know, inform yourself but I fear that people are just kind of like jumping on the bandwagon a little too much, and they're going to, whether it's a Burger King or something like that. And they're getting the impossible burger, because they've heard about it in the thing with these kinds of Patty's, that I have found is that if they are overcooked by just a little bit. They are on palatable. Oh, absolutely. They're dry. They're tough and they don't feel like a burger at all. So if this is your, your foray into this is your first experience with an it's bad, then you're, you're not going back. You just going back to the regular burger. So if, if you think that this is something that you want to give a try and I highly recommend you do. I I'm a big fan of the beyond meat patties. Have you had them at cook them regularly L on? The grill and on the stoop in wintertime, like on a flat, top on on the stove top the key. It's critical that you do not overcook them. It's critical that you, you have a little more care with them, because it's, it's not me. Right. It's not that it just can't take the high heat as well. And you'll, you'll get like a weird char on the outside, and we're texture throws everything off. So just kind of be cautious when you cook them, and I think it'll change your personal experience with them exponentially. And hopefully that helps you introduce them more frequently into your diet. Which, you know look, let's not it's not vegetables. Right. It's not it's not like eating, you know, like nicely made veggie pattern correctly. I would rather do that personally than have a meet that quote unquote, bleeds, still processed food, free at the end of the day, it's still processed food, and you should try to minimize that as as much as you can. But again, if it helps you minimize the amount of meat that's in your diet, or if that's something that you feel you need to do. It's a very viable option. I would highly recommend that you try cooking at home first before you try. Out because trying it out could be could be harsh ended the boys like them. The, the boys aren't huge fans. Okay. Now that said, you know, they haven't tried the impossible burger they've only tried the beyond me which has a little bit different of a spice and flavor profile to it than the impossibly impossible burger is far more meat Patty, like in it's you know it's not. Yeah. And, and look if it's cooked, right? It's yeah, it feels and acts like a like a beef Patty, don't, don't get yourself wrong. We will not convince you that you're eating a beef, Patty, it just it provides that same kind of say sheeting experience the texture of the feel all those kinds of things. But again, if you're if you're doing something that has to be overly dressed in order to make it palatable, then that's not, that's not helping the cause so anyway, it was just as a brief aside. I know it's been a hot top hot topic of late. I was just very curious to hear you know where your thoughts were. But I say, hey, go for it. But, but go for home. Yeah. I think try anything that's new. I mean, if it's relatively healthy for you, and why not try and see if you like it. And there's a lot of benefits like you said, so now look, we're clearly excited about firing up the grill. You know, we've talked about common burger mistakes in a previous episode. That's how excited we are. We want to talk about it some more, and I'm sure that you are equally as excited. So if, if you're excited but worried about what to put on the grill, we're going to help cut through the confusion because the wonderful. Team eat this. Not that has poured over all of these products to make sure that we deliver the recommendations that are worthy of your grill greats, and, you know, your, your table for your family and friends. So let's dive in and, and get started about what you should stock up on. All right. We're going to kick things off by hitting sausage links. And I really enjoy sausage on the grill. It's kind of like the only way I enjoy it in the summer is, you know, those nice chart girl marks, but you wanna make sure you're putting quality sausage onto the grill onto your table. The team loves idols Cajun style and do that's their favorite. It's a great brand. They don't have additives, one link will set you back, only one hundred sixty calories eleven grams of fat. It's decent amount of sodium and fifteen grams of protein. It's a solid does protests all protein, we do not recommend one of the sausages, that should not be added to your cart is Hillshire, farms smoked, brought worst. Two hundred twenty calories nineteen grams of fat seven of them are saturated and only seven grams of protein, so half the produce. So if you're going to go for that kind of Cajun style, prepackaged sausage for the idols. It's great brand more fat, unless protein is not really the direction you want to have. So it's a clear clear, not that it's a good job on on sausages. And when I grill, it's, you know, look, as much as I, I like to grill for myself at the end of the day, grilling for the kids at this point, and that means hotdogs, right time because just like you know again like sausage is one of the things on the grill. To me, it feels like summer rankling baseball game. Saw I saw. And hot dogs. Hot dogs is that grill staple? And you want to be careful here. And I'm when I'm very happy to see that the team eat this, that the team picked is, actually, what's in my fridge Reiter, and has been for for awhile. It's the Applegate farms, great organic uncured beef hot dog. And this is great because, you know, one hot dog is going to be a hundred ten calories nine grams of fat, which is four grams of saturated fat and seven grams of protein. So as far as hot dogs go, that's pretty solid. Now, the not that is probably, you know what we all grew up on. A song of the Oscar Mayer, selects Angus beef. Franks is not that unfortunately, despite my childhood memories. And when you look at the numbers, it makes sense, it's one hundred and seventy calories, it's fifteen grams of fat, and, you know, just six grams of protein, which, again, you know, not bad, but it's really the, the calories and the fat that pile up on you here. So you wanna be careful there. And it's so it's a pretty it's a pretty easy choice. The Applegate actually uses lean preservative free meat to create a dog with, with a little bit more protein and fewer calories. And that's why it's the this all you can't have hotdogs without burgers. Right. John, are you mentioned we talked about the meat alternative burgers, but actually veggie burger having a moment now to I think that's what people are make, you know, we, they think that, you know, veggie burger like the beyond me it's like it's, it's not it's I can't go different. It's like a meat alternatives. Right. Versus a veggie burger and I love when veggie patties are you could see the. Vegetables, you could see the beans and the corn. And the and the mushrooms, or whatever may be that they're made of. And they've come a long way, think about veggie burgers, ten years ago, even five years. One member. Now there's some delicious options out there. The team. Our favorite is Amy's. It's another brand that would actually love at eat this not that they're all American veggie burger one patties, one hundred thirty calories only four grams of fat zero saturated, four grams of fiber and eleven grams of protein, which is awesome. And they, you know, they don't put any garbage into their products which, which we appreciate the not that is the probably the original brand of burger, we all knew burgers. Yeah. It's probably what you envision. Well, it's, it's from garden burger, and it's called the original veggie burger, I, maybe they need to kind of update their, the recipe. But, you know, the calories are not that bad one hundred ten only three grams of fat, one point five, saturated less protein, five grams, but unfortunately, they're adding, it's fillers or adding gums east extract, like I don't want gum in my burger the situation where. Where the calories like if you look at the attritional one hundred thirty calories for Amy's versus one hundred ten calories, for the for the, the garden burger, you think like, well, why wouldn't I go with something that is fewer calories and a lot of instances, that's, that's where it's going to win out. But it's, it's we've said at once said a million times, you've got to look at the ingredients, gotta you gotta look the label. And when you see all these kind of foreign look in terms or scientific terms and gums, and things like that, it's just the calorie savings at the end of the day is not going to be worth it. So that's why the team here had had a clear clear, easy choice on the choice. All right. We're gonna take a break from these wonderful barbecue. Eat this not that tips to talk about life, some and life. Some is a nutrition focused app, which helps you keep track of your health by logging your meals, exercise. And what I like is the water intake. You can actually kinda click your glasses of water as you go through your day because we all should be drinking more water, instinct hydrated, whichever your health goal might be whether it's you know, weight loss, we gain healthier eating what I like is that the. 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Patty two hundred and fifteen calories. Think about that, for a second, just by the choice of the beef of the, of the beef that using for your patties you go from one hundred thirty six to two hundred and fifteen calories in that same for Patty and fifteen grams effect, live rooms of that. So and the protein gain is not significance twenty two grams of protein versus eighteen so there, you know, you opt for the ninety five percent grass-fed over eighty five percent. It doesn't just save you the ten. Grams of fat also slashes, the saturated fat and keeps excess calories in check, which is kind of key. Because if you go back for a second burger, not so bad not so bad, and grasp that is just miles ahead of conventional beef in terms of nutritionals, they don't you know, no hormones or things like that look for all these impetuous better, too. Look, if if it's something it's going to be a little more expensive. So maybe it's not something you do each and every time. But for if you're if you know for the rare for every now and then try it, I try it'll, it'll change the game that it's definitely healthier way to enjoy beef. All right. So we got our meat down. Now, whether you're going veggie burger, or beefburger, and now we have to make sure that if we're going to have a cheeseburger, we top it with the right size. That's right. So we're going to go for Kraft. Singles two percent milk, sharp cheddar cheese. If you like charter on your burgers doesn't like Ted on the line now. Well, I, I am an American cheese on burger girl. Yeah. But that's okay. Every now and then. But my go-to is going to be cheddar, okay, my go-to American but we're talking cheddar because is a great pick. This one actually tastes like cheese, which is important criteria. Yeah. The calories and saturated fat are relatively low compared to the not that is actually from the same brand. The craft deli, deluxe, sharp cheddar cheese slices. So we picked this one as the not that because even though it's the same brand it has three quarters of its calories coming from fat, and that gets you nothing. But just feeling bad extra calories, you don't need that. And if Ted is not your thing we compared to cheddar's right now. Like I said, I'm an American just pick. Whatever cheese, you like, but it's important read, the labels, look for fat, and sodium, content additives, and artificial yellow-colored, never want cheese and look can't go. It's the difference between these these singles are both Kraft singles and you've got the two percent milk. And you've got the developed sharp cheddar. Her the eat this the, the two percent milk, sharp cheddar is forty five calories per slice, and the other one is seventy calories and the bulk of those calories being from fat. So that is a significant swing in a slice of cheese. So this is this is this in the area where your choice really matters. There's not going to be huge price difference. They're both Kraft singles. So you need to take that extra kind of step and care before you throw your cheese singles into your shopping cart. Because that's, that's a big. That's a big twin. Right there, nearly three times more fat in. Wow. Thallium and I love barbecue sauce. I I mean I mean I'll put barbecue sauce on dang near everything. I'll do my fries and barbecue hers likes it goes on chicken pork whatever I can put barbecue sauce on. And you want to be really careful with barbecue sauces, because another thing that we've talked about time and time again, is hidden hamburgers and additives and all this kind of thing. So again as much as I was excited to, to see my choices on on the hot dog is, is what I have at home. It's what the team picked, this is actually what I have at home. And this is the barbecue sauce. That is my go-to. It's stubs original barbecue sauce. She's love stubs. I don't know if stubs is really like out there. It's just like some face on, on a label. I hope stubs. Probably a beer with. Barbecue because I love your barbecue sauce so much stubs two tablespoons is just twenty five calories. No fat six six grams of carbs and just four grams of sugar. So that's you know that's the carbs there obviously. So just four grams of sugar per that two tablespoons serving, which is enough for a burger or something like that. But not overwhelming. They're not that is, is the I've done this as well. Like I've had this for as well. But now, I'm very loyal to stubs, but this was my other two. It's sweet baby. Ray's original barbecue sauce, because I love, sweet baby. And I always used to have it as well. Bray is a real guy. Well, my knowledge, and I'll tell you, I'll tell you why he's Sweet Sixteen grams of sugar. To tablespoon two tablespoons. You've you've four times the sugar. Yeah, that's so I mean when it comes to that, just that's just crazy. So it's seventy calories versus twenty five calories and sixteen grams of sugar versus four grams of sugar. That's paris. And that's, that's a no brainer. And also high fructose high fructose corn syrup, which everyone is well aware of, at this point is the primary ingredients, sweet baby Ray sauce. So I'm sorry. I'm sorry, baby. Right. That's not so sweet. That is not so sweet at all. Oh, okay. So we're talking barbecue. You lost your sauce who doesn't, but do you ever use dry rub? I do I do when I'm doing pulled pork especially or pork on the grill. I don't just smother it with sometimes. I'll go with Dr rub. Hey, I mean dry rub is a great way to add a lot of flavor meat. But you have to choose wisely like anything else. A lot of them are packed with sodium, packed with additives, our team loves. The McCormick grill. Mates apple would rub. I've actually tried this. It has a fantastic flavor. It's smokey. There's a hint of sweetness there and it's relatively low in sodium, which is a rarity when we're talking about driver. Thinking rubs, you're, you're pretty much owning up to the fact that like this is just gonna pack in the so it's interesting to see one that, that kind of mitigates that a little bit. And it's only fifteen calories per two teaspoons. It's pretty much all you need for your own serving zero grams of fat, only three grams of carbs and decent sodium. So as opposed to the emeralds were all natural steak rub. That's are not that we love emerald. But we don't love his all-natural stay up. I'm sure that he and sweet baby Ray or Greg is they are. The wonderful people. So for the same to teaspoon serving it's twenty calories zero grams of fat. And that's not really what our concern is these are all load numbers. However, this rub serves up more than nineteen hundred milligrams of sodium, almost a full days of worth insult in just two teaspoons like spam. Emerald. That is a bad bam. This is only three hundred and forty yeah, right? Three hundred forty milligrams of sodium on the so three to tablespoon or two teaspoons rather three hundred and forty milligrams assault or or two teaspoons and eight days worth of salt. Yeah. So that's. Emerald. Sorry. Emeralds bam. Bam. Bam. Man. That's what your blood pressure is going to say after you after serving. Oh man. Ouch. And if you if you put so much thought into your meat selection, the dry, rub the cheese, all those things. Make sure you can pick the right button. Because at the end of the day like that can make or break. I'm a big believer in that you bread can make or break a sandwich at can make a break burger. So when it comes to picking your bun, the this here is is e Khial for two nine sprouted, hold rain bun, and that's going to be one hundred seventy calories for a bun, but it's going to pack nine grams of protein, which is pretty amazing from the bun and six grams of fiber, which is pretty solid, the not that here is Sara Lee, our artisanal bakery, buns, which sounds a little decorating, delicious, by the way, it's one hundred and ninety calories twenty six grams of carb, but unfortunately, you're only getting one gram of fiber here and six grams of protein, so the proteins, not that far off and no one's looking through the button for for does a protein. It's really the fiber and, and kind of because the protein in the fibers what's going to help make you feel fuller for longer. You're not gonna like hitting the, the chip and dip table too much after after your burger. Because if you go with these the Ezekiel whole grain bun, you're getting those six grams of fiber that that's going along with all the pro team that the burger delivers and you're gonna be you're gonna be get to go. But if you go with a subpar bond than well, well, yeah, Sara Lee out with emerald sweet baby. Ray on outlets. Outlets. It's like our most wanted list. They have a poster with like Sweden mugshot. There's no photo of sweet baby. Ray on on that label right? Sound like stub stub stub puts his face on his proud of raise like witness protection without high fructose corn syrup. I guess for me when I think about bread for a sandwich. I think I always have is ego bread or healthy breads, getting that fiber in there on the protein. But I don't necessarily think of it when I'm talking about hamburger or hotdog buns, but I have to retrain, my brain because it's true. Like, why not like nutritional profiles, huge with Brennan's depends for me? I mean, look, we when you when you button into a burger and a good juicy burger. If, if you have a bun that's like made with a bunch of fillers or enriched. I it doesn't stand up to it all that's when you end up with that, that Bunn. That's almost disintegrating the bottom that's burger and stuff. It doesn't hold up. I wanna fun. That's going to hold up that I can hold it in, like not worry about putting it down and it not being they're just going to be. That, that pink mushy at the end. And when you have a gun, that's made with whole, grains and packs, that fiber and sturdier that only does a compliment kind of the mouth feel of the burger and, and all that stuff and delivered this, this great fiber that your body needs. Anyway, it's going to hold. It's not gonna disintegrate in your hand or on the plate. While you, you know dive into your sides or take a sip of your beer or wine, or iced tea, or whatever it is that you're that you're drinking at the barbecue. All right. So you just talked about the burger buns and Zeki. Oh bread wins out on the hot dog buns as well, make sense. It makes sense. I mean, it's, it's the same brand it's the forty nine sprouted, whole grain, hotdog buns. They have six grams of filling fiber an impressive nine grams of protein and, you know, protein, the more, you can get into your diet everyday. Better. Write it preserves lean muscle mass keeps your metabolism kickin. So I've never had Zico Brad as a hot dog bun, but I'm absolutely going to try, you know, it's worth. I'll try and look at here's the thing if you normally think as. Hotdog of being kind of that throwaway like a cheat meal almost. Right. You're not getting, but it you take the, the hotdog recommendation that we have the Applegate hotdog, and you take this as Egal. No sudden, you're talking about three pretty serious dose of protein, a healthy dose of fiber not loaded with a bunch of fillers and nasty stuff. So all of a sudden, like you don't have to have shame in your hot dog, you don't forget it. It's just like it's just the weekend barbecue. No, you know, you shouldn't have anything. Yeah. Why not make it count? So I'm also about potato bun girl. I always loved them growing up, but they're not. I love the Martin's funds. I do. I do. I'm admitting it, but they're not that great for you. I mean they're not horrible for you. When it comes to calories and fat, but they are Laden with Joe conditioners set of learning that those are chemicals that help improve the texture and there's more sodium in there. I think at the end of the day, that's what we're talking about here. We're talking about smart, swamps. It's not like the you're going to jail if you review these. Shopping cart like this. Not that police is not going to be like, descending upon you at the checkout and say, what are you doing with those potato rolls or, or any of these other not that picks and they're not going to kill you? Mean we're just talking about, like smart simple, swaps that you're gonna save you a ton of calories in a lot of instances. And even if it's not the calorie win. It's, it's just protecting you from some of those hazardous fillers and chemicals and preservatives, that end up in some of these foods that, you know, we're seeing more and more over time that, you know, the, the long term effect of these things is the verdict on those. So why risk, and now look technically not grilling these next couple of things, but you're not going to have a burger or a hot dog and all the delicious toppings like along with it without having a side. You're going to have something that goes along. Right. Just sitting there just eating burgers, and hot dogs all day. So we're gonna we're gonna talk about a couple couple side options or some things that you're going to have on the table, along with your burger, and one of them is, if you're at my house anyway, is going to be potato salad potato salad. And if you if you if you are going with a potato salad the this option would be potato salad with oil in vinegar versus the not that which is potato salad with manny's, which is probably ninety percent of the potato salads out there, right? And here's here's here's the difference of we're gonna talk about a three quarter Cup serving and about a Cup serving you're going to get one hundred eighty one calories with potato salad with oil and vinegar. It's going to be three hundred fifty eight calories with the male. The fat is going to be seven grams of fat with the oil and vinegar potato salad and twenty point five grams of fat for the mayo version. So that's where you're going to see that swing because obviously, the mayo versions going to be more dense with calories and fat and. By the way, if you if if it's not your thing. I mean, try I I love oil and vinegar based I like 'tatoes salad. And if you do make it with extra virgin, olive oil, and a nice sharp vinegar, it could be delicious. Right. I prefer oil vinegar coleslaw versus a mayo base calls on, which is what my mom makes them. But especially if you're barbecuing and it's hot out. I don't want that me. And as e oftentimes it's like sitting out on the table for how many hours in the hanging out. So, but yeah, with the olive oil you can also get those heart, healthy unsaturated, fats, and all the all the wonderful benefits. So, yeah. Just try it. It's a huge calorie and Shufat saving huge. And if you're talking about, like burgers and hotdogs, and sausage links like those things are going to be there like you don't want. This is not time pylon. All right. So every barbecue that I've ever been to probably as a nice, big bullet chips out. You gotta have your having burgers than dogs, you. There has to be abolished on that tape. I always put the potato chips in the burger do that. So I used to do it with sandwiches. I would like to chips would go on, which is probably, I mean, look, if you're, if you're using chips, as a condiment, you figure, she's, we have to talk about the whole another episode. The leave I feel like a lot of us have done it. If no did. When I was in my twenties. Do it. Now. If I saw my kids doing it, I would make them stop. Okay. Right. Which is wrong because I let them be kids until they know better just getting. But if you grew up eating lays like most of us, did you could still your favorite brand. But just maybe go for the oven baked. It's the same. I mean once in a while original potato chips, it's not gonna kill you. We own toy them, but the baked potato crisps the original, you can have seventeen of them, which is a pretty decent Joe serving size so much -able on one hundred twenty calories only three and a half grams of fat and they're low in sodium. And it's a really simple list of ingredients, not a lot of fillers in there. And because they're baked not fried. They have sixty five percent less fat than the classic potato chips. Unfortunately, the lays classic that we're talking about it. Boasts ten grams of fat for only fifteen chips, you get tips, less trips and sixty six percent. More sodium than the baked version. So it's again, like a swap that look, if you're enjoying a barbecue, you're talking to friends or eating a good burger. You're just months on chips, you're not going to know that this is like a healthier version, just going to enjoy it. We'll think about it. If if this is your choice to and it's not what you're accompanying the burger with maybe it's your pre burger, appetizer, you probably dipping it. So if the vessel is already lead in with, with fat and some additional calories, and that much more sodium, and you're you've chosen a bad dip. Let's say you're just compounding. The damage. So actually, like, I prefer some of the healthier chip options like the original. Yeah. Really oily big little bit too early for me. Look, anytime you like if you put chips on a plate and then like you finish in any look the plate afterwards. And this like the saturated parts of the play that had the oil, you don't get that with the baked, and that's just to me, it's like really resonates for me when I look at the plate, and I see, like how much oils shower or your fingers or just all kind of grief. Yeah, yeah. Come wash your hands. You know, it's probably not the it's not an look. That's the point. It's not the best option the best arteries, but there's a good swap. And it's it's still from lays. It's still lays potato chip. It's the big version, and thinking about what you slop, not what you will lose with the, the not that you're just gonna lose those greasy fingers, and it's only gonna lose. So you have it, look, thanks to the hard work and the dedication of the team who are out there just testing and retesting and finding all these swaps for you to kinda up your barbecue game and improve your health and make sure that there's it's guilt free barbecue should be. Free, and everybody should come. Have a good time. Mick those wonderful memories and leave without the guilt, keep the memories leave without the guilt for even more great tips on what to stock up on what the eaten even had a cook. It we should have checkout Ethan dot com and follows along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And as making set at the top, let's no food, choices around your mind. And you domestic just there at any of those social media platforms or you can send us me knelt podcast at EAP this dot com until next time. I'm John Hammond, and I'm Megan Murphy, feel free to say Hello. And find me on social media as well. I met this girl can eat. And thank you all so much for listening. 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Real Food Heals, Part 2

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Real Food Heals, Part 2

"Welcome to the podcast. I'm John Hammond. And this is Meghan Murphy. Hi, everyone, and we are back with a very special episode this actually park two of our discussion with shame small and the author of real food. She'll so let's get back to Meghan. And let's get back to the story. Could you talk actually a little bit about your book real food? Heels inspired you and a little bit more about the recipes. You just touched upon. Yes. So what I really wanted to do with this book was to to share Maija Ernie and what I've been through and what I've learned about the impact of food has on our health and our wellbeing. And I think it's really important to remember is that what works for me does not necessarily work for the next person. It's we're we're we're complete individuals and everybody has their own relationship with food. But hopefully. You know, I can provide some guidance, and maybe a little inspiration for someone who's on their own journey to then understand there's so much that we all can do to develop this positive relationship with food. And so the book is really about listen, I got to two decades of experience as a professional. Chef I know how to make food tastes really good. Here is an approach that taps into some of those those tricks and hacks that I've learned on way, but these are not Schefter rest recipes. These are these are recipes that are really created for the home. Cook there easily easy to replicate. N even if like, you know, I I often say listen, get the book open to page, whatever you like and don't cook that recipe, but cook your own recipe that looks like that we're just take take inspiration from it. Okay. So here's a you know, there's this this dish right now that's got avocado and shave vegetables and anchovies. Well, if you don't like anchovies, but you really really like, I don't know you like tuna for instance, make the salad with tuna. Or if you're like, not an avocado person. My mom is not not got over. I don't know how that's. She does but she doesn't like avocados. And so she would make this and she has made this dish before. But without the Advocaat does and she's like open. I really liked putting blood orange, and so she puts blood orange and. Exactly. So I'm, you know, I'm always been an advocate. I feel like there's there's two kinds of people in this world. There's the people that cook from recipes and the people that don't and I'm definitely the latter. I write recipes, but I don't I look at a recipe. Oh that sounds great. Yeah. I'm gonna do my own version of that. I think to me like recipes are just comforting. Yeah. We live in the air of Google, right? So it's like you just Google. Just gimme the gimme the instructions show me. How to teach me how to and I have thirty seconds go, I just wanna follow destruction direction. So I can kind of do other stuff because we're all multitasking any point in time during the day, and what I really liked about. Your book is is the simplicity of your tenants that you kind of throughout and you know, the first one was pursuing the pursuing joy in the kitchen. And so I've I've made a concerted effort myself to to be more engaged in the kitchen. Take more controlled my food supply over the last couple years, and what I what I've learned over the past couple of years exactly what you're saying. I used to be very dependent and behold into the recipes I needed them for security, and now it's like, I'm like, okay. I have this stuff. I know how to roast vegetables, I know how to make a pot of Brown rice. Let me just thrown together and exempt, but it needs a little flavor. So whether that's you know, some crumbled goat cheese or a bus glazed that in a bottle and drizzle over it. You know, how do you? How do you get somebody to kind of pursue? Join the is it getting somebody to kind of have that dependence independence from from recipes and kind of finding their own freedoms. Yeah. I think it is. I think that it's, you know, all really good cooks are great improvisers. They're good at looking opening up. Refrigerator going to the markets seeing something and saying, oh, you don't want to be good with that. But if I took this, and I put this with that out of that. And I think with a couple of of really simple guidelines like you just you just pointed that out, John which I love adding a little bit of acidity. It goes a long way you added some fat with the goat cheese that gives the creaming tech. Texture so textural contrast. I think is really important vibrancy is really important acidity is really important a little bit of spice thinking thinking about your dishes having four points on the compass. Like, that's interesting Taifu. They always talk about being four points on the compass, and you need to have those, you know, sweet salty sour spicy need to have all these different these different elements, and that brings out so much and makes a dish dynamic. And I think that once you can you know, if I would one of the things that I'm always amazed by there are a lot of people that will look at a recipe and realize that they've gone to the store, and they bought everything. And they're like, oh, I forgot the nutmeg. I can't make now I can't make it as ruined you've been in my kitchen. Exactly. But the maybe the dish would be a little bit better than that. Meg. But maybe you decide you're gonna make it with star needs because that's suddenly, well, it's completely different dishes, even better. So there's there's a certain freedom that comes with learn the recipe learned the technique. And then forget it. Yeah. That's the that's the real the real value. Because then you have the you have the creative freedom to improvise. And sometimes it won't be as good as it would be otherwise. But other times, it'll it'll be it'll be great. And then if you do forget, the nutmeg you're not angry. Yeah. You're inspired to Iran thing. I think that just takes confidence in the kitchen trying new things like, I am definitely an improviser. I only follow recipe of its baking, that's too. But when it comes to cooking like little that tastes it change it. That's what the beauty of cooking. And I I'm very joyful in my kitchen. It's my happy place when I cook. So I loved this book for sure, and it's also the other part of joy that I think is really important is that it's the joy of making something for someone else. The joy of giving or nourishing somebody else. You know, we we really I think we derive as humans much more value from giving than receiving gifts. So if you think about cooking for someone else, there's the real the real gift is in the is in the ability to do that for someone else. It's a real sign of love. And then the joyous element of of sharing that that meal together is so important, and if food becomes just fuel inhabit, we lose we strip away that joy. And I think that that's you know, that's really remember that one of the great gifts that we have is that we've been able to as humans one of the great gifts that we've been able to to to create pleasure in our food. And I think that's very different from the rest of the animal kingdom like we. We don't eat just out necessity. We eat because it's a very pleasurable act, and it's a joyful act and. And that's one of the greatest gifts we have. If we deny that we really are missing out on this great moment of of love and also one of these things that I think is it contributes to our longevity into our health is that that sharing socializing and sharing experience sharing a meal. It creates to me, I realize more so now than ever before because I have young children, you know, two young boys now, and you know, cooking for them is it takes to an creates a connection that wouldn't exist. Otherwise, you know when a kid comes up to you. And it's like my ten year old asked me dad, you know, will you make your pulled pork for for for dinner. We haven't had it in a while. Can you could you do that or Sunday morning as always pancake morning in our house, and I get up with the boys and make a big batch of pancakes. And I know they love it. And they talk about it. Although they don't mind the best. They like chips in cakes. One on there. And then, but you're you're definitely third. Three. So, but there is this association. And also, I think it has I think it has a incredible impact on their own relationship with food because as often as we can Natalie I, you know, we'll bring them into the kitchen and the and they'll invite themselves into the kitchen, and they'll want to to help even if it's just pouring ingredients in the Buller mixing it for a little bit. But they see the ingredients that we use. They see how careful we are making sure our kids always e fresh veggies, or, you know, with the with the pulled pork, I just do, you know, sweet potato wedges just again dressed simply, and you know, baked in the oven, and they caramelized and there's that sweetness, and and they love him more than they would love French fries. So, you know, it's it's has an impact more than just our own health. It's it has an impact on how we connect. With like you said like the value of cooking for somebody. And there's that reward on both sides there. But also the lesson of you know, as you say in the book, nutritious food is delicious food. And it kind of changes that relationship with with how we think about food and how dramatically your relationship with with food has changed. It's so true. And and I love that that that idea of getting the kids into the kitchen to and that was something that for me was really fundamental and set me on my path to to be holding a professional criminal time cooking with my grandparents with my with my parents as well. And when kids get to see the process, they start to understand how food ends up on the table rather than it's just this thing that kind of miraculously appears right now either out of a package or somehow to shows up on their plate. And I think that's super important. Yeah. That's one of the reasons I got into food as well. As I grew up cooking with my mom's an amazing cook, my grandma she's still cooks and our favorite memories are gathered around the table like at Christmas morning. We hen make many Coty. She makes them one by one the crepes my grandma she's in a nineties. My favorite memory of the entire year. So you know, food is so special. It's so funny. How so many people the memories that we have that stick with us for the longest are often culinary memories there memories. And they're usually memories that have to do with somebody else that's really important in our life that we shared a moment of food. So it's such a primordial of primordial importance to us as human beings that we're very very connected to this notion of food as memory in Stallard. And and and that's where the joy comes in. And if you if you think about then just thinking of food as purely as fuel your robbing yourself those important memories that you that that are so important there, so fundamental in the development of who we are as people, and you know, somebody. I think we don't have time to eat healthy or it's too expensive to eat healthy, you know, and it's just easier to pick something up on the way home or quickly order something from an app, you know, what would your what would your argument to them be? How would you? How'd you how'd you express how how easy it can be in? How time it can be time efficient to cook. And actually delicious healthy meal. Yeah. Well, I mean, I I would also say do you have time to be sick? Well, that's this. There's the the reality is that we all depends upon where we allow our priorities to fall, certainly it's more costly to cook. With really good quality ingredients. There's no question about that. I think that one of the one of the things that's interesting to think about is that we as a nation the United States, we spend less small percentage of our disposable income on food than any other developed nation in the world. So we put we put a really low value on food as a percentage of our total budget are totally income. And I think there's a couple of reasons for that. But one of them is that starting in the nineteen forties and nineteen fifties food became really chief in this country at the dollar menu and all of that and a lot of a lot of foods were subsidized because of major lobbies. So you ended up, you know, if you if you were to take the. The real cost of beef by the pound versus the artificially lowered cost of beef by the pound in this country. It'd be surprised at how how cheap are really has has become and when we think about that not only we looking at lower quality ingredients, but we've become desensitized to the real cost of what would what it what it takes to raise really good quality ingredients. And beef is a great example of that. I mean to pastured beef grass fed pastured beef, which is actually contributes positively to to the system into the environment is is is expensive. Because it requires a lot of money to do that. There's a lot of resources the animals don't grow nearly as quickly as as commodity beef does and all those. Yeah. Exactly. And so we we we think that it's expensive to eat. Well, partly because we we don't budget as much money for food is a lot of other a lot of other cultures. Do that's. The other part of it is that, you know, there are lots of ways that you can eat very well eat healthy food without breaking the Bank, one of my favorite ways of doing this literally take a head of colleagues, lower and roast it, and, you know, even if it's organic collie flower from the farmers market. It's still probably only three dollars and that easily feeds to people, and then you can gussie it up with a bunch of other stuff and spices and whatnot. And you can make yourself a pretty filling meal for under six bucks of really really good ingredients. And really good food. That's actually quite good for you. So you know, you could rose the cauliflower, and then maybe fry up some free range eggs to go along with it. And and then if you're you know, if you really feeling like you want to you could throw some Capers and shave some parmesan of that. And you really not spend very much money at all. And you've got a great great dish. 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Treats can't go wrong with that. Now. Let's get back to shame us and talk about our own. Rates. And I just love the idea of reframing and thinking about like this, you know, these ingredients are going to be more expensive or eating healthier is is more expensive. Now be think about the cost over the long arm of what you could lose in your in your health and your energy level bills again like as someone with with young family like I think about that. Mel unlike any way, I would have ever thought about it in my twenties thirties before having that you because number one you think you're invincible. So it doesn't matter. But now, not only do you realize you're not invincible. But I think about how am I going to be an active participant in the boys live twenty years from now, I'm sixty five. Yeah. Or twenty five years from now when I'm seventy or seventy five and so on and so on, and you know that has to happen. Now. The what you live now has an impact there. It's like it's like compound interest on a credit card, right? If you don't deal with it. Now, you're going to be buried under a mountain of debt. It's only gonna get harder. Harder and harder. Yeah. So and how's that for like if someone that that's listening and hearing this, and is inspired as we both are by by your story is thing and myself like this is great. But like where do I start? How do I Dr few tips? Yeah. You chair? Well, I mean, like, there's some simple ones, you know, if you're a copy drinker, stop putting sugar in your coffee. They stop during coughing. Pick your battles. Yeah. No. I think that's that's a great place to start try going dairy free for two weeks. Just to see what it feels like it's not necessarily for everyone. But most people do notice the difference. I don't think that. I mean, I'm not dairy free. I go through periods of time when I am dairy free. And I will say to be completely honest. I feel better when I don't eat dairy is can I tell you specifically what that differences it's very difficult to sack, you know. I I feel like I'm I stuffed up a lot more often if I'm eating dairy. Maybe there's a little more smelling in my hands. I feel stiffer. I love cheese. Me too. Offi? So I'm not saying forgo pleasure entirely, but just experiments with feels like try giving up try giving up. Gluten for a while. See see if you notice the difference give it a couple of weeks and see if you notice a difference. And I think that one of the things that happens when you when you start to reframe your relationship with food inevitably you become much more in tune with all of the ingredients that are in so much the food that you're consuming that, you know, I I'm a I'm a I'm a meticulous label reader of everything, and you have to feel like you really need to and particularly for being conscientious about how you're eating and in reading labels that much you start to realize how difficult it is. Oftentimes, if you're trying to for instance, I'm a big advocate of getting canola oil and any so-called vegetable out of your diet, and they're very toxic. And they're not good for you at all. They're not vegetable oils as they don't come from vegetables their seed oils, and they're highly refined refined highly. Assessed and highly oxidative, they're not healthy oils at all, but when you realize that and then you think oh nuts are healthy. And then you look at the ingredients nine percent of dry, rose, nuts roasted and canola. So you're getting that oxidative roasted oil into your system via not which is not good at all. So you start to realize that. You really have to make an effort to cook for yourself. If you want to really make sure that you're taking care of yourself and not putting any of this crap into your body. You got to take control of the of the the environment control the environment. And so I I was the first thing is to make a challenge of of cooking at home five nights a week. That's a good one. That's just try that try that for a month. We're going to cook at home five nights a week. We're going to cook. Are we're gonna make lunches three days a week. And that I think is a really big step takes you've got to budget your time. So not only is it more costly in that you're buying a lot of ingredients. But it's more costly in the sense that he the greatest commodity we most valuable commodity. We have is time. But if you can create as you did the other night this joy of cooking while you're doing it that investment that time is not a waste of time. It's a it's it's a moment to put your phone down. Maybe the moment to bond with your wife or demaim your kids to share and the experience of cooking something. And then I always suggest cooking in batches so Sunday night. Go prep. Yeah. Don't roast one chicken rose to make a roast chicken dinner. Have a second rose chicken that you're gonna then repurpose as chicken salad or as chicken soup, or as you know, Nori wraps chicken, avocado. There's so many things you can do. And that just kind of gets you one step ahead sear prepped interesting. And it's it's funny because you think about the prep-work kind of the challenge I have is thinking ahead to if it's Sunday. I don't know what I wanna eat on on Wednesday Thursday, let onto Monday, probably. So, you know, do you do you suggest kind of making what I like about what you're saying is like kind of tackle small challenge. I because we get we get in this mindset where if we can't see immediate results or if there's not some kind of media victory. It's kind of disheartening. So this is, you know, small battles along the way that before you know, it your two three four six months down the road. And it's not. So much the impact that you'll see on the scale. But it's how how you feel right? And this is this is more about like, you said like real food heels, and you might not even realize how bad you feel into you start to to make some of that was for me when I had the the the holy shit moment. I started to feel better. I was I was walking down the stairs in my apartment and realized halfway down the stairs that my feet didn't hurt and it had been eleven years that since I last felt that sensation of not having pain in my feet. So it took me not feeling pain to realize that I had been in pain for so long. And I think that for a lot of people and a lot of people don't realize just how good they could feel. It's almost like if you if you're wearing glasses and you're walking around with thirty lasts all the time. And then suddenly someone says, hey, you're really dirty linen clean lenses and they pull the lenses off. And they spray them with that fancy spray and the wipe them down put your classes back on you're like holy shit. Amazingly, bright and vibrant. And and I think oftentimes it's good to have just to give yourself a little bit of gut. Check and realize. Wow. You know, I'm doing okay. But maybe I could be better. And the reality is everyone can be better. We can always be better. We're never going to be perfect. That's the great thing about being humans is that we can always improve on what we're doing. And if you get to a point where you're you feel as though all right? I got this. Then you can take on another project, and you can move to the next thing and said now it's time for me to to move the bar and try something else. So I think that you know, just taking a few steps in that the simplest app is really is really just to cook a few nights a week and get back into it. Because it's a bit of a lost art. It's a or a loss skill. It's something that we've we've kind of forgotten to do and we've stopped doing and to bring that back into the fold. What we do. I think it makes everything else in your in your life better. I mean, great couldn't agree more. Yeah. Awesome in just one quick takeaway before we wrap things up with with you here. You know, kitchen prep are there. What are your go-to? If I'm a home cook. And you know, use the term cook loosely there cooking, you're at home. What what what are your like, your go-to like as much as we're obsessed with like quick results were obsessed with gadgets, and I was just talking about the insta- that I'm obsessed with right now are there things are there there two or three items that you everyone should should have to really starting just make life easier? Ours prep-work. Oh, yeah. I mean, well, let's start with some ingredients that I think are fundamental everyone should have first and foremost olive oil. And I'm replacing the Nola and exactly I'm a huge fan of extra virgin olive oil. I exclusively exclusively use olive oils from Spain. I lived in Spain for number of years, and as far as I'm concerned the best all of those in the world come from Spain. So I'm a big advocate for that. I I also always always use. Well, not always. But I like to have a spiral is where he's that professionals. And there's lots of things you can do. With spy relies not only make fake, pasta and vegetables. Which are fun and great. But you can also use it for for creating the body within for Totta, you can make you can make little Crips or pancakes out of them out of you know, using the pseudo there's less things you can do. So that's a really really fun when? Then in terms of other gadgets. I'm kind of old school. I love using a mortar and Pasol really is fine too. Yeah. There's a great feeling to using them where embezzle, and there's also something unique about when you crush garlic and like say one fillet of anchovies together. And then you add in some olive oil, and you add in maybe even some lemon zest, and then a little bit of integrate, and you mix that all up. Suddenly, you've got this really incredible vinaigrette that the flavor is different than it would be if you didn't in a in a processor. Yeah. It letter. I mean, I also listen, I love lenders. I'm a huge fan of the Vitamix. It's incredible blender it's great for making soups and all sorts of stuff. So having a good quality blender as I so I have the low fi on the hi fi. The analog and the digital. I love I love I love both of those. And then you don't need a whole lot of pans. But having a couple of pans like two or three really good bands super important. And lastly, I'm a big advocate for one pot cooking. Yes. So having a good Dutch oven. You can do a nice big stew it or brazen is is is really great. Yeah. I just I literally just got my first job in this year. I've been using obsessively. Using using doubt about by. I wanna as a gift for Christmas the ferry pretty purple Likud say one I don't even wanna use it yet. It's so pretty junking up sitting on top stove. It's so pretty I love it. I just got a friend of mine just gave me a massive stab sixteen court. So is. So is. You could you could be the baby weighs probably like sixty pounds. But it's so nice. I mean, you can rose to whole chickens, and it's really incredible. I love this. This is his has been amazing discussion inspiring discussion and at the end of the day. You know, no one can make you take control of your life and and your food decisions. Right. You have to and hopefully, you know, if you're listening, hopefully that moment doesn't come like it did for shame. As where it's kind of. You know, I see the light. I don't wanna go towards but whatever it is. Like, I think there's some great advice here. I think your book is an excellent way for someone to to make a first step and could just kind of start on that that journey, and you know, and you say in the book is is be patient. Right. Have have to be patient because it's going to be a journey. But, but I think your advice on on thinking about the long term and the way this will pay off in the dens like down the road is is so incredibly meaningful. And I hope what certainly what I'm going to take away from this conversation. Action in the way, I'm gonna continue to think about in the way, I'm going to try to get my family. My friends my kids to think about it. Because it's it's there's probably there's probably no single way to have such a significant impact on your long term health happiness longevity than just taking control of your of your own food supply because you're gonna take control of your health in that manner. So legally, so I think you incredibly for for sharing that with us today leisure, and one thing I think that's really important that just like to to add to that is is listen, I went through an incredible journey where I was sick and overweight and unlocks of medication, and I was living with an incurable disease, and I turned it all around, and there's no signs of our a or Shogren syndrome fibromyalgia. In my blood's in any of the tests for and I am not remarkable. You are Mark. No, no, no. I am everyone has the capacity to do this. It's. Stream -ly, it's not easy. But I I'm not the anomaly, I'm not an exception. And I think that that's, you know, really important. Remember that it takes it. It's very difficult to do on your own. And I didn't do it on my own. You know, I had a lot of help and support in doing that. And I hope if there's one takeaway that that that folks can get from this is that it's very very possible to take control of your health. It requires a lot of discipline and requires a lot of of patients because you said it doesn't happen overnight. But you also if you're dealing with a chronic illness. You didn't get sick overnight a process, it's a slow insidious process. So getting healthy is going to be a slow and very very meticulous process in which every little decision you make all those small victories. They were talking about this little wins. They add up to big wins. But you have to understand that each little just like it's almost like taking death by thousand cuts turning on its head and saying it's health by thousand choices all of those little decisions we make every day in their aggregate. We're going to add up to our well-being. So don't despair and understand that you know, if I can do this then than anyone can do this. And it's just going to require patience, and dedication. Amazing very special. Thank you to you. Thanks for having sharing your journey. And if you guys want to read more about it pick up the book, re real food heels look in our winter issue. You're gonna have some amazing recipes and some more advice from shameless. And thank you so much for coming in. Absolutely. Thanks so much for listening. We hope you're doing the podcast and like us enough to leave a nice review or rating share it with some of your family and friends, and if you're gonna share it definitely share this episode because this is a store. 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Diet Decoded: The Paleo Diet

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Diet Decoded: The Paleo Diet

"Welcome to the eat this not that podcast. I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy, everyone has going in this episode. We're going to get back to our new series diet Dakota. Did if you recall, and hopefully, you listen, we broke down the Keita genyk diet or Kito and a previous episode's. Now, we're getting back to this in this episode. We're going to go school, right Meghan real. We're going back to the paleolithic days and breaking down the paleo diet, which has been around now for I feel like a little bit. Do you know anyone or have you ever gone paleo or anyone who's going paleo? I know people have gone paleo. I haven't myself tried it like I haven't really channel that inner cavewoman yet that was her name pebbles from the. But I do know that it works for a lot of people. It's very buzzy people talk about it. So I'm excited because before recording this episode, I actually school myself a little bit on paleo. I wasn't so familiar, but yeah, I mean, I'm excited to break down the pros and cons today. I've never gone and court the as I've mentioned before I've gone more closer to vegetarianism. But it's funny because my brother tends to skew more paleo, and I had a lot of friends that I work with fears back that all went paleo, they're all in cross it. And I feel like it was like. A few years ago. Tough mudder your Spartan race. You're looking at you were getting RAB DOE, whatever it was. But I do feel like they're they're parallel tracks that kind of brought paleo to the forefront and kind of to me kind of that that cross and it's fun. It's like these guys they were like I've never seen so much beef jerky life jerky beef, jerky, everywhere, everywhere, it was it was crazy. So so, but but look it's it's still around. It was still very much still very popular. And and there must be some level of -ffective nece to it. There must be some reasonable level that it's still around. And it's not just my my work friends, and my brother there are other kind of prominent halio type dieters out there tons of celebrity and Matthew, mcconaughey. Edgar ramirez. Channing Tatum have all kind of gone with paleo principles. And it's not just the guy some some women as well. Have have also dabbled in paleo just Beal Blake lively, Christina Aguilera, also have gone paleo or paleo-ish paleo principles. And what I find interesting. When I when I was researching this with the guys it all seems like they they went paleo when they were really looking to lean out get more muscular role, which to me, I guess, I guess it makes sense. Because it's so you think of it as being so rooted in protein, but I always have an association with the the fat. You know, when I think about bacon and meat and avocados and all is a lot of fat. So it's almost seems counter intuitive to me at least when I think about the paleo diet. Maybe that's one of the things one of the hangups personally. I have had with it. And I've never battled in it. But I will I will say for anyone listening and joining us in in this episode. I have been enlightened when it comes to paleo and doing the research for this. And just kind of exploring little more. It's not what I thought it was. And we're actually going to have somebody with this episode who wrote a piece for this dot com that actually underscores that paley was not really what we probably expect it to be right? So let's let's get into it. And you know, what is paleo? Yeah. So I guess just top line. What is pale? Leo. It's this diet that focuses on consuming foods that were Ian, hundreds of thousands of years ago as John mentioned, you know, think about it. As the caveman diet, it's heavy on meats, seafood nuts seeds, fruits vegetables and healthy fats, like all foods that were around their natural from the earth and from animals, what's not in it. Dairy was one of the first things that when I thought of paleo wasn't in it. But we're going to get more into that later in the episode, grains, processed foods and oils sugars legumes, some starches and alcohol are all things. That traditionally should be avoided on strict paleo diets, I think bad teeth is what goes along with. Teeth, right? That doesn't work out. But like I said like. He's always had. I don't think I was before paleo. But actually, so so this is where I wanna bring best Lipton Beth Lipton. Thank you for joining us. As I said Beth about her own experience with the paleo diet for this dot com. And I came across when we were doing the research for this, and I reached out, and it's like, we're gonna talk paleo, then we have to have somebody like Beth on because it really like I said a few moments it dispelled my own notions of what I thought paley was. And and one of those is I think most of us when I think of the food pyramid. And I think of China vision a paleo diet food pyramid. I think of the base of the pyramid as being meet right steak. Bacon, chicken, Turkey, whatever it is like the very meat based diet like for me, it felt like an excuse to just eat like someone said they're going payloads because you wanna eat steak like five times a day or seven days a week, whatever it was and get your bacon on and then the next level of the food pyramid was probably some vegetables, but none of the starchy kinds really. And then that very tip of the of the pyramid is probably some fruits. But again, nothing too high on the glycemic in. Index scale because that seemed to me to be what what the what the damage was. And then maybe there's some seeds and stuff thrown him. But there was no whole grains dairy. None of the stuff that again going back to paleolithic times. None of the foods that you didn't hunt and forge for nothing that was really taken off of a supermarket shelf. Although the guys that I mentioned before all had these prepackaged paleo packs, obviously came off shell. So I don't know. Nobody's. Back to their right? They ordered it from John and got it delivered next day with prime probably. So, but but Beth when you and I were talking prior to the episode you'd let me know that my notion of the paleo food pyramid. Not so accurate. That's right. It's not so accurate. I mean, there is the first time I've been right, by the way. But I think I think what you thought was not uncommon. The I think the first thing to say is that paleo does not necessarily equal low carb. There are a lot of payload people who do eat low car, but it isn't one doesn't necessarily equal. The other paleo is largely a plant based diet. So plan I should say plant forward so vegetables are I would put vegetables on the bottom of that pyramid. Meaning that it's the most thing, you know, the most that you consume and certainly starchy vegetables are part of that. There's an emphasis on on non starchy vegetables, but not necessarily to the elimination of others. The thing about paleo that I think is the most important thing to remember is that there's an emphasis on nutrient density. So that's that's the thing. We're seeking the nutrients, and you you certainly can't have that without vegetables. So so let's get into the like we've done in our previous episode. The Kito episode. Let's into some of the pros and cons or the seat perceived pros and cons of the paleo diet. And and I'll I'll do the pros here because I had traditionally been a con so and you're in the con- last time, so I'll let you all off the bad cop, hook, first and foremost, any diet that gets rid of processed food as you said like you get rid of processed foods and refined carbs. That's a pretty good start in my book, so already you're you're at a good base level for me. There's no doubt that overly processed foods and added sugars, especially lead to just a bunch of bad health indicators, and whether it's they've been tied to the obesity epidemic or all kinds of different diseases, whether it's heart disease or various forms of cancers, removing eliminating those from your diet whole hog is not a bad place to start. So to me. That's that's a pro in the paleo book. And it does deliver also a high amount of potassium because of the foods as you said nutrient dense foods that that focuses on and that's beneficial for maintaining that only. Good blood. Pressure, but also, balancing positively positively impacting your kidney and muscle function as well. So hence, the cross kind of over like, those are those are things that would seem to kind of go go well with that kind of activity. Okay. I know I'm taking the Constanze. But I do agree with your first point. I mean, I don't care. What day Ron what lifestyle you have eliminating processed foods is a must. It's very important. So I'm totally with you on that one John. However, as we mentioned before on this podcast, eliminating entire food groups can mean, you're not getting essential vitamins, and minerals, and when it comes to paleo, at least what I thought, and I believe you thought John and many people think is dairy is not part of the paleo plan. But what I've learned is dairy is in the grays on some resources state that you have to give up dairy caveman weren't eating dairy other than, you know, their mother's milk when they were infants and most of us get our calcium from milk yogurt and cheese. So if you follow a strict paleo diet. You may be at risk for inadequate calcium consumption, which could lead to low bone and tooth density. Like, you're saying the bad teeth and the weak bones. Caveman needs to be strong though to those animals. So if you eliminate Derry completely you'll probably have to add supplements to your diet, but what I've learned is some people do consume dairy, especially butter on paleo. So there's different thoughts in the paleo community. But unlike anything else, I think cutting out entire food group can be problematic to your health and your happiness like cheese makes people happy right Micon point to it's not it's not dairy. But you're removing. In in the basic sense of it. And for most people when they think of the paleo diet, you're moving lagoons so beans, which are packed with fiber. And obviously, you'll help help healthy gut biomarker, you're moving those kinds of things I think people overreacted removed too, many carbs and don't really kind of look into it and look at the carbs. They should beginning. They think they just need to eliminate carbs and have these ocean behind so. So that's to your point like a con here is is that overreaction thing. Like, okay, I have to eliminate these things. And look anytime we've set it if said at once we set it one hundred times ready whenever you go to an extreme and eliminate something whole hog like that whether it's a food category food group or specific food. There's going to be a backlash and there's like it's gonna come back. And so so that's that's a that's a pretty solid con that I'd love to hear your thoughts on dairy as being part of the paleo diet. Well, I think the thing about dairy and thing about all of these food groups that you're talking about is how well you personally tolerate. Them. So you can think of paleo is a set of rules that you have to follow. But they said before like, the paleo police are not gonna burst in on you. If you you know, quote, unquote, break the rules. So I think it's a matter of finding the foods that work for you and the foods that don't and using those. So for me, personally, I don't I don't tolerate dairy that well, but I can have a little bit and some work better than others. So that's what I have. And I don't really care what the paleo know owns or I don't really think about that. I think about myself intuitively, and what works for me. And the same is true. When you talk about like carbs vs protein versus that. There isn't a big emphasis in paleo on balancing macro. It's much more about eating intuitively differs from acute odiaum little bit. I very much from the diet. And again, there are paleo people who definitely swing toward Kito. But that's not there's a very broad range. So you know, if you if you really do look at it through the lens of ancestral health. Our ancestors, often eight based on more carbs fewer carbs based on where they were on the planet or what season it was. And so no one saying you have to that. Because obviously, we don't live in that world anymore. But they're days for me personally there days where I feel like eating more carbs and days where I feel like eating fewer. And I go with it. So in this all leads into like what my my second. Pro argument would be is. And I too have have dialed back dairy. And as I said like I've never even once thought about paleo, but I in vegetarian veganism for a little bit. And if you do that, you're removing dairy if you're going hardcore hardcore, and actually I feel better. And when we did the the interview shame Mullen, recently, he said, the dairy was something that just had an impact on him. So he noted he tries bow dial it back. He feels better when he does I feel the same way. Just it's just something that I react better to not having it than having it. And I actually just had a physical. There were no crazy calcium efficiencies. So my vitamin d was a little low, but that's wintertime here. So I'm not getting a lot of sunlight, but leafy greens. All those things can pack the kind of calcium that we need. We can get enough. If you know where to find it. You don't have to get that from Derry. It's more more bioavailable more bioavailable, right? And it helps bio and health all that all those kinds of things. But one of the things that I like about. The paleo diet and doing the research is is, you know, a couple of things that we always talk about on this on this program are like the holy trinity of healthy eating if you will. And that's fiber healthy fats and protein and healthy fats and protein is something that paleo delivers in spades. Because that's really the the basis of of the diet are those healthy fats and like lean good for you. Proteins so diet that really builds on two of those main pillars in my view is pretty solid, but you also are getting the fiber because you're eating so many vegetables. I mean, most people who do paleo at least the way I think of it have half to three quarters of their plate covered with vegetables at most meals. So I'm actually eight far more vegetables. Now that I'm paleo than I did when I wasn't paleo. So you're getting a ton of fiber that way, and you know, like, you I had physical since I went paleo. There's no issues with digest. My gut health is much better. Now, you know, it's what you said about tolerating dairy, the same is true about grains and lagoon. So yes, you're cutting out whole food groups. That's true. But at least in my personal experience was that I was not tolerating those foods, and I didn't even realize it until I cut them out. So and now I feel so much better and so much stronger, and my digestion is so much better. And that's true for me personally. But that doesn't mean that paleo is necessarily the right thing for everyone. I think the thing the advantaged having all these different approaches. Now is that you can try different things and mix and match and see what works best for you. All right. Well, Beth you totally just debunked Micon number two. Which is a good thing. I was going to say where is the fiber in paleo? I didn't realize personally that there were so many vegetables. Again, I thought with John I thought it was more heavy, and if you're cutting out whole, grains, legumes, whereas the fiber wears those middle rich. Legumes? And so you're saying you don't have to. So there we go forget, my forget, my condom to the other thing too is there's an emphasis on in paleo. I mean now got health is super sexy. And you see it everywhere and for Jim. Those are. Awesome. But it's, but because they're those things are very emphasized in paleo things like bone broth and for mentored foods, are emphasized as our organ meats, which are very mineral rich, which are things that sort of in the standard, western diet. You really don't see much of that. And that's a huge source of minerals as well. So let's get to to your experience. Now, you're not you're not paleo as you said like so you before you went pale. What were you before paleo? How how would you have classified yourself as as eating? I would've said I would have told you that I was healthy eater. I was what what? Yeah. As a traditional healthy eater. I was the food editor health magazine. So I ate I ate my whole grains. I ate might beans. I- tons of vegetables. I really limited meat especially red meat, which I now much more. I was really I I was exactly like the straight up standard, quote unquote, healthy eater. And what what drew you was there something specific that drew? You to the paleo diet? Well, I I grew up with number of stomach like really really bad stomach issues and went to specialists and stuff and was told that I literally had a bad stomach like that was that was the diagnosis a bad stomach. What does it even? Does it even? And so I just thought that was my lot in life. I was just somebody who had port gestion and several years ago. I was when I was working at health. I somebody asked me to read the bulletproof diet and interviewed Asprey, which I did and around the same time just coincidentally I read week valley, which is another similar kind of book and green it really did. Yeah. And I was shocked because in my view, I mean, I had heard of paleo. I thought it sounded totally off the wall and weird. You know, human beings been eating grains for centuries like what's the problem? But I thought we'd belly was really interesting. I was really curious about it. And then talking Dave Asprey, I was fascinated by the bulletproof diet and then right around the same time, a nutritionist in my neighborhood named Ainsley. Kirshenbaum put she offers this elimination diet, and it's she calls it a whole food cleanse. So it was like a fourteen day wholefood clans, and I thought got sound. Just sounds interesting. I'm just very curious food obsessed. Obviously. So I tried it and it eliminated, grains, and beans and a number of other irritants one at a time. No all at once. Yeah. The challenge that I guess is is you don't know. What's the thing that might be checked in the reintroduction use reintroduced and then one at a time back and sound like a good. Yeah. And so the only the only lagoon that was eliminated was soy. But I quite a lot of tofu because I didn't really meet. And so I couldn't believe how good I felt I felt like superman. I mean, I'm I'm a very energetic person meaning annoying anyway. But I I mean, if you would like I felt like one of those whined up toys like if you would put me down. I would have just run all day. I couldn't believe how energetic I felt and more importantly, my digestive issues were gone. Oh, I know is that immediately after those fourteen days or how long did attorney. It was during you immediately. Okay. So much better. I slept better. I couldn't believe it. I'm 'cause I went into it thinking this'll be interesting, but not really expecting much. You didn't eat a lot of meat before was that because of health concerns. Yeah. I was like the standard healthy eater. I thought it was bad for you here, by the way, you know, you watch you, watch documentaries. We all know what they are. And they're highly debatable. But that's what you know. I had a I had a checkup a few years back, and we'll have your than I than I thought I should have been. There were some things pulled out. And so is is interesting to me. So I like I said I went vegetarian for a little while starts slowly, reintroduce me because I like meat, and I I didn't make the decision for ethical reasons. But many people do and and I've Allieu that. And there's nothing wrong with that. Of course, you find what works for you. But what I found interesting as I mentioned, I literally just had a physical yesterday and got got the results back from my blood tests and stuff like that. And since I've slowly reintroduced me and eight far less than I used to my cholesterol is fine. My kidneys are fine. Like, my good cholesterol was was really high my bad cholesterol was really low. So the doctor was like this is like literally the only thing that he called out was vitamin day. And we're in the dark cold months of winter here in New York. So of course, my vitamin is going to be a little low. So I guess meet didn't have the impact that I thought it would or the removal of meat didn't have the impact that I thought it would. And that's that was always one of my hangups with whether it's Kito, whether it's paleo just always viewed them as as meat, heavy diets and that much meat can't be good. Also that well, I think I think you'd see the. Change in your cholesterol, triglycerides, more with starches especially refined starches than you would with me. And also when I learned in the bulletproof diet is how much the quality of your meat matters. So that's another thing that I've gone way down the rabbit hole exploring, you know, reading about reading things, you know, what Diana Rogers rights, and what Sarah Ballantyne rights, and rob wolf and all those people in the paleo community about making sure that your meat is grass-fed hundred percent grasp head it's healthier for you. It's healthier for the animals healthier for the planet that the fish that you eat is wild caught all of those things. So it isn't just a question of eating more meat or less meat. It's also a question of what's the quality Crawley in a source. Yeah. It makes a huge difference and even an ethically because I really believe that you can be an animal lover a person who's concerned about the planet and meter all at the same time disagree with that. I think look we we always find are. Selves. And I think you know, paleo the paleo diet. That's why I think this is a great episode because I had my preconceived notion of what paleo was I had a hard and fast notion of what I thought paleo was before we came into this episode before I the fry saw your piece and before we started talking today, and it and that's been shattered. I think so many of us kind of think like hard and fast. Like, okay. Like, this is good. This is bad. This is right. This is wrong. This is what this diet is. This is what this diet is. And and you know, the fact that with any of these things whether it's it's Kito whether it's paleo whether it's vegetarian or any of these things, you kind of have to make it work for you or find I if you try all of them, there's there's a hybrid that probably is the best case scenario for you. And it's not about being paleo. It's not about being Kito on about being vegetarian. It's not about being thirty or whatever it might be. It's about what your path to finding your right situation. It seems to me that you did that at least in in reading your swear for. This dot com. You know, you're still you still classify yourself as eating paleo today. Have you? Why is it so sustainable for you? It's funny that you say that about incorporating other things because like I rice I mean, I don't need a ton of it. But that works for me. And that's you know, that's green. I've I've been paleo or my version of pantley owes since two thousand fourteen or fifteen I can't remember now, and the reason it sustainable is. Because it really works for me. I feel so much better that it's not a choice. It's not something where I feel tempted to quote, unquote, sheet on it because I know what's going to happen. If I eat the stuff that I gave up and there's such a massive variety of food to eat, even without those other foods. So I'm not missing the the barley I used to eat because I'm eating, you know, twelve different vegetables. And I've serve rediscovered something from my childhood, which is that I really like why like game meats venison rabbit. Which I again, I had given up because I thought they weren't healthy. I love them and their delicious. And now, you know nowadays, they're easier to get so the variety of I choose to look at it as the massive variety of food that I have available to me instead of the things that I I don't eat. And there are exceptions. There are times when it is socially appropriate to not eat, what's on the paleo diet, and in those moments, I do so the example that I always give is if it was my birthday, and my daughter made me a birthday cake with white flour and sugar and all of that. I'm not gonna say, no, pumpkin. I'm not gonna have that. I mean, obviously, I'm gonna eat the cake and in that instance, I would sit down with her. I would take a slice of cake, and I would just enjoy it. Enjoy every bite and just beat in the moment with her and be in the moment with the cake and eat cake, but I will enjoy my slice of it. And I know I'm gonna feel terrible the next day. But it doesn't matter because in that moment, that's the right thing to do. So if you invite me to your house for dinner and all your serving pasta, I will eat a low pasta. So I think it's just a question of figuring out how to make it work within your life rather than any any lifestyle choice that you make has to serve you not the other way around or millet we've talked about the pros and cons of Pilione. What they really are. And really aren't gonna take a brief break to talk about blinking now. I know we all have goals to hit whether it's eating healthier or exercising more, and sometimes it can be hard to actually achieve all these while struggling with other aspects of our life. There's an app I highly recommend that can help you hit your goals. Video. 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But what what is it really kind of breakdown to and how do you how do you make it? How do you? What's the easiest way to get get going? So the easiest way to get going. There's sort of two prongs to that. The first is to read about it. And I mentioned Sara Valentine her websites, the paleo mom, I would. But I mean, the paleo mom, which sounds very folksy. But she's actually a PHD. She's a medical researcher. And she's written a ton of bestselling books about paleo super knowledgeable. So she has a lot of very very basic information about paleo, and I think that's a really good place to start. But in terms of starting on in your kitchen or on your plate. I would just start by taking out the green and beans. So figure out what what's your favorite meal, if it's a sandwich than just take the, you know, take the bread or the bun out and fill in with vegetables and do that with all of your favorite stuff. And nowadays. It's so easy. To do it. Like, it is you know, you can buy cauliflower rice at trader Joe's. So I would just start there. Start start with eliminating things like, grains and beans and just do it. Slowly, I think any change that's going to be sustainable is best incrementally. Instead of a huge sweeping thing. Like look at we're in February now, so people are in the process of giving up there. People probably already have New Year's resolutions. Why don't why do they fail because they're too big? And so I would start small start with just grains and beans and start an even easier than that start with just one meal start with lunch grew to me. That's that's so key. And I think you know, echoes what what shame is said, you know, a couple of episodes ago where it's like start with just eliminating sugar from your coffee, like something small get a small victory that that builds the momentum. And I'm a big proponent of that like when I even started dabbling and said, okay, I'm going to try to eat less meat. I was like I just won't eat meat before dinner, and then at dinner, if I have meet with with my dinner, then that's fine. But like my first two meals of the day are going to be going to be meatless. Or maybe it's meatless Mondays for you. Maybe it's one dinner or one day out of the week where you, but in the paleo, maybe it's like, okay, I'll I'll do paleo diet for just one day or or my breakfast every every day this week is going to be paleo or my lunch and my dinner. That's that's a great start. And then again like. See like eat. Now. It's funny because it was also echoed by one of the the it's not that who tried to Kito diet, and I found it kind of surprising in in your piece for this. You said like you seem to have more energy on this. I'm always confused by that because when you remove carbs, which is the of of energy for most of us. How does that come about? You're not removing carbs. Right. So I I mean, I eat a ton of carbs vegetables and fruit root vegetables have a ton of carb. So it's definitely not necessarily low carb. I tend to go lower card just because I feel better that way. But I don't I honestly don't think about it. Well that has and that's I think that's one of the things I've become personally more intrigued about is the the role fat can play in energy and how our body uses energy. I've I have dabbled with intermittent fasting in the past and. You know, working out in the morning fasted. And after the first few days, it was a little off. But once your body starts to adapt to it. You realize like, okay, like, I haven't had any any simple sugars any any carbs. So what is what is actually fueling this performance right now? And it has to be the fat stores is sustainable over long haul. I don't know. I have reintroduced of more carb carb breakfast before I exercise. Now, I feel like I get more sustainability out of that. But again like that's what works for me. So for somebody else that might be the other way around what you said about fat is enormously important, and people are still afraid of fat. But fat is so fat is macro nutrient right protein, carbs fat. Our brains are sixty percents weight every cell in your body is surrounded by a layer of fat that protects the cell. I mean cell. I mean fat is what drives our hormone production. I mean, there isn't a single bodily function that isn't affected by fat. And it's too bad. That it has the same word as the fat on our bodies. Because it's they're just not you just can't. I mean, we we've had how many decades now of low fat. And look what's happened. I mean, I grew up in the late eighties nineties when it was the whole low fat craze and everybody's eating low fat. The snack wells cookies was garbage. Yeah. Away from sugar sugar, rightfully so. But it's it's we again like it just underscores how we as a culture lean into these extremes. And that that kind of backlash effect that all the sudden like decades later, we're like, oh, well, I guess get rid of fat was was not such a such a good idea after all. And I think look the other thing with with fat is people don't realize most of the vitamins that you're getting in vegetables and salad are fat soluble vitamins, so without a healthy fat. They're your body's not actually absorbing them efficiently. Or in the way that they should be looking at that through a paleo lens. So think about think about like juicy summer tomato and how that is. Yeah. Okay. It's the best right now. Drizzle. Some olive oil on it. Right. Like, it just got a thousand times better that is nature telling you to have fat with your vegetables that isn't whenever people say like, oh, nothing. Good for you tastes. Good or unlike you're doing it wrong. Things that are healthy tastes amazing. If you know where to look crumbles and bacon on it. And you've got to. Well, hopefully, you know for you like me paleo is a little less than a mystery than it was before is it for you. Well, that's got to be up to you. And hopefully, we helped inform that decision for you today. Of course, no matter what diet plan you may be thinking about this year. You should start by consulting with your physician, especially if it means making dramatic changes or eliminating entire food groups. That's what you think. Means you should actually talk to somebody who is more knowledgeable and can can really guide you on that on that journey or at least the first steps of the journey. Be sure to stay tuned to the podcast as we continue to code even more of today's popular diets and be sure to go back and check out our Kito Dieppe to in the meantime, you can check us out on this dot com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram where we are at this not that for myself, John Hammond and mega Murphy, please feel free to follow me as well. 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The Best Pumpkin Treats

Eat This, Not That!

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

The Best Pumpkin Treats

"Welcome to the PODCAST. I'm John Hammond and this is Megan Murphy and you know how over the past few years there's been like Christmas creep you know what I'm talking about it's anytime holiday promos the music the decor starts earlier in like it used to be like Thanksgiving Day like black food quick service chain serving up fall treats this season there are plenty of fast food pumpkin treats to go around from coffee drinks pumpkin spice desserts and even if you don't drink saw about supply and demand they wouldn't be pushing PSL's if people weren't lining up for them right and it's such a starbucks anymore there are they're far from the only kind of fast few fans one of ember Thanksgiving's right around the corner basically in holiday time it's fall at least in the northeast it's it's cool and I think people can get into the holiday mindset in August just felt totally wrong to me but that's just my personal opinion and obviously starbucks and other eateries may be more in tune with what the majority seems to want because at the end of the Day Channel Starts Rolling and movie and I get it if you're if you're a kid especially like my son Dylan who just turned seven he literally took my phone the other day in November but like you said it seems like every year it gets earlier and earlier I still think Thanksgiving by the guy from for me personally because you know it's like this year we're actually going to be hip before Labor Day Yeah I remember it was ninety five degrees in New York the week that starbucks was gay pump. PSL's here early and it was like that's just crazy. No one's going to crave that one in starbucks has taken the queue from the holiday and ramp to ramp up the PUMPKIN spice Latte frenzy to next level in its engine earlier and earlier every I mean this year I love the holidays I love holiday music all that but I think I think after Halloween right you don't WanNa muddy too many holidays up so like one sure after Halloween the I feel like that Christmas creep that that an encroachment into you know extending the season further is happening with Pumpkin flavored foods present stanton yeah so to me it's just it it removes that kind of natural cycle to the holiday and it's hard to be excited for something for that long unit warm out I'm going to the beach I know a Pumpkin to me such a fall treat something cozy to you know warm you up on a cool day and seeing they're on repeat and like you know you listen to the stations what is it one of five one here in the New York area and I love it but then it's like you get over it real mike on if I if I'm listening to Christmas music after after Halloween like by the time Christmas rolls around like turn turn that there's only so many Christmas holiday song plenty of Pumpkin themed baked goods out there as well as plenty of pumpkin coffee drinks from donuts to milkshakes you'd be surprised at what the best fast food pumpkin off Bob but there are pumpkin options out there like I do have a Pumpkin vibe and it's on this list there are plenty of impacting it's not going to be hard it's ninety five degrees for me like I still crave marguerite let me talk about a pumpkin based beverage or treat you know when it's still tasty cinnamon sugar flavored to boot the lot is available hot or iced and it's perfect alongside a Dunkin Pumpkin don't of course which is my go-to right there survive maybe you prefer cold beverage tried Duncan's cinnamon sugar pumpkin latte say nine sounds sounds tasting this Dunkin's take on the PSL with for this list today we're not gonNA harp on calories fat or sugar grams for once I mean these are meant to be treats and not died staple through that long season that it is according to a little bit Christmas in July I mean we're Tober it's going to be ninety degrees work this week and I if I if I see a Christmas like anything ask Siri how many days till Christmas because he was convinced there was forty days left Tokyo Christmas and I was like forty days like Labor Day it was excited now so these are just some of our favorite T. C. Fall treats that will hopefully put a smile on your face and you know satisfy that Pumpkin Pallet Craven I mean just go all out right in the fall Duncan has not one not two but three types of fall teamed baked goods this year even more if you count Munchkin separately Louis there's the Pumpkin donut the apple cider doughnut and the Pumpkin muffin along with Pumpkin and Apple Cider Munchkins and if you WANNA seasonal beverly that's not pumpkin flavored like Pumpkin this is like a tongue twister episodes apologies in advance if you WANNA seasonal beverage that's not pumpkin flavored all right if we're at Dunkin and we're talking pumped wouldn't you be at Dunkin by right right the best and you're treating yourself so why not order up that Pumpkin donut to go along with that law Dunkin Pumpkin and again you're not saving calories here I mean sugar is literally in the name of the drink please reach for this treat every now and then there should be a seasonal treat and bring that smile to your face but if if your pumpkin year round then just do some homework because these aren't going to be the most healthy offi or just aren't APSL and you know like myself I don't know the last time I've had PSA I think I tried one once like sweet and it's just not it's not my not my the hot apple cider like I'm walking out that door I can't comprehend that I have already had a Pumpkin donut from Dunkin Oh man energy gut health immunity neural and hormonal systems and healthy aging and no one has the perfect diet not even me and it's hard to get an all your fruits and veggies change due to stress sleep patterns or maybe not so perfect especially if I'm enjoying some of these pumpkin treats it provides support and five crucial areas of Hell superfood functional Green Beverages on the market contains seventy five essential vitamins and minerals with whole food sourced ingredients now most grains products only a little too much pumpkin in your diet lately this will get you right back on track it's Athletic Greens and I love starting my day with Athletic Greens I literally started today with Athletic Greens lose my mind but it's like you know what do you think the how what what's what's a fair start four for holiday music decor like what in your in your own kind of me bad days and the best is that he thought he thought he was lying to so but she was not she was not lying there are ninety days but anyway this is not about Christmas rings are so we're going to go through those right and since it's a seasonal tree for the most part will now has right yeah our everyday with athletic grains because it's so easy and it provides all in one nutritional insurance for me to help my body adapt and thrive as my daily nutrition needs with their handy little travel packs you can take athletic Greens with you anywhere you might need it and what I really love about Athletic Greens ultimate daily is that it's one of the most complete take a quick break from all of these tasty delicious pumpkin treats that were not going to worry about counting calories or sugar on to talk about something that may be options available but they are some of the most pump Guinea um can which is what we're focused on here today now if you're looking for a pumpkin drink but PSL's again what your diet may be athletic green will work for you and as I said it's convenient and it tastes delicious and it gives you high quality micronutrients whether you're at home or on the road I mean it's not that long ago John You know anyway starbucks is still committed to the pumpkin spice craze they I think they were kind of Lewd degreen superfoods and one other element maybe Greens in a multivitamin or Greens and a probiotic athletic Greens includes all essential vitamins and minerals dairy free laments so you can start your day right and good things will follow him getting into a daily routine with Athletic Greens like I have really can be the single best thing that you can do for your health and theme desert to the next level the soft serve is blended with pieces of real pumpkin pie this is the real deal not a pumpkin spice imitation or some kind of mass S. this year I can't stress this enough why not just try it for yourself jump over to athletic greens dot com slash eat this and claim our special offer today you'll get twenty free Tim make sure we don't miss any delicious pumpkin treats this fall right now this is more of my thing right here because this is one of my all time favorites probiotics and prebiotics nutrients raw superfoods adapted Jin's herbs extracts digestive enzymes and so much more it may replace the need to take multiple sub lenient tasty and can fill the gaps in your diet by just starting your day with a delicious drink of Athletic Greens Vegan Paleo and Kito friendly too so it doesn't matter travel packs valued at seventy nine dollars with your first purchase that's athletic Greens dot com slash. Eat this don't miss this now let's get back to Pumpkin drink this year like I just mentioned and it's less sweet than the classic version and perfect for cold coffee lovers it's a limited time cold brew that contains pump chip that is awesome I mean what world do we live in where you can take a blizzard a creamy delicious treat and Pumpkin Pie another delicious what's for a tree and when I go there I always I mean always order up a blizzard dairy queen has a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard. Now this is taking your pumpkin the leaders of it and they've added another option to the menu this year it's called the pumpkin cream cold brew so this this is interesting to me starbucks introduced the so let's just dive into our list and if you are extending that seasonality treats like way up then then look at the nutrition because we're not gonNA go through here because the chain also has hot and ICED APPLE CIDER CIDER Utah you're not having that before Labor Day yeah if I if I walk up to the person from you you can bring the kids and we're GonNa do the day and at the end the prayed like how does the Parade End Santa Santa's sleigh because that's like boom okay game on Turkey out mm-hmm is also getting in on the action this by the way I enjoy a good Dunkin donut this sounds pretty amazing I like crispy cream donuts implement together I mean this is this is this America it's good to be alive right now when I wor- to dairy queen in high school we did not have his favor because I don't think PS L. was this crispy cream also has check this out eight cheesecake filled version of the pumpkin spice glazed donut. I mean that sounds decadent for sure hellos take advantage of it now if you're the type who likes to kick a nice fall morning off with the taste of fall let's say then the Weinstein brothers Pumpkin Bagel maybe for you who says pumpkin false spices in other words the pumpkin flavor comes from the foam and spices sit on top we've heard that the Colbert self I haven't tried it personally but it's general just one special okay pumpkin spice original glazed donut not to be outdone by Dunkin's multiple fall donut offering I just saw it on the rack I went in to get an iced tea and I was like oh my goddess Pumpkin Pumpkin donuts already gal take one so you know you had to go forward every now and then okay stat at eat this dot com because if it's out there we want to know about we need to tell people all right I mentioned Dunkin's Pumpkin donut before but crispy creams flavoring just for coffee and dessert right thanks to Steinbrenner's you can also enjoy the taste of fall with your morning Bagel with both the regular Pumpkin Bagel in the Pumpkin Walnut crunch verse Craze Vaca then it is now anyway back them you know what we pumpkins season hit when you Pumpkin Pie thanksgiving here's your Pumpkin Pie the Vanilla Syrup and his top with starbucks housemaid pumpkin cream cold phone gets sprinkled with cinnamon nutmeg in close which I love those warm it sounds pretty good there are plenty of options for enjoying Pumpkin at every fall breakfast but you probably shouldn't eat a Bagel every every breakfast swap every now and again it's a Panara Pumpkin Muffin panara serves freshly baked pumpkin muffins and muftis which are their version of and not to be left out of the game of course McDonald's has its own pumpkin spice Latte to now it's not available in US stores just ended I just to the north of us here and some fans have tweeted that pumpkin spice Latte tastes have hit their local McDonald's too so if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the starbucks version and yeah but it's safe to assume that it's on the way McDonalds has offered hot and iced Pumpkin Spice Latte as over the past few years and the chains Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte to has already launched in it should still give it a go once in a while trade and go for it were every once in a while more frequently I mean if this is just seasonal the one on the list here I'm here often by Pinera guy you love the hallways and this isn't something you want for breakfast every morning either but it's an okay tastes like starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew I would I would I would give this ago I wouldn't even though I'm not a pure person if this is this is not as sweet spice iced Cappuccino in addition to the Pumpkin Spice Latte and of course you'll want to grab an order of Tim bits don't don't holes to go along with that coffee because who doesn't like what you said it's it's so it's just it's the cold brew coffee but it's the pump of Annella and then the the house the House made kind of cream that goes on top with a with spices what's in there so perfectly round and airy almost there so light now I don't know how light some filled with the feeling is going to be probably not that light but you know craving that cold pumpkin tree and you haven't gotten out for your Pumpkin Pie Blizzard of course which I'm also going to do probably within the next two weeks they are offering a pumpkins and Pumpkin donuts so far you know we just had October here in the northeast so for me but what have been your on this list and these streets are made with honey real pumpkin in powdered sugar. So have you had this yet I feel like I haven't I haven't like literally I've only had but Duncan McDonald's is just one of your shoes and you WanNa drive through option this McDonald's drink could be a good one try and if you try by the way let us know the line of podcast on your mind so we can tackle them here for you as we help you eat this not that social media platforms to get the latest up to date tips and Food News and if you're on instagram and please feel free to drop me a line at this girl can eat I'd love to hear what kind of food thoughts the other things you'd be amazed what you can do with a can of can of Pumpkin so until next time I'm John Hammond and I'm Megan Murphy be sure to follow eat this not that on your favorites a fall like I am don't miss these fast food pumpkin picks on your next outing looking for even more great pumpkin treats checkout eat this dot com where they have even more scoops on the worth checking out Timbet so whether it's Li August or mid November pumpkin season seems to be everywhere even at your local drive through and if you're a lawyer tidbits I never had there's a there's a Tim Hortons like right down there four blocks better than Munchkins think similar it's a weekend I might run out this weekend with the boys get shot the son good all right

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Costco: Insider Tips and Fun Facts

Eat This, Not That!

20:45 min | 2 years ago

Costco: Insider Tips and Fun Facts

"Roughly, not that podcast brought to you by Bob's red mill. I'm John Hammond, and this is Megan Murphy. Hank is Bob's red mill makes it possible to eat healthy cook, Alicia food. And this is really important for me not just because I think about what I feel my body with, but I think about the foods that I'm eating my boys, my family and my friends as well. And that's my bombs read, no has very prominent place in my pantry. Every product is of the highest quality and his minimally processed from their stone Oregon to your table. If you were someone you know, has gluten allergy or silly activities. You can rest assured that all bombs spread mills. Gluten free products are processed a one hundred percent Guten free facility to ensure no cross contamination that we can feel safe with and confident with your sensitivities. It doesn't matter if you're catering to a paleo gluten free vegan diet with bombs mill. You're not just getting quality, you kidding flavor, packed healthy food that actually tastes mazing. So what are you waiting for visit Bob's red mill dot com. Today and this episode we're going to shed some light on one of our biggest food, landmarks, Cosco. This is a fun follow up on our episode about trader Joe's where we unveiled some of the insider tips and fun fact. So be sure to check that one out. And this will be part two in our in our insider tips series, I guess. Right. And this one, we're going to look at the massive warehouse chain. Are you a Costco fan? So yeah. I mean, I haven't been to Costco in a few years. I'm not a member now. I was like, what? No, no, I love. I love going to Costco with my mom when I was younger. I mean, I'm from a family of seven. So buying things in bulk was a necessary loved going around the stores, getting the samples, and there's certain things that we always got like the big tubs of cashews and I would always grab the big tub of the Kirkland brand jelly beans and throw them in the car. Of course. Yeah. Big fan of Cosco. What about you? I never entered a Costco until my college years and because in college, like you know, you need a twenty pound bag of rice. Totally like it was the giant bags of rice. It was the. The frozen chicken breasts. You get like ten pound bag of chicken breasts. Like one trip, like five guys living in a house off campus, you go to Costco in like chips, a lot potato chips and other snack foods. Like that's when buying in bulk is like genius and. The beauty of it is that it was like a week's supply like it wasn't. It didn't even hold us over. It was like a week, maybe maybe two weeks, but yes, so that was. And then then kind of like moved away from from Cosco after I got out of college, but having kids sent me back and because you know, being able to buy diapers and wipes in like formula in bulk, I mean that really to me underscored it was nice to have in college. It was convenient, but like that really underscored the value to me go kind of membership and and what that stores really there to kind of supply and do and why it makes sense. Like, like you said, like it makes sense for so many families, whether you're big family, small family, it doesn't matter like this is this is the kind of shopping that makes life a lot easier and cost effective, and it's it's good stuff for the most part. The conklin brand stuff is great. You know, you great meet selection, like all those things. So it's like it's not like kind of cutting out in the cheap. It's it's, it's just doing it smartly. Yes. Good quality. And they have samples. You can't go wrong with that, right, and look. So it might not be a twenty pound bag of rice might not be big bags of frozen chicken breasts or diapers, wipes it no matter what your Costco Staples may be. We hope that these fun facts and some of the secrets here make your next next trip a little more enjoyable. So so I think pizza. Yeah, one of the first facts I was shocked about this is that Costco is one of the country's largest pizzerias like I mean, no. So when pizza night in your house John, you're probably not thinking about calling up the Costco pizza hotline, right? Which I just found out is thing the Costco, pizza hotline, but maybe you should start because those delicious larger than life slices that everyone knows are sold it more than four hundred locations in the United States, making it one of the largest piece of sellers in the country. And if you wonder how you keep up with such demand, they have robots that actually spin the sauce, right? Onto the doubt about tech technology at its finest, right? They're not where you'd expect a pizza making robot. I'm putting on my Christmas list. I just wanna about to make if I get a robot to deliver it to, that'd be better. This is about to take over. It's not like it's on our jobs or driverless car. It's it's pizza pizza from Cusco. This is amazing that that it's they make so much, and I wonder, you know, I've not thought of this before, but I want to check it out because. The boys are so picky when it comes to pizza, and you know it's gotta be like a real basic sauce and like it can't be too many herbs spices kind of like a true Italian. Like when it like when the pizzerias by us or like making pizza. Like I love in the cancer like, oh, there's there's as. As their specs in here. Good, good. That's what it's supposed to be there. And so I'm I'm gathering this is probably very basic like tomato sauce, cheese crust socially because I don't know the heritage robots have they're making this. They're not really family talian. Talion telling you. So this is this is one worth checking out. So very, very counter to to pizza you can prep for worst case scenario. Thanks to Costco. This is, you know, for all you do prep out there, listen up. If you find yourself worried about the apocalypse or any other extinct extinction level of or catastrophe. Costco is here to actually easier for a cool four thousand dollars. You can buy a emergency cue that is complete with thirty thousand servings of food that will last, you twenty five years, but you can't wait to hear that fun fact. I wonder how many emergency cubes they've sold today. At the y. two k. that whole catastrophe people are buying. I wanna see a heat map of all the Costco's in which one sells the most all the doomsday preps are that is wild. Another fun fact is that the pie in the movie American pie was from Costco. We all remember that infamous scene in American pie when Jason Biggs kinda gets down with the apple pie and his kitchen, right. Well, according to that came from Costco course, maybe go back and check the. Pie. I remember my little sister watched that movie with my parents and said, it was extremely uncomfortable. It's it's an another thing. It's wine o'clock. Here's. Got the fancy friends who turn their noses up at your membership of Costco. Perhaps I'm sure they're out there. Costco is the world's largest importer of high end high end French wines in polls in one billion dollars in wine sales per year. That's outselling almost all other wind retailers in that world has caused crushes on. Is big wine even bigger. Yeah, for sure. While. Shopping at Costco is similar to a race tracks. Yeah. So if you ever shop at Costco just for the food than you know that sometimes it seems like it takes forever to get to those oversized tubs of pretzels. You're looking for while there's a reason for that Costco wants you to go through their main drag, which is known as the race track. I and hit every category of other items sold from the the big electronics in the beginning to the clothing before you get to the freshman frozen food. It's all about all about that strategy for the principles, and I walked out with a fifty inch TV. Yeah, exactly. It's like target. Yeah, man. And speaking of that, so Costco has triggers and treasures. Typical supermarket sells around forty thousand items, right? There's about forty thousand skews, irregular supermarket. Costco only sells about four thousand. So that's kind of counterintuitive, right? You would think that they're like a massive warehouse probably has more products than your your smaller supermarket items are so big. Yeah. When you're stocking pallets. Space there. This is helpful because you don't have to choose between entire shelf of various brands and types of a simple product like mustard, right or pretzels. Costco has once election, eliminating the stress of looking through variety of solutions, but there's a method to the madness of single selection shopping, Costco calls those items triggers, and they're, they're things like household Staples, right paper towels, detergents cereals as for everything else like that. Luxury handbag on sale for eighty eighty percent off their called treasures because they change frequently. So if you don't jump on it when you see it's likely to be gone as soon as the next day. So it's like kinda get on that. You don't. You won't be paralyzed by choice. You'll just be paralyzed by the sheer volume. What goes into shopping cart. Costco customers like like me and my mom and my family. Go crazy for cashews. The retailer sells a whopping, three hundred thousand dollars worth of cashews each week. Yeah. In fact, they sell so many that they change the containers from round square so that there'd be more space on the shelves like you just mentioned to keep up with demand. And the bonus there is which is which is a positive Costco is able to significantly reduce carbon footprint in shipping when they switched to the more easily package square container, so win-win. So not only kept your family full healthy, cashew snacks, but helping environment? Yeah. The cashews rocket Cosco. By the way, they're always a big and pump perfectly salted, not to salty, not under salted. They're, they're great. I mean, people just don't get if you're not on the Cusco bandwagon. Get on, get on the van wags this. These are all the reasons why you should right here. Another one, they sell a lot of hot dogs, but it's not just that they sell a lot of hot dogs. Saying, you know, it's the best move for your Billy, of course. But the hotdog plus soda combo at Costco is quite the deal at just a buck fifty. What's far more significant is that the price has remained the same for over thirty. That's why you can't say that about many things. I mean, we're going to going to watch baseball game this weekend as a family. I can guarantee you. I'm not getting a hot dog. You're not getting anywhere near Fenway park. It's it's one of the only things in the world that probably has no plans to to give into inflation. Meanwhile, Costco sells more than one hundred million dogs every year, which is more than four times what major league baseball sold at its ballparks in two thousand eleven, of course, major league baseball. Ballparks up their food game a bit from the faithful Frank for more on that. You should check out our MLB food fest episode to hear about it was fun, right? And there's a lot of a lot of tasting going on that day and you'll hear about some of the best and wacky ballpark foods. 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All you have to do is ask a friend or someone in your family, who's a member to buy you a Costco cash card, and then you're in. It's essentially like a gift card. You know, I could give it to you John and for Christmas or whatever your birthday, and it gives you access to any store by. Sport one because you might not need to go to Costco all the time. But there might be like like maybe it's quarterly four times a year, just stock up on on some of things that you just wanna buy in bulk, and if you if I have a friend that that is in that situation to know that I could go and do. I would never have thought of this. That's fun. It's good tip there. Here's another one. They keep chicken cheap in exchange for your loyalty, which which sounds on please elaborate on, you know what? Smells amazing when you finally make it to the grocery section of Cosco those fresh rotisserie ad, right? I mean, that's makes you hungry. But off the jump in Conseco sales around one hundred fifty, seven thousand of them every day to go for four ninety nine a bird and even Costco knows that's a deal. They've actually confessed. They lose around thirty to forty million dollars per year by not increasing the price, but with such a loyal following, it's worth it to them. That's there's even a page on Facebook dedicated to fans, trading chicken recipes. Crazy lose what company is willing to lose thirty two, four million a year. You just losing dogs and soda losing on the chicken. But when you're walking through for pretzels and you're buying a fifty inch TV it probably we always got chicken from Costco's while it's good. And while bargain-hunting is all part of the fun at Costco. There is a way to shop even smarter while you're there. If the price ends in point nine, seven, that means that item is unclear ins- and if you spun asterisk in the top right corner of a shelf, that means item won't be coming back. So you better pull the trigger invite if you want to. Because if you're there like I'll get more next time remind time entry space or I don't really want to buy all this now. And if you look in that ask, is there. I mean, I've I've never seen it, but I've never never never looked for so market for whatever else, but now now I know great tip, right. Take the car seats, circuits, comeback. The seats down. Hang out, need a hotdog. Oh, back free and twenty minutes of the. Here's a, here's a fun one. The frozen food aisle has a love story. True story. A couple got married in the frozen food aisle of Cosco, and it was a totally legit wedding. Robert Meredith Bonita actually met while shopping the same Costco section, but don't start calling your local Costco and try and save the date is not the norm, and the couple had to get extra special permission to do it. Next time you're next time you're in the frozen food. I'll think about it can happen anywhere exactly, cleaner, Costco, and like we mentioned, you don't need a membership to to shop there once in a while in most tours, you don't need a membership to buy booze either. Did you know this didn't put it with as much wine as they sell? Nukes totally is logical. So if you need to stock up on hall for your next big party, you know if you have a Costco where the liquor store has a separate entrance than you can walk right in no membership cars required, which I didn't know at all. But if it's inside the store, you can just go to the customer service desk and ask for temporary alcohol shopping, want to do that any. Exactly, right. Cheers to that, but we're going to get my temporary shopping. That's amazing. Do some damage after that. Yeah. Well, I definitely have a whole new perspective on Cosco. I hope you do too. Apple pie will certainly never be the same again. That's that's probably not a good thing, but I'm sure it's still delicious. 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23 - Parks and Re-creation - Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg

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23 - Parks and Re-creation - Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg

"So you to. Dig Up dig up dinosaurs. While we try to. Nice to meet you. So you're a mathematician. You you're the chaos theory gay, Ernie. Talk Malcolm excited to visit this dress. Entire Guy Kill me. Welcome to the coach quest put cost today having talk we'll be talking about the five million dollar experiment before going into our main discussion about Jurassic Park film by Steven, Spielberg. Then finally, Claes out by introducing next week's topic cowboy bebop. Hello and welcome to the culture quest we are but humble adventurers today if you were able to see just one of us, that means if the other two are getting ready to pounder with me as always are Peter High and bio, we should replace the hello with just you know dinosaur sounds. I. Was GonNa do on actually I regret not doing. You want to give it a go quickly I. Think it would be nice. Yeah. Let's do it again. Play my voice is going to with me as always are Peter. Are and by I didn't think of a dinosaur noise. Thank you the listeners at home for taking part in our noble quist. Today, we'll be discussing Steven Spielberg's. It's the first time we're doing a repeat of a director I, think in the segment we judge rabbit off doing hunt for the would a papal never done to episodes on the same exactly anyway drastic park is a scary adventure movie. The most people who grew up in the nineties are familiar with, and it now has two sequels a remake. The remake has a sequel and another one is in the works choose Bob before we get into that. Let's do some terron talk. In this episode's seven talk segment, we've decided to answer another question from the as credit celebrated. Good question I think that by answering this question will get a glimpse of how will hypothetically react to this wildly hypothetical situation. So the question is this, you've been accepted for an experiment you must stay in a room with nothing but a bed toilet food and water and no human contact for one month. If except for the whole month without giving up, you get five million dollars. The question is twofold eight. Do you accept and be what are your coping strategies to avoid mental breakdown? Should we defined some pro? There's a million stipulations. There's one big one I think I, don't know what the Big One would pay but I've got a Joe Mitigates. Remind over. One is, can you stop it when you want and get like a fraction of? You don't get anything, but you can like one day in and you can say like, let me out or is it like once you're in you're in and they know can open the door 'cause that's a it's a big difference The second one is. I would say a notice big but still pretty big is Can you turn on the lights 'cause like the way I imagined it was like you're in a white room with just like fluorescent light and it's navy golf. But that's like more of just my imagination. I don't know if that's what they intended but if you turn the lights off, I feel like. It'd be much as sleep. It's I. Kind of assumed that you can leave whenever you want and like fail yet or give up and I'm thinking about it. Now, I never thought about the lights but I kind of assumed that just on the entire time, which is awful. That is bad. If the lights are always on that's just torture. Yeah. Exactly. The third one was G light changed claridge. Do you light other meals like to just get up and go everyday or g get like actual like potato Like. What's what's what's the meals situation and the coit situation I didn't think about any of these. So let's say something decent but you get the same thing for every day like everyday like. Potatoes pays and like a hash break. Of, chicken. You don't get anything special for breakfast for, breakfast? Thais with light butter. I think just like playing taste. So it's reasonable food not not nothing boring but nothing too fancy. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's fair and we're assuming that you can give up whenever you want. Yeah and you don't get a percentage. You don't get two and a half from me you don't get anything. And you're allowed to change clothes and you can control the lights like i. think this would be fitting. It's like prison roads except prison colors because it's not meant to like the insult to year like just like blurry sort of Pajama looking things and you just get one set every day. So you don't like to Jane's in China and stuff like you just like. One set of what you call them like a one jump today even jumpsuits just few. But yeah if you. Here's what you need to be handcuffed but. I think that's fair. Yeah. So to me the the big question was, is there window like can I look outside now because I I'm assuming that no, there's no chance for it but then if there's no window then I know my answer to the first question, which is dear except and know if there's no window and I can feel the sun or I don't need like a view. Need anything interesting to happen outside of the window but I need to breathe some fresh air. I. Need to be able to feel the sun every once in a while five, million, non five, million I no, no way. No. How much you know how much air and sunlight you can buy with five million I can't do that no window no, I'm not going into. So what's your answer debate? How do you deal with being poor Bamian barrier? So what's your coping strategy? Me and Barry will start the millionaire club put gust and. The AD on. Bada. Join Man I. Like, the hard thing about this situation is Kinda like the lack of stimuli right if you could have brought I don't know a TV or computer than anything at all. Yeah. Then like passing a month is like I think I can bench for a month I think we just tried it and you went crazy. You remember like all the lockdown episodes tell us how you were planning escape routes from your apartment. I didn't think about it. You gotTA ordering food you had access to everything. Yeah and and I would actually had my whole whole apartment not just a single room. Yeah. That's a good point I think that. You had to work. That's a big thing. Yeah. But actually know like working can can work in can really I think I think the hard part was like communicating all the time with people but never actually seeing them so I couldn't do anything else but communicate with them but it was kind of hard to not actually being in their presence I remember this. Developing Schizophrenia. In the end. Well, you know just to keep keep myself saying I lost my mind. If you're signing up for this and they're screening applicants, you look like actually you look like they. Test case. They could get this experiment done in seventy two hours. Where it's both of you were considering the. Trillion for yeah. Me Too me too. But you know if I could get a computer even with no Internet connection. Hard drive of stuff. Yeah. Not necessarily to watch. Even just you know because like something to do you got to do something there right. So if I could go in with something that I can. I can I can do a project around I. think that's a good way to cope with kind of like being disconnected because you kind of expand yourself into void of of working on something like if I had a computer program something that will definitely kill a whole bunch of tie feel like that's GonNa be out there like that's no way. Give this to the referee I'll give this to non right. What about a paper and pen? That's a good one I'm seeing I think I think it can. Yeah you can start drying you can practice drawing and stuff, and that's that's the perfect kind of distraction. You know I love just drawing him thinking or just doodling and thinking I can really draw. You can call what I'm doing drawing. But can I destroy the room? Can I like start? Writing on the walls if you find anything to write with like, can you write with a bed I? Can may be raked the bed and start using some of the splinters there to. Like do guessing you're not gonNA waste food to right on the wall and I'm not going to go into talking about how you use a toilet to write on the wall. I didn't think that's the thing I'm Kinda. I'm trying to understand exactly what this situation tries to test like being disconnected or actually being like. In in a in a cell prison cell where the conditions are not that good because that's what you do when you wanNA torture someone you. Have you heard about torturing in a white room. It's supposed to be poor find like people who are very creative and and of like you just put them in a white room with no stimuli whatsoever. You serve them white rice everyday and you, Kinda lose your mind even after a couple of days just a lack of stimulus. Meant to be testing I think the interesting question here is. It's a question of your confidence in yourself in how good they think you can manage to do this like how that's part of the question what are your coping strategies? What would you do to keep yourself from down drag? would be just before I go in. I would plan out thirty one problems I'm shaming the month. He's going to beat the west side that he one days. And I'll just try to try to get thirty problems at a sufficiently complex that I could just. Spend eight hours just thinking through them thinking from all angles and then. Bank on the rest of the day would just I'd be trying to sleep so. Like example problems? What's my priorities in life? Say just go through like what he? What are you WanNa die on your deathbed whether you want to have adv achieve like. Show I quit my job should I move in with someone or something I'd sort out that out? more philosophical ones I like I have an obligation to donate money charity or. his good one. What would I do with five million dollars? That would be that'd be a fun. One was the best movie of all time should they abolish gum? Everything. So I have two questions about that yet. So the first one is you're basically going to do thirty, one, ten talk segments. Essentially. And my second question is why are these not in the tarrant talk? There's a list of turn. Tuck ideas widely is not listed there. Well best movie of all, time, we've done. What will I do? Five million dollars we haven't done but I guess me and Barry. and. Priorities in life. I guess we're doing a podcast on satellite. So yeah. So, thirty one different talks. That's Europe strategy. Yeah. That would be my strategy pretty much. That's a good one. That's a good one I would try to meditate as well. Yeah. What about you about your what? What will you do to keep yourself sane as soon as possible? Well, I think I think I. will just start talking to myself right away. You know even day one I would definitely start you know if if I don't get anything that I can actually do then I will probably break down everything and start to see how I can use. The walls. Yeah. Yeah you know I guess like a good way to pass the time. It's kind of like going inwards, but there's a limit to what you can hold with your mental capacity. So that's why you kind of need something you know like a paper or or some kind of material to put thoughts and ideas into while you process other things. So that seems like the core issue and then I think I can do all kinds of projects i. mean there are there are a couple of like programming projects that I always wanted to work on. So you know I want to have a computer so I can't really do but I can kind of like design. Out Yeah, I can like endure the high level design and Yeah. You know I guess I guess starting to think about all that general where are we going? What are we doing with our lives? Stuff but I gotta say that don't really have that. High hopes about getting. This starts to be something that is meaningful like you know I've been traveling for six months. A couple of years ago and and. I always thought that this is a great time to contemplate about you know what I wanted to do where I want to be with whom Oh, I want to be an its Cetera et Cetera and and I didn't really get to it because. I don't know maybe I didn't travel long enough or maybe I didn't have details it to do it or maybe those questions just they don't have a clear answer and and even if you cut yourself off in a room with no stimuli whatsoever I don't really think that that you can get something out of it but I don't know maybe I'm wrong but you gotta think about like it's a lot of money for. Days like you could definitely invest it and live off it. It's six, thousand, seven, hundred and twenty dollars per hour. Hundred and sixty, one, thousand, today six, thousand, seven, hundred payroll, which is a lot hundred twelve per minute. That's awesome. You know you can sit there for a month and Kinda like. Count the minutes. Another one hundred dollars another one hundred. Eighty five per second and that's why if you could just you know do a fraction of the time and get a fraction of the reward and I would definitely go in. I'll take seven bucks like three minutes. You would you still win if you get the proportional part but only after two weeks in definitely yes. Two weeks I can hold on. Hang out for two weeks you wouldn't get everything you'll get only half but only if you get two weeks and then every minute counts toward your reward more every hour. Definitely because I feel like two weeks is maybe doable when we had the corona quarantine like a couple of months ago. I was still like having the time of my life after a no, a month or month and a half in so and that wasn't total isolation. So with Malaysian I think like I can do a week maybe a week and a half and then. Kind, push it and hang on until the width second week ended. But a whole month I really don't know. That's why I'm thinking if you can't get like a proportional reward like a fraction of the reward, I don't think I can go in there the let's say did go in there and give it a go. Here's what I would do I think think like I would choose a book or a movie something that I've seen like a few times and feel like, no it fairly well and spend. As much time as they can just recreate it in my mind you know I would try to remember every detail every plot point that can I would explain the whole movie and each detail of it out loud to myself because like like you said by I would talk out loud I would talk as if there's someone else in the room because I think that if I would keep it all. In my mind I. Would Zoom through everything and it would be over far too soon. But by talking out loud I'm pretending I'm explaining it to someone I think it would make me have to finish each sentence and kind of stick to regular pace. You know I think that's something I would do for the majority of the time and the thing is I can see this totally backfiring like. Let's say that I'm thinking about a book know very well, but a missing just like a very specific detail like for some reason, it can't remember something specific that happened in might have been something that doesn't really affect the story too much. But without any distractions that can see myself obsess over it's to a point in which I'm unable to think of anything else in that sounds scary to me. That's a that's a good idea I like that maybe even more than mine Oh Yeah I. Think another option also is fewer fires to rock a fiction book. It would be easier to think about the world I can nurse yourself in the world. Plan out in your head and it out fire into the future with a month he could sort of just go with everything in try to like keep it a canon so like. Like. Change characters halfway through you want him to stay consistent but you want to explore potential storylines and just sit with it for a month and then when you get out You'd already have the whole world. You'd be only to explain it to someone who hasn't seen it. You'd be like Oh and did I mention this is this is this like you would be sort of instead of trying to make it up as you make more like you've already got it all but you just need to. Let it out. I feel that would be a good white It sounds like a fun experience. Yeah. I could see myself doing something like that. Yeah another thing. I would do kind of like going over movies or a book in my mind I think another thing to do is it's just go over albums that I know really. Well, you know like just seeing the whole album from beginning to end and I wouldn't be trying to make it sound good at all you know like they can't sing. Full album and make it sound actually true to the source material. But that would just try to sing it in a way that would make me kind of remember how the album fills. You know like it's close you could get to actually listening to the album which could also horribly horribly backfiring because let me tell you this quick story I. Don't know if you remember but like when we were in high school, we could choose to participate in this fourteen kilometers run and what's kind of a public thing. But we could enter and get a few extra points towards our physical education scorer that year or something and I wasn't an athlete at all or in shape. So it took me quite a while to do the kilometers and I remember it vividly like a few steps after a star running I got a guitar solo from an iron maiden songs stuck in my head and it wasn't even the full solo like it was the first half of the Solo from the song, the trooper. and. That first half just looped over and over and over in my mind for like an hour and a half any drove me crazy. It kept repeating and repeating and it's kind of a fast paced song which. After a while it becomes really stressful, you know and to this day if I sing that part of the Solo in my mind, I feel a little stress. So imagine that happening to you when you're stuck in a room with nope. No possible distractions at all like what if it stuck in your head for for a day for a few days I dunno I I sort of just I don't think there's any way to avoid just bang really stressed and really depressed same time I just guaranteed the last week is this GonNa be like Regret. But going into it as long as you know that then. I think it'll be fine but The thing I I wouldn't WanNa start on that, and then our lighter guy actually I'm going to do the book thing. And then switch an an ally to actually I'm GonNa do like the whole ms myself in in a book I'm not GonNa lie I I. If you switch, YOU'RE GONNA file I don't know why I'm I. Feel Pretty Confident in saying like if you. If you kate like changing your strategy. I think it's GonNa go well I think you need to like be a messed whatever you're doing because you need a bit of a purpose if you like. If. You just think Oh do this for an hour I'll do this for an hour if. You're going to run out of things to do. And then you're gonNA have already done the goal thing already on the that thing. then. You're going to be really screwed I think whatever you do. You gotTA stick with I. Don't know I think I would try to create the schedule you know two hours think of a movie then sink for one hour I notice like I'm thinking about it now but I notice that none of us have mentioned any physical activity at all year. Unless you include barrio destroying the room but. Physical Yeah Yeah I. Guess You could do that I mean you would wanna do it just before Claude's change but. I don't know you get a shower as well as mentioned being like hot and he from month I don't Wanna I think I think like in that experiment you got you got basically you need in order to kind of like feel comfortable. Yeah. Feel comfortable is the is the keyword. Yeah, and then you. Have to face your yourself. Alone I. Agree. Yeah. So you can show her in this. You can turn close you gotta do some toilet. Okay Yeah I've also got one more idea which I think it to bid at left field but. It depends on what of bed it is. I would I day is disassembled the bed and through the paces in random areas and I try to assemble again like a jigsaw puzzle that's what I do and it's good idea. The reason I say depends on the bed is like if you have no toes than some. You probably not going to be able to do it but some bids alike, those ones just lot into place. Yeah. So in all honesty, how long do you think it could make it? Do you think you could do the whole month Yar connected you the whole month? It's confident unlike bio. Like I want to say that I'm confident as well. But Y- reminded how I I was like like. WEEKS AGO SO I. Wasn't that long ago? He wants to say as confident, but he's not quite confident after say, yeah, I'm not I'm not confident in my confidence. That's pretty much. Honestly I can see myself going in there I can see myself breaking in the last date. Tempted to leave the moment. Getting in there. Than Holding on to the last day in breaking down. So one piece of advice I have if anyone was going to do it is. Join a shoe. It's going to be a good time like no, I feel like a lot of the things that. Sore on the US credits up would like. All Yeah, I would just do this all I. it would give me time to do X. or You know like I I would just try to do why and then I'll be happy state IRA and it will be bad like it would be just terrible. It's not a vacation. Yeah. It's not a vacation I would try to get in the zone of like a very high stress job like not if you're a navy seal sounds fun but like you feel like. You know like if you're in luck a loy doing research for like a very important client or something like that it would be very boring and stuff but I think if you think about it more is A. Going into a mind with something like that for a month where you actually have to do any work, you just have to sit down then I think that puts you in the right state about it like you shouldn't be like I'll get so much done in this month. It's it's off month Barak, and you could and you got to think about the money as well. If you're thinking of every hour is like seven thousand dollars might as you? One last question let's say that both ups and you borrow you guys make it and I don't are you still going to do the podcast with me I think it's a the biggest question of all. That's interesting. Question you. In all seriousness I would actually stood the flood cost because it's a lot of fun. But with five million, we can get we can get actual celebrities instead of yeah. Yeah. It can replace me what I thought. You were going to say when you say we could get celebrities. Oh. Yeah. That'd be great. We could have may you and on in a celebrity? and. On as if it's like his three white, we can earn the connect three months. Yeah. So this podcast is kind of like a three person Gig I'm sorry it's a bit crowded here with you. Yeah. Yeah. Come on in Dan Herman Kamani and channing tatum knowing on you have to leave. Are we going channing tatum for the celebrity? Do we like have the money for? Brad Pitt? I'll remind you that it's an audio thing like he can't see how beautiful they are. Well, I'm sorry Tony just. This podcast, it's only we can't really drop in on. So sore chaining We're always fawning over guys reason this is very odd. Because because the other way we will kind of sound creepy I think. The double standard one female celebrity you'd have to replace me Anything. Maybe Emerald Street and recreate the movie devil. Bro. We only got five million H it's not it's not that. You would say merrill straight would be worth more than Anne hathaway for podcast wouldn't you like Anne? Hathaway might do something on the cheap. Narrow straight would no I don't think she would we could maybe afford emily. Blunt. Hey One quick thing before we're going to today's main discussion, we want to thank the awesome people who gave their voices anti to create this episodes intro bit. There's Dan who's done. The awesome crazy impression of Malcolm. He does the assorted good spot guests at assorted goods PGA on twitter in which he discusses current events. There's Steph who's done settler in the bit. She's the happy hour gets weird podcast at H. H gets weird on twitter account gassed about the paranormal and cocktails. And there's Josh done the part of grant his from the all the people should know podcast over people on twitter. He's guest is about some lesser known historical figures? They did nothing job with a bit and making it happened was. Fun So thank you so much the three of you. One thing that connects there are three podcasts. Is there part of all the people network of podcast network that is just now getting started and the coach was podcast is going to be a part of will announce this properly in an upcoming episode but the fact that will be part of something bigger means it will have a regular people to collaborate with and replenish some more fun things like that. So checkup the network website at all the people network Dot Com and full away at all the network on twitter and check out the other podcasts on the network, and now let's head into the main discussion. Okay. So you today we're talking about Jurassic Park, which is a nineteen, ninety three. I've written joys in my nights I Kate Joyce. My. Apologies if I if I recall jaws than that smartphone. Park is a nineteen ninety, three science fiction film based on the book of the same name and It is directed by Steven. Spielberg. Second movie by him the book was published in Nineteen Ninety. But was actually fiscal saved as a screenplay but was obviously written a book. And dressing PUCKS DOTS to Paleontologists Alan Grant played by our favourite Irish new. Zealand does Sam Neill. And Ellie, Selah played by Laura dern. and they're invited. I would cite broad to visit and ultimately sign off on the new theme park co Jurassic Park by the pockets created John Hammond a hayes played by Richard Attenborough. Who is actually the brother of David Attenborough? The select group is rounded out by mathematician Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum. They essentially visit talk as a group and outside in Malcolm is sort of the Fed wing to the to paleontologists but there's also a sort of lawyer there who's just to sort of make sure everything goes to plan this three kids John Hayman's grandchildren, and there's also. A few people in the sort of what you'd call the main headquarters. The think it's officially called the visitor's center. But yeah, visit guys. Yes. Sorry and also it's one of the first incidences of Samuel L. Jackson say he played like a shot of small small rural more than the but. He has a good line hold onto your bouts but you you just knew it was gonNA make it being. Anyway off. After revealing the dinosaurs have been recreated, using prehistoric DNA sequences extracted by gators who was subsequently trapped and preserved in trace APP and supplemented by FROG DNA. However, the dinosaurs discovered to have changed sex like him effort frogs and have begun reproducing the dinosaurs now, less than sufficiently domesticated proceed to cause havoc in the park and the visit becomes a survival mission and I would say the main the main themes always gonNA look at I think you guys will WanNa add on a little bit but I found that they. is a toy was very interesting that I found where West so used to being like somewhere in the food chain where we we can make roads and stuff, which is just putting stuff ground, and we can make these buildings but we've never actually brought creatures back to life and had to deal with the consequences to a like the system end obviously all the other things that can go wrong with them. I think we talked a little bit about this in las chance to say if we would actually sort of bring these creatures back to life and we said a lot of them. Are Too vulnerable to actually bring back to lie flat. You would just need a care for them so much that it would be a toddler that navigates up united you just you don't always have to be there for them. This is sort of the opposite where they ain't gonNA escape. You know that they're going to grow up to two quick and you won't be able to control them. You weren't bad control so it's the opposite via. The second one is a little bit on the same would technology and the consequences say more broadly than just playing with night but like ways technology gonNA late us if we don't think about what we're actually doing with it and I think this is summarize well, win in Jeff Goldblum's line. I'm just GONNA call him. Jeff Goldblum and he says. You trip says the question of if he could do it and not enough with if you should do it that that line is probably one of the best in the movies I. Know I've I've I've chased away a little bit but that's essentially what he was going. And then the third one I found quite interesting was. The link between dinosaurs and birds. So this starts obviously with Sam. Neill is trying to scare that kid. When the key guys it's a tacky united, not that scary and then He. Proceeds to do. And I think I think that was interesting because it started to bring in this? In the in the early S, what was that contemporary idea that the devolve from dinosaurs and I found it interesting that actually try to put like A. I wouldn't maybe not fringe but like A. Very contemporary sort of idea in paleontology circles into a movie, which is meant for public consumption. It was kind of you don't say that. So often you say a little a little bit with modern psychology being used for like spies. In some modern movies, but you don't often say like A. Like a size at paleontology baying actually explored maybes now. Yeah. Like in John's we didn't go too deep into that. The exact. That's a good example. Actually. I didn't go into like into the shock literature in saying Oh. This could be something but they did do that in Jurassic Park, which I thought was really interesting Sorry. Just broadly, what did you guys think of the film was Enjoyable as a drag honestly, I really enjoyed watching this movie. We took an extra week for this episode because of scheduling problems kind of, but in the last three weeks since we recorded our last episode, I watched this movie three times and. My I watch. It was kind of a just a fun movie to me and I definitely thought he'd had a lot of charm I really liked it. But from my second watch and onwards, I loved this movie I really fell in love with it like I really like a movie that is really well thought out every line. Seen every shot foreshadows something that will happen later in the movie and I really like watching these kind of movies over and over again kind of knowing exactly what's going to happen and seeing everything build up and play out, and this movie is just a great example for fun movie to Rewatch and other than that. At first I thought that this movie was pretty good but then I tried to think how passing on like a version of me. That is ten years old would have reacted to this movie and I fell in love with this movie it could have easily been one of those you know Saturday Morning pull the blanket from my bed and go watch a movie VHS tape movie for me a movie. I. Would Watch over and over again everytime was bored maybe and I think I would have grown up admiring the character of grant like a great character played by the Awesome Neil I would've loved this character as a kid and I'm kind of sad that I missed that experience but all I'm not gonNA say that it's one of my all time favorite movies but I really really loved it. Yeah. This one was going into I excited because I, did like jaws a lot but at the same time. I'm not that big on dinosaurs on I I I like the concept but I I really wanted to know what the big deal was about and that in itself is sort of a cynical way of going to like is kind of. Always looking to be proven wrong when I went into it and the movie was. Sort of like a classic ninety s movie which just the only way you can summarize is it holds up united. It's like die hard like jaws at Jones's been early but localize good movies like American beauty they just they don't age like most babies that they've just got this sort of aging characteristic and I think. Part of it is the direction I think it was shot really well, the CGI is. Amazing like it's for ninety eventually it's wild. It's insane. Yeah. I haven't watched a lot of maybe some back then would say, Gee I I've seen enough bad ones to know that this is a good one. And the character development is I would say his is short intensive happens over a relatively short period. So it's not like if you look at some movies like Denver West. Product is sort of Longa sequence of time where characters learn things. This one is a it's a bit of a quick pill it. It happens like oil era just. Essentially, one night it felt short and sweet. It didn't feel like it sort of it went on longer than it needed to and I feel I feel like. Even, if I compare it to Jos I feel like there was some seines enjoys where I was waiting for it to get to a good pot. But this one I didn't have time because it just all happened so quickly. I think I do this jaws because they by sort of they've got animals which should just crazy scary and his hoping like your usually the hunter of animals in turn into the hunted that sorta like the fame of of these sort of scary movies with few jump scares and stuff like that and I feel like jaws really good maybe, and it's really well rounded with the whole pushing back against of societies, economic interests and stuff just trying to do what safer the people but I feel like this one does a better. where it's talking about technology getting out of control and no accountability and stuff like that. I feel like it's more polished version of of of what jaws was streamlined more semantic version of jaws maybe. Yeah. Yeah I. Use actually said more streamlined than may yet it's a streamlined version I feel like I could watch this many more times than than jaws for that reason. I feel like it's it's much more of like it feels like I'm watching just highlights, but somehow it works and it all fits together. And I think the reason behind because you you get to see animal often or dinosaur after dinosaur after dinosaur. So you get like the stampede seines and you get the whole when they sitting in the tray in the end the. Bracket source comes. In And then you get the ones in the kitchens, the end, and obviously the ones who are in the car it just feels like you get all these great seines which punctuate wise like a evolving storyline you get like so many highlights in the middle and Yeah I. I really locked it. So I think I've waffled a little bit there but the gist is like it's just such a streamlined. Great experience and it doesn't feel like it's from nineteen ninety-three feels much. But for more recent, especially after we watch jaws, it's it's kind of hard not to compare especially with the with the first scene of the movie you know where it's at it was exactly like jazz like I was like you get this. Frightening scene where you understand the antagonist I'm saying it. You know with with air quotes you don't see it yet, but it's something that is incredibly strong. There's the part when they tried to move to move it out of the cage think and he pulls one of the guards and at beginning, you don't see it. You just you just see the guard being pulled from from beyond wall and then try to help him. It was kind of funny but I guess it was there to demonstrate the strength of that creature instead of like being pulled right away he's being actually lifted up. So we is in the same spot we see him but just his just hire now and grabbed him and then try to save him, and then eventually he gets pulled on death what triggers the whole the whole movie because they had to bring. The inspection in exactly and I gotta say that I watched the movie a couple of times I think the last time like other than this. The last time I saw it. I was actually in in in Barcelona and there was a screening of it with the Barscelona Orchestra. So you kind of like because it's got a great soundtrack. So like hearing it live, it was really really mind blowing. But you know just just like you said, like you watch it and and because you're not so concentrated with the actual happenings you. Start seeing things from things things around like not necessarily like ever actually understood that it kind of feels dumped to say now maybe maybe it's just me but I, never really understood the they because of that incident at the start, they had to bring like experts in order to kind of sponsor this decision to open the pot. Yeah and I've never really understood that the lawyer. The lawyer represented the investors which were On Defense Yeah and when he first Saudi dinosaurs then he was convinced and I've never actually understood that the whole arc of grant is just. So he finally likes children like that. That is definitely the first time that I understood that and I know it's in plain sight but it took me awhile because the like the first thing with him, you got him talking with this volunteer volunteer kid or I. Don't know it was kind of weird that kid was in that digging site I thought that they bring like tourists to see them digging to kind of help sponsor the dig maybe I don't know how actually that's. That's a good idea that's kind of my head cannon I. Don't know it was it makes sense but I know it's very weird that suddenly there was a kid there and then debt grant just. Just, being total creep to him. It was it was truly disturbing. I know maybe in today's standards if someone will come to a kid that way and starts scaring the shit out of him, telling how how a dinosaur will butcher him and I was like, where's that kids parents? Why don't they and all the adults are kind of like standing on the side and smiling at the situation and it's so creepy and even. Sadler she's smiling Oh you you Nada you not a grant. Again Probably. You know scurrying for life. She so abused by and when when grandma the kids the children he kinda tries to avoid them and they follow him and they up like when when they finish surviving the whole the whole movie and they on their on the chopper back to wherever then they're they're snuggling altogether and she looks at him and his she says. Let's have children now or something. Yeah to me. I. Like there's a lot of themes explored in this movie and. The. Movie beautifully, kind of uses all the characters to kind of compare them around and way all these themes in from different lights but. To me the the two mainframes is the kind of man over nature or a kind of building. You can control everything, Fem- and the the parenthood a theme, which I think is a big one especially because it's it's the main theme for granted think and the other thing that the man over nature I think you have the the on the two ends of the scale you have the Malcolm and you have John Hammond you know one of them thinks he can control and everything and the other things. There's no way because of chaos and everything, and in the middle there's grant and you don't know which side he's going to lean towards the end. and. The other thing parenthood specifically kind of focuses about grant. Do you want me to go into the themes although more? Yeah I didn't really do why didn't really think about the fame parenthood as much as you but now you put it that way it does feel like. That is the main thing for them at the start at least. and. To. The rounds out nicely at the end with While I think he's he's kind of come around a little bit just by being put in that position but Yeah. Talk a lot about the parenthood thing I'll. I'll go over the two things I thought were the main themes I'll start with the believing you can't control everything or the man over nature theme because like this team explores the question, can we people or maybe humanity as a whole control every last detail in control something as complex as nature you know I think this movie kind of tackles this theme from a bunch of angles. And this team basically kind of comes up every time that Hammond says his catchphrase, which is whispered no expense. You know basically he's trying to say we put everything we had into controlling this island every last detail and Hammond wholeheartedly believes that he can control every last detail on the island in a way that would allow him to basically control nature on the island and like I said in contrast to Hammond, there's Ian Malcolm who keeps warning Hammond can't control every little thing. He mentioned the cast theory or that you can try and control the reproduction. But life finds a way and it's really interesting because the two opposing characters are compared to each other in very interesting ways like Hammond always wears white in a way, he wants to control the park he built like God controls the world he made. There's a lot of kind of throwaway lines that kind of compares Hammond to God and Malcolm always wear black. He keeps challenging Hammons ideas. He keeps kind of annoying him. You know there's even a point where Hammond says about Malcolm I hate that guy it's kind of feels like Hammond is in milcome is Satan and Hammond is not really a God like despite the fact that he tried to create a perfect system everything ends up. Falling apart and I think that the way it happens the way everything falls apart emphasizes Abia that a perfect system is simply impossible. What causes the system Hammond built to break down? Is kind of a perfect storm. You know a lot of unrelated things happened at the same time. There's entries planned to steal the embryos which includes shutting down the system and putting everyone endanger like i. don't believe he intended to endanger everyone, but that happens. There's an actual storm that causes disruptions to the transportation of the island which screws up near schedule and cousins him to be less careful, and the fact that they kind of run into Trey Zero tops during the the first tour of the park, and then they take too much time to back indoors in there they get stuck outside and like everything happens despite the fact. That Hammond tries to build the perfect system everything breaks down and I think that the turning point kind of the point in which Hammond admits defeat is when we see him eating melted ice cream near the end of the movie and settler points out to him and basically to us that he never really had control like it was the flea circus all along the ice. Cream is kind of the dreams to control the island and settler says the the ice cream is really good and hamill looks at it sadly, and says, we spread no expense in the ice. Cream is melting away just like his dreams to control the island and like Malcolm and Hammond are obviously on opposing ends of the scale and grant and settler like I said kind. Of start somewhere in the middle they're not convinced by him confidence, but they're kind of tempted to believe that he might succeed like they're they're really amazed by the idea of the park. They really wanted to be something good. You know but in the end, everyone thinks seemed to end up on the chaos and of the scale yeah, I, agree actually and I think the main. Protagonists slash antagonise is the Ian Malcolm because he's rebelled against the idea that you can control any think and I think as a mathematician that sort of interesting take you would kind of expect someone who's He. He he comes out is just like this. Odd, odd bowl mathematician because mice mathematicians as sort of introverted that aren't really WANNA speak their mind or anything like this, and this guy is talking about like chaos theory and he's he's he's told L. E. and out there with how he says stuff he's almost like the embodiment of someone he be contained and I felt like it's interesting that he's he's the one that's continuously talking about how life will find a way when you would kind of expect it to bay the paleontologists take that line but I feel like this because he's playing that role. elion Allen a sort of thrown into this middle zone where they're sort of not this sort of well at the start they sort of impressed they're saying, well, you know they do like to in heads and stuff like that like it was actually fought for the mice pot you're on when they saw it and when they were encountering the dying job. That was when of went haywire this sort of in this middle on whether or not really they don't really have a strong opinion about it until obviously. Even towards the Middle Middleware in the trade next the veggies and that was sort of that will like enjoying the land. This is pretty cool place but I, just think then not as skeptical there in general, they're more sort of optimistic about having dinosaurs in the world again and they're more careful about expressing their opinions about it. Yeah. Yet like I. Think. They revel in the joy of having the darn well kiss think about it as as bad as it might be eventually like your paleontologists in you're saying like always done. So dinosaurs for the first time. So you gotta factor that in whereas the mathematician is more objective he he likes it onto sows but in he says the danger than the joy. and. That's why I think he's the main protagonist in terms of. WHO's aware to the threat? You could say whereas Alien Allen sort of in this parenting sort of pain that they're more just the dummies that day to sort of like high insensitive stuff that whereas like if you actually think about who's the one? Going up against Hammond it is actually in the stop. Yeah I it's it's an interesting Sort of thing that I haven't seen. In early movies such as that like, say, a lot of feigns like such as police corruption in parity and stuff but this is an interesting one because it's not really like authority. That's the difference. It's more like a pre modern day or Monday Elon musk united like he's just Thinks he thinks money can buy anything. He's not super into dinosaurs but he just like he wants to make it rich he wants younger kids to experience them and stuff, and he thinks that he can just do it in the abstract unite. He doesn't need to understand everything about dinosaurs hey, lays it to the scientists. Hey, hey, can just put the money into their bank accounts and then it aware expense? Yes. So he he was all about. Spending the money like he was all about like making show the guests get the best I scream and like the beds who made every day, and he wasn't going into the date house of the dinosaurs, which is interesting because I always felt like he was also like Ian one step removed like he didn't say the dinosaurs what they were. He was just thinking about the guests and he was thinking about the money and the investors and the and the fame of doing it. So like Ian and John would by removed a little bit from the reality of it whereas I, think Ellie in Allenwood just in the thick of it, they didn't have time to contemplate the philosophy behind it until the end where philosophy Kinda goes out the window when this children in danger Sir Yeah. What is may be interesting is I don't know would you would you create Jurassic Park this question at the end of like most Sam Harris podcast he's sort of like this philosophy. I guess and he us. If we're in a position to recreate the directs should wait and there's always very interesting people on the podcast like David Deutsch, physicist and Steven Pinker He might people now in psychology like polar and stuff. And pretty much everyone says, yes. Sorry we clearly haven't let anything, but I think there's more things just dinosaurs that we don't what that I would create if we could. For instance like we're trying to get good at the moment artificial intelligence oriented commented reality and stuff, and I feel like there's this thing where you could just put on a helmet and sort of. Instead. Of like actually doing anything if your life you could just like be in the helmet naked experience and everything like that and like this is one of those modern day things were like we might actually be in a position to do it but like if we should is like a valid question. So Yeah I think there's a lot of lot more things than just dinosaurs where we should really contemplate. We could do things like social media for instance, like it's a really big you know trying to control like a park on an island, but you can compare it to a lot of interesting things in life and like the answering the end is no we shouldn't try like the fact that we can do. It doesn't mean that we should do it. I've got another if we can. Question if we're in a position to. Should we make to Jurassic Park sequels and also rebooted? Do a soft rating with Chris Pratt is there is something that tells us we haven't learned from mistakes. In the middle of watching the first movie. I remember they did go and watch Jurassic World in the cinema and I was so bored by drastic. Well, yeah the. Address it well, GE- earlier today just to say like was like really yeah and I feel like the action was pretty good but they went straight into like the generic trying to control things and then learning econ control things and it doesn't have any personality I thought the and also like the kids like they tried to inject we Pasenelli and got lots more screen time than the kids in Jurassic Park. But they just come off what way less passionately like the Inter flat movie. It is a bit of a flat movie. Yeah. Even we've Chris I thought like Chris Pratt is is obviously very talented very charming guy but they used him in the most generic way. He doesn't like that character is so boring. They didn't even utilize having Chris Bratton the movie at all I thought yeah I mean, where's the top will say? There's another thing that also regarding if we can do something, will we do something because apparently there's this whole field called. Futuristic morality we're getting close to questions a call example for that is that we're now developing. Autonomous Cars right and like imagine you have a car that is driving and it's fully aware of its environment, and then suddenly it realizes that someone you know jumped into the road and it can only do one of the one of the two things crash and killed that guy who jumped into the road or kind of take the wheel off and maybe ran into. Three more people and you know that's kind of like the the basic trolley problem there isn't a right choice. But now when we have something that is so aware of surrounding than it's big. Then it becomes a real question and it needs to be answered like whoever's programming the behavior of that autonomous car will have to decide and program and you know that will. have to also affect how we will take that case in court afterwards. So. So that's very interesting. Like does it say that we shouldn't have autonomous cars probably not, but it does bring us to this uncharted territory. Yeah. That is that is really interesting the and especially like if we're in a position where we Have these old tournaments cars and you can kinda set different settings. So you can have one setting where it just protects driver at all costs. It'll just run through a crowd of people if it can slow you down and then there's like then there's like settings where it's like really out. Terrific. So if if you see if you'll car recognizes someone knows he's like younger like hasn't had children or something like that. It'll just crashing talk a barrier. Just, to save them by itself is just imagine ever on would just be like buying the car that's going protect them most yeah. No one will buy the autry to Kinda obey like this evolution where like the cause who just have like sparks coming out of the ties and stuff like you're our backup battle? Manga. Like it just it was just like defend if you get into someone else's line like the other 'cause he's just going to like. Roll you off the road like trying to take you out. That's how we demand maximum. It will be like natural selection of cars. That will protect the driver. No one's going to buy the car. That's like, Hey, man like if you're in the wrong, I'm just GonNa like crash into a barrier. Everyone's body cod. It's going to be an audit care white what you doing lounge I'm GONNA I'm GonNa Strap in because you'll be fine. Is this going to be wait like you're going to have to have some sort of like global arrangement Otherwise, every cost is like destroy every- Ilica before a big accident your car starts scanning. The faces of everyone uses facial recognition goes to each and every. facebook account entrust judge who deserves the died the least. Yet like that's that's crazy we. Like it will, it will dynamically evaluates everyone who's involved and tried to understand who's the better person and. Make a decision like how how it judge would like the to is I think is like one? It's just like it just judges you like. Oh this guy has like a seller own wallet or something that I bet I like he's probably making good jd pay numbers and stuff saw better like it. This person that has lack year target Janes. Or you can have like system where like you've just gotTa like putting like you'll government account where you put in your salary you putting in how many kids he put in like only stuff I want. That information, it'll judge you by a number of followers, her all of that stuff, and then like you just have a number above your head like say like when you're walking as a pedestrian light, you just have a fifty eight or something like that, and then some of them will by you with like sixty something. So if I could car like is just in this position whereas like coming off the word and has to pick the fifty eight or sixty just has to hit the fifty eight because that's just what society has like come to. Drive down the road and there is someone with like really low number. Yeah and there's no like no chance of an accident or anything at all. But your cards spontaneously bullets them because they're bad people. If your number is below thirty you just never be. In. You'll never go out. Because 'cause edge. Any opportunity that a car like if it caused going off the road, it's just GonNa you. It's going to be a magnet because you're just like not worthy by society. And if you'll like. Ninety nine years going to be walking by these causing fly by like just nothing's GonNa you're going to be invincible. Just. Because you have this is the magic number above you can walk down the street with the blindfold nothing will ever hit. The. Who Walk onto the word and light, they'll be like all the causes is going to be A. Crash into the barrier you just be like, God let me verify this conversation. Back, into Jurassic Park. So the second theme like the second main theme there's a lot of things in this movie, but the second big theme to me was the theme parenthood and like if the first theme, the man over nature theme was mostly mostly examined by comparing Hammond and Malcolm. I think this one is examined by grants growth throughout the movie and by someone comparing his character to to the other ones and like from the first time we meet grant and Sadler there's a question of parenthood between them like the. From the first scene, we see them grant is seen as this guy who hates kids who calls them smelly and a waste of time, and we see them looking at the machine that does the ultrasound imaging of the buried dinosaur bones in the very first scene. I think if you don't count the ominous opening scene and I think this is the first kind of mention of the parenthood theme because like first of all, it kind of looks like grant and settler looking at this kind of Sonogram. which kind of looks like they're going to have a baby and they're kind of getting ready for it. So this suddenly introduces the parenthood theme and also kind of for shadows effect the dinosaurs in this world are reborn again you know. And the first time we see kids in the movie, the what are they called LEX and Lexin Tim Children Think. A good joke. I thought you were looking for the word for kids. So the first thing, we see LEX and Tim they're hugging they're GRANDPA, and like the camera doesn't even pant to them. We don't even get their names that all the camera pans up shows a seller looking at the kids kind of smiling kind of a motherly look to her while grant looks at them and he's all confused and throughout the movie we see grand trying to avoid kids like even though they kind of follow him around and and want to spend time with him. And then he's forced into being in charge of them in charge of keeping them alive and he ends up bonding with them, and there's a lot of little things kind of throughout the movie that symbolized his growth into father figure like the big one I think is hickories around this velociraptor claw, which we see twice in the movie. The first time we see the the claw is when he uses it to scare the kid the kid we mentioned earlier at the beginning of the movie. And then we see the a second time second and last time after grant and the kids share the I, kind of bonding moment in the tree before they go to sleep he hugs them is the sleep. He tells them that he's going to stay awake and watch over them, and then he takes the claw and throws it away like he will not use this any more scare kids. And Sadler she kind of acts as kind of a mother figure like when we see the six tops, she kind of takes care of it. You kind of hangs out and make sure that it's getting better and everything. And I think that Hammond is an interesting character when it comes to this theme because in way he's the mother figure of all the living beings on Islam and blur the island the park he's there when they're born he cares for them as they grow and his clearly horrified when they die in Malcolm also. That, he has three kids which I think in a way. This is the only similarity between Malcolm and hence characters they both have either literal figurative children and they love their children and I think every character in the movie that mentions children mentions in a positive way other than grant and in the end obviously he's kind of grows into this father figure what you guys think yeah. Happens organically as well. It's not like sued of forced opponent like most things in the park sort of forced united elected all just gates and stuff, but this is Like the one thing that happens suit of just by chance he's thrown into the situation and he realizes like it's not as bad as he thought I feel like it's it's kind of like this interesting relationship between him in the kids like before is like he was duty-bound I like he was just he just had a job to do and stuff but then he becomes sort of like the State Shah explaining to other people what the dinosaurs are. GonNa do and stuff like that, and then when it comes to the to the end any. Mates our with ally he sort of like this different like it all happened outside of Elis vision like last time l. e. saw him. Hey wasn't really per kid like he was just at all? Yeah, and by the time she sees him next he's already got these like date relationships with these kids united like they already Baynes for about six different life threatening situations so The interesting thing for me is that like she's the one is sort of wanting this change the most. By all happens when she's not there. It all happens. Now that's interesting. It all just happens on its side. I think. There is some sort of loose connection to like just not be out of control everything. It is if it's going to happen, it's going to interesting I didn't think of it this way. I didn't think about it as well. Tap as well. She's like they're not together. She's not really there to hold his hand while he takes care of the religion it probably. Wouldn't have happened if she was there because he was responsible adult there and he had to take care them. Yeah. He had no choice at all. Yeah. That's true. She was if she was with Alan the whole time, you could just imagine allen like doing everything like technical and sly comforting the kids but they're allie was he was comforting the kids and she was the one China Day everything. That's like technical with the puck there because really Shea Save the day in terms of like turning on the power and stuff like that. She always killed the kid but. The part where she tells to have and we can talk about sexism in life threatening situations after we get out of it or something like that where they kind of decide who should go. With that tanner fellow. Good about reactivate the park when I saw that I thought it was I'd actually didn't realize it was like a sex thing I thought he was just saying because you our guest like a guests shouldn't be doing Oh, I actually tiredly, and then she's off Peter so naive And then she's like Oh we can talk about sex Zelano. Oh okay. Yeah. I ahead. So something I really liked and I already kind of briefly mentioned is that this movie doesn't have a meaningless moment or meaningless line or a wasted shot in it like I. Think we've we talked about movies that do this before George was one of them and we mentioned Harry Potter is kind of a book that does this as well because everything kind of foreshadows. Stuff, that will happen later like everything in this moving drastic park, there is being said or shown to us get a payoff. Later you know like everything if it seems like a throwaway line, it has an impact later in every small detail either us about the characters or tells us something about the themes of the movie or helps in creating the atmosphere or the feel of the movie, and sometimes it does all of it all at once like I mentioned this, this kind of makes a move. We really fun to watch and try to hunt down every little detail and this is done especially well. In, making fear, the loss of Raptors grant tells us about how they hunt when we met him for the first time, we later see that he's truly amazed when he learns that the the park has bred raptors and we'll learn how scary they are in the scene where they're being fed. Even if they're not visible for a second and this all builds up to make them the scariest dinosaurs in the movie even though they're on the. Screen for maybe just a few minutes near the end of the movie and to add to that like every every seen in this movie kind of flows naturally into the next one you know there's no weird cuts there's no weird fade outs or fade INS. There's nothing like that everything ends with the sentence or a shot that leads directly into the next scene I. think that's beautiful. Somebody else it's also a great is the I agree with you. On the record. Something else that's great. Is The music by John Williams. It's just I tried to think of what word would describe it other than you know adventurous. But the only other word I could come up with is majestic yet does. Majestic is gone. It's beautiful. It's big. It's it's exactly what you need. It's not like jaws in a way like I compared a lot of of this movie jaws because just kind of feel like a horror movie. With, an adventure type music and this feels like an adventure movie with scary parts in it and I think it's all because of the music you know, yeah, I think my favorite part with the music comes in was. When they fist arrive at the puck and they looking at the Bracket sources, and yeah, the music kicks in very quickly. That was one of my one of my favorite moments of the film actually just on a breathtaking just to see it all at the start but the music get sort of out enough against bad up but it's definitely used really well, the music makes this scene work yet, not even just the just the music, but it's used really strategically. It's really quite us. Now with the the senior mentioned the scene where they kind of reveal what's special about the Sandy I see dinosaurs. That's some. Yeah. That's the most important scene in the movie I think like. The most important scene, but it's the most beautiful well done scene in the movie. Yeah. There's so much happening again it and so much care to details and the music is so important to that scene because I I counted. I. Think that scene is nearly four minutes long and there's what like eight sentences throughout an it's carried by the music and it's carried by. The reactions of the characters you know they barely talk but just the way they react to every little thing makes us feel the way the movie wants us to feel you know it's not like the creators of the movie like aren't thinking they'll see dinosaurs and it'll blow their minds. They don't rely on that. They rely on good acting good music everything works together because. I think when grant settler like that part where they I see the dinosaurs like we don't know they're looking at dinosaurs at all. There's close ups on their faces and we see that there are speechless with that they're amazed by what they see but we don't see what they see for I. counted it thirty two seconds year. It's just amazed faces and you're like, what? What is it? What is it showing? For me that's why this is amazing. Because the whole flick is about dinosaurs and they're odd by something and of course, it's going to be dinosaurs but it's so well-crafted. You know like you said they acting in the music and the whole overall rhythm and the scenery is that you're completely surprised and any kinda get connected to the amazement of actually sink it also, I also realized that. Dinosaurs is their lives work the US this very special technology just understand there's a a fully preserved skeleton. You know like, how much can you get from? Skeleton way below. Below the surface and they're amazed by technology that they want to dig anymore because it will be so easy to find them, and then they see like next to them. real-life dinosaurs. It's just well done, and again, it's not just the fact that there's a dinosaur. There is enough they take their time, the bill, the suspense, and they make us the audience feel kind of anxious to find out what it is, and like I said, we know it's dinosaurs on the poster. There's a big T-REX head we know it's going to be dinosaurs but. This scene primes us to be amazed by it. We sit there for like thirty seconds without speech. You know they're walking around the breakfast in there like amazed and they don't say anything and we just see the characters admire the dinosaurs with nothing but big majestic music in the background and once they're able to speak the heaven gives them like the full picture. He tells them how big this diners grow up to be, and they even have t-rex in. Grant and Sadler they're amazed and they turn around and they see that there's not just one or two dinosaurs. There's a heard of them and it keeps building up from just seeing close up to their face to seeing a whole bunch of dinosaurs near or in the lake and at the peak of it grant segues into the only logical place. He Asks Hammond how'd you do this and Hammond says I'll show you and the movie smoothly continues to the next. Like I said, it's four minutes long and it's so big and how do you move onto the next thing like how do you keep this movie going naturally and they do this perfectly like you don't even think about it you know I can't even think of another movie that puts so much effort into making such big reveal moment like this work in a way that seems so effortless. Yeah. Usually this like the modern day equivalent is to like set paces away like this certain explosions coming in it's. A certain motorbike chase for the bond films I spend like wake setting out like the perfect shot whereas this. Is a CGI dinosaurs and naming on gross united, but they put so much effort into not the scripting because it wasn't much said, but they just light and this is true throughout the film they let the Cactus just brief united. Let them just be normal humans. That is not constant like zing are often zinger and the thing is Ian obviously does have zingers and stuff like that but he's personality stands out because everyone's doing the same thing. Like. If everyone was Ian than it just wouldn't be wouldn't be fun but it's fun to have like one character that's ever I know I can just relax and just actually. You know act like you would like this not like we need a whole paragraph of things and we only have thirty seconds. So let's just like get straight into I. Like this nothing like that. It's just natural. The way they feel and they do feel like regular characters like and this is this is true with a lot of Steven Spielberg's like is is regular people doing something that's. Irregular united and that's kind of the thing hooks you into a lot of the films like typical Steven Spielberg ones is like. What would it be like to do X. Unite like what would it be like to be on Jurassic? Park and? The way. To do it is to have people you can connect with with situations Yukon connect with you. Like, you always hear the saying a good movie shows you what the feel. It doesn't tell you what the feel and with the characters like this like grant and settler which I really can't connect with. In in Malcolm which like I said, he has a bunch of Zingers and everything he says is a bit cynical but. That's just who he is and you can connect with them, and then you see how amazed they are, and you can connect with that. You can put yourself in their shoes and feel what they feel during this reveal seen or later when they're on that kind of ride that you see that movie with me DNA and they give you then the the kind of scientific Mumbo. Jumbo. Explanation to how everything is possible and instead of kind of you know letting you maybe even feel a bit skeptical towards this explanation, you get close ups of their faces in those scientists, guys that you kind of connect with any kind of learn to trust. They're amazed by this explanation, and then you suddenly you don't even think about that explanation even if it's not perfect you just. Get grants. I've learned Malcolm kind of accepted Alex Update as well. Something I found funny is I. Don't really get why Malcolm is asked to support the bark. He's a mathematician. Does he know? For that matter dinosaurs experts like the palaeontologist grant and settler why? Why should their opinion matter like at this stage you know I get why you should bring them in early. But at this stage of development of the park, it's about safety more than about dinosaurs I don't know like any other park would get safety experts and not people who not only never saw live dinosaurs before they don't have any clue as to how parks work. You know it kind of reminds me how in Jaaz Hooper the oceanographer is also very experienced for some reason in performing autopsies. And like I know that oceanographers don't perform autopsies and it's kind of weird that Sadler was a Paleo botanist I think would know offhandedly that a triceratops is our dilated even though she's never seen anything other than its bones before. So to support the opening of a park I don't get it got a funny well, like it spar needed for the story I I get that but I just funny to me I think the paleontologists is fair because they're just trying to it to the investors that are really care what? They think the is safe but then I want people to say the puck safe because they. Just want the K- from the paleontologist justice I o paleontologist love it, and then investors will be Oh, great was giving money but I don't know why they brought in the chaos theory guy. Feels, like bringing in the order? Like don't you bring in a guy, he just thinks everything is chaotic to say it's good like he's not gonna say that so I don't know why they brought him. Think they mentioned like in the beginning that his kind of a trendy pick you know something he could be sentenced got that would make sense like bringing. That's how they cover their butts bring in like the cool guy. He's in cover of nature or the cover of science sign that would make sense but they picked the wrong guy because he's he basically cold. So something the barely needs mentioning I think is the movie Jurassic. Park has been referenced. So many times like there wasn't a shot or a kind of a a scene where think like Oh this was there and this was referenced there and Nobody cares line in the beginning of the movie I didn't know it was coming but like the moment I saw that shot I know it was the famous me my see on, read it all the time right and hold onto your butts like the that line I know that lineups I've heard that line. So many times in my life. I. Never knew it was from Jurassic Park and did you I did held onto my butt. and. The trembling cups of water you know like it must be one of the most famous scenes in movie history there must be right yeah. Probably such a such a famous bit. You see the the cups and everything is dark and then you see the water trembling in you know that's something. Big is coming your way. Yeah, and there's a scene you see the t-rex chasing the the. The jeep third driving in, and you see it in the side view mirror yeah. They referenced that in Toy. Story two in the beginning and the opening scene Yeah. You see the t-rex toy chasing them in the car and you see the him in the. Mirror and that's like you know I watch toy story to a few times and I never knew from drastic park. I sort of expected it because obviously a dinosaur chasing jeep but. So many little things are referenced in so many places like I expected to see a lot of to understand a lot of references after watching jaws and some did work out for me. But like here, everything everything is referenced somewhere. You know yeah yeah I hear hold onto your butts more than I would have thought actually hold onto your butts. Like I could have made that impression for years now, and I just for the first time watches movie like a couple of weeks ago. The ironic thing is often we miss it tribute things because we hear in other movies and we'll all it's from that movie but then really they copying from Ilya movie like I know it's not the case but like hold onto your butts could obtain like a funny thing that someone said from nineteen fifties film and we'd be credited Dressy Park I know it's not but. It could it would be funny if it was I two things one is there anything you didn't like and to if you haven't already said it in that question, what did you think of Jeff Goldblum? It's a good movie. I think it's definitely not one of my but probably more because less of my Jenner not your style kind of not not my cup of tea exactly and I gotta say another thing that's the prize me is that Jeff Goldblum really has a really side roll like if you would have. You know swapped the character with a nerdy white guy it would probably do the same. Thing. You know like I don't like he has a role of this nerdy nerdy guy who's who's like yeah you shouldn't do that. Life will find a way. That would have an interesting actually that would have been interesting if there was some like outspoken like very much like methodical science guy who saw no, you don't understand where is this really charismatic dude like It happen. Yeah. It's definitely not a main character. He's kind of a storytelling tool. You know something you can combat other characters to it's kind of a tool as well when he? He's kind of their to surface this kind of philosophical ideas more than to be a hero to be character of the growth. Yeah, and. At, first I really didn't like him I thought it was really annoying. But then I like I said I tried to kind of think of this movie as a kid in the ninety s and I think as a kid with thought it was really cool. You know he's really smart is really snappy has over kind of the Fun Punch Lines I think I got usedom is a cool character probably going to show you my lack of maturity but I just love Jeff Goldblum acting like I love the silliness I love. Yeah he's playfulness like he kind of Ova axe, but he's he's doing this really sort of improvisational sitter be wary. He should of talks about something and then. He loses like his his thought. His track of thoughts and then he's I n Yeah. was like. Math sir. We'd like you just never see that in another act like it just feels like. It feels like you know in in a story you meant to like do this do that do that and you're trying to make same adding in Tyson's to brave adding in spicy if he sort of side tokes and stuff but mainly it's focused on the On the plot and then this guy feels like he could just do anything like he's chatting up early like absolutely nothing do. I feel like he's kind of like dislike inaudible and kind of locked that, and I did I feel like there is people that just never like Jeff Goldblum acting but I'm completely the opposite. I totally agree kind of over acts. Yeah. Good example is in in. When he's when Joey is trying to act and he he really like Jeff Goldblum's hacked or the plank jeff go point Joey's like he hasn't gone to the toilet and he really needs to like. He he needs piss and he's like jumping about. He's like toys and he's like. He's faces in pain and. I I love it the urgency I feel like only. Would endorse that kind of acting it works it works so well with the character like I like I said I think he over acts a bit, but it works but to me like I didn't like Laura Dern Zach really I didn't think she was horrible. But if there's one thing about this movie, I didn't really like is Laura Germs performance or acting like I thought it was the most man out of everyone in the movie. She wasn't bad but I thought there were a lot of moments where she was. Just a bit over the edge was a bit. The one thing I didn't like about the movie actually was It was just Dennis is sort of Dennis Ninjas plot unite I just I don I didn't. Didn't really need that subplot. No but but that's Like what started the whole? Yeah. Yeah. Well, I. Guess It's Kinda it's Kinda ended up in there then but it Kinda what Did everything. Yeah. That's true. That's true. Yeah. I don't know maybe in the book you get deeper into it maybe maybe it's better. Yeah that's true. Yeah. You know maybe it's done better in the book I really liked the to kid actors arena richards in Joseph Masilo like I was kind of preparing myself for some bad acting when I saw them they kind of give me the first impressions of. Just, average child actors, but honestly that were. Ruined films but these ones with like to say a kid is fine in the film is like major price. And I, think Iran recharges the the the girl who played lex thought. She was really good. I really liked the way she acted like when she was panicked and she keeps saying he left us he left us I thought it was great yeah yeah. Like she, she had really good facial expressions like she was really good I really like I agree again. And I thought was just great like I love every game on the screen. I really loved him. There's this guy called professor j twitter. At Jay Hunt Double Six. He wrote my biggest takeaway when I walked out of the theater in ninety three was the no longer have to have human actors to make movies they. They can actually do it now because the director of the avengers or the recent arranges German anthony very say they just said like well, we have so much footage of over actors and weaken like. Manipulate facial expressions in just because we've had to do it for older action scenes especially with linemen. We could just do it a movie without any of them showing up to set like we don't actually need them so I thought well. Now. Can you imagine I don I would like for them to do it just to see what could happen I would like to watch it and just see if I could tell have you watched rogue one star wars story yet I have actually Reagan's thought one of my favorites of styles. I remember he's telling us about that but there's like two characters in that What's the name of the general whatever his name is? One of the bad guys like his character that appears throughout the movie and he's completely CGI. It's completely an animated character and I think it looks pretty good but not perfect also, and in the ending the Princess Leia Princess. CGI in in episode nine and May and. I like I know there's a lot of movies today there are like I dunno maybe eighty percents Gi and some actors in it and it looks good like I. Think Cj today is amazing but I don't think like princes lay our the. I can't remember his name but you know the the CGI I'd characters in rogue one they're not good enough. You know they're just almost there which I think it's it's it's a good sign. For Jurassic Park that their siege is so believable in ninety three, I think it's amazing that they could achieve in ninety three it is. Well there's another Guy Waffles from twitter. He's at Waffles, the magic and he wrote. It still gives me chills a cinematic messer pace both entertaining and thrilling the special effects they'll hold up and the acting tone is brilliant Global every time we watch it I love it. Yeah. Totally. Yeah. which I totally agree like everything about this movie is really fun and I can totally see myself watching this movie over and over again just good stylized people love this movie. Yeah. This movie titled Slaps. Even though I came in sort of not liking Donoso I wasn't into the whole paleontology thing when you pick a Steven Spielberg GonNa have a good time like regardless and Y-, this is this spin a good coach gap to fill actually i. feel like it's been one of the biggest ones and I when we did jaws felt like that was really quite a big coach gap to fill. Yeah. I called it the minibus amongst the random encounters the this one. Yeah which I think this one is another minibus. Boss. So I Yeah it's. It's nice to be out like actually just talk about it and dumb is like this. sequels and it's the sort of sort rape but the the the the ones with the new cost that have recently come out and I think this one just does the best. So I. Think this one's I must say. But the others? Like I think a lot of people will appreciate the sequels and stuff that if they're into the of stuff as well I think it's definitely it's definitely something that everyone should watch. It probably wouldn't become a blockbuster today but probably because like it was so significant that the time it's kind of like how you see the All Star Wars now and They Kinda same off. But that's because they did so much for for the industry. One more thing to add in twenty fit ain't actually I think was they they? They re-released we've Three Day in the cinemas I dunno park. Yeah. Yeah. When all the three day crisis going on they, they recreated JESSE POC? With all the Three d affects and apparently is one of the best movies that that should've read jake to make three daylight. Obviously, there's some films shot in three day, and then the some that they just talk do it and this one is apparently one of the best that they did push talk. unfortunately, most people are going to be out of see that because. I, think three day TV's picked up a little bit in twenty, twenty, thirty, four, nine and stuff. But I think there are a big deal now like I certainly haven't said around but you know if anyone ever has the opportunity to see in three day apparently, it's very good. I. I'm willing to go if I ever have the chance but I'm I'm really against three D. movies. Actually. I really have a lot of fun watching this movie and even more fun researching it like I said there's a lot of themes here. There's a lot of good things like a lot of interesting things to say about this movie and when I'm thinking about how I would react to this movie when I was a kid like I said earlier I think I might be really scared by it but I would have loved the character of grant and Malcolm and Hammond I really would have loved this movie as a kid I think. Like in the other Spielberg movies with watched the jaws me like every line insane in this movie drives immense main story forwards touches one or more of the themes builds characters in helps in creating the atmosphere the movie which I love when moves do this I really think it's interesting to see and all in all I'm really impressed with this movie and I had a lot of fun like I said earlier I'm not going to enter my I don't know maybe top ten movies list, but I really loved this movie all. So. Before we end this discussion, we're going to be doing something new. Now throughout the doing this podcast, we've done a bunch of movies a bunch of. Music albums a bunch of we've done a documentary. We've done a comic we've done. We've done a lot of things and we figured that as we're trying to become more cultured, we're actually trying a lot of new things were accumulating a lot of information and knowledge and it kind of would be ashamed not collect it all in a manner that is kind of neat, and accessible. and. So we would like to introduce the culture quest essentials guide starting this episode we will decide whether the. Of. Each episode is worthy of a very prestigious mentioned in our essentials guide. This guide will include everything that we deem to be essential to anyone who is unacquainted become a person of color or you can kind of look at it as a list of good things to start with if you're just starting on your quest if intending to become more of a cultured person like we are. Maybe, this will be something you'd be interested in we will decide what to include in the guide by taking vote at the end of each episode and here's how it will go. At the end of its discussion, we will each get a chance to state our case kind of sheriff thoughts, and we would vote by whether or not. We feel that the subject matter is a major cultural milestone or by whether we've learned a lot from it or not, or by whether refill, it's an important step towards a life of culture personal opinions would be taken into consideration of course but to an extent, it's up to each of us to decide what weight to give our own opinions. For example, you heard our any hall. Episode I didn't think that the movie was ten out of ten at all but I definitely would have voted it into the guide like there's a lot of aspects to it that are relevant to anyone who's interested in storytelling it. All NFL it has a lot to do with being cultured. So something that is important to note will take the vote and inch vote has to be unanimous for the subject matter to be accepted like only things that will get three days across the board will be introduced into the Sikh, you E. G. or the guide. So. In short in time, the guide would become a list of the best of the best out of what we've encountered on request. and. So for the first time ever, let's vote guys. This is our first entry into the quake. Yep. Quick. Yeah. So this is our first vote or first. Entry, into the quake and like I said a unanimous vote would lead into the inclusion of drastic park in the colder quest essentials guide or the CG of the quick. So we will h state or case in regards to today's subject matter, and then we will vote with a gentlemanly. For Gay or an ominous stroke of a mustache for name. So Visual. Dependent things on a podcast but. They're doing a state your case. Yes. I think dress Apac is one of the few movies would dinosaurs. It's not like you have a whole selection of said of paleontology themed maybes and it's also one of the earliest films to really get CGI right. In addition to that, it's a Steven Spielberg maybe which is great just for the collection and also it's a major cultural event united those a lot of people that were became interested in sort of Donna Saws, and obviously one of the best movies semi L. Jackson as a few really great lines While you're thinking if you could you didn't stop to think if you should hold onto your bots is a lot of those a lot of great things it. Will Appear in of other. So for various reasons, I am going to give this a tip my hat. Awesome. So that's the first tip of the hat for anything historical moment by what do you think? Also tipping not necessarily just because of the movie. itself, but after watching it. A lot of other movies and TV series and. General Media. APP becomes much clearer because there are so many references to it. Then it I think it should definitely go to the quake. Yeah. I- delivery. There is no need of more words once we've kind of summed up our feelings and all of us said this is something that everyone should watch. You know this is definitely a huge cultural step for us I think. So this gets. gentlemanly deeper the hats. So with that three, three tips out of three unanimous vote the this is the first mention in our culture quest essentials guide. Page, one of the guide yeah yeah awesome stuff. Historical moment for the podcast circle moment for the guide I would say I circled moment for culture as. For mankind. Yeah. Okay. So cool. We we got a I a I paid for the Guide and we'll see how we include stuff that we've done in the past and We didn't get a vote about we commit a future seven talk to going throughout previous some topics and putting him in excluding them from the quake. What are you guys reckon? Let's see what let me let me come this. So we've got seventeen or sixteen episodes with done up until now, that have kind of a main subject like I'm not including the lockdown bonuses not including the Harry Potter one. So we've done sixteen or seventeen main discussions about things about main subjects. How many of those do you think would get voted in like my bet just to give some context I think like three or four, maybe three or four I think. So Oh, they gotta be they've I like I like the system it has to be unanimous yet you hold a lot of power actually 'cause if the other two voted in, you have veto power. So it's yeah. I could imagine maybe maybe five six maybe bit more optimistic third I think. When we do it will each kind of have the moment to kind of uh maker cases and I. Think we'll hold on with voting till the end because maybe I don't know maybe I wouldn't want to vote to something and you guys would convince me. I don't know that's fair. We'll see. So next episode, we're going to go for the first time I. Think with an animated TV show. We haven't. We haven't watched any anime yet right? Never. Okay. So we're going to do a TV show that I've been hearing about for. A long time called Cowboy bebop it's from ninety seven eats in Animus Scifi TV show. It's kind of like a a Western in space which immediately you know I guess it brings all of us back to firefly. By the way I didn't know that I always kept hearing that it has awesome music like you know a lot of bebop. As far as heard. Yeah. It's originally from Japan and that's pretty much all I know about it I watched. A Youtube video called why you should watch cowboy BEBOP. Things that like you know on first impressions kind of remind you of firefly because again to Western in space the movie from Firefly's called serenity serenity is they're both their spaceship and bebop is a spaceship in cowboy bebop so There's a lot of similarities but as far as I know, they explore completely different themes and I I honestly, I'm good to go for another. Cowboy space thing. So I I'm waiting for this, it's supposed to be really good. People, I know who've watched it really adore it. So I think it's GonNa. Be Fun. To and he said it's twenty six episodes, twenty, six episodes, twenty, five minutes. Each were GONNA have intensive two weeks. Of Watching, it's GonNa be fun I think a little bit cramped, but it's GonNa be fun I. Have a friend that actually has recommended a few years ago to me but I just I don't know I wasn't really into anime. Thing, but that's the whole point of doing this I would I would look at things. I wouldn't usually look at for the my spots ten will say, yeah, I'm looking forward to actually coming in with high hopes because. You. Know the time you have a see something of a particular. Usually said of. It sort of gets you pumped to see what else is in the with the comic books. We kind of talked about some other CACTUS. We'd like to see comic books and stuff sir. Hopefully, this is sort of similar. Considered trigger a little bit of. your interest. Yeah I didn't watch basically any anime like watched POK mon growing up and I watched a bit of What's it called out Dragon Ball Z but like these are both kind of entry level enemies I I wouldn't even count them. So. This is going to be something new for me and I'm always excited when there's something we're GonNa do that is known for having good music in it like I always love this I always think it helps and jazz and Blues Music kind of American influence music. 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How to Buy Produce

Eat This, Not That!

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

How to Buy Produce

"Welcome to the podcast. I'm john hammond and this is megan murphy hi everyone and believe it or not only nine percent of americans pins hit their five a day vegetable quota and that's according to the centers for disease control and while many of us start the week with the best of intentions of course we almost self sabotage nabet ourselves by buying produce the wrong way which we've talked about before like how to store it and make sure it kinda lasts but a lot of us don't know how how to buy produce the right way. It's shocking to me that only nine percent americans hit that goal. That's we can do five times a day is it's you know it takes that takes some for i'll give you that but still it's pretty good for you. I mean it's it's. It shouldn't be a hard goal to hit and something we've talked about. A lot on. This podcast is food. Waste east is a huge problem in not only our country but on a global scale and there's really nothing more frustrating than like stocking your fridge with all this delicious nutritious food food fruits and vegetables only two toss half of them away at the end of the week. They've gone bad however there are some savvy shopping stored strategies that we have for you today that can help make your purchases last longer. Hope you steer clear of bad bacteria and save you money too. I think that's a key thing too. It's it's frustrating. It's one thing to be frustrated. When you're when you have to discard a food because it's gone bad too quickly or unexpectedly even if you're like sometimes when i get something home in two three days later i'm like oh my god. How's how's this battery and throw it away and it. It feels bad to throw away but i think it myself. I just bought this three days ago. I didn't have a chance at it and that's the most frustrating part in a lot of scenario hopefully with some of these tips not only will your produce last longer and be better mortar tristesse but you'll save that hard-earned cash that we're talk about so let's dive in on the best tips for picking your produce then shall we tip number. One is don't go off season and this is one of the easiest ways to stick to your food budget. No matter where you shop always try to buy in season produce not sure what's in season isn't that could be that could be a challenging depending on where you live of course visit ripe track dot com to see what's fresh right this moment and plan your purchases accordingly fruits and veggies flown going in from far off places not only tend to cost a bit more but because of their frequent flyer miles they will ripen and spoil faster and more importantly the actually degrade a great nutritionally as they as they make that journey and then hit the supermarket and then your basket and then your kitchen counter or your fridge so again you know food is coming from that far off. Try and buy in season so that where you're getting food that's a little closer to the source and it tastes the best so much better. I mean that's that's the only way i shop. Nowadays you know growing up it was it's much easier these days. I like there's there's by where i live. I feel like there's there's like town and then anything anything around. Town is a form <hes> even like small farm so there the next tip is something we've mentioned before on this podcast as well especially if you're pining running for those summer blueberries in december and they're not going to be in season like we just mentioned hit the freezer section because fruits that are flash frozen at the peak of the freshness freshness end up in the freezer and you're getting all the same nutrients as if you've got them fresh and you're not having to worry about if they go bad if they spoil. If you have time to finish them you could so you know. Take a handful throat in your smoothie use the rest of the next week whatever it may be plus frozen fruit can be a lifesaver for meal prep. You're cutting coming down on time. You don't a lot of its pre sliced already and you're not wasting at the same time. It's kind of a win. You're constantly always in my freezer frozen blueberries all because again in season. I'm not going to buy buying blueberries in january. We're we're in the new york. Metro area from buying blueberries and january those are not local came they came from some far off land for sure <hes> and and so they're always in my freezer and also mango chunks. I love mango frozen. Mango chunks are just so easy to throw in a smoothie or let him but into your point there sliced and cut ready to go and because they're frozen so quickly they don't degrade nutritionally like fresh fruit that makes those as long journeys and then sits in the supermarket before getting to you <hes> do so frozen and they can be a cost savings to like a big bag of frozen mango chocolate say there's he's going to be a cost efficiency to buying that a bunch of mangoes and then having half a trash now. I talked about all the farms that have popped up. I mean it seems. I just feel like there's so many how about hitting the farmers market. I love the farmers market every week ago. I mean the pro- the supermarket produce section is certainly worthy of a visit of course but the farmers market makes makes more sense from a a social often more financial savvy perspective for a lot of us plus. You can almost guarantee your farmers. Market purchases have been harvested more recently than where you'll find in a in a conventional grocery store of course and by treating apples with a gas that slows the ripening food distributors can extend the life of fruit by three the six months. Let's say great news for food waste not so great news news for yourselves because you don't really wanna be ingesting those kinds of foreign chemicals and gases without knowing how they're going to impact you similar alert to that world traveler produce these mature fruits and veggies lose nutrition by the day so again because the if you're not buying local or if you don't have the opportunity by at local is one thing but if you have the opportunity you're saving yourself from a lot of the way these foods are treated in order to make these long journeys which not only degrade the nutrition of fruits and vegetables but you. I don't know how they're impacting your body so hit the farmers market. You'd be surprised at how much you can stock up on. I enjoyed talking to the farmers and well and the people that work at the farm. They always have helpful tips recipes. S._a._p.'s that there's a lot of times just very passionate about what they do and i enjoy that kind of local interaction knowing your farmer knowing your food source. I think it's really important. There's ah quirky enough. There's one hundred hundred gathering kind of vibe that happens there right. It's a four actually go. Pick it but you might be talking to somebody. Who did it's like. At least it's like a little bit closer to that totally also don't get toss happy. When it comes to foods that are past their date or just past their date. You can make the most most of overripe foods in quick bread recipes like banana bread. You know once those bananas get all mushy and brown banana brad's amazing <hes> crumble fillings. You can make like an apple al- strudel on top orphee veggies like summer squash. You can great them into zucchini. Bread batter or mix into your ground meat to add moisture fiber and vitamins to your burgers or meatballs. I mean there's so much you can do that. <hes> and especially for your kids. It's a great way to but according to c._d._c. a._b._c. Forget the kids. It's like we need to find dolts daily daily life to hit that five a day so again that's another thing where you don't think about it and then and then if you have that stuff hand if you get in the habit of of not discarding it right away slicing it and freezing it or using it in that manner it doesn't feel as wasteful and not only that but you get try like how would you meatballs hamburger patties be with someone you wouldn't even notice it in their from food texture wise. You probably would not that it would impact it might even better might be you better. Give it a shot another. Another great tip is not to grab. What's right in front of you. You've been there and it's like you're just trying to get through the supermarket. You just like go right to the the front of the basket. Whatever's whatever's food is kind of staring at you and just feel through a couple makes there's no brewers and then you kind of throw it in there but if you've ever wondered what all that shuffling cling is about with when a new box of peaches. Let's say getting set out the grocery supermarket supermarket staff. They're usually taught to rotate stocks so that the older produce works its it's way up to the front and the newer items are situated in the back of course that's only logical so for the least fussed with and probably most nutritious finds and forego the front and dig a little deeper and then you're going to get fruits and vegetables that not only will be packed with they'll be fresher and packed with nutrients a little bit more because they haven't been aged as long but they'll last long. If all of a sudden you realize three or four days go by and you haven't used that squash theater that peachy. It's still going to be okay. Here's one on that. I hope a lot of listeners will enjoy hearing but don't always go with organic. I know it's it's a lot a lot of times more expensive but sometimes it's worth it to organic and sometimes it doesn't make a huge difference so before you head out to the market studied. The environmental working group's dirty dozen. We've mentioned that before on the podcast generally these are products with the thin skin including berries bell peppers peaches apples pears tomatoes potatoes etc and read up on the clean fifteen like avocados. How does corn pineapple onions papaya so when you're walking down the aisles of the produce section look at the sticker codes four digit codes signify traditionally only grown while five digit ones hint at organic practices seek out the five prototype right there yes so seek out the five digit organic fruits and vegetables chagall's for the dirty twelve but by conventionally grown produce for the rest and then you're gonna save some money we go okay now as challenging as it can be to make sure you're buying produce the right way another thing that can be challenging. Is you know getting your start in the world of business and whether you're building your side-hustle you're scaling ailing your fulltime business or you're just looking to excel as a leader in your work rise. 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No secrets full transparency so if you want to check out ned experienced the true benefits of c._b._d. And the full spectrum spectrum of cannabinoid this is the product you should try and you can get fifteen percent off your first order with free shipping by going over to hello ned dot com. Tom slash eat this. That's hello ned dot com. Slash this and use code eat this. Go see what all the hype about now. Let's get back act hype it up some produce now. This is one that i've actually had to wrestle with myself and i finally come to terms with it. Stop buying pre <music> sliced produce including criticize or melon. Which mellon was my my achilles. Heel wants to slice up a whole meal. I mean if you're buying a cantaloupe and honeydew. I've got two months. I've got a slice up. It's so much easier just to buy the prepackaged pre sliced mellon well for one thing they will cost you like one hundred percent more in some cases than buying the whole fruit or vegetable and just slicing it up yourself but the skin or the rind is actually protects the fruit which keeps it fresh and keeps all that nutrition. That's impacting their keeps it in there longer and keeps it. You know sustained longer as well so if you really need to pre cut in a pinch just go frozen isn't like we talked about with frozen mango chunks or something like that because then at least it's getting flash frozen closer to the source where it's going to maintain that nutritional profile but just wasting the money and you're not getting the most contrition food that you can when you buy pre precise. I know it's convenient. I mean i did for months. Let's be honest. I did it for years in toll probably the past year i've been off of it. You know it drives me crazy too about that is all the extra plastic so like in my supermarket. Recently i saw an orange orange a full orange and the peel was off but it was in a big big plastic thing and i'm just like wow nature actually has a protection and it's called the skin skin and it was just it just boggled my mind that like we're getting so lazy but it's also just so much more plastic. Alex melon is one thing right so that's some work art is is like how lazy can we be so you can see people walking and reading emails and texting on their phone are you walking peel and orange and probably keep your eye on traffic and not get run over all right this tip works for so many things but make a list and stick to it so just design eating plan for the week and front-load breakfasts lunches inches dinners and snacks that use up the items that tend to wilton go rotten i for example like dig into that delicate spring mix of greens for your salads or fresh berries like eat those first before eating the heartier produce like potatoes and collard greens and things like that make sense right. There's another thing where i go. I go horribly wrong. Not only that that because not only to your point like you have planned to eat these kinds of things this week. I'm going to try these recipes on by these foods. I make the mistake of going without a list and i'm like oh yeah yeah i should i should try using this collard greens or or something like that. I typically would not by. It's on my regular kind of list of supermarket fines and then all of a sudden a week later. I'm like oh what what are those doing. In there. What's known halftime too so talk about wasteful. That's completely wasteful but just kind of have listen stick with it and you can save yourself those troubles and while you're making that list try not to overstock on the wimpy stuff right and what i'm talking about. There is delicate produce such as that perfectly ripe avocado or peaches. They practically demand a pillow where to be wrapped in bubble. Wrap even safe on the trip home. This is one of those things where it's like. You get home this. This happened to me recently with <hes> with peaches. Actually where natalie took them out of the supermarket and they were like just juicing rational. It's like oh my god. I i got back the groceries you know whoever put him in there put them in there with a calf down a milk or something but not to mention how quickly required to actually use them after they make patrick trek back to your kitchen because they're already ripe and ready to go you want to protect them and make sure that they are beautiful and lush delicious when you when you eat them instead ed mix some of these sturdy selections that tend to last a little bit longer into your shopping basket and that way you can worry less about how that baggers tossing your purchases into the bag and try just because he wants. It's the move that line along and kind of get to his fifteen minute break bananas citrus fruits like you mentioned oranges grapefruits tangerines sturdy leafy greens like kale and chard brussel sprouts sweet potatoes potatoes and potatoes are one of those vegetables that i feel are are really underrated the they're so easy to cook by the way almost always a crowd pleaser and they're packed with vitamin c. and potassium so give me i'm talking about regular potatoes white potatoes. I'm into potatoes. I'm part irish russians with the enemy and potatoes kind of family and pasta of course all right. Don't wash everything right when you get home. A lot of people make mistakes. They have the big bags of produce. Oh do they wash everything about washing. Everything like especially berries. We've talked about and you can create more mold moisture creates mold and they won't last as long the f._d._a. Actually says try to wait before washing every piece of produce until right before you use it this includes items that you plan to peel which you may not have thought but slicing thank through the skin can transfer bacteria till the edible portion inside. I always think about this when i cut my avocados because you know you're always cutting right through that thick skin and sometimes like the black rhino ends up exactly so i- scrub avocados my thing with melons like your slicing through the rind and that knife is going through the rhine and then wasn't that nice played going exactly through the meat of the mellon so if there if there is bacteria were <hes> pesticides or something like that on the outside on the rind. You're dragging it clean through the delicious and healthy part of of the fruit or the veggie. Give it a wash right before you use it because again. I think that's the other thing you don't realize again and i understand the challenge here is that you want everything to be ready inconvenient so that you are encouraged to eat more of it because it's grabbing go but so often like when it comes to berries and or grapes or cherries or those kinds of things if you wash them and don't really dry them before putting them back in the fridge then there two days later. They're moldy yeah so just have a little patience. It's going to preserve the nutrients and lengthen the lifespan of the fruits and veggies to and finally if you can avoid the supermarket on the weekend believe it or not most deliveries are actually actually arriving early in the week say monday or tuesday and most produce department discounts hit on wednesday or thursday so combine those facts with the increase in shopper foot traffic ethic on saturday and a sunday and you have a recipe for a low satisfaction high stress excursion because the weekends like i mean walk into the supermarket especially the produce section on on a saturday or sunday forget it just like throwing elbows to try to try and get through there <hes> but if your schedule allows thankfully i work most days from from a home office so you no now and i can divide and conquer and we've been hitting on a wednesday or thursday the supermarket. It's like a whole nother experience by the way not just the protection but just in general everything is stocked in july alive and there's three people instead of thirty in an aisle. It's a huge difference so there you have now you're ready to not only stock up more fruits and veggies but make sure they last tastes great and maintain their nutrient dense punch for much much longer for more great tips on how to save time and money at supermarket be sure to check out dot com and follow us on your favorite social platforms until next time. I'm john hammond and i'm megan. Murphy can say hello on social media to me as well at this girl can eat and if you have some food would buying challenges. You need help with let us know at podcasts at eat this dot com. We love hearing from you. We love reading all your questions this way. We can try to tackle the topics you you care about on a future episode as we help you eat this not that <music> <music> <music> uh.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Whole Foods

Eat This, Not That!

19:40 min | 2 years ago

Your Ultimate Guide to Whole Foods

"Into the eat this not that podcast. Brought to you by Bob struggle. Now, what you put in your body is so important, which is why I'm so thankful that companies like Bob to produce quality products that I can stand behind head the bombs mill dot com to shopping explore their huge range of products and inspiration from hundreds of recipes. And they're all delicious. Believe me. Bob's red. Mill makes it possible to eat healthy and cook delicious food, the employees owned company has been offering organic gluten free and stone ground prog four decades every product is of the highest quality and his minimally processed from their stone, Oregon tear table with Bob's red. Mill you're not just getting quality. You're getting flavor packed healthy food that actually tastes amazing. You can stock up on gluten-free paleo and beacon products from oats to flowers and meals for a healthy family and a happy harp. Bob's red mill reminding you to eat wisely, you're irreplaceable. Visit Bob's red. Mill dot com today. I'm John Hammond. This murphy. Hi, everyone. And in this episode. We are shedding some late on another one of our food landmarks if you will. And it's one that continues to grow thanks to its shiny new owner, Amazon, it's foods, and this is a fun follow up to some of the other. We've done on trader Joe's and Costco. So make sure you check those out Meghan. Are you big whole foods fan yourself? Yeah. I like whole foods. I, you know, I spend more money than I probably want to go there. But I love the quality of products there and kind of lay out of the story. I'm definitely wholefood San love whole foods. To me. It's almost like because I live in the burbs giant whole foods warehouse size. So it has the big bulk food section, and you walk in a belt whole foods is the focus on the fresh produce. And you walk into the produce section, and it's well lit everything is like stacked pretty well. It's colorful, it's bright. And it it makes you want to fill your car with the kinds of foods. You should be eating section there. It just it's inspiring. And you're like, okay. Like, I'm here wanna eat. Well, and that's and to your point like, that's why you probably spend a little more. It's not because the prices people, call whole paycheck. It's like, it's. So it's also enticing fresh and everything everything's in good shape. And you don't have the fruits and stuff like that. Which actually are not that bad. Right. But it's getting pretty fruit. Like why not but everything just looks ready to go and ready to eat and delicious and healthy and hardy, so I always stock my car, it's a weekly usually more than once a week stop for for me and my family because it's just. You get what you need you. Don't get too much more. And even if you do your stocking up on stuff that for the most part is pretty good everything doesn't matter. What supermarket you go to not everything is great for you. Friends that think everything trader Joe's organic. It's certainly certainly not the case and same thing with whole foods like everything is is probably in their house brand is pretty solid and yeah, pretty good. So it's not a bad stop. But although there's there's a there's a lot to love and forget the food bar naysayers can't seem to come to terms with the supermarkets relatively or. People think are steep pricing, hence, the name whole paycheck that we mentioned before. However, you know, a lot of that has changed since Amazon took over over whole foods, and that was thirteen point seven billion acquisition. That's massive. But really underscores just how whole foods has really driven self into our culture, our food culture, our shopping, culture and. You know, one of the great things that was noticeable off the front is that Amazon slash prices. Is which is great. So that gets more people in there, and again where people access to thinking about stocking their carts with healthier foods, then that's such a bad thing. But look there's there are a lot of things that you may not know about whole foods, and we're going to dive into those here. So hopefully, you'll you'll still be surprised at some of these. Great tidbits. Yeah. So the first Ted is you can try before you buy which is interesting. So it seems like whole foods shoppers. Get the same sampling privileges that trader Joe's is known for which we talked about in our previous episode. It's a few got your eye on that artisanal cheese block or a new mayo brand for say, but you can't commit to buying it. Just yet you can ask an employee for a sample notice. Yeah. I didn't either Joe's I knew because we talked about that Joe episode. But I did not know you could do that here especially with like the jarred and Cam things like cheese. I feel must weird asking them. But you know, maybe if they open it for me, they'll sample it around and maybe. Find their new favorite products. So they're willing to do it for you for sure that's great. Here's what we're talking about the on takeover of the grocer. You can buy some Amazon tech at whole foods at some whole foods since acquiring the popular grocer Amazon has erected tech pop shops that sell the fire TV fire, tablets, kindle, e-readers echo, and the echo dine select wholefood stores, in fact, Amazon is actually planning to expand the in store pop-ups into four hundred and seventy nationwide wholefood locations. I think by the end of or just past the end of twenty eighteen so they have that you're you know, what they had. They had a quick pop up when it when it first happened. There was like right past the produce section. There was but it's not there anymore. So it wasn't a permanent thing. I think it was a temporary right out. And they probably did that and saw what what markets with towns cities. We're most reacting to it. But it's interesting, look, especially when you think about things like the echo or the echo dot right in these these AI powered things were. It's kind of cool because if you're in your kitchen, let's say and you're cooking or getting breakfast ready for for the boys in the morning or something like my kids in the morning. And I realize like, oh man like down to like, this is my last half gallon of milk. You could you could tell the echo dot to probably ship. You something maybe not milk. But you could probably set it up and pick it up later or create a list or something like that. So it's an interesting. It's interesting how the technology will find its way into this experience off three six marketing experience, right? Really? And you can buy whole foods products via your Amazon fresh account, which is great. So after that multibillion dollar aquisition, you just mentioned Amazon added over a thousand wholefoods foods items that can be purchased online ranging from anything from rice collie flower, organic coconut milk, basically anything you can get in store. And in addition their private label brands three sixty five whole pause whole catch. You can also buy them via Amazon dot com Amazon fresh prime pantry in prime. Now. That's where you just tell me some fish exactly I like my whole life. I by Amazon these days, so it's great. It's the convenient. I know it's like, it's it's it's hard because you feel like it. Creeps so much into your nose so much about you. That's that's kind of the good thing. Right. If you give yourself over it's a personal decision. You have to make like how much how much are you willing to share how much data how much information you're willing to share? However, like me, I'm a big share like I'm fine handing over data because take. All the just take on. Doing. But. No. Because what I like is I want I want the technology and these services to be as personalized an accurate as possible. Right. So don't feed me a bunch of stuff that I don't use like, no what I what might likes and dislikes are what my tastes are like. And and introduce me to some things that I might not notice otherwise, but I should be keenly interested in and make it more convenient for me again. It's like everyone has their own approach that and I understand both sides. So I just happened to be in the in the share share share camp. Yeah. Just ship everything to me doorman hate me. No, they don't because I'm nice, but get it was on packages everyday. So here's another one that I was not aware of you can customize cakes at whole foods know, if you wanna Taylor at Mary's birthday cake to her dietary preferences without baking one on your own. You your local whole foods will come to the rescue. They'll help you out here because they're Ganic Risher can concoct your silver, Tori, cake of choice without any artificial colors, sweeteners preservatives. Or hydrogenated oils fats, and look that's pretty pretty important because if you have somebody that is just really where what the or has some food sensitivities. This was this. What's what's in the cases? What you get. But it's other pre made cakes. You could pick up there. That's pretty cool. Another thing is to be smart at the hot food section. I mean who doesn't love. Food bars, you know, the really handy when you're just looking for a quick meal John of time to cook dinner at home, but a few of the items really aren't the best value like the mashed potatoes or that, yummy, MAC and cheese. You can save money by purchasing the package versions, which generally have low price tag rather than scooping. Big heap of these heavy dense foods into a container that's price per pound. So advices to stick to the lighter options like the raw veggies at the salad bar. It's hard to do though that MAC and cheese is calling your name. Even the masala heavy all of a sudden, you're confessing. You're paying by the pound you loaded in and as we all know like our is always bigger than our stomach. So the next thing, you know, like, I don't really need three pounds of MAC, and with three pounds of MAC and cheese, a single serve go serve portion from the pack is probably smart play. They're both for your waistline and your wallet. Turns out that many items prices were slashed, right? So again that notion of whole paycheck less so now than than it ever was before. And this is again, thanks the acquisition supermarket chain announced multiple rounds of price cuts across a variety of foods. So six yogurt Shabani. Fi responsibly farmed salmon organic large Brown eggs, and we'll welfare rate at eighty five percent lean ground beef Applegate hotdogs, which is what my boys love organic salad mixes three sixty five. Everyday value can't pumpkin Turkey like the list goes on and on all of these staple items have been slashed since the takeover might. So again, like it just opens the door for more people who probably avoided the grocer because they thought it was too expensive. Now opens the door for them to go and take advantage not just of cost savings, but better quality items. Right. The like like the Applegate hotdogs are fantastic, by the way. And if you compare that to like a regular hot dog. Yeah. It's pretty clear when the ingredients list is exactly and it's and they're perishable. Right. Which is which is key. Like, if your food doesn't have probably don't wanna be don't wanna eat it. And these things like like they have once you open the package, it's like us within seven days. Some of them are even like some of the Applegate sausages or even like within three to five days or or freeze them because they're so fresh which fortunate because when open a package of hotdogs the boys eat the whole package. So we don't risk wasting them on mind after the third hotdog. They get a little cranky. And speaking of the cost savings, you just said Amazon prime members are about to gain access to exclusive perks and discounts because eventually Amazon prime will become whole foods is customer rewards program, providing prime members with special savings and other in-store benefits. And there are member deals all over the store. Just look for the blue signs or find them on the whole foods market app. I didn't know about the blue signs. I'll be looking for those and prime members will receive an additional ten percent discount on any sale items in the store, and that's great that alone. That last bit alone is great because if you're going through in your stocking up on the sale things like another ten percent off like at the end of at the end of the day and more importantly, like if you're like me like I go like I said, it's a weekly thing. So at the end of the month that had that is when it really kind of adds up and thinking about over the course of a year like it's it sounds like a little bit. But at the end of the year, it's can add up to be quite a lot. And I love download of the app lake, and they just scan the there's a little QR code when you open it up and the. The scan it before they start ringing up your food, and it just all seamless easy. And why wouldn't you? Why wouldn't you do this and save take it full value? If you're paying for Amazon prime, especially like get full full value. Another tip stay away from the sandwich bar. I know it's convenient and easy. But. Consider this of former seven-year whole foods manager divulge that some perishable food would go to places like that sandwich bar. So they could just get rid of the stuff that was fresh for another day or two like produce that they couldn't sell right because it didn't have great look and feel and it was on the last leg. So it goes to the you're not getting the freshest ingredients. Maybe maybe again, this is this is someone who worked there that probably doesn't work there anymore. So, but, but regardless of whether you that practices still happens or not at some stores. It doesn't matter because regardless like, this was I opening to me one of the because I go the sandwich bar and get a sandwich and just eat the whole thing. Right. But then they posted the calorie counts. Change my perception. I mean, you'd be hard pressed at least, I don't know how how much the sandwich menu differs from store to store, but at the one I go to there's not a sandwich on that menu. That is under one thousand calories. Wow. About a single one. So so now giant portions is a lot of. Yes. The bread and just like it's a big role. So I don't eat a whole one anymore like I'll I'll still get a sandwich. But I'll split it with Natalie, or or, you know, right or someone else are just save Hafer for later, but that was really I opening. But again, anytime, you're you're you know, if you're not taking control of your your your own food source, right? You're handing it over somebody else. You can't be one hundred percent certain what's coming back at you in that rapper on that plate. So like the best option is always take control of yourself -solutely, and it's being of take control. If you ask for specialty cut whole food, you can save. So if you're looking for a chunk of parmigiano reggiano, which I always end pretty much instead of grabbing one of those pre cut chunks of cheese with the Saran wrap around it. You know, you turn it over. It's maybe nineteen dollars for which is worth it for parmigiano once in a while. However, like, if you just want a little bit, you can ask your cheese monger to cut you a smaller piece, and that totally makes sense at the cheese counter. I didn't realize is that this goes it's the same for produce as well. Like if you want half of head of cabbage or a watermelon SM news like this was this one sounds again. Like like, you said probably makes sense that the cheese counter. Although I would never have thought about I pick up like the block of parmesan. Yeah. I think the myself like, oh my God like fifteen dollars or or then I regret it because I don't use it fast enough. And it's just like I never I would never think to ask them to do. You have can you make this a smaller block light? Yeah. Why not? But really with with the protection, I don't think about this either. And it's when I go, and I grab like a bunch of kale. And I think the myself like I don't need all kale like I'm buying this bunch of kale. We use it for like two smoothies. Maybe some Kaelin eggs, and I'm gonna throw a third of this away. We we've talked about another. We've talked about like food waste of those places where a lot of food. We comes into play. I would never think to say like, hey, can I break this bunch and half because you're paying by the pound your? You're paying by weight. So for me, it was just like is probably should have been obvious. But I'm like rubber band together. I can't I can't right and the watermelon too like, especially if you're in a whole foods in the city, and you're carrying everything by hand like sometimes walking out with a whole watermelons, really aggressive. So and I don't like, you know, buying just the plastic container of pre matrons. No. Yeah. It gets slimy. Real quick. So I'm all about gimme. Nice quarter. Wedge of watermelon are half Waterman. That's perfect. That's fantastic tip. And the last hip here is. Shop three sixty five value every day. We get him. We talked about like at the top. I mentioned like the house the house Gracie three sixty five. It's really it's a solid house. Brand is always knew look you always knew buying the generic brands of things versus like the brand names. Always because a lot of that cost in the brand name kind of things is goes into marketing costs, and if you if you actually just looked at the ingredients probably made very similar facilities. So so this is the private label for whole foods. It's always a good value, especially on Staples. That you get like your long, so. Pumpkin. Here's here's here's what here's what else is great. It's not just the Staples. But there's there's actually a team at whole foods called the exclusive brands team, and they seek out product trends in launch and they launch innovative products throughout the year. With a limited edition seal. So, you know. They won't be around for long because they're sees. All right. So pumpkin cheesecake ice cream sandwiches can became sandwich cream cookies, they'll they'll make a return for season once they run out, but they'll they'll run out others like three sixty five everyday value. Lemon lavender shortbread cookies go. Go wrong. Mustard. They're only around for one season like their one in done like that's a food trend that that they noticed that they're going to kind of put market and try, but it probably won't stick around those seasonal favorites that you know, we'll go and come back interesting. So yeah. So so keep your eyes open for those. Because again, like if you see something like that it's worth trying it because it might not be around for long. And why not like, yeah. Try China and Jong mustard. No. That is. But like mustard. Yeah. That's my house. I'm the one who eat spicy food. I like spicy everything. I'm going to go get that mustard. What my love for whole foods now knows a deeper value. Right. It's it's going to another level with some of this, especially now that I know that I can go to the cheese monger and actually get that on down. That's coming for you cheese monger. I just like saying cheese monger. It's a cool job. I'd say my name my job all the time. To have it on like a business card Munger onto he's a Munger cheese monger, Viking. Can't be a Viking cheese monger. Look, we hope that you are enjoying the podcast, and you like us enough to leave a nice rating, and maybe even share it with some of your friends that may also getting healthy dose on the best ways to navigate the hunters of food decisions we make each and every day for more of an insider scoop on the best foods to eat no medicine situation. Be sure to visit our website eat this dot com like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We're at this not that we're also at pizza's not that Instagram as well. 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Jump Start The New Year

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Jump Start The New Year

"Welcome to eat this not that podcast. I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy. Hi, everyone happy new year for new year. Indeed this episode one of our second year. So that very exciting and excited to kick start the new year. And that's what this is all about right? We're going to help you with some easy and fun tips to jump start the new year love that. Because how you feel after the holidays? I mean, I'm so happy. I loved the holidays. However, definitely feeling a little bloated somewhat run down from all the eating and drinking and partying and just being off my schedule. You know, what about you look same in because I do so many of us do, and I and I fully own this. I like those last few those last few weeks of the year. I just say screw it joy. And you know, it's. Holiday parties baked goods treats candies alcohol, all that stuff just kind of adds up. And I just say screw it. I'll get back to you know, once it hits January I'll square back up and get ready for the new year and get things going a lot of people. Share the challenges a lot of people. I think go all in and they go to hard first week like juice cleanse. Solid food or they run to the gym and doing like five group exercise workouts like a week doing nothing right where you're just kind of like sluggish for few weeks. And and that's the thing. It's like look New Year's is now, and you might not be ready to dive full blown into your news resolution because and you shouldn't be by the way like give be kind to yourself. Give yourself a little bit of transition time here and just at least be be aware that you need to kind of get back on track. If you let yourself go at the end of the year like I did, of course. But you know. Baby step it, and and kind of ease yourself into it. Because the long term is going. It's going to be much better for you, by the way, because you know, all those people crowding the gym now are not going to be there two weeks from now because they're home with ice packs and heating pads and taking a hot shower because they're sore. So what we have here is some nice tips to kind of help ease you into the new year. And it's little things that you look is. It's not say like, hey, do all of these things. But like find a couple that will work for you give it a shot. And here's the thing. Like, it's like that snowball rolling downhill right starts real small. But as builds momentum as it gets to the bomb the hill. It's like a giant like it's gonna take your house down kind of thing. So this is what we wanna do. We want to start the ball rolling. And hopefully by the end of the year. You've a giant snowball. That's just going to just destroy your New Year's resolution, whatever whatever it might be great. Yeah. So let's let's get started. Let's start small. Yeah. Let's start small. I mean like, you just mentioned come January. There's that crazy mad dash to get to the gym. People are freaking out and running the gym. And but after weeks and weeks of less activity way, more indulging over the holidays. A couple hard workouts may actually do you more harm and set you back rather than energize you and motivate you to keep going. So do yourself a favor instead of waiting to take all those five classes, you mentioned at the gym sneak in steps all day long. So maybe invest in a Fitbit or a tracking device and your goal should be to try to hit at least ten thousand steps a day. It may sound like a lot. But you'd be shocked at how quickly even get to the ten thousand Mark just by kind of walking around. Maybe once in a while take the stairs. Instead of the elevator. Get up a few more times during the day to get water, whatever it may be. So if you do miss, a workout, you know, you've already hit some of that momentum you've got movement going and it won't throw your progress off track. I'm a huge fan of this. By the way, I have literally everyone in my family in our in our household has a step tracker subtract against the boys. Have I have it Natalie? How guys get competitive? Doing the sexual gets Uber competitive, and we literally had to stop the practice of saying what are steps were at the end of the day. Because if he didn't come in. I it would like he would have problem going to sleep. So now, we just we just keep the scores to ourselves. Here's here's what I like about this, by the way, is is. And it doesn't have to be like a full blown smartwatch. It could be a predominant like you're saying. But if it could be a smart watching it, can it can kind of urge you into other things like standing up every hour or take take thirty seconds to just breathe and kind of give yourself a pause. I love those little nudges that we all need because it's easy to lose track of the day. And when you have that that steady reminder that constant reminder of like, okay, I wanna get my ten thousand steps. And look I have no idea if ten thousand steps is the magic number it doesn't matter. It's a good number. And if you're getting ten thousand steps a day, you're getting up in your moving around quite a bit more than you probably are right now, unless you're a mailman or something job blocking tails a lot of walking. But I was shocked when. I started wearing one I was shocked at how few how far away from ten thousand. I was. And then like you said like I started thinking like, okay, like I'll get off like a subway. Stop earlier. I'll take the stairs instead of taking the elevator because it's only four flights. And then you realize winded after four flights like I'm going to start taking the stairs all the time now, and it's those little things that start to pile up an add up, and it's just because you have this little reminder, and because like I said because the families involved like we do there is this kind of communal support that happens in a little competition that happens which which is which is healthy for the most part. And I've got the kids, you know, they they think about being active during the course of the they're not sitting there for for too long in front of the XBox or with their with their kindles. Like they go out and they play baseball there. Walk the dog or they'll ride their bikes, and that's a really amazing thing. And it sparked by this this little device, so yeah, it's fun. And it's almost like like a game. You know, you challenge yourself and at the end of the day to be able to cross that mental box off like I achieve that goal. It's it feels good. Great thing. Yeah. It's that little thing. I mean to me this is great because it's the perfect example below thing that can spark something much bigger. Absolutely. Look another good good idea to start the new year is to schedule schedule time. And I've TGI I'm not talking about golf. Taught to cold here for that. But look if you're feeling a little down after after the end of last year, you can get back on track pretty quickly by drinking green tea every day. Try this for the first week of the year. Right. Just say every day. I'm going to have a Cup of green tea in a recent twelve weeks study participants who drink four to five cups of green tea daily. Then did a twenty five minute workout could be a walk could be could be something simple, and doesn't that doesn't have to be like full hit like high-intensity, interval training workout. They lost an average of two more pounds and more belly fat than the non tea drinking exercisers. So I say that to illustrate that t- has something that a lot of drinks might not have. And it's catechin 's at CAT C H I N S if you wanna look it up. It's a type of antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from fat cells and help speed the liver's capacity for turning fat into energy. So. So TV is is definitely had had a health moment in two thousand eighteen for good reason. And this is this is about green tea, there's all kinds of different tease out there. If if you try anything like again green tea once a day, try it for a week two weeks and see how you look and feel swap it out for your afternoon coffee or that second come in the mid morning if you will or before you go to before you go to bed 'cause it's still has caffeine. You want to be careful that, but I mean, this is the example of little things I can have a big impact and another one is stop eating after sons of this one. Yeah. Fisher it might be a little hard this year because it gets dark around four thirty. But as a general idea like make winter short days in advantage. Use the last of the sunlight as a cute stop eating for the day. Maybe it's not at four thirty in the sunsets now, but just don't eat late at night. I think that's really important year round. It may help you lose weight. Even if you eat more throughout the day, which is really interesting. So. So according to a study published in the journal cell metabolism. That's what happens even if you eat more during the day, if you stop eating earlier than you're going to lose weight, and I've actually so basically like the technical term for this intermittent fasting. And what you're doing is your you're going on a prolonged fast every day. And that could be you sixteen hours for some it could be twelve hours fourteen hours. And that's why the simple way of doing this as saying like, okay after after sundown, I'm not gonna eat any more than you breakfast in. And you're probably you're probably good ten twelve hours. And they say that there's benefits to you know. Waiting to fasting for ten hours. But the actual the actual sweet spot from the most recent studies that I've seen is twelve hours. Twelve hours is the magic number because we really start to see the the health benefits and buy health benefits. When I mean is it gives your body during that fasting period a chance to repair itself to recover because digesting is hard work your body, by the way, it takes a lot of energy a lot of resources blood flows diverted to the stomach instead of other places. So by actually doing this intermittent fasting and twelve hours is nothing, by the way, if you if you make your last meal at six PM or seven PM at night, it's seven seven. That's twelve hours right there. But that means like no alcohol. No new like, it's just the only thing you can have is water black coffee plain tea with no milk in it. Because you don't want anything that's going to create an insulin spike in your body. But but this is I've tried this. And it's really it does have an impact. And again, it's something that that breaks this notion that you have to be grazing all day long. You have to you all the time. If the sundown thing is too hard for you than than eat late and make your first meal of the day like later in the morning. Yeah. I also feel like when I stop eating earlier in the evening. I sleep better. I think because my body is not working to break down. What I just ate resting in repairing you said. So the definitely easy something easy. You can try, and it will probably make a big impact in how you feel great thing to do because it is it is wintertime, especially here in the northeast, and we're aware of it. It's cold. Cold air in. But just a study published in the journal diabetes suggests that turning down the heat in winter may actually help you attack belly fat while you sleep sounds promising right colder temperatures subtly enhance the effectiveness of our stores of Brown fat. And that's the fat that keeps you warm by burning through the fence stored in your belly. So literally turns the fat in your belly into a furnace that participants who spent a few weeks. Leaping and bedrooms with varying. Temperatures neutral, seventy five degrees, a cool sixty six degrees and balmy. Eighty one degrees in after four weeks of sleeping at sixty six degrees. Those subjects had almost doubled their volumes of Brown fat. That's not easy. So I set my thermostat right about bedtime at sixty six in hopes that this is this is actually working. And now, it's a hard thing. It's it's only intermittent fasting or green tea where you'll you'll see and feel kind of like, I don't know. How measure my Brown fat? You'd have to trust at the studies. They talking about. I mean for me, I sleep better when it's colder cozy up under the blanket land rooms hot like throw the blanket off sweating. So maybe maybe this helps burn Billy fan while you sleep. There's nothing wrong with that with that. And speaking of belly fat, another really simple thing you can do to de bloat is fruit for salad. I mentioned feeling bloated before we simple, really. Yeah. Exactly. It's really communist time of year due to rich, salty foods holiday meals, lots of boozing, whatever it may be it all causes water retention. And you know, what I'm talking about? It's like all of a sudden it's impossible to zip up those pants. That's why I've just been wearing dresses trade. Comfy pants and dresses. But anyway, working bloat fighting foods into your diet can ease that discomfort and help you shed that holiday bowl. We, you know, it's very often that we feel it foods such as Kiwis honeydew melon papaya all contain compounds that kicks your sluggish bowels into gear and fight water attention. So use these fruits and fruit salad or keep them around the house just munch on throughout the season. Whatever smoothie in the new year. This is great. And what I like about. This is people don't think about blow to too much unless you let unless you really ready with some significant. But this is this is such a great way because there's there's an immediate benefit in that by deep loading right away, eating these kinds of foods that cut the blow immediately. You automatically feel slimmer. Right. You go one more one more hole on the belt buckle. The, you know, the pant doesn't kind of like pull as much and that feels good and you're like, okay. Like, I feel I feel better. I'm going. It's going to have an impact on other decisions that you make over the course of the day which piles up day after day week after week. So this is this is a quick fix that bad pays off in a long-term fish and for me females will understand. But like there's certain times the month. You're definitely bloated as well. Papaya is my go-to, and it's on this list. But it always makes me feel fantastic and their science behind that as well. Great. So another another good tip for starting new year, especially because. It is cold is two to soup it up. You know, get some more gets more soup because you know, how the USDA wants you to get between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Well, it's hard, you know, especially if if you're if you're new to it in like if it's gonna feel like chomping endlessly on vegetables is my dumbing, but soup think of as your extra credit, right? The perfect chaser to a rich holiday meal. It's a well-crafted soup can give you three to four servings of vegetables and fruits and bang fiber will have you feeling satisfied and less loaded sold warming. Right. And and it's. And if you the right kind of soup that has good fiber protein will really keep evil longer. So you're going to eat less throughout the day. Which is great homemade soup is much easier than you think by the way, it's delicious and better for you. Check out eat, this dot com soups that burn fat and you'll get twenty recipes that will have you feeling fuller and lighter into the near. Yeah. I I make homemade soup a lot. Because a lot of times get soup from can you're going to have a ton. And then just adds to me load in any preserving like soup is is the easy thing to me. You don't think about it? Because it's so many ingredients. A big bash last week, a slow cooker warned insta- pot or something like that. Like, it just you can find myriad recipes out there. So the next one is to take stand at work all about taking stand. Yeah. So ideally, we sleep about eight hours a day. You know, hopefully, you guys are getting close to that. Got it. There you go and people with office jobs can spend another seven to ten hours sitting at their desk. That means most of us spend the overwhelming majority of our times being sedentary. Studies have found that standing at work burned. Fifty more calories per hour than sitting. So if you think about it this way, if you stand for just three hours a day in one year, you'd expend more than thirty thousand extra calories which amounts to eight pounds of fat like with big difference. So I don't have a standing desk. Some of the some of our colleagues at eat this not that have standing desks at something definitely would try in the new year book. I brought these two to the team. Mind, john. It's because I did this on I kind of tried this on on my own and it had an incredible impact. I try to the first time I tried. It was shortly after Dylan. Our second was was born. And what was great was that wasn't great at the start because I decided to do it right after he was born. I was exhausted. Anyone who has a newborn knows? You're not sleeping a lot. And work was crazy. I was like the dumbest idea what standing all day running around after. So. What I noticed after after a couple months, and the ones that we have at the office to are the stand sits like pegged into standing all day long, by the way, they have like a hydraulic kind of thing that you can lower and sit for a little bit Stanford ten minutes every hour, and then Lawrence it for the other fifteen minutes of that hour. That's a smart way to do it. Because you're gonna stand morning. It's it's like the Fitbit or the pedometer it's like it kind of triggers that that conscious awareness of having a little bit of movement. But when I did it, you know, because I had a newborn, and he was my second child and work with crazy. It's hard to get to the gym and kind of take care yourself. And I really believed that moving to sit stand desk helped me keep my my my weight in check at that time of year when it's easy to kind of get out of check quickly. I didn't lose a ton of weight. But I think gain a tunnel. Wage kinda kept it like status quo, which is great. So I'm a big fan of this anything that when you so long. It's bad for your back. It's manager your hip flexor those things are tight. So you're going to be more likely to hurt yourself. If you're if you're doing something like, even if it's point bags of groceries out of your trunk of your car, it's engages the core. Even for a few minutes every hour every day. This is this is something that can go a long way. Another thing that will absolutely go a long way and a lot of you are not going to want to hear this. I'm afraid you gotta kick diet soda like it's zero calories but diet soda can derail your goals of staying in shape. The season. Recent research shows that artificially sweetened beverages may screw up the body's normal metabolic response to sugar actually, increasing your appetite, which is not something you wanna do increasingly diet drinks are being linked with weight gain metabolic syndrome and a host of other ill. So avoid them all costs if you can. Yeah. I I don't even touch. I can't I can't remember the last and I used to drink. I forget like drink full test like cola all day long, especially as a kid growing up when you're younger you can get away with this a little bit more. But it's easy for that. To kind of go out of hand for whatever reason, I stopped drinking soda. I I don't know what the conscious decision was. But it's like, I literally I can't I can't think of the last time I had any form. Of of soda any form of cola. Yeah, crazy. We didn't. I don't miss it. Either. We didn't grow up at once in a while we would have on a Friday night, it'd be like pizza and we could have soda, but we were not a soda house. And maybe that I just never really developed the palette for it. But yet, it's definitely one of the worst things that you could drink everyday Fisher. So kick that habit to the curb another thing you can do is eat three square meals a day, which again, some research graze all day some research intimate fasting, but don't discount the weight loss potential of eating three squares a day mama's, right? A reason study two groups of men on weight gain diets weight gain diets, I just said one group had three small meals with snacks in between while the second group. Eight the same number of calories in three square meals. Although both groups gained weight, researchers found that belly fat, and which you mentioned the dangerous kind that moose heart disease risk. Only increased in the high meal frequency, so that's that's interesting. Because again, like all this science all the state. You don't know what to believe, but hey, why not three square meals in this is it's so basic and so simple. We have we have become a nation of snacker. Yes. Right. America's definitely. And it's because there's a ton of great snack foods out there. Right. All these great easy to eat bars that are packaged their nutritious. And they're healthy and all this kind of stuff and look chances. Are you don't need a smack? If you eat a good healthy breakfast. I don't need to eat for six hours. And here's what's key. There is that there are there are some people who actually think that smacking is damaging because it doesn't give your your body a chance to pause and repair between meals. So your body is in this constant kind of burning calories, motor processing food mode and cycle that can't get out of it. So that, you know messes with your insulin response in that messes with your weight and other health issues, it messes with your energy level. So what's interesting about this to me is that if you if you say, okay, three square meals a day and forget the fasting part. Forget this sundown tip earlier. Like like, if you focus on this one and say, I'm gonna do breakfast and breakfast is at ADM. We'd do lunch lunches at one and dinner is going to be at six. That's that's a few hours between each meal would it forces. You to do is be aware of what's happening in those hours. Are you getting hungry? Are you getting hungry in our after meal or two hours after meals three hours, and then reassess those meals if I'm hungry and our after breakfast? Well, maybe it's because I had a cinnabon, and, you know, the sugary coffee drinks, maybe I need dial back and address my my breakfast because you should be able to make it to lunch. You really you really should and you should be able to make it from Lynch dinner. So if you're not making if that gap is too hard for you to get through, you know, it's a trigger feud assess what you're eating, and that's why I think this is a great tip. I mean, I'm definitely guilty. I'm grazer. I'm a snacker. I I just like eating, but you know, on gonna make a conscious effort at least a couple times a day. Day to focus on the quality of the meals. I have and not needing to snack in between. So I'm telling the world right now. I'm gonna work on it. All right. So this is we'll close out with this one. And this one that, you know, especially in the wintertime is you know, you've heard it before probably. But we really mean it get more vitamin d if there's one supplement most Americans probably should be taking vitamin d it's essential for preserving metabolism revving muscle tissue. But researchers estimate that only twenty percent of Americans actually get enough in their diet, which is really lower than I've lower than I thought, by the way. And look it's you can you can nail ninety percent of your recommended daily intake, which is about four hundred international units. Which is the I you see on the bottles or something. It's international units in a three and a half ounce serving of salmon. There's somebody healthy fats like all great stuff that Sam is good for taking a daily supplement may make a lot of sense, especially in these dark days of winter where we are right now other good dietary sources of de tuna fortified milk, and cereals, and the fortified cereals are loaded with sugars those eggs, by the way, our great source of vitamin d and and a great source of protein and choline which is great stuff as well. So so vitamin d definitely think so look these are all super simple, right? The year doesn't feel so kind of big and and kind of over forboding anymore, at least at least to me, hopefully, hopefully, not to you. And like we said the top like pick one pick one and say look the next seven days next fourteen days. Just just get started like get that first step, and then all the rest of the steps will follow the follow more easily. 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Is Your Bad Diet Killing You?

Eat This, Not That!

20:40 min | 1 year ago

Is Your Bad Diet Killing You?

"Eat this not that mod cast. I'm John Hammond. And this is making murky. Hi, everyone. And now we spent a lot of time on this podcast talking about some of the hottest diet trends and all the new nutritious foods to stock up on. But last week a new study really caught my eye. It really made me kind of sit up and take notice and ask a serious question of myself. You know, and it's like what is it bad diet? We talk about like we've been doing the diet to KOTA series. We're talking about all these different diets. But it doesn't matter if if you're starting point if you think you're probably think are just fine. This is like I'm not hungry all the time. But do you have a bad diet? Do you ever think about that study? This study's astounding so excited to get into it. But you know, a bad diet can be multiple things. And usually it is multiple things. It's not only not getting enough of the good stuff. But it's getting too much of the crap and stuff, and you know, when I was younger I was. Still cravings girl. Don't get me wrong. But I ate more about. Okay. What am I craving? What's taste delicious? What's gonna feel good going down? I didn't necessarily pay attention to how my body felt after the fact maybe 'cause I was younger, and I had an amazing tablets him. But as you get older, and you get a little more educated on food science nutrition. You know, if you think about your body as a machine, you know, why wouldn't you wanna fuel it? So you can perform at the optimum level, you know, like food is everything it affects your every single organ every single cell in your body. Your brain, your heart everything so focusing on all the good stuff getting in there. I think people need to do that more and just kind of retrain their brain. It's not just about how it tastes. Why wouldn't you wanna feel your best and in return yourself? I think that's that's key. And again, we we think about all the things that we like removed from our given of carbs get rid of this. And that's what was an I'll get to the study and just one second. But that's what the study to me kind of underscore. It is calls. Out these these foods, the reason why these bad diets are leading to two deaths is because as much as what is not in the diets of people as much as what they're eating right? The fried foods things that we know are not great for us. But there are these food groups that were really deficient on. So let's let's let's get to the study because we've we've kind of built it up. Everyone listening going tell me about the study. Gotta worry about. I mean, it's been all over actually. And I'm sure you probably saw the headlines recently. They're blade across the nightly news, the morning shows major newspapers, you know, here's the real nitty nitty gritty of it in a state. That was published in early this month early April twenty nineteen in the journal Lancet. Researchers looked at people's eating habits across one hundred ninety five countries to estimate how much poor diets contribute to mortality their findings eleven million people die each year around the world in at least in part of certain foods or lack there of according to the study. So again, like eleven million people die from from either eating the wrong foods or not eating the right foods from a lack of foods in one of the lead. Authors of the study said, the researchers estimated that overall poor diets are responsible for more deaths around the world than any other risk factor including cigarette smoking, no. To be one of the greatest threats to public health. So this even worse than than one of the things that we have all become critically aware of. And you can't can't light up a cigarette anywhere without being looked at as haywire. So, but you can go get a fried food to three times a day. And no one's gonna look at you with that same. But, but this is something that has become more damaging massive to massive scale. And what I thought was interesting about the study authors, they not only talked about like we quickly mentioned what we are eating. But also, maybe more importantly to is what we're not eating. It's estimated that globally three million deaths were attributed to too much, sodium, three million deaths. Another three million were attributed to a lack of adequate whole grains. And that's so interesting. We talk about all these diets people, cutting carbs, you know, grains, breads horrible for you. It's got gotta be something to be said about working, whole, grains and to your diet, right? And then two million where tributed too. Lack of fruit. That's and that's what made me sit up when I saw that. And you think you know, lack of whole grains, lack of fruit lack of number one to two groups that are that are pretty acceptable and not prohibitively costly. Yeah. These these are easy things to get into your diet. And you're talking about five million deaths attributed to a lack of these foods. Yeah. A year. And that's that's just minds. It's just crazy. And it might not be a big surprise that the study called out that the countries where people a Mediterranean diet, which is been really popular of late time heart healthy fats and five or scored the best using the richer. Researchers model Israel ranked number one in terms of the least number the fewest number of related deaths. France, Spain ranked second and third respectively. So again, you've got that Mediterranean eating style happening in those countries, and the Mediterranean diet has really grown popularity of late especially after the blue zones research that was done by National Geographic, and Dan Butin the author that really called delight those blue zones where people live to one hundred years old. Yeah. Obviously grandma's a hundred hours better training Italian. But the United States we did not fare very, well, we ranked number forty three a place that I would have guessed if you would have said like, where's where's the United States going to rank on this list of mortality rate because of diet? I would've had us up with, you know, probably with the meditating easily easily top twenty easily Thompson not I mean. That's shocking almost out of the top fifty. I mean, that's that's dangerously close. Yeah. I mean, but it's not too surprising. When you actually read that just in our country only ten percent of American adults get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables a day only ten percent and look there, obviously so many third world countries. People don't even have access to clean drinking water. Let alone a bounty of healthy food and in this country. We have all the resources to eat healthy. And I'm not talking about, you know, the low income families or people that can't afford to eat healthy because there are plenty of those unfortunately in this country. But for the average kind of middle class working America. I mean the resources of right there. And there's a lot of people that are able to eat healthily. They choose not to or they don't really know how to hopefully, this podcast will help out a little bit with that. But ten percent. I mean, that's that. That's crazy. That's scary. When you when you get into it. It's it's, you know, high sodium foods like you mentioned before like, sodium is obviously a problem. We know sodium as a problem, low low consumption of all those food groups, which will really outline it in a second. So so the question here for all of us now is okay. So so this is this is really scary. Bit of news, and it's all easy to see those headlines and just kind of brush him off and get onto the next headline and not worried about it. But this is a moment to to kind of think. Okay. What do I what I need to do about? And I want you to stop and say, okay. What do I need to do about this? And I and foremost, and I mean, this also Insperity if you haven't had one recently or regularly, please go see your doctor and get a checkup like the blood cholesterol checked each bloodpressure. Check get all of those things just checked out real quick if you can get an EKG baseline. So that when you have it for future physicals to make sure there's there's there's no major major concern to or disruptions there. Then. Okay. Like, you're in a good place and focus on on all the other things. But you know, if something is flagged there, if your doctor says, you know, what your your your bad cholesterol is really high. Then chances are you need to really take an assessment of your diet. It might be something that's going to really grow. Without you knowing it if you don't keep tabs on those things, and there's there's even like, even by apps to check your blood pressure at this time. Even it's getting easier. Go give blood somewhere, and they'll check your blood pressure. And you're doing good because you donate blood. So there's there's ways to kind of check out some of these basic markers that will give you an indication as to if you have a bad diet or not and one of my best friends, actually, she's in her mid thirties. She's fit looking she's tiny. And she went high cholesterol runs in her family, and she got flagged and I was shocked. You wouldn't look at her and be like, okay. She needs to go the doctor and check this out a lot of people either wait to lure over forty over fifty or maybe they're overweight, but there could be hitting problems in any of us better safe than sorry. And then you could tackle the problems head on. Next thing you can do is keep a food journal of this Chhaya, so simple. So simple. Try it for week try for two weeks if you can. But just try it for at least a week, you could do it in your notebook. You do it in your iphone wherever you can. But it's not about counting calories here. It's about grading yourself on the foods were not getting enough of according to the study, and those are whole grains, fruit nuts and seeds vegetables fish for healthy fats and omega threes, fiber and legumes. I'm gonna tell you. About food journal and just catalog, and how it helped me a couple years back after I had my own physical and kind of woke up to some of these things without seeing study like this. I just thought I haven't had a checkup in a while better. Go get a checkup. And then in some of those things come back, and you're like, oh, man. Like, I did not think I was in this bad of shape. I think I worked out a couple times a week eat. Okay. But I wasn't. I really wasn't eating that. Well, as well as I thought, but before we get to that. 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Just just get it all down brain dump it in two to two moments. If you have it, and I give shadow. To FitzGerald here. He actually helped me navigate the same challenge. With a super simple system is a author mostly in the endurance space. And when I started kind of become more active after my last checkup and started running and biking, and all those kinds of things I've turned to his book, the endurance diet, the figure how how to better fuel those those activities and one of the best things that I actually took away from that plan was his diet quality scores called the d q s and this is great because it was so simple. And it kept me focused on getting things into my diet. And not so much out. Here's how it works. You use the system to assess you're eating in your in your food journal. So for every serving a vegetable or fruit you add two points. So simple after four servings a day, though, you only at one point because the idea is there's too much of a good thing right after after four servings of vegetables or after four servings of fruits, and that's that's separate. That's. Like fruits and vegetables four servings. It's like four servings of fruits vegetables, there's there's a your body can only kind of handle so much. So you'll see the same for some of the other food groups as well for nuts seeds oils, like olive oil at two points for the first two servings one point for the third zero points after the third surfing because again, it they're still very caloric. And after three servings healthy fats, you really don't need more over the course of a day the same same scoring would go for whole grains. Right. The two for two servings one for the third zero after that for dairy at two points for the first serving one for servings two in three and then zero after that now any unprocessed meat or seafood. This would be eggs as well. You get two points for the first serving one point for the second and just a half a point for the third and then zero after that. So again, you see this kind of MIR's what we talked about like with paleo diets and stuff like that. We're meat is is diminished. Still there. But not as folk strongest focus as as fruits and vegetables, or whole grains, and this plan here in then you have high quality beverages. What are obviously unsweetened, tea or coffee unsweetened milk. Maybe even your first alcohol alcoholic beverage would be would count. So a glass of wine would count as a high quality would just one of them for that. And you'd lose points after that I'll get to that. So now, the bad foods, and as I said these are going to remove points. So refined grains, over processed grains. Not hold rains. You're gonna minus for the first two servings minus one point and then minus two points for any servings after that, sweets, processed meats and fried foods are all minus two across the board low-quality beverages. So that's the sugary beverages. Your second alcohol drink their minus two. So let's so and that's it. That's all you gotta kinda like factor in. So my day would start off with meals. I've talked about it's oatmeal Chia seeds peanut butter. Blueberries on the milk and coffee. So that'd be two point two four six eight ten eleven twelve point. So I got a twelve point breakfast to start my day. Now when I was doing this. I was averaging out to about twenty when I was tracking it to like twenty seven to thirty points a day, and he's like a sweet spot. That's sweet. So you've gotta find your own sweet spot right again. I was doing it was more activity based right? So I needed more energy. If you were doing it and not that you'd you know, you'd want to kind of dial it into to find your sedentary day. Okay. I know I know that twenty points is my sweet spot, and what you get with that is. The plus in the minus it made me so much more aware of what worked for me. Of course, I could track my Diku score along with my body weight. And see. Okay. My my cue score went down, my body weight went up. So let me back correlation. Let me go look at what I was tracking and say, well, we'll here's a couple of bad days this week. Right. Didn't really and I lost a lot of points. And it just didn't balance out, and it just it just taught me those it taught me better balance like when it comes to bounce divest. This actually taught me how to focus on balance and also trade-offs because there were days where I'd start really strong a really solid breakfast every day. Good lunch. And then like dinnertime. This is going to be a minus points right here. When I get that second alcoholic drink or the third alcohol, drink or dessert, so you'll got dinner with the family. And I know I'm gonna eat a fried, fish and chips or something like that. But it's fine. It makes you it makes you aware of that in a coral for me correllated the impact that my food choices we're going to have on performance body weight all those things. And now did you have a set goal for the week like five days out of seven say you had to be within that range or was it just kind of to day? It was kind of did it did it day to day. And there there's actually I don't know if the app is still updated, but my use this two summers ago, and it was it was pretty useful. And I like the app because I just go in and just click. Okay. That was to two servings of vegetables and click with Kelly all the points, and I could enter my body weight. So it would give me the tracking graphs, which which made it super simple. You have your phone with you all the time. So whether it's just keeping a running diary in your notes app. Whatever that might be. Whether it's ever know or the in that comes with. There's so many there's so many options out there. Maybe maybe too many. And that's why for some of us just go to just to a notebook just go to a no patent paper. And you can I mean, this is just two plus two plus one plus one plus minus one, you know, it's easy to to kind of tally up. And if you Google Deke s score stuff like that. You'll probably find some super easy guides, and you can set up a system that works best for you. You know, maybe it's maybe you wanna make it not as reliant on some of the carbs like like I was. But that's how simple it is. I mean, it's a simple tool to rely dente fi your own diet quality. And I think that to me is what this what this study really gets at is is bad diet. Good diet. Look who's who's to say what's good diet for me might be a bad diet for somebody else. So you really want to meet what it really means is the quality. And what is what is your daily quality of diet like and and like you were saying the foods that were that were lacking. We don't need to be there too easy. Yeah. It's too easy. I mean, oatmeal is. Like, the easiest thing very cheap. Favor. Easy ways. Right. Yeah. You can make it safer. You can make it sweet. You can have it for lunch. I'm acade- breakfast foods all day long. But songs there's Advocaat involved usually go for I like it a lot switching it up. I get creative. That's I like to do it. But I love this idea the deco, I might try it. I mean, I really liked the idea of focusing on all the good things getting them into your. But it's kind of like a game. Like, I'm sure you kinda. Kind of drill your score down. Right. And when I had a bad day where I missed that score. It wasn't completely deflecting. Yeah. Because I knew I could come back always come back. Yeah. And if anything just start small like always say on this show, maybe just start with breakfast. If that's what it takes like tiny changes kick off your day on the right foot, and those changes in the morning will probably have a big impact how you eat for the rest of the day. And that's the thing. It's start small build into identifying you listed the foods that that you want to get in into the whole grains. It's the fruits and vegetables, find find ways to to get them in there. And it's easy. I know this might have felt like, you know, a quote scared straight episode of this not that. But as we saw when we had Shamo and on food can literally make you sick literally made him they'd almost killed him and kills a lot of people parenting really underscores that it's not like a one off case. And but but the right. Food's good foods, can literally he'll you. Absolutely. And if you're looking for easy tips to get more of those whole grains vegetables fruits into your diet. Be sure to check out eat this dot com. Our website the team there is committed to making this easier for all of us all along right here by subscribing if you haven't already and follow us along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to until next time, I'm John Hammond. And I'm Megan Murphy, and please feel free to follow me at this girl can eat and don't forget to send us what you're thinking or want to hear more about with an Email to podcast at eat this dot com. So we can make sure that we can help you eat this not that until next time guys.

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Juice Cleanse, Dirty Secrets

Eat This, Not That!

27:00 min | 2 years ago

Juice Cleanse, Dirty Secrets

"Welcome to the eat this not that podcast. I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy. Hi, everyone in this episode. We are going to hopefully, stop you from hitting the panic button is so many of us do early in a new year. Because we're looking for like a quick weight loss fix, right? We wanna we wanna kinda maybe dropping a few pounds. Or maybe maybe getting our health is like the New Year's resolution and typical Americans like we want it. Now, we want the quick. Yeah. Yeah. And so what we're going to do here is a lot of people think about that. And they think I'll just do a cleanse. Right. I'll just do a juice cleanse the anybody that that does this. I know a lot unfortunately, same here and in look. Do you know anybody who's done it, successfully, I do so it can work it can work. And then look it's not about I if it works or doesn't what most cases any any quick fix solution is not the best solution for long terms stained kind of health weight loss. Whatever it might be. Have you ever tried one? I I have actually one time. I did a three day cleanse it was the blueprint runs. I liked the taste of the juices for the most part, but I was really craving tangible food, and I I enjoy the act of eating food. I got headaches. I was definitely Henry the three days, it was the longest three days in my life. But at the end of it, you know, I did my skin looked great. I did feel like I kinda like lost a little bit midsection. I probably flush out some toxins or some junk or whatever. But it's not something I was dying to do again for me just think like you said, it's not sustainable anything. That's that severe that shocking. Like you need to. Eat you need to feel your body. So for me, I'm not like ready to sign up again. And it was expensive to be honest. But I do know people that you know, whatever works for them. If it's once a month if it's a couple times a year, you just really have to trust your body. And do it works for you. I've I've never I've never tried. It never never been compelled to try and a big part of that is is my lack of trust. Yeah. I put such a high value on food that to forgo it for just liquids for any sustained period of time. Even if it's forty eight hours doesn't make a lot of sense to me just doesn't compute. I've definitely been around others who have tried it again. Like, I know some people who like love doing every now, and then they feel like it gives them a recent. And and that's cool. Probably they were dehydrated and being forced to drink nothing. But fluids for Polly helps bounce out your skin, obviously, that's probably just a hydration thing. More than anything else. Probably don't have to cleanse to. To get that affect. I had I had one friend of mine, a male friend of mine who was on one, and I didn't realize until like two days in and he was doing it might have been blueprint. It was definitely one of the prepackaged bottled ones, and he was not happy about it. And that's my like my mic. Larry takeaways. Here's somebody who I wouldn't expect to do this and be a certainly wouldn't expect to to be away from solid food for extended period of time. But but look skipping out on solid food. It just never make sense. Right. And the idea that we can cleanse quote air quotes on Clinton Clinton's poor eating habits from the past year or the past few weeks in just a few days. Also seems a touch ridiculous to me. And again, it's it's a totally American kind of mindset, right? There is a quick fix. There is something that I can just order up in. It's going it's going to solve this problem for me. But but look at the at the end of the day. It's it's not the right solution. Right. Like, you're not really like you said like you thought it was like a detox kind of. I mean, I did mine. I was. Like it was a couple years ago, but I just been on a trip to Charleston so days of eating fried food and grits and all the yummy southern rich, food and drinking a lot. And I and I did want to try. There was a coupon. I said why not but for me, my body was just craving tangible food, and again, anything that's too much of a quick fix. It should be a red flag in anything. We talk about on this podcast, especially these are our opinions, and you have to figure out what works for you talk to your doctor Chinese things, but you really need to listen to your body for some forms. And my body was craving food. I was probably not that pleasant to around during those days. I just I was hungry. You know, and headaches, and you know, I do know some people that take it to the extreme like a guy used to work with did a twenty one day Cayenne pepper lemonade cleanse ju three weeks. Lemonade. That's torture. It's horrible. And he dropped a ton of weep. But your body's going to go into shock when you start eating regular foods. And like you said, it's not sustainable long term solution. So that's what we're going to get at here. That's the whole the whole thrust of this episode is if you are if your contemplating this, you know, if you're listening to this early in the new year, or if you're worried about something coming up, maybe it's a wedding or a high school reunion or something like that. Before you get desperate and try something like this for just you know, he hears out and think about this. And because there are kind of dangers there are repercussions that are in there. And at the end of the day, there are better ways to kind of go about this. So we're going to we're gonna get into that a little bit here with with this episode. We hope that you'll you'll hear here's out and just kind of take this into consideration before you he dive in on a food cleanse or liquid cleanse of of any sort. And like you said like the Cayenne pepper, and you wanna you wanna be careful those things that are just so far afield because one of the things that might surprise. You is that if you're thinking about a cleanse to Jim start weight loss, it will actually slow your metabolism down food equals energy. And once you stop eating food to meet your basic kind of energy requirements to get through the day your metabolism. Like our bodies are really smart. They're really well oiled machines for the most part. Your metabolism is going to slow down. And for most of us. This is going to kick in at around twelve hundred calories a day. So obviously, if you're on a pure juice cleanse or pure liquid cleanse of some some form, you're not even coming close to twelve hundred calories per day. So your body's going to hit this this panic mode because it's going to start to worry about where that next meal is coming from. So it's going to slow things way down because apparently cleanse is not going to be a billion years of of Evelyn. Right. So as you said earlier like a lot of folks like you'll see that quick short term weight loss by drastically cutting calories at first, but you're gonna rebound, and it's going to be harsh. Lot of those early calorie early weight loss is going to be fluids that you're kind of flushing out. So because plenty of water is locked up in your muscles along with Klay Cajun. And which is the storage form of energy rights glucose, and when you eat a low calorie diet, your body is going to have to use those collegian stores for energy instead of being able to get the energy from the food that you normally would be eating. So when you use up like your. Going to lose the water weight with it. And that's the quick way loss that you're going to see not real fat. It's not tangible. It's not real and that excitement is going to be temporary though because you're gonna gain that water weight right back when you return to actually eating. Yeah. So I know you mentioned energy. I mean that was one of the biggest things for me just kind of felt sluggish headaches like when you only have fruits and vegetables through juice cleanse like you said you decrease the amount of calories. You're being consumed on day to day your energy tank is running on empty. You. Don't have fuel less. Fuel means less energy. Like, it's pretty simple even more. You can end up with crazy headaches. Like, I did or you could be in a perpetual state of angry. Is in implicit for anyone around you, especially if you're sip in your green juice in your friend is biting into juicy hamburger, you might wanna kill them on day three. That's what that's what Henry is. Right. It's like if your energy if you're energy stores in your body are low you're going to be more apt to these mood swings. And that's what that's what hang hang. We joke about it and like a hungry. It's it's a funny term, and and it's not a funny thing because it's like you're going to go through these mood swings. And it could be up and down. It's constant throughout the day. And you know, one way to balance that is by making sure that your body is balanced with nutrient, dense foods and energy providing foods, and you're not gonna get that from some kind of liquid cleanse, especially as you get two three four five days into, and that's that's not going to be good. And you know, headaches is another thing if you're really committed to your juice cleanse that means you're going to have to probably cut out caffeine, which I don't know if you've ever tried to to stop caffeine before or dramatically cut back on caffeine. Headaches is definitely aside effected compounding pounding that. Because you're you're going to get headaches because of just what's happening in your body. And just. You know, cravings for other things caffeine being being one of those main things. So it's not even that you're cutting out solid food. Let alone like entire food groups, you're cutting out something that many of us, you know, count on as as a dependency caffeine and cut getting it right now speak all day long in cutting caffeine, cold Turkey can lead to headaches and irritability again, the mood swings. And that kind of anger that that nobody wants plus believe or not coffee is actually the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet. So why would you wanna cut something like that? It's not a bad thing. I mean certain cleanses your allowed like little cheap things like some allowed coffee. Maybe I'm not sure don't quote me on that some allow like three almonds a day. Whatever it is. But it's just seriously still dressed a glee cutting out a lot of things nobody wants to Romans day, just three. All right. So let's take a break a coffee break if you will. And and get to some of our sponsors who are with us in the new year, and we're excited to have them. The first one is post mates and other than your. 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But when you're eating a low calorie diet, the water that stored in your muscles gets used up like you mentioned before and that causes your skin to really dry out and prolonged juice cleanse can really lead to drier skin and potentially prematurely age skin because again of that lack of essential fatty acids to plump you up to you're going to be hanging have headaches and up older looking more wrinkles. You know, instead of eight just a healthy diet that's high in good healthy fats. I mean, if you're gonna if you're gonna try and cleanse on the inside, but you know, speed up the process. Let's. Backwards. It also look another thing when you're on when when you're on a juice cleanse, you're not eating a diet contains all the nutrients found in a normal balanced diet, especially protein healthy fats, and that's going to have some significant consequences. But one change that you're really gonna knows I is that your hair and nails aren't growing quickly either protein and healthy fats are critical for healthy, skin, and hair nails. So it's not just the skin like you talk about. It's your hair your nailing all of these things. And again, like the idea that you can kinda cleanse the inside it, but it's going to have a negative effect on the outside. Like a lot of people don't think about that. And I understand that. So that's why we're kinda calling calling these things out here. I noticed that almost immediately like I've never noticed the negative effects because I haven't been on a long-term cleanse, but on the opposite. Like when I'm eating, you know, if I have a great week say of eating great foods of KADO, salmon, eggs, all these really protein and nutrient Ritz healthy, fat foods my nails grow like wildfire. I noticed that almost immediately. It's crazy. Yeah. Picked on everything impact. And that's when you really kinda tuned into eating better, and how you're eating and you look at some of those factors prising, and it's motivating to which is great. Yeah. Of course. And like you said, it's not just your outside like skin and hair, but the protein in healthy fats, you need to thrive there really crucial for all your internal organs like, especially your brain. Which is probably the most important thing in your entire body. But fruits and veggies, obviously contain a lot of different nutrients that are beneficial to you, but you won't be getting the fatty acids needed for a healthy brain. And it's those healthy fats, those omega threes that we always talk about their critical for brain health and a dramatic decrease to those can lead to some serious mood swings. Maybe even bouts of depression, like, it's not a good scene. And look if you're not scared straight just yet. You should definitely go to go to eat this dot com and check out twenty-seven things juice cleanse does to your body because we touched on some some core ones year and things that you should be concerned about, but there's there's a litany of more. And we don't wanna kind of bog down the whole episode with things that are just going to scare you. Or maybe we should. But look if there there are there are ways to kick-start kind of you know, kind of take control and kick star in get that cleanse effect. If you will that refresh that that kind of restart refresh if you will that doesn't mean you have to kind of like forego solid food and drink nothing, but Cayenne pepper, and lemon and ginger for for days on and one of the ways that I have done this in the past. And I and I do this, especially when I feel that need where it's like, you know, just, you know, those those those few weeks after the holidays and the end of the end of the year where it's just like the constant parade of sweets and parties and all that and just not moving around as much days are shorter. So it starker and just everything kinda hitching. You just kinda need that refresh smoothies is a way that I go about it because you know, what you could do instead instead of just going like, all right? Forget this like I'm not gonna eat solid food for three days. I'm going to drink these these juices, whether it's you making it a home or whether it's prepackaged instead, you know, start small start small by swapping out one meal. Maybe it's your breakfast. Maybe your lunch for a smoothing. And the reason why smoothie is great is. Because a lot a lot of instances. It's going to retain the fiber of what's being blended because it's not kind of pressing and separating the poll in the flesh, and all that was all being blended in the same thing. You're gonna lose some of it, by the way. So it's not to say that it saves all of it. But they'll be more of it. They're in with a with a smoothie, you can still make sure that you're getting a nutrient dense beverage, I'm silly. I start my day with moody all time, and you get all the nutrients vitamins of juice, but you can pack in protein protein powder, healthy fats, usually use almond butter. I put in chunks of coconut avocado. You know, cramming some spinach like so you're getting so. Much more out of it. And it's a meal, it's thrilling meal. And that's and here's the other thing is if you make if you if you want to go a little more extreme if that's where we're heading then you can make one big smoothie in the morning. Drink half of it for your breakfast, put half an thermos or some kind of you know, stainless steel container. Take it with you that could be your lunch. And then you can eat a real dinner or flip it and and do smoothie for breakfast lunch, which I know a lot of people say that lunch should be your biggest meal of the day. If you're especially if you're trying to lose weight because you're more likely to burn a lot of those calories through the course of your day as you're moving about your day. If you're big meal is at the end of the day. It's time everything is slowing down. And you're not gonna burn those calories. So you know, it, but you gotta find what works for you. But swap out a meal, then take two meals with smoothie, but make sure you're you're smoothing. Right. Like, you said like with the ingredients. And you know, it's it's super simple look great place to start. There's there's tons of great information out there. You should certainly start with zero belly smoothies by our very own founder, Dave's Zenko. It's a great book with just one hundred and some odd smoothie recipes, and there's sweet savory breakfast movies post, workout pre-workout, kind of smoothies. So it takes all of the kind of guesswork out of it. And it's all super simple and a lot of righty to which I was surprised because like, okay, how many smoothies the whole book smarties? No, there's so many different flavor combinations. And some feel more indulgent like dessert, you can have a dessert smoothie summer. It's more like energy for the day summer more green like so whatever you're looking for. There's definitely a recipe for you and one one area where we. Would caution though is when we talk about smoothies and using a smoothie as as as a substitute for meal, not store or chain kind of smoothies, like not like bought a bottle in in shake it up and drink it that way, or you know, you go to some of these smoothie chains or are there chance at now introduce smoothies. You wanna be really really careful there. Right. Yeah. A lot of them pack, crazy amounts of sugar ingredients. You don't need to anything if you can make it at home. It's always the way to go control everything going into it like Starbucks. I know they have a smoothie that has forty one grams of sugar in it. And you think that's the healthy option on the menu. But it's recommended that we eat nowhere more than between twenty five and fifty grams of sugar for the entire day. So forty one just drain through that right there. Exactly. You know? And that's and that's the thing. It's like like you said ticket troll your food supply doing a home. I mean, we're talking about smooth. We're not talking about like a casserole or a quiche or something like this is gonna take you sixty maybe ninety seconds to throw some things in a blender Presa, and pour into some kind of drinkable vessel and and roll out the door like that's pretty easy. But you know, you wanna make sure that you have some some key ingredients. It's in this like, I do I smoothie regularly like yourself. So for me, it's, you know, either some kind of milk or non dairy milk from for me. It's non dairy milk almond milk unsweetened, make sure it's Sweden. But if you drink milk and you wanna use low fat mill use low fat milk. Spinach kale super easy to blend. No, discernible taste like an end, you get those those leafy greens that are so important to to your diet, and that you brain food like all great, vitamin k like all these things that you don't think about is an easy way to pack. Those in throw in a couple of handfuls so much. Oh god. This is a salad smoothly. You don't even taste it. It's amazing. And it's I can do that for the boys. Love of course, packet with spinach, kale and some fruit and some milk and peanut butter and give it to the boys. And they think it's desert like what you do in the summer too. You can make smoothie pop top cycles and sneak in the veggies breakfast. Yeah. And then I always throw in protein powder. Also, just for a little extra boost I use a vegan protein plant based protein from from either Vega or some warrior, both really good. But if you if you wanna use way protein, go ahead go for again nother another area where you wanna watch out for added sugars, just be careful. Chalk with that kind of stuff fruit. I use both fresh and frozen us about a half of a fresh banana, and then some frozen, strawberries or mango, and that kind of helps give it that smoothie consistency keeps it cold. And then and then like you said like dose of healthy fats for me, it's natural nut butter. It could be avocado Nathan on a quarter of an avocado. Let's say it could be the coconut something like that. But but now you're getting a beverage that's not super calorie dense, but nutrient dense filling because you have some fiber, you could if you if you really want to add some fiber, you could actually throw a handful of oats in there. You'll be amazed that with blend up super super, easy or Chia seeds. In this morning. I'm more healthy, fats and fiber. So again, here's something that you can easily make it doesn't it's not rocket science and press a button Wham nutrient dense, low calorie breakfast lunch, and you'll be surprised at how long it'll keep you for again because you're getting the fluids because you're getting the nutrients that you're gonna get that hydration. You're gonna feel better you're gonna have more energy. You're not gonna have the swings. Your skin'll will feel better. So you'll get the benefits of the extreme that juice cleanse. All right. Like outgoing without going there. Yeah. I've never hangar after my smoothies morning to actually make me happy. I know that sounds silly. But like, I make it at home. I I don't know. I just love them. They make me happy. And we talking about the top twelve hundred calories. Your body is going to really start to kind of hit the panic button and slowdown there. So this is a way for you to cut calories, but not do. So in such dramatic way that triggers that that kind of. Fighter fleet response from your body. Yeah. Like, you said, it's convenient. I mean, it's so easy to whip up but more. So it just really helps like when I have smoothies in the morning. It helps generate that good momentum throughout the day like knowing you made a great healthy choice in the morning. We'll probably lead to better choices throughout the day. It is famous. Everybody wants to dive in this mindset. It's like I'm going to go all in go to the gym every day this week. I'm going to do these classes I'm going to do a five day three day cleanse, I'm not gonna eat sweets anymore, cutting sugar entirely out my life. I'm kinda caffeine entirely. Like, no, no, no, no, no, no, stop yourself. Now. Those are all great, intentions and greet realizations that you need to kind of wrestle back some control. But you you have to go slow you have to do this one step at a time in order to ensure that you have long term success in that you reach that goal. And that's the that's the secret right cleanses in quick fixes. They exist for a reason they exist because they don't work. Yeah. Yeah. This is not a sprint is America. If it worked like, you do it would work you'd never go back to it again. Thing is like people keep coming back to it. Because there's no sustainability there, so so therefore, there's a sustainable business model. So that should and should go without saying that if you are considering a cleanse and take you at your choice like you you do what you have to do the one piece of advice. I would strongly recommend is that you at least consult your physician your doctor before before doing it, especially if it's something that's like Cayenne, and lemon and like talk to a doctor and say, hey, here's here's the situation. Here's I'm thinking about doing or here's what I'm gonna do. Like, what do I need to be aware of just just have that just take that extra step on time? Exactly like consult your doctor with anything new. You're going to do to yourself. But also just research, you know, make sure if you're gonna do it that it's a reputable clans at reputable brand like we said blueprint, I know juice press does a cleanse. But don't just do any old juicy advertised online because you know, you're putting this into your body. So do your research be smart about it. And and listen to your body. And if you're going to do it try it if it's for you great. But we kinda give you reasons why maybe it's not the healthiest thing you can do twenty nineteen. There's better options available. Okay. So they have it bust all the blender skip the cleanse. It's simple. In the meantime, be sure to go and get all the information inspiration. You need at this dot com. Or by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram were at eat this not that and follow making two while you're at she's at this girl can eat make sure you subscribe. So you can keep up with steady flow of mind-blowing food. Scoops tips and discoveries for me, John Hammond. Megan Murphy, and a bunch of experts and guests that will help you eat this not that.

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Thanksgiving: Your Ultimate Guide

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Thanksgiving: Your Ultimate Guide

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And this is this is a fun one. This is a very delay. Listen exciting episode. We're going to discuss the ultimate Turkey day game plan. Right because thanksgiving is almost here. And how many calories do you think the average American actually consumes on Thanksgiving Day? It's probably a scary amount. It's got to be one of the biggest eating days of the it's it's it's the one day of the year where you like you start intimating it maybe like a month out and you start. I'm salve aiding right now, you can just. Literally salivating just thinking about it gets the one day that you give yourself free rein, and you should by the way. It's totally fine. It's not data worry about counting calories and high fat low-fat leg is pie. No pie. Eat some bang pie. Go ahead and have your pie. But turns out the average American consumes forty five hundred calories on Thanksgiving Day. It's four thousand five hundred calories in one day. Which is that's a lot of calories even more. So when you think that three thousand of those calories are just at dinner. So that is you talk when people get sleepy after thanksgiving. It's not the Tristan. Red wine. It's not the trip to Finn. It's the fact that your body is shutting down to process about overload of calories. Right. So just be aware of that own it, you do you the state? It's totally fine. But we thought we'd have a little fun with this. Because that's a lot of calories, and we wanna make sure that you spend your calories as a fishing affectively as possible. So what we're going to do is we're going to break down. We're going around by round. We're going to start with appetizers. We're and go through the meat. We're gonna go through the sides of the stuffing's. And of course, the desserts, and we'll kind of list off some certainly, you know, everyone has their own thanksgiving vibe their own special side. So we might not be able to cover everything here because I don't know what you're eating at home, or you know, regionally like everybody has their specialties. So we've got some basics here. But we'll do is. I'll I'll tell you what I would eat and you can do the same. We'll see how close we are to the average. Are we below the average? And hopefully, if you're listening. You can follow along in. And what this will do just give you some perspective. And again like if you wanna eat forty five hundred calories on Thanksgiving Day. I sure you I will eat forty five hundred calories or thereabouts on Thanksgiving Day. Make sure that the you're getting the bang for your buck, right? Like making delicious make them count. And just no I'm actually going to run a this. You know? Little counter productive. I guess we're not counterproductive. But I'm going to run a race on Thanksgiving Day this year for the first time ever, there's like this really popular because we alternate thanksgiving's between my in-laws or my family's. So we happen to be at my in-laws this year up in up in Connecticut. And there's this very popular road race at the Manchester the Manchester road race, it's everything's giving a five mile road race. They do it like ten o'clock in the morning, and there's people set up aid stations and one of the stations people are handing out like jello shots or shots. So it's like. Racist. But I'm gonna I'm gonna pass that eight station, I'm going to run straight. I want to do the five miles not like the five and a half because I'm zigzagging the last two miles. That's the thing. Like, I'm I'm a big fan. And I've done this. I get up. I usually do a workout because I think to myself like all right like I'm setting myself up for this forty five hundred calories. Like, even if I only burned five let's be honest, like one hour one hour workout in the morning at the gym. Like, you burn like five hundred calories Macs using that intensive a workout. So it's it's mentally. But it does kind of Rev up your metabolism little bit and make things easier to process through the day. So so then that doesn't hit you so hard. But but again like this is about the food. We're going to eat if you're going to do something that morning. Go for brisk Walker something that it can't hurt. You know, have a Cup of coffee in the morning like things that kind of prime the pump and get you ready for the onslaught of calories that are going to come. It's a marathon. Right. Forget my five mile race. Like this on a matter. So let's start with with appetizers and apps are the pre slow pair, right? The right ones can help you get ready for the main event, maybe even help to minimize some of the damage that you do because they can the right apps can fill you up with like, fiber and satiated kind of healthy fats. If you're smart and some of them will not so much. So here's here's some. Here's some popular ones. Or at least ones that we would find in my household. Let's say pigs in a blanket, wrapped melon balls. Of course, mix mixed nuts. Nuts roasted, of course, cheese and crackers naturally. And what do you think? What would you? What would you go for here? So I definitely would have my handful a handful or two of mixed nuts for sure and cheese crackers, mixed nuts for sure and she's in crackers. I cannot like the the tray is sitting there. And you're in get panicky with the. A little crap. There's only there's only a few left like I had to go like stock up. No. No, stack the box in the cheeses like right over on the counter, I know my mother-in-law's going to replenish that probably three times, but the panic still hits me, so I would go cheese crackers. But here's the thing for crackers. With cheese is about two hundred calories stops at four though. There's no way I'm easily I'm easily devil probably triple that. So I'm going to give myself six hundred calories. Like right off the jump, right? And on top of that. I'm probably going to have a handful of mixed nuts. A half Cup of mixed. Nuts is going to get you four hundred calories. So I'm going to myself another four hundred calories. They're already a thousand calories in on the day. And I haven't even we haven't even. Run hard that morning. And what about you, you you'd go mixed nuts? She's in crackers. And then my mom sometimes puts out this like baked Bree in in buttery flaky dough situations. So that's like. Another level. So I think that alone is probably about seven hundred cat. Okay. So I'm gonna give you four hundred for the nuts, and I'm gonna I'm gonna give you. I'm going to be six hundred on the cheese and crackers because my my reserve your ears with the with the Bram. It's thanksgiving. Okay. We don't want to do much damage. So we're both about a thousand calories in now. Here's here's the thing. Let's say you went with the pigs in a blanket, by the way, here's something that you should know. Like, you're you're making a huge withdrawal from your calorie Bank. Like I first thing right advocates because four pieces just foreign little pigs in a blanket five hundred thirty three calories and chances are you're not eating four. You're going six. You're you're definitely going over over thousand calories just that one appetizer. But more importantly, those those four pieces of five hundred thirty three calories thirty three grams of fat. So just again have that context. Maybe go to get your little fix of pigs in a blanket and then. I'll by the way. We're shrimp. He probably if they're smaller size. If they're jumbo shrimp for shrimp is probably about one hundred calories. Smaller shrimp. You've probably maybe five or six in there for that hundred calories. Great source of protein. Hardly, no fat like so. So that is a great option. If you go that room. All right. Let's let's get to the big stuff. Let's get this stuff that we think about when we think about thanksgiving dinner, and that's that's the bird. That's that's we don't call Turkey day for nothing. Right. We don't trust up turkeys and run crazy races. You didn't. On not dressing up. There will be people. There will be tons of people dressed up. This this racist broadcast on TV in in Connecticut. Not like, it's, you know, if you're if you're in Bismarck, South Dakota, you're not gonna be watching me run on Thanksgiving Day, thankfully, but if but if you're in Connecticut, definitely tune in. Okay. So what do you loading up on light or dark meat when it comes to Turkey? Both. I mostly do light me. But once you know, dark is just I know it's not as good for you. But it just a little more flavor. Sometimes I grab drumstick as well. Okay. All right. So I'm definitely I definitely go white meat dark meat. But you know, it's it's almost texture. It's like it could be a little slamming. Tactic. Just doesn't like I'd rather take the white meat and kind of put some gravy on there to moist up a little bit. So here's thing the dark meat wild. Delicious is going to cost you a little bit more. When it comes to your calorie budget three ounces delivers one hundred and forty seven calories. You'll definitely double that for sure. So let's let's call it. Three hundred calories on your dark meat Turkey. Right. I go with the white meat. So you'll saving about forty calories per three ounces. So that six serving of white meat is costing me. Just two hundred sixteen calories. So that's a difference of ninety two calories. That's great. 'cause I'm gonna Bank those for dessert. Right. I am going white meat this year. All right. All right. Yeah. I mean, they go or just like if you if you do a little bit of both just skew the ratio that little nibble of dark meat to kind of get you that fix then load up on the white man to be on his I mean, my favorite part. Thanksgiving's the sides and anyways turkeys all about like the flavor is in the other things for me. So I'd rather just have a little white meat Bank. It all that yummy side to save that for the next day for the leftovers. All the Turkey. Then you have nothing day. Here's here's one kicker that we should we should know the skin that was assuming you're there's no skin. If you're if you're grabbing some skin with your your meat, whether it's white or dark, you've got to add or you should take away. Another seventy calories for that six out serving. So if you're if you're in that success serving and you're having with skin you gotta take another seventy calories away from yourself. That's also packing. A little more fep who cares? It's giving right now, we're gonna take a little break from this feast just just for a moment to talk about something else that, you know, along with with great meals in family and friends comes along at this time of year. Thanksgiving time in the holidays and for a lot of us. That's stress. Right. It's maybe it's the stress of the holidays. Maybe it's the stress of having everybody. They are all those commitments all those parties places to go people to see maybe it's the travel. Maybe it's just you know, you're getting to the end of the year, and you have worked at lines things pile up. And that's why I'm really grateful. The today show is sponsored by. 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Let's get to the the main event as we just discussed the sides. Right. Because that's really all about there's not a big enough thanksgiving on the when I one of the things that I really like about going to my in laws for thanksgiving is that there are multiple stuffing's on the table. There's the meat the sausage stuffing. And then there's the traditional stuffing of edgy stuffing. Let's say what you're what you're stuffing. We have to as well. So we always do give me and my mom's house, she's the ultimate hostess with the most. But my sister doesn't eat pork. So we do the traditional stuffing with the sausage. That says St. sausage is my favorite, and we also do veggie version, which is good. But it's just it's not the sausage versus. Yeah. I mean, I too would always go for the Sasha's sausage stuffing. It's you know, I don't eat a ton of ton of it. But it's the one time of year where it's like, you know, it's going to be there. It's one of those things that's release seasonable. You're not having any other time of the year. Hardly. So it's time to go sausage. And here's the thing. Here's the surprising thing the sausage stuffing a three three quarters of a Cup serving. Let's say three hundred and four calories right soon. So three hundred for me three hundred for you. The veggie stuffing that same three quarter Cup serving three hundred twenty three calories or calories in the veggie. That's crazy. Here's the here's the thing. I it's the great thing about the the sausage. Stuffing is the fatness ausage flavor and veggies. Don't have. There's there's not a lot of fattening veggies out there. So in order to make that that vegetables, stuffing, flavorful, a lot of folks and a lot of places have to add the fat in and they do so with a heavy hand. So that means more butter, which is adds more fat and calories. So that's why the veggie stuffing actually is going to weigh you down a little bit more goes again, it's the one time of year. I have sausage stuffing. It's so good. Just enjoy every single bit favorite. Yeah. And by the way, you can do so confidently here because you're saving. Saving laughing at my sister. This year seven. Cranberries. This is another another staple another side. Again. Like, you're not really having a lot of cranberry sauce, or or you know. Other times of the year. This is one of those things and and have the relish virgin or you have the bust open. The cam. The same on right on. Around it. Yeah. Plan by the way. Right. We can have plan that if we tried so relish or or the canned where are you going? And we have two cans, so we have just straight like jelly slices. And then we have the canned with the full cranberry. Gotcha. So that would be my choice. My mom has made a fresh cranberry. And she does like orange zest in there, which is nice. So I'll have a little of that. But I do like just kind of the old school can just a little bit. I'm the same way. I see the religion. I kind of look so good the cranberries in there. But there's something about the candidate. It takes you back to your childhood and like the so it's like I can't can't help yourself. It's like it's peanut butter and jelly. It's it's one of those stands I'm always going to go for and here's thing while the jelly the jellied four tablespoons serving. Let's say of the canned jellied is one hundred ten calories and the relish of four table that same four tablespoons serving is one hundred and twenty-five calories. And while the jelly may may save you some calories though. So you automatically. I'm like, okay, boom. Fifty winter. Might not be worth those fifteen calories savings because all it's loaded with high fructose corn syrup and other additives because it's coming out of a can. And like you said like it has the shape of the can. Into into civil you. After after a little bit too much of this. If you really want to save some calories here, though, make your own at home, you can easily find a recipe, just just Google cranberry relish, and the important thing there is that you're you're going to have the ability to cut out those added sugars, and you probably save yourself. Fifty additional calories. So if you're relish person, don't just go store and buy the relish because I sure you there's a bunch of added sugars and they're just Google make your make your own kind of cranberry relish at home save. Another fifty calories. If you if you care to or if you don't bother them go by or like, you just eat the canned. So we're definitely we're getting a hundred and ten calories on on that one by the way. Triggers. All right veggies. And this is this is the one time of year. We're veggies really aren't veggies, right? It's under all that glazed carrots, right, green, green bean casserole or Brussels sprouts with ham. What do you think? All right. So we never did the green bean casserole. I feel like we're missing how going up. No, I seen it all the ads, you know, what the fried onions and everything we never did it. We do brussel sprouts every year. Sometimes my mom actually puts cranberries in the house. Grab some carrots. Yeah. All right. So the glazed carrots, I definitely go green bean casserole like there is no doubt. And you make it like traditional old school. Like, the recipe hasn't changed your mother-in-law. Does. I don't make it. My mother-in-law makes it or my mom makes I'm not making anything. I'm just eating it. But it's it's so delicious so good and not necessarily great for you. It's like it's one of the things redress up veggies like their Halloween costume. There's like flying cost you fat and fried. Goodness. Why? Who cares it's thanksgiving? So the glazed carrots three-quarter Cup serving would would net you one hundred sixty one calories. The green bean casserole three-quarter Cup serving hundred and fifty six calories and the brussel sprouts with ham three quarter Cup serving one hundred and fifty one calories. So I would definitely go green bean casserole. So I'm definitely get myself serving that one hundred and fifty six calories, and I'm probably gonna have some carrots to like, there's there's a pretty darn good chance of something glazed on the table. It's on my plate. So I'm going to have to add one sixty one for myself here. What are you taking what kinda hit you taken with the veggies? I'm gone one sixty one in one fifty one so care. It's in Brussels, Brussels. All right, crazy that the green bean casserole is less than the carrots. But that's just giving sides right there Price Waterhouse Coopers in here to tally these tallies up. Okay. Now, here's where meat and potatoes. You gotta have a potatoes. Gotta have the starchy sides, MAC and cheese sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes. Creamed corn corn bread. Okay. I mean, mashed potatoes maybe my favorite given rather than stuffing on the plate love sweet potato casserole. My my aunt makes a great sweet potato casserole, but with Brown sugar marshmallows all the on top. Good. And then we do corn bread. Yes. So those three for sure what about you? I would definitely do corn bread automatic. Yes. I would definitely do mashed potatoes. Like just just because they're there and feel like you have to do it. I don't load up on the mashed potatoes. Their vessel for gravy. Sweet potato casserole is one of my favorite. And with the altar alternating thanksgiving, and I talked about one of the things I love is. When I go to this year. We'll we'll be at my in-laws. My mother-in-law makes a delicious sweet potato casserole more importantly, she makes a second one for me to take home. So I'm definitely I'm all in on sweet potato casserole. I'm definitely. It's on a factor. Just the overall love and welcoming, you know, been pulled him this is this is part of it. This is a reflection of that of that is wonderful in calories. And I would definitely have corn bread. So here's the thing a MAC and cheese, which none of us went to which you know, you can have MAC and cheese anytime a year. I don't I'm thanks giving by the way a three quarter Cup serving four hundred calories. The sweet potato casserole three-quarter Cup serving three hundred and fifty six calories mashed potatoes three quarter Cup serving two hundred and fourteen calories. So there's there's your winner far and away cream corn three and a quarter Cup serving three hundred and three calories and a piece of corporate. So what like one sixth of the loaf? Let's call it. Three by three slice two hundred eight nine calories. So again, just factor. Those in I'm definitely having corn bread at two eighty nine. I'm definitely having sweet potato casserole at three fifty six. I'm going to be kinda myself not double that. Even though I'm probably doubling it that day. And I'm definitely having the mashed potatoes at two fourteen and we know you're having. Yeah. Okay. So we're this. These numbers are definitely. Definitely. Average, and this is just like a cursory look at the numbers. And again, I'm still salivating. I'm telling I'm getting napkin, kind of clean myself up after this talking about this is making me want it. Badly. Okay. So now, we're finally to the to the end of this of this journey of this fantastic voyage. That is thanksgiving. And it's all about dessert. Right. It's all about the pie. You've got apple pie. You've got is it pecan pecan where you going where you're from? Right. This is this is this is hot debate. Yes. It is. I'm gonna I'm gonna say pecan you I'm from jersey from the south they become a little fancier. But Jerry, if you wanna roll the pecan, you you do it. Do you? That's right. And then there's like soda or pop. Right. If you come from someplace where it's pop it's probably pecan if you're a person, it's probably be can pumpkin pie. So where were you going? It's desert your this is the garage. This is the the final slice or two. What are you going for at my mom's apple pie could win awards? It's incredible. So it is, you know, one of the only time of year, I get to have it. It's so good. So go with that. And it says one eighth of a pie. That's you know, that's a little modest. To pies, and then pumpkin pie, pumpkin and pumpkin pie. Absolutely. Having both of them. I don't have the pecan pies. Usually there. I don't know. Why it's like I don't have a connection to it. Which is probably probably good thing. And here's why slice apple pie. Two hundred thirty calories. Slice of pumpkin pie. One hundred ninety two calories. Pumpkin pie is literally one of the best pies. You could have for dessert have to slices. It's not only is it lower in calories. But pumpkins really high beta carotene. So, you know, it's it's there is some nutritional value. They're just saying some fibers fiber. It's not can pie. Like, this is what desert it's supposed to be. A slice of pecan pie is six hundred forty five calories. So almost seven hundred calories. So you need to stockpile. A lot of calories through those throws early ran rounds to get yourself pecan or pecan pie. Because if you think about it a slice of apple at two thirty a slice of pumpkin one ninety two two slices still better off than one slice sweet potato pie. So so I'm definitely I'm I'm doubling down on the pies. Going apple at two thirty. I'm going pumpkin at one ninety two same for you add this up. I know it's me is is these are just the bare bones like my family does a whole fruit in nut course, for dessert. What about the column owed the ice cream on the pile like like, this is just a bare bones estimate. And we'll see where we're at. Do. You see the smoke coming out of my calculator as I as I tally tell him this up. This is giving it a workout over there. I haven't added like this since high school probably. We're not we're not doing too bad here. Okay. Megan where do you think what do you think we we we've round about the same by the way, we're we're very similar in our in our thanksgiving? Menu options here in our more importantly, our choices. So this there's a very good reason. We're doing the show together. We apparently, we're we're very similar where do you think? Where do you think you you tell it out? Okay. Math is my thing. And I haven't even been keeping track. So just as summating off the top of my head. I'd say maybe like thirty four hundred pretty darn close. Really? So we came in three thousand two hundred twenty eight calories. So now that being said, I probably fit a little bit and gave myself a little more credit. Like, I probably spend a little more calories on the apps than I probably have. And you know, like, my love affair with sweet potato casserole. I gave myself one serving it's probably two servings plus the mashed potatoes. So look there's probably a swing of another five hundred calories maybe in there. So maybe it's thirty seven hundred but again, right right below that that average of forty five hundred calories. That's that's the thing. We're trying to do here. I it doesn't matter. It's this is the one day of year where? It's like forget it forget the numbers. Like this was a fun game. The only reason that we actually did. It was just kinda highlight. Like all the right foods that are available and to underscore that that there is an impact that your choices have. And if if if you do want to save some calories like I said like Bank those calories for dessert, man. Because there's probably going to be not just the pies is probably gonna be treated cookies, if I'm at my parents house, there's going to be a scoop of ice cream that's going on with that pie or some whip cream. So all those things are going to add up. So we're probably going to be at the end of the day. We're probably both around that forty five hundred calories, but it's the one day year, you get back on the horse the next day, and well aside from that like leftover sandwich where you're kind of taking the Turkey and the stuffing and the cranberry sauce, and you're buttering the bread and you're like, so maybe there's a little bit of carryover. But it doesn't matter like don't take yourself too seriously on thanksgiving. Enjoy the day be thankful for what you have be thankful for the people that you're around thankful for all of the wonderfully, delicious foods that are on the table and kind of make the day focused about what it needs to be focused on which is family. And friends and just being together. And not about the calories. We're taking in because you can worry about that the other three hundred sixty some odd as the year, this is one of those days where just don't don't sweat it. Don't get yourself and really just enjoy the day. Thanksgiving's the best and just for all the reasons you said don't count colors savor every bite. Savor every moment with your family be so thankful that you even have these options to have dinner, and all these courses, so it it's my favorite holiday by far. And I can't wait. And I'm even more excited to dive right in this year more excited to know that you could have apple N pump on fun. Fewer calories a slice of pecan to me. Get it outta here. Thankful for that. You can have two slices of pie for the price of one too. If you take away one thing from this episode. If you have it. So we hope that you and your families have an amazing thanksgiving in. Thank you so much for listening and joining us lower for everybody that subscribed. Giving us a nice rating and said such nice things in the reviews. 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Energizing Foods!

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Energizing Foods!

"Welcome to the does not that podcast brought to you by Bob's red mill bombs read no makes it possible eat healthy and cook, delicious food, and this is really important for me not just because I worry about what I feel my body with, but I think about the foods that I'm feeding my two young boys and my friends that come over for cookout or nice family dinner. And that's why Bob's red, no has a very prominent place in my pantry. Every product is of the highest quality and is minimally processed from their stone Oregon to your table. And if you or someone you know, has gluten allergy or silly act disease. All Bob's red mill's. Gluten free products are processed in a one hundred percent gluten free facility to ensure no cross contamination. So you can feel safe and confident with your sensitivities. It doesn't matter if you're catering to a paleo gluten free or vegan diet with Bob's red mill. You're not just getting quality getting flavor, packed healthy food that actually tastes amazing. So what are you waiting for visit Bob's red mill dot com today. All right. I'm John Hammond and back with Megan Murphy, everyone. And in this episode, we are taking a look at some foods that. You may be surprised to know that can be as energizing as a Cup of coffee, maybe even more. So what about you are you are you? Do you need that that jolt of caffeine. First thing in the morning. I like it. I don't. Maybe it's more of a habit for me when I wake up, I usually chug a huge glass of water with lemon most of the time pretty quickly after that, I'm onto the coffee chain. What about you? I mean, the same switch used to coffee was a crutch, like first thing in the morning to have it like before I did anything, and then I just I didn't want for whatever reason. And it's not to say whether it's good about, like if you wake up and the first thing you need is a Cup of coffee by the way. That's totally fine. I just wanted. I just didn't want that kind of dependency in the morning. So what I do is same thing usually have a talk, lack of water, and then I'll work on getting the boys breakfast together in ready and just just to get myself some time, and I'm glad that I do this and I focus on this a lot more because we the episode with max Louviere on brain foods, and he was saying that, you know, you wanna kind of when you wake up in the morning, your cortisol is really high, so you don't wanna hit that back coffee right way. Give yourself a few. You minutes. All it takes is a few minutes. So you don't just kind of like overdo the court and all that stress hormone in the morning. So I, I got a buffer there. I have my coffee and then usually later in the day, not really for a pick me up just out of out of habit. Three o'clock three definitely like two thirty, three o'clock after lunch. It just kind of, again, a signals in between meal kind of the few hours of work to bang. Caffeine is good for curbing them. So and that that search for work or whatever it is. Right. I think if I get a good night's sleep, I don't necessarily need coffee in the morning. I think it's more of like a daily habit, but in the afternoon, I sometimes feel like, okay, now I need a little mid afternoon, pick me up, and that's why I'm really excited about about this episode because a lot of these foods and one thing that I realized recently in really focusing on my own diet is how energizing food can actually be right winning the right food when you're eating the right food, and I changed a whole perception shift for me. So many of us think about food. To quell hunger. I have to eat breakfast. I have to eat a dinner. I have to eat a lunch maybe or cravings, right stress. Like we sushi food with those kinds of things. And I've mentally over a year ago just decided I was going to. So she ate food with fuel, right? Like I gas tank in my car and that like moves my car to get it somewhere. I put food on my body premium somewhere xactly so it's like, I don't wanna put junk in there. That's gonna make me feel sluggish. I want. I want energizing foods, healthy foods, nourishing foods, and those are the kinds of things that can really help pick you up naturally. And when you make that shift consistently, it's really amazing because then you see how junk food or some of the some of the garbage foods that you think might might pick you up like a candy bar in the afternoon. Really slow you down. You might get that initial pop, but fifteen minutes later your life? Yes, fan down on the desk. So let me crash where the coffee us coffee or you really need coffee. You might be looking for ways to either me kind of just cut back on coffee a little bit cut back on that dependency. And if you're if you're looking to cut back because they say that the, you know healthy by the way for there's all this coffee debate and coffee is is good for you. As long as you don't wear it down without a trigger 's or like high fat Cremers, and those kinds of things for cups a day is the recommended kind of. And that's four ounce cups by the way, not for vincis. So four cups is kind of the sweet spot. You kind of want to be there or just under that, which is where I tend to hover on a bad day. Maybe I go for that fifth Cup just for the heck of it. But look, there are a lot of foods out there that can help you energize your day without this dependency on coffee without like searching, you know, your Google maps for the the nearest Starbucks Dunkin donuts or just Dunkin whatever it might be. There's a and there's no way to really measure whether these foods are actually, you know, quote unquote better than coffee, but hopefully you can find some of these that you can work into your daily routine and and test for yourself. Like try a couple and see if you really do get that energy, pick me up from it because hopefully some of these are really easy to, you know, work into your daily life and they don't disrupt it too much. They're easy to find. So let's let's dive in still at. So the first on the list is peppermint. So you wake up to a Cup of peppermint tea or chew. Oh, a stick of peppermint gum. It's a good idea. If you're looking for an energy boost the scent of peppermint actually increases alertness and decreases fatigue and you. I mean, this is understandable, right? You get that Minty fresh invigorating feeling which you could feel. We'll wake you up, but also sniffing mint sniffing peppermint can aid in weight loss, which was surprising to me. So studies have found that people who actually just sniffed peppermint instead of eating or drinking it every two hours Lawson average of five pounds per month, which is significant. So I don't know if you wanna chew gum, you wanna sniff sniff mint, whatever the double whammy because then you're also sparing your coworkers coffee in the morning. Actually use my shampoo actually has like the tingle cows. Yeah. So it's like I'm never hungry when I get out of shower, so I don't come out of the shower and like a right to the kitchen. So that must be something to this. So another one and spices in are really key here cinnamon. You know, if you're looking for morning morning boost, just twist the cap on your on your jar, cinnamon and take good good sniff there. The smell of this pantry staple has been shown to reduce fatigue, which is really nice. And what I like to do is I sprinkle on. I always taught my morning bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon. And I literally joke when I opened up, I do take a sniff skylight so much. And then I just like port right on top of the meal. I let it sit there for a minute before I mix it in and you know the extra morning or that that quick breath in can really help. You can even add it to like a Cup of tea, or if you're topping, if cappuccino is your caffeine fix. Let's say, you know, maybe top your cappuccino off with it, but it's it's very simple thing a little change that can. Can have a big impact love cinnamon. I actually have a cinnamon candle that I burn up home. I got it at trader Joe's actually. So I wonder if that will help as well just breathing it in next on. Our list is water. So you're earlier? Yes, absolutely. Waters important for not only energy Beasley, everything every health and beauty benefit ever. Water can improve. So if you're ever feeling weary, check your water intake cause dehydration is one of the leading causes of low energy when your body doesn't have enough water to carry out normal everyday functions, it can lead to that altuve dreaded brain fog, feeling blah, all of it. So definitely always make sure you're drinking enough h show. I know some days I drink a lot of water, but some days when I'm super busy or in the middle of writing something, I'll go a couple of hours without it and I'm just like, no, this this is bad. Just we check in even if it setting alarm every hour. You know, just make sure you get enough water. There was a time where I felt like I was I was not drinking enough. Water. And so what I would do is the place I was working, I would take one of the ten ounce paper, coffee cups and every glass of water I drank. I would put a hash Mark on it. Right. And so at the end of the day, I'd see how many hash marks that I have my eight cups during the day and it just it just made me very where because someone time I'd look at the Cup and realize I only had three hash marks and it was three o'clock in the afternoon. And again, when you when you this is something that is is so simple and so easy. And also as you mentioned, like water is so vital to all these different processes in our bodies, our skin, how we look, how we feel, you know, it's funny. I was Natalie was over the weekend, you know, it was complaining about about a headache. And when we look back on and try and figure out what the source of it is like the day before we were running around the boys had baseball games were sitting out in the sun all day and it's like, you know, I didn't really drink a lot of water yesterday and had kind of a bad night of sleep, which actually further dehydrates you and it's like, okay, like I need to. And once you start getting the water back in and. That balance back in your system. Things start to regulate. So I think you know when it comes to to headaches hunger, a lot of those allow a lot of those things that people look for something a quick fix for, whether it's an aspirin or a candy bar, vending machine water can can usually be the answers times. We stay thirst for hunger, and if you just, you know, sip water throughout the day, like that doesn't mean go grab six ounces and chug because then you're just overflowing your system and you'll be peeing every five minutes for the next hour. And then you'd be like, I need to stop drinking water. But all you had was sixteen ounces. You just overwhelmed your system that you know so waters great tip and just like Bikaner of it throughout the day. Absolutely. So another one that you really don't want to work throughout the day, like water is dark chocolate. Most of us think that it's the caffeine and chocolate and some pet, but it's actually feel bro mind which is a natural stimulant. It's very similar to caffeine. Dark chocolate can also stimulate serotonin production, which helps to elevate your mood. Right? So mood booster. And can provide an added energy lift. Now, again, you don't wanna go whole hog hair and by the dark chocolate bar unwrapping like sixteen ounces of water. At one time, you don't wanna eat the whole bar. Keep it simple. One out serving with maybe a small handful of nuts or maybe sprinkle some dark chocolate chips into a bowl, air popped popcorn snack, and you always go for seventy percent ca cow or higher because that's where you're gonna get the most antioxidant benefits from the dark chocolate. A lot of things we'll say dark chocolate. It's like something that says whole grain. It doesn't really an rich fiber or enriched do eighty five percent or higher bidder. So I tend to go that LASSO drink my coffee, black. I like dark chocolate very dark. So if you can handle that, the darker you go, the more accidents it's going to be packed with. You're gonna get more benefits from it, but at least at least seventy seventy two percent. If you can. Next up is dates? Yeah. So I go get smoothies once in a while and a lot of places are using dates as a natural sweetener. And there's a reason they make great sugar replacement. The fruit has naturally high sugar content for point, five grams in one of those big yummy Mitchell dates, which I think are the best. But because it's natural and it's a company by the fiber you find in the dates, you won't feel that sudden spike or leader crash in your glucose levels. So what we suggest is to spread some natural nut butter onto one or two dates for an energizing and filling after noon snack, which I'm totally into that idea. It's kinda like that peanut butter and jelly vied got going on. Yeah, I'm gonna try that again. If I have this with someone recently to and not about dates, it was about kale. Kale look putting this moving. Don't even know it's there. So if you have a hang up with dates or you know, maybe it's the texture. Some people don't like bacon. Or throw it just throw in the blender and get that natural sweetener. And then this is a place where sugar can can be a benefit. But again, if you if you're taking sugar, you wanna make sure you're balancing that with either fiber or healthy fats to slow down the body's absorption enough it. So you don't get back that crash but sugar's is not the the adage sugar sugar is the artificial sweeteners and flavors, additives that are the problem though when sugar comes in annual form like this, yes, it still sugar. But again, accompanied by fiber or paired up with with the healthy fat lake and almond butter, something that it's a great solution. So another energy boosting food and one that that you know, I'm a big fan of against some people, love it or hate it, maybe beans, and the reasons that beans are rich and complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein, which promotes a slow, steady rise and fall of blood glucose levels, and it helps stabilize your energy levels. Also the b. vitamin iron content can provide an added energy boosts so three being salads may be vegetarian chili or even just ro some some chick peas for an. Easy energy boosting snack that gives you a crunchy texture and something a little bit different. You can even find them if you don't wanna, make them at home on your own by just kind of lamb out on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for like ten minutes. You know, this were cinnamon. Exactly. Tossed cinnamon or some spices that help add that energy boost as well. Or you can just find package options eat this. Not that team really likes good being chickpea snacks to mind and easy to have handy. Definitely watermelon. We're talking watermelon. I'm going to be sad when it's not watermelon season anyone. We're getting that point. I love summer watermelon, but you can find it here and there throughout the year it's called watermelon because it's primarily up before which is good and hydrating, but also help you stay bright item. Bushy tailed. An average size watermelon. Wedge has six percent of your daily value of vitamin b. six and minerals like magnesium and potassium, which makes it naturally enter energy boosting. That was that was the prising to me. I thought it was hydrating, but what boost. Bussan vitamins. I think that's B-vitamins like when you really start to get down into it and you realize what these foods do, what they deliver. I've been really focused on vitamins. I do a lot of endurance training, so it's really critical. And then when I had that moment where I was, you know, really testing the vegetarian diet myself, you realize b twelve something that vegetarian lot of edge -tarian vegans may lacks supplementing at b, twelve and noticed. You know, after after realizing that I should have been noticed, my energy pick backup. So again, it's it's these little things that have a big impact. Another little thing that can have impact Chia seeds, and I'm a huge fan of Chia seeds, put him in my oatmeal every morning. I put them in smoothies, mix it with some almond milk and some cacao powder and put it in the fridge for nice little cheat pudding. You can even mash up and banana to that. If you want sweetened with some natural Honey, maybe maybe. Maybe some dates as well. But you know, if if you're looking for a steady flow of energy throughout the day, adding some Chia seeds to anything that you're eating salads, that's is it's an easy solution. The ratio of protein fat and fiber makes the perfect combination for stable energy release and study in the journal strength and conditioning found that eating Chia seeds, enhanced exercise performance for ninety minute workouts in a similar way that Gatorade does. But without all the trigger. So again, like you like foods and foods that are natural and pure like they have all these powers, but it's easy to kind of reach for the the splashy kind of thing, maybe commercial for. But again, here's here's a little getting a bag of cheese and keeping handy is such an easy thing to do. It into anything next up is avocado. 's my favorite. They say that you are what you eat. And if that's the case, I'm a strong percentage of. So my looking green today. I, I'm kind of obsessive what is not to love about Advocaat does besides being delicious and super satiated. ING of our are major, energy boosters. They have all of that healthy monounsaturated fat that the body can use for energy and lots of those b. vitamins that you're mentioning, which naturally boost energy levels as well. Here's another food that smoothie in a salad. Like I literally will just take half an avocado slice thin and just spread the slices across some whole grain bread and through a little hot sauce on there for easy snack. You thrown on whole grain crackers for an easy snack. This is this is super simple. It's delicious. It's creamy, it's it's nature's butter. It's so good and easy enough to find and get a hold of. And you know if you if you really want, you know, don't want to go in on on the avacado scooper then makes you listen to our kitchen hacks because you'll find out what you can do with simple spirit. Our next one is, you know, I can. I can feel people cringing already sardines, but I talked about vitamin b. twelve before. And if you want that natural energy that shot of between would offer up, then peel back deans, they are there. Some of the Richard sources of be twelve and it's a nutrient it's essential for helping to convert blood into energy. So that's where you get the energy boost from from vitamin b, twelve. In other b vitamins, they're packed with protein, which can help stabilize your blood sugar levels. While the mega three fatty acids can actually help reduce fatigue inducing inflammation. So again, if you're sizing lot or stressed or feel cold coming on, this is another. This is another good reason to to try some sardines and again over a salad or just eat them as a snack. You know, if you can, if you can stomach Amman, it's not for everybody. Of course, I like sardines all the time. They send me my grandpa. We always had them growing up. So little style for me. This was shocking to me sauerkraut. And it's another one where it's like starting sauerkraut like we started with all the fun stuff does Dr. Now. Now we're into the nitty gritty. We're gonna. We're gonna test result of some of some of our listeners here. So I know about like it's more than a hot dog topping, it's for mended cabbage, I knew all about the probiotics and that it helps gut health and it helps improve digestion. But I didn't realize is that the right balance of your gut flora can actually help combat low energy and your sleep issues, which I have once in a while. So I'm going to be putting sauerkraut on everything under the sun. Just to try. It's it's sour kraut, right? It's community, I'm sure like would be the same kind of thing. Kimchi kimchi. What this what this underscores is, you know, sauerkraut is an easy one, like throw some sauerkraut on, you know, on hot dog I guess is is one way of doing it. But again, like you can use it in a bunch of different dishes. Just Google sauerkraut recipes and a lot of stuff will come up. What really underscores again, it's like you think about the things that you're putting your body and how they fuel your body and and how important your gut health, right? You're the the bio of your stomach, all those billions and billions of bacteria that are in there. And do you have good bacterium? Do you have bad bacteria and eating good, natural, healthy foods, high in fiber protein vegetables. You know a lot of plant based foods, some good, some good, you know, grass-fed beef in something like that. That's going to improve the environment in your stomach, and therefore it's going to make you less likely to get sick. It's going to give you more energy, like all of these things you don't. It's not. You don't think you don't think you think about what's on the plate and think about where it's going, but it's that invite. In Minnesota, like where you know the joke was always like, well, it's all going to place anyway, right? That place is really, really important by the way. So here's, here's an example of that. So our last one again, it's it's love it or hate it. I love it by the way, a spirit. Unfortunately, I might be the only one in my house who actually does. Natalie will eat it depend- depending on how it's cooked, try grilling. Sometimes it could be a little tough for me, but roasted just the right way softens up enough and also roasted with potatoes, brussel sprouts, mushrooms and maybe some sliced steak on top there that helps kind of get it down. But look again, it's the hi v the high vitamin b content in asparagus that support healthy energy levels. And it turns carbs into glucose which you need for energy. And also it's a low glycemic index foods. So that means it's energy is released gradually and lasts longer instead of a high glycemic index food like a candy bar or something higher in sugar that gives you that quick burst and then fades fast, and that's perfect to help get you through the day. So there are you experience spirit, team asparagus. A lot. All day. I'm the only one who could smell it for the most part. Yeah, it's out of your system real fast. It's worth it. There you have it well, whether you need energy booster nam. These are some great foods to add into your wherever you can. They're packed with vital nutrients and healthy fats and protein to keep you fuller longer and energized throughout the day. And you can still have your Cup of coffee in the morning by the way. So for even more of an insider scoop on the best foods to eat no matter the situation, be sure to visit our website, eat this dot com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. 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The BEST Slow Cooker Tips

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22:57 min | 2 years ago

The BEST Slow Cooker Tips

"And welcome to the podcast. Brought to you by Bob's red. Mill I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy. Hey, everyone in this episode. We're gonna go deep into one of probably the easiest ways to get a crowd pleasing meal on the table, not fast, but easy, and that's your slow cooker. Right. I mean who doesn't love the slow cooker and here in the northeast where we are. It's it's definitely fall. Slow cooker season. Right. And what is your favorite thing about cooking us little cooker, though? I'll there's many things, but the way it makes my apartment's. Ten people. I I will bet you money people would have the same answer. Right. And it's so easy. I love the the way when I cooked chicken thighs just off the bone. They're so tender pork make pulled pork. Like, it's unbelievable. There's no other way that I personally could make it that he's in that tender. It's fantastic. And especially like, there's there's definitely the sense the way it feels the house 'cause like low and slow all day long, just fills your house with those sense dinner and just mouth watering for an entire day. And look if in there's the convenience factor, right? If you are on the go all day long. Maybe no one's home all day. It's very get everything set low heat all day long. What is better than walking in your front door or your back door? However, you come home getting hit immediately with the scent of dinner and know that it's ready. Yeah. Like, there's no there's no prep. There's no getting like how many pots and this and that and who's cooking who's no just get a ladle or four. Or whatever it is that you're dishing out get a platinum bowl and bang dinner on the table. That's my poor dog crazy though. He's part. Beagle. His nose is amazing. So that thing is cooking for like, eight hours meets driving, the neighbors have low cooker. In his own house. But you know, the benefit of the slow cooker convenience is also kind of the challenge of this Loker as we're going to see here in this episode because because it's so easy because it's so convenient. There are a lot of mistakes that are easy to make. And it's it's you know. Few few cooking tools are as convenient and versatile as your slow cooker, especially if you don't have our suspend stirring, over the stove league, we talked about, and you know, what's better than throwing a bunch of ingredients in a one pot and just turning it on and letting go and then dishing out later that said there are a few things that you have to know about using slow cooker, and these are the kinds of things that, you know, they're not going to completely destroy your meal at the end of the day. But if you pay attention to them, and if you fix them and make these small adjustments it gets that much better. And we're not talking like major things all of a sudden don't make this a convenience. It's still a super means. It's just the timing of things and and what to use and one not to use. And what cook and what not to cook? So hopefully, these things really help you up your so cooker game because a little bit. This is this is an example of where a little bit can really go a long way makes a big difference in the end. Yeah. So let's let's dive in. Let's let's let's get fast with the slow cooker. Can't. This of course. Well, a lot of people might think that slow cookers are really only just for soups stews and Chili's one of the main things I actually make my slow cooker. So their fantastic to make these things, but there's so much more. They can do just like you said, they're extremely versatile like roasts ham, casseroles, Meatloaf, you can even do desserts cake souffles Custer's. I mean, there's so many things. So if you're slow cooker is just your go-to tool for one or two things why not just expand and just try different recipes. Yeah. Well, in a lot of people don't think about this, and I came across this, and and it's really lifesaver, especially at the holiday time Christmas time, we have everybody in our house, and you don't think about this low cooker for breakfast anything about it for dinner. Get ready in the morning, let go all day meal. Or like kind of like a French toast bake almost in. So you set it overnight. I let it go overnight and in the morning as soon as everybody is up. You don't have to worry about like the chaos of like who's opening where we sitting and breakfast is ready. It's hot it, smells you come down the stairs, and it smells like, cinnamon. And just the listen ready to go. And then only gonna do is make the pot of coffee, and if you have like an automatic coffee pot, then anything nothing come downstairs in the. So really, I think that's the thing. That was my biggest challenges I use it for Chile all the time start using it for like things like she can catch toy or something like that soups, obviously. But to think about pork. And some of those other things you can really expand your horizons and not really go out of your way to do. So and explore the options thing about different meals like think about look at the different breakfast options, obviously meals, one in the French, toast, kind of bakes and those kinds of things, but just simply look around finest slow cooker cookbook or just Google checkout. Eat this not that there's tons and tons on this dot com. There are tons of slow cooker tips and recipes there so really expand your horizons. Get the most out of it. Another thing that is a common mistakes, definitely one. I have have made in the past is that you're probably using too much liquid when you're working in the slow cooker, and this is one of the most common slow cooker mistakes because unless you're making a soup or stew, you really don't need extra liquid because if you add liquid to every recipe, you probably end up with too much leftover once the cooking time is up why because it's low and slow heat. So there's evaporation right? It's not like cooking on the stove top where you're going to lose a lot of that that moisture in that liquid evaporation or steam, so and also all the water that's in the ingredients is cooking down into there. There's there's water coming in that way as well. Whether it's edgy meat or poultry doesn't matter. It's all going to seep into the crock pot. So what you wanna do is actually start with less liquid than you think like maybe cut up by third to start and kind of play with a little bit. But don't go all in things that you need to kind of put the liquid otherwise things are going to dry out. That's not going to be the case in something. Like, the slow cooker. Yeah. That's something. I've learned recently. To I make this great chicken recipe, and you kind of have onions and garlic, and you just put a little bit of coconut amino, which is a great, healthy alternative to soy sauce. I said garlic, but I'm gonna say it again because I love garlic and just a few ingredients and the new layer the chicken, and I'm like, well, where's where's a liquid by the end of it the vegetables and the chicken there's so much in that pie. And it's it's fantastic. Exactly need. Perfect. Perfect. And you want to be careful because textures as a real easy thing to screw up and with too much liquid. Like, that's the kind of thing where you know, again, it's not going to crush your meal. But if the meals just a little too, mushy Soghi flavors will be there. But the texture won't be. So by by cutting some of that liquid you're going to get a better texture. And that's where a little bit goes a long way. Exactly. The next one. I'm definitely. Everyone does I can't help myself don't lift the lid, I know it's so tempting to peak. I mean, it's it's sitting there for hours it, smells, so good. Just want a little peek, but you gotta resist that urge to lift up the lid because you know, it's slow cooker takes its time. But when you lifted up or you sneak a sniffer peak, you're just letting that valuable heat escape, and then you're cooking time is going to you know, you're gonna have to cook it longer so just be patient, and then you can reap the benefits of and also what are you check on it? Burning. I just get excited on extra whiff of the goodness. Right. You want like full force like waft of whatever it is. You're getting and I think it's one of those things like locum like a child. I know I'm supposed to do it. But I really want to anyway, I felt compelled to stir something. Yeah, I've lived Lynn stir this, but it's like really you don't need to stir it let the little thing leave the lid on until you get to that last, you know, forty five minutes or so because then it's like done its job and buying the Heat's built up enough. And maybe a quick peek won't won't hurt so bad. But don't do it early. Don't do it often for sure another thing that is easy to kinda mix up. And again, something we're all guilty of using uncooked, pasta or rice. And look the the slow cooker is a very versatile cooking. However, some ingredients like pasta and rice are best cooked separately part of the reasons because as we said you wanna cut down on the liquid memory. So there's not enough liquid to to really kinda cook those things through and also like we just. Talked about just now. Because it's a slow cooker. It takes a lot of time to build that heat up. So it doesn't really get hot enough. Right. You you're not gonna get that boiling water to cook. Those things affectively the slow cookers not going to get that done for you. So instead cook them separately. And then add the pasta and rice to your slow cooker at the end of the cook time. So if you're doing like, I've done like, I said chicken catch Tori is something that I've done in this low cooker don't try and put it all in and make make one pot chicken with including the pasta. Get the vegetables get the chicken in there the sauce in there. Let that go. And then when you come home, I mean, it's hard to boil pot of water and cook pasta for ten minutes. You know, maybe maybe wanna cut the time on the cooking short, and then put it in and let it seep in there for for that last half hour or something like that to finish off. But don't just put dry pasta or rice in there. That's not gonna turn out. Well, not at all like, I'm working. Now. Another thing that's easy to add too. Soon is herbs fresh herbs because when foods simmers for a long time the flavor. Soft and mellow out. And some herbs aren't strong enough to withstand that heat for all those hours. So like soft herbs like parsley chives. They will break down and the flavors won't be there on the other hand. If you have hardy herbs like Rosemary time or even bay leaves. You can add those at the beginning and they'll carry through with the flavor. So just wait till the end like you said, maybe forty five minutes before or even even right before your serving to add that freshness. Which is, you know, pop of herbs, I think that's the thing. And look I've done this and have up until this moment actually until into into just now. Because again, it's that convenience thing. Like, okay. Everything goes in the in the in the earlier, I get those herbs in like all the flavors just kind of like do there. That's where the magic happens little did. I know that there's no magic happening. I'm actually cooking out the flavor and more portly. Like, you said that freshness. The scent is what really kind of gets tamped down and that such a place such a big role in how we taste in the hell things. The flavors that's part of the experience. So you just kind of water that experienced down. So definitely be careful with the herbs I will now start to add them in the last hour of cooking myself when you're allowed to. When. Yeah. No. That's that's that's a big one. And again, one of those things that you probably don't think of going to have a huge impact on on the mail. Whatever your cooking. And you know, look in line with that. And everything else we've talked about don't add all of the ingredients at once guilty as charged on this almost every time. I've used the slow cooker probably and look this is a hard one. Because because again, it's the convenience. It's like dump it all in let go all day, and we're good. However, if you throw a handful of ingredients in the slow cooker and come home several hours later expecting ready to serve meal, you might be a little bit disappointed. Instead think about layering the the ingredients overtime, especially because things have different kind of cook times. And as you said like with the herbs, you know, there are some that are hardier than others. Same thing with like vegetables, right there ones that will cook a lot faster than some of the hardly root vegetables. You wanna get in on the early side other things like mushrooms in spiritus and softer ones. Like don't need as. Much time. So if you can stagger. If you can layer those ingredients, you're going to have again, it gets back to something. We we mentioned early texture that mouth field some things you want to hold onto that crunchiness in that texture and freshness. If you will because you don't wanna cook out the flavor and the sent don't want a big bowl of mush at the end of it. Right. Well, speaking of delicious, texture foods, we've talked about bombs red melon, and how wonderful all their ingredients are, and you know, they play a role in in my house at home in my pantry almost everything that I cook, I'm a big fan of just wholesome ingredients. And also just brands that I can trust. And what you put in your body is so important, which is why we're so thankful that companies. Like Bob's red mill produce quality products that we can stand behind head bobs Reginald dot com to shopping score. They're huge range of products and get inspiration from hundreds literally there are hundreds of recipes, and they're all delicious and will want to make you dive into your kitchen right away bombs read. We'll mix. It possible to eat healthy and cook delicious food, the employees owned company has been offering organic gluten free in stone. 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I'm guilty of that. Of course. So it's going to dry out the meet the textures not going to be there. So definitely just look for chicken thighs chicken legs. They work much better than I all use. This is chicken thighs when I when I cook chicken and slow cooker. And actually if you take the skin off, it's a tiny bit more, caloric. But it tastes a lot better. It's often cheaper at the store to buy can it's higher in like iron, zinc, a lot of vitamins and for just a little tiny calorie increase. It's totally worth it. And look and the other thing. With what you're saying. This is also a time that you have to really worry about like the fat and all those kinds of things because there's other stuff in there. Right. It's it's part of the kind of concert of ingredients that happens in a slow cooker. It's not just like, you know, two big chicken legs on a plate with like a little serving vegetables. Like, your cooking something that's has all that stuff in there. And I've definitely made the mistake because I do, you know chicken catch toys like an easy one pot meal for family, and I thought to myself like why not just I'm not doing this in the slow cooker? Like, why am I getting the pot and like get everything going? So I was just like I would cut up the chicken breasts into bite size and just put and just put it all in there, which you know. Why has this chicken tough this isn't work? Well, at all the first time, I did I did both in the same slow cooker. I did thighs and breasts, and there was a vast difference. I was like, okay, I'm only eating these pieces, but totally worth it. And also, you know when you're cooking the slow cooker. You don't need all the butter and oil and everything else. All those added fats cook that the more. Just gotta take advantage out. Yeah. And look another thing that that, you know, like chicken breasts that you have to be really careful of is veggies view things radish like mushy flavourless veggies and to avoid this hardy vegetables like onions and carrots into bigger chunks than you. Normally would and add the more delicate vegetables if you will like spinach, mushrooms softer ones at them towards the end. And let them kind of will just kind of do what they need to do. But those hardier ones like, you know, still go bigger chunks because otherwise it'll cook down to fast, and nobody wants mushy carrots in there. Nope. Less your less for baby. Then maybe, you know, gave me food. This one might be pretty self explanatory. But don't overfill the pot resist to stuff into the gills as many ingredients as possible leave at least one inch of space the top in case of bubbles over. But also so you get some air flow in their circulating around. And so if you're you know, like we mentioned before you do hams and roasts and bigger items, if they don't all fit in the slow cooker just cut off a chunk stick in the freezer, and then cook it later, don't just. Sham it in like sitting on the top of the pilot stuff at now. But probably know somebody who asking for a friend. But no at the thing it's like you'd never think about like, cutting it down. And and also it's like, look, that's you know, cooking like you said like needs needs needs air coons is science more more than anything else. And if it doesn't have the right ratio and kind of you let those things do what they need to do air so vital when it comes to like the slow cooker in the heat and how everything plays together. I've definitely done this. I've definitely got like a little close. And then you're definitely not lifting because you're of. His face. Yeah. That's that's one. They you know, you gotta definitely want to be more aware of and another one is. Getting a little heavy handed with with spices. We've already Salish that slow cooking mellows out flavors over time. And that means if you if you wanna flavor to stay strong and carry through to the end, you need to add a little more of it than you might normally do if you're looking dish with garlic as you have expressed that you definitely do. Put it put in more at the beginning or throughout if you wanted to taste garlicky at the end. Right. So don't just like kind of like dump it all in the beginning. And use what's on what's called for in the recipe. Let's say, but like you said like garlic, and then get going, and then maybe more garlic to kind of make sure that that carries through at the end and doesn't cook down and out too much? Yeah. And the other side of that. So it's one thing if I love crush red pepper pepper. So if you have any other dish, and you just put sprinkled over the top you're gonna get a little heat. I made the mistake of adding that in the beginning, and I I like my food spicy. But after eight hours of this tried red pepper in my chill. I burn my face. It was way too much. Yeah. Yes. So just maybe add spices. Like that with a lighter, touch or towards the end another thing that I loved to do which again, I just talked about how I really enjoy cooking chicken thighs. Always brown. Your meet a lot of people. Don't know that because. Yeah, you could throw raw meat into the slow cooker, and it cooks it fine as long as it cooks throughout. But if you have time Browning in a pan before just add a little more texture flavor, and it makes a big difference. So I always just kind of get the pan really hot sear the sides of the chicken, and then just throw it in and let it do its thing. Tiptoe to my mom like I watched her do this all growing up, and I was always baffled. I'm like why even like doing extra work extra work? But it's like again also that that flavor like there's when you Brown it and kind of get that Christie exterior. It's one thing you can't get with with the slow cooker. So you kind of do that you get outside sear, and then get it into get a cook through and again kind of seal that moisture in I don't know if it actually seals. Sure. But at least, you know, mentally, I it's more of just a texture. Asian waivers different flavor. Profile there as well. So good job. Mom, you've been doing it. Right. All of these years, and I have not really paid attention because I started the raw meat in the in the slow cooker. Now, you will always right to to listen to mom, always that's the ultimate lesson of this episode. And finally, look we've said this before with other episodes and just because you're using a slow cooker and cooking like all day long. And a lot of cases you still have to use a food thermometer. You still should use a food thermometer anyway. And this is this is a food safety issue, especially when you're recipe involves me putting in in in Rami, of course, uncooked me after all large chunks of meat. We'll take longer than smaller chunks to cook. So you wanna be careful there in the suggested cooking time may not end up being long enough, right especially because it's hard to kind of dial in on how hot it actually gets in your slow. Cooker models will vary. How many times you peak in? Right. And if you're if you're if you're heavy on the lift then want to be extra careful the only way to know for sure that your food is ready to eat is to use food thermometer. And then that way, you know, like, if it's chicken, if it's pork if it's if it's red meat, you know, with the proper temperature is going to be for for for a healthy portion and a healthy serving or how you like it. So you can check and be certain and you don't have to worry about anything. You can focus on how delicious the meal is. And how wonderful your home, smells, right? So good. And it's an easy thing to do. I mean, using it for read one that you have to stick into chunks like you, can that's nice one of those. I know I should get one school. The one I use most often as the digital because you don't have to calibrate. So you stick it in and just turn it on. And it's already calibrated so fancy pants this because I need a full proof. We'll yeah, I don't trust myself to calibrate food thermometer, even through so digital like, you know, we're digital watch only if I could well there you have it if you will fill the room with the list inner sense and fill your bellies with warm tender, delicious meals, like the slow cooker. And hopefully, these tips will help you really dial in your slow cooker, skills, even more. So you can leverage this unsown kitchen hero all your long, not just in the in the cool, months and fall we are now for even more of an insider scoop on the best foods to eat. No matter the situation be sure to visit our website, eat this dot com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at eat this not that I know you can even subscribe to our new eat this not that magazine just to subscribe on our homepage to find out more importantly, let us know food choices on your mind, tackle them here for you. So you can be confident that. Making the right choice every time thanks for listening. We hoping join us again for steady stream of fun, informative and mind-blowing food knowledge from John Hayman, Megan Murphy, and a bunch of experts and guests that will help you eat this not that.

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The Best Fast Food Fries

Eat This, Not That!

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

The Best Fast Food Fries

"Welcome to the PODCAST. I'm John Hammond and this is Megan Murphy everybody in Meghan to you know what July thirteenth enlighten me John. I'm not sure it's national Friday. Get it Friday. That's right. It's not just Friday the thirteenth. It's it's national. FRY is in French fry day. I love it. There is a holiday forever you right I mean is there anything more addictive or satisfying than French fries. I do like a good French. I do you have a favorite fry. Not necessarily I wouldn't call one out over the other by like them really crispy. I like them perfectly salted and every once in a while you know make fun of me or not. I like sweet potato fry. I'm not going to be funny I am. I'm a big fan of sweet potato. I get them anytime I can. It's it's one of the things that that that these e R founder and C._E._o.. Of course mocks me and we're out here price. He's like who could sweet potato for some what people do because whether on the menu totally sweet potato fry. He's probably never even tried did he probably beating handfuls of your favorite like Goto don't have I don't have a Go-to oh to like fast food. Fry it well. I don't have a Go-to but the one that just cripples me every time our five guys fries five guys prize as soon as I go and you're standing there smelling them and I get the bag in the bag is sopping up the grease. That's right away. I never make the right home without eating handful which is good because they just pour them like right in the bag so there's plenty when I get home. Nobody realizes that you know half the bag is gone but probably one of the most amazing French fry experiences <music> I've ever had natalie and I were on our way. We were in San Francisco and we went out to <hes> across the bridge into like Sonoma county went to Healdsburg and Healdsburg bar and grill and we had the Parmigiana truffle fry comes out in like a little bucket like a little metal bucket and we're like I feel like this is something we should order. It was one of the things where you immediately wanted to order a second bucket. Even though there are only two of us it was just like so savory every and delicious and indulgent and nothing that you would do regularly of course but I mean to this damning that was probably ten years ago and I'm still fries so I mean that's that's. That's probably that's a hi bar that is but fries. You know I don't care I like actually just prefer like last night. I just like carved up sweet potatoes and just Rosen and the grill and we had those with dinner or not in the groups are in the oven for like forty minutes or so the four twenty five and they caramelized and put a little salt and pepper on them to me. That's that's my idea of like fry like thick skin on like soft on the inside little crunchy on the outside. That's a good that's a good fry and just make it home in like forty minutes. Have you ever had disco go fries. Yeah I grew up in Jersey what to call diner girl exactly it's like some people call it teen if they're fancy Canadian but disco fries with gravy and cheese probably after a long night I mean that's kind of childhood for me at the diner. Defended the fact of the matter is there are so many options when it comes to fries you know there's the good old fashioned French fry like Dave's Dave standby right. There's curly. There's crinkle cut their sweet potato. There's a shoe string. There's waffle fries is there is <hes> Putin Chili fries dipping fries in mayonnaise or whatever your topping of choice might be so it doesn't it doesn't matter like fries. Are I guess that's why there's a national Friday like. Why wouldn't there be a national Friday exactly early? Americans love their fries. That's no surprise and here's a fun fact. The average American eats thirty pounds of French fries every year. I mean that that sounds grows when you say it but it is not surprising sitting no a year okay yeah so it's still it's still ends up actually believe it or not one third of vegetables consumed by Americans every year our potatoes right one third. It has taking all Schmidt eating vegetables. Officials will one third of the vegetables that we as Americans are potatoes and and it's it's not you know like it's seventy percent of the potatoes that actually are consumed in the U._S.. are frozen or processed right so it's fries or chips and according to the U._S._D._A.. Eh More than half of all potato sales go to processors of French fries chips dehydrated potatoes and other potato products so that's you know that's not the kind of potatoes you should be eating or the kind of vegetables that you should be ingesting. Those are the highly processed time but it's match. It's national Friday. So what are you GonNa do yeah. We're going to indulge once in a while. It's one of America's favorite you know Comfort Foods <hes> indulgence so if you're out on July thirteenth why not grab yourself some French fries so in honor of the fun food holiday. We're going to share with you today. The eat this not that team has their picks for the best fast food fries and stay tuned to the end of this episode because we're also going to share with you how you can make fries at home that may even be better than your go to favorites out and it's not just my lame sliced up sweet potato legit like regular French fries so in now before we get to our favorites there was actually a process of the team used to create these so you don't think they were just like picking their favorites because of how they tasted or anything they looked at nutrition they check the ingredients to make sure that they're mostly cleaning gradients for the most part not too many foreign additives or things that you can't pronounce certainly appearance inconsistency were factors and of course tastes was a big factor as well but so they rank them according to those criteria and I gotta say we're GonNa go through the top five here and it's surprising it's not so much. I guess what's on the list but it's not I think some are going to be very surprised when they the waiting and listening for their favorite and then it doesn't it doesn't hit and they're going to be like what the what's going on here but we weren't involved in this process. It does seem like taste these fries but I didn't in judge in in in this effort some I actually haven't had so anyway. Let's dive right into the top five fries so number five is the Chick-fil-a waffle potato fries so yes solid I mean people I feel like they're. They're a waffle person or they're not I mean these are everything you expect from a Frie- but they have that fun waffly shape in that good texture and these fries were our number five pick because they aren't overly seasoned and they hold up well to light dips like catch up but. It also the heavier depths like Mayo and ranch if you're into that sort of once in a while and medium size orders going to set you back three hundred sixty calories eighteen grams of fat and not too much sodium which a lot of fries have high sodium this only two hundred and eighty milligrams of sodium forty through grams of carbs so not bad. That's the number five pick. Do you have a dip of choice. What do you believe dipper fries? I'm usually catch up girl or sometimes I like vinegar on my fries vinegar. Oh Yeah that's nice. I mean every I love Ditz so sometimes I'm in honey muster motor barbecue but I'm usually destroyed. I saw so I I actually like spicy mustard. <hes> oh yeah I like spicy mustard on a lot of things so number four Wendy's fries which is surprising. I think you know when I think Wendy's I don't. I don't think a fries it doesn't come top of mind but you know here we go. I mean this was interesting because if you're on the prowl for like that classic French fry the Wendy's might be the best bet according to the team because although they could do without some of the inconsistent assistant textures it was just a really solid fry that delivered on all fronts and a medium size fries four hundred twenty calories nineteen grams of fat three and a half of those saturated the sodium cranks up a little bit compared to to Chick-fil-a it's four hundred twenty milligrams of sodium on this one so little little saltier but when it comes to fries you're exactly that's what you're craving when you when you create fries all right stick it quick break from our Fri- picks to talk about something that goes real good with salty fries and that's iced tea but just like these fries don't forget that a small decision can have a big impact and when it comes to decision that you make for your ice tea you WanNa go with honesty not because honesty has been on a mission for more than two decades now to create and promote great tasting healthy organic beverages through through their new campaign. 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That's twenty free travel packs of seventy nine dollar value with your first purchase at athletic greens dot com slash eat. This don't miss this deal now. Let's get back to some fries the number three on our list and this one. I haven't had personally it's dairy queen fries all day. I don't want to get dairy queen fries. It's not what I worked at Dairy Queen when I was sixteen and it was the yeah well they didn't have my dairy queen tiny stand in town with a drive through and some picnic tables we the hotdogs but we didn't have the fries. I feel like I missed out I know but the team reported did these to be perfectly salted and thick enough to hold up to dips and they're pretty darn good so regular size portions only two hundred ninety calories thirteen grams of fat five ninety milligrams sodium thirty nine carbs so so not that badly rationales but you you know again. I haven't had them personally. I am missing out where I grew up. We have dairy queen that was like the full sit down kind of order to get food and you could sit down. There's Burgers and fries and all those kinds of things and it was a long time ago. I don't really remember the fries. I only remember the Ice Creams of course but I've had them yeah but it just again. It's just not top of mind number two this one. I really like seeing here because if not five guys this is where I'm going it's shake shack fries and shake shack. It shook up our our expectations if you will with off get crunchy tators and they're the crinkle cut fries which which I like and look and love or hate it right some people that might throw thirty for a loop you don't like the crinkle cut fries you want your Friday b street and and and and skin on or all this guy but look don't hate on the crank Dunkin hit on the table I mean teach their own and but the fresh flavor will just put all your suspicions aside like you'll you'll be on the crinkle cut bandwagon after these end regular size. Fries with four hundred twenty calories nineteen grams of fat four hundred ninety grams of milligrams of sodium and that's not too bad again. This falls in line with with everything else. That's that's in the top five here. I like everything shake shack. I'm like shake shack girl. We went to a mets game at Citi field our first because we're not mets fans were red sox fans but the boys are just obsessed with baseball and there was a we got there and I saw there was a giant shake shack and we're like Oh my God. This is so perfect yeah. It's fantastic all right in the number one pick this surprise me as well. It's another fun shrew his on the edge of their nick but here comes the shock. It's a shock and this is not a fry that I typically go for but it's Arby's curly fries. I know that's a shocking number one but the team deemed with these ones that will keep coming back for although there nutritionals make them the ultimate cheat male. Maybe they taste delicious because it's going to be five hundred fifty calories twenty nine grams of fat. That's pretty whopping more than twelve twelve hundred milligrams of sodium sixty five grams of carbs so definitely not the healthiest pick but maybe that's why the team you know if you're going to indulge in Friday on the thirteenth. Maybe just you know they're perfectly season. They taste great for once in a while. Maybe try Arby's curly fries again. Look this is another place I don't really think of and think of fries or anything related where the we've got the meats like all that we have the curly fries and they're and they're and they're delicious dishes because check this out so I will. I will check out arbitrage. I'll get I'll give them a chance and again like you said like every now and then my fries every day so you don't worry about the calories and the sodium on this one on this one meal that you're GonNa have every now now and then like if if you are eating fries everyday then you dial that back and he's thinking about this into our podcast more than pleased so looking all you who are listening right now. You're probably wondering where the heck are McDonald's famous fries people through the top five live and everyone kept thinking okay. The next one is going to be the next one is going to be McDonalds. The McDonalds fries landed on the rankings. They were just outside the top five at number six also five guys as I mentioned one of my per. One of my personal favorites came in at number eight a great so look if you want to forgo the fast food fried damage obviously as a less sodium when you're talking about twelve hundred and fifty milligrams and fire up a batch of deliciously addictive spuds at home our very own Dave's Zenko who mocked me for my sweet potato fries and in his mouth that CO author Matt Goulding. Have you covered with their rosemary. Parmesan fries sound pretty good these sound fantastic all the ingredients that I love okay so here's what you'll need. We're going to go through the recipe for you to medium Russet. I sit potatoes two tablespoons of canola oil salt to taste and maybe pepper if that's if that's your thing to to close of garlic very finely minced. I'd probably add more just because I'm gonNA garlic junkie but at least two first familiar one teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves degree by the way to beautiful out great and a quarter cup graded parmesan cheese so now it's time to fire them up preheat the oven to four twenty five degrees Fahrenheit Peel your potatoes and cut them into quarter inch fries. That's about twice. The thickness of McDonald's fries a little thicker soak the potatoes in warm water for at least fifteen minutes before cooking them then drain them and. Pat them dry very thoroughly. Make sure they're nice and dry combine the fries and the oil in a mixing bowl and toss them until they're evenly coated and then you're gonNA season them thoroughly with salt. We want good salt on these fries but we're also having Parmesan cheese so you don't have to go overboard you could it always add more later versus over-salting and then you're going to spread the fries out on a large baking sheet being careful that they don't overlap have a nice even layer. It's so important people so important to cook with soggy FRY crispy. It's I gotTA spread. 'em Out to us to sheets. If you have to absolutely and then you're going to make them for thirty minutes until the fries are just tender in lightly Brown on the outside and then you're going to take them out sprinkle them with the garlic Rosemary Mary and Parmesan cheese all those Yemi flavors return it to the oven for another ten minutes until the cheese is melting in the garlicky is lightly Brown and your house is GonNa Smell Amazing and then we john and I want to be invited over to enjoy these with view but these fries are only you know this recipe serves for people hundred ninety calories eight grams of fat and only two hundred forty milligrams of sodium so that is not bad at all for aside or a snack. I mean that's the thing that's the difference between in eating out and making something at home right I talked about making my own sweet potato wedges and fries I guess but again it's just a little salt and pepper a little bit of oil to to get them in the oven so they crisp up and caramelized nice and there's there's not a lot of damage there but if you look at some of these these fast food fries and the ones that were not that were outside the top five by the way like McDonald's and and all the others there were there were far more ranked here. We just went through the top five. You realize like how much damage can be done. Why feel kind of crummy afterwards totally I mean they? They're good going down but like an hour later like God Tom's so maybe try the homemade on July thirteenth. If you don't WanNa go out for some national Friday you know if you're not going to go out and get your own favorite fast food fries than try these these fries right here and let us know what you think. It was pretty tasty so there you have it now. You are fully prepared to celebrate national Friday and look if it's not July thirteenth li-listening to this words or it's GonNa past who cares you could celebrate your own national Friday or or or make these delicious Rosemary Parmesan fries. Just you know be aware of the choices that you're making and be aware that they're they're good choices. Okay choices not so good choices but at the end of the day don't beat yourself up over it if you're just having prize every now and then enjoy darn fry whatever fried whether they're currently sweet potato whatever you're dipping them in whether they're super salty or not salty war crinkle cut fries. Don't give up on the crinkle cut fries shake shack and try those shakes. Whatever you WanNa do you WANNA do? We hope that you enjoyed all of this great free information that you're ready to celebrate the holiday holiday in air quotes in moderation of course meantime be sure to share this so your friends can equally be shocked by McDonald's not being in the top by the way shared on on facebook or twitter or instagram wherever you have to to make noise it's necessary about the snub McDonald's snub and in the meantime subscribe and let us know what we're doing. Leave US reading and let us know your thoughts on this show. Oh thanks for listening. We hope you'll get next time until then I'm John Hammond and I'm Megan Murphy and be sure to keep letting us know what food thoughts on your mind. You can email us at podcast at eat this dot com and we're going to tackle all your burning questions for you here as we.

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Amazing Alternatives for Kitchen Tools

Eat This, Not That!

16:54 min | 2 years ago

Amazing Alternatives for Kitchen Tools

"Into the podcast brought to you by Bob's red mill on John Hammond, and this is making Murphy. And in this episode we're unveiling some major kitchen hacks that can save you time and money because you won't have to buy as many gadgets, hopefully, and we'll show you how you can use some of those. You know, Hindi kitchen utensils that you already have to pull double duty. Right? And this is this is this kind of a fun one because I'm one of those guys that like I'm. Gear person like jets. Or or gadget girl. Guy think of course, but like it's one of those things where it's like like herbs IRS, right? Like I've herbs used twice right collected many times. I like I like knowing that I have herbs IRS, but I don't really use them all that much. So all of a sudden it's like I have drawers and like the count the thing on the counter that's like stuffed with all these things. What I probably just need a rubber spatula, a wooden spoon and maybe to other things. But there's all this other stuff in there was like three different like whiskers, like there's like rubber, rubberized one. There's like the steel one. You don't really need all this stuff. Right? And you're in your handy in the kitchen. I love to cook and I, I mean, who doesn't love a good kitchen hack, but I'm definitely a gadget guy way too many kitchen gadgets. I get super excited and geek out, overt new kitchen gear. But a lot of it, you know, I don't use day to day and then when space is limited and you wanna stay organized in your drawers and not have like cabinets, like overflowing stuff, you don't use every day, you know, I always like to. Okay every so often. Let's just go back. Little bit. Yeah, sometimes less is more. Yeah. I'm little times Moore's more. So if you if you if your best with kitchen gadgets, hey, go on to your. Counter space and worse base than whatever, then that's fine. The different island, a couple of tips in here that you use, but otherwise you'll be like, you guys are crazy. I love all my gadgets, but if you are looking to just be a little more efficient, little more effective kind of pare down and get some of your counter space or shelf space or jor space back then these tips are going to be for you. Look in truth is most common utensils can actually pull double duty in the kitchen, right? It's just about how you look at it. You know that the avocado Piter was absolutely adorable, and I know you need it in the moment, but in reality it's just a glorified spoon, right? Just get just get a soup and just like scoop avocado out. So you know, while we hope that all of these cool new gadgets will make life much easier. They probably won't at the end and finding new uses for the things that you already have is way easier. It's going to save you money. It's gonna save you time and it doesn't clear up your space. So let's get to the this. Not that kitchen hacks. So everybody has a pair of metal tongs, right, of course. So you can actually use them to squeeze lemons and limes. When you juice citrus by hand, sometimes you, you don't get all the juice out to squeeze really hard, and then you get your hands are a mess. And instead of getting a specific citrus juicer, which I'm guilty of, but because I didn't know this tip, but you can use a pair of tongues to squeeze down really hard on the citrus, just put him up at the top where the tongues are close together, and it also helps keep the pits in there. So the pits don't don't use the phone, but like the wide talking about, like, put up towards the access points of the pinching, you'll get more leverage up there. So I wouldn't things. I could not live in my kitchen without. I've to metal tongs and then the rubberized tongs, right for like the nonstick surface. Bryce tongs for for that kind of stuff like scramble scrambled eggs with them, cook, grow with them, like I have a juicer, like citrus juicer. I think twice I saw recently, I'm like, oh, I should. I'm gonna use like put some fresh lemon on the salad. And then I'll just be like, whatever I'll just squeeze it. But then like, like you said, like all the seeds come out and like you don't get it all and like you've got really bring it. And now it's just like my hands are all Lemonier limi- which you know worse things. I've never thought about just kind of pinching it in the in the tongues, but that top part and just getting some leverage, my hands aren't all citrusy, not not bad, not a bad tip. Here's another one. You gotta slotted spoon. Right? Of course, use it to separate egg whites. There's nothing more annoying than pouring the yoke of a cracked egg back and forth trying to get all the way down there still that piece of just kind of hangs in fighting with. And finally, you're just like, forget it. Like I stole the show on the disposal. It's a tedious process. It's frustrating, so don't bother instead just crack the. Put it, put it in the bowl that you're gonna mix in, take your slotted spoon and just scoop out the oaks and all the white will just separate bound and Bank. There you go. Slotted spoon, even though I love it. Another one is stop wasting part of your strawberries by. Yeah, because you know, sometimes it feels like you're cutting off a good chunk of the actual berry, try to remove the stem. So the solution is to poke a straw through the bottom point of the strawberry in push it through. It should poke right out the top and take the same with it. Vons everyone house loves strawberries would by a lot last robberies, and it's it's, I always think like, oh, so wasteful. You cut the tops off to kind of cut them up and put them in yogurt or my morning meal, or just slice them up for the boys for lunch or dinner. I just think like guy like all, again, food waste, like here's like a third of like you just kind of top off to kind of like almost a little bit to get down really low. Right? Exactly. Time actually like paradise but straw from the bottom Bank like come on, hang. Explains her more like an anything slicer about this one x lasers are so multi-purpose. They should just be called food slicer because whether it's blocks up, mozzarella mushrooms, a cooked hot dog. Maybe this little gadget is like Jack of all trades in the kitchen. Right? You just put something down full full down on top of it and they go nice evenly. I loved it for like like mushrooms and stuff like that. Know just like get nice even slices because otherwise you sent me and trying to slice especially small things like that. And you're like, pain doesn't work slicer so I don't have. Eight hundred one gadget I don't have. This is this is genius. Otherwise, I know you love pancakes. So your boys, I love pancakes too. You can create perfect pink aches with your Turkey baster actually. So instead of using a scoop or just pouring you're better onto a Skillet and hoping for the best a Turkey baser will give you more control over the batter falls, and then you can even get creative and make some fun shapes, which is a great idea for the boys or if you have kids like before you know it, you'll be making those Mickey Mouse pancakes. What I like is like you could control the size a little more even, you know, because when I cook for the boys and when we do the pancake breakfast on on Sunday mornings, I have. I use like a soup ladle basically to come out like lumpy and it's the pan in science where it's like an amoeba right. And I'm like, oh, and then there's like one's like super big one, super small. But like now the space on my pan is running out so I can't really add another one. But what I like about this, I'm gonna try. This is that you're going to have a lot more kind of pinpoint control over how big like you're really going to get. Like if you want silver dollar size, you could do silver dollar size, and you know just how much putting their and scored out in like in, it's going to like distribute far more evenly. So this again, like you probably don't have a dedicated like pancakes, Cooper kind of thing. Like I said, I use a soup ladle, but Turkey baster sounds sounds a lot lot easier now while all these kitchen hacks are great for making sure you're getting the most out of our favorite kitchen gadgets, how can you make sure that your body is getting everything it needs when it comes to important vitamins and minerals, a great way to ensure you're covering your body's unique needs is care of a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized, vitamin supplement packs, right to your door. I get this ninety percent of people fall short. If f. 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It's going to it's going to cut through the flesh and get scuba those seeds a lot easier. So whether it's pumpkin or squash, like I mentioned or or a cantaloupe or something like that, just get the get the ice cream scooper and just boom. Oh, yeah, swipes in you're done. I'm not a big papaya fan and they have all this crazy buys or hard, right? Yeah. And so I'm going to, I'm going to try that is going to love it. And most people have a bundt pan in their kitchen. Not everyone may be has like a dedicated roasting pan, so don't worry. You could still roasted chicken. Win. And obviously the idea behind roasting pan is that you could place a bird upright in cooks evenly on all sides, and you get that airflow underneath. So the bun panel boot do the exact same thing. You just place your chicken over the protruding center of the bunt and it's an awesome makeshift roasting pan, you know, and all your veggies and gravy, and whatever will still fit. Collecting the bottom come up. So you have to worry about stuff spilling out. And this is great because if you don't have again, if you have limited cabinet space, you're gonna have a chicken, rooting pan that use in town. Entire huge, exactly to bunk pan, like make up on cake, mix them rested chicken. Exactly. That's a nice dinner. This is this another one. You know, we talk about veggie noodles, Zoodles, have you wanna call them and and how how fun they are, and it's great way to get more vegetables in your diet. But you know, do you really need that? That noodle or the spire allies? You really need to get another gadget that you can. And now I just find them pre spiraled is as ten. Sitting in a box space. Well, if you if you wanna try Zoodles or carrot noodles or whatever it is investing in the spiral, you might not be the right call. So what you can do is just use your peeler. You peel down the entire vegetables, so you're left with white pieces and then slice them with a sharp knife in their little curl up like noodles. And there you go and try to figure it out if and if you really like it, you can decide whether you go spiral is her or you go frozen, absolutely frozen to don't care. I don't know if you've ever tried to create a homemade blooming onion, not I have not. I mean, maybe one day with this easy, breezy tip with onions as humanly possible. I is are so sensitive. Like I make my husband cut onions every. But you can use an apple slicer to get that perfect flower shape. And because Apple's have similar consistency in size, it should work pretty perfectly. So whoever wants to attempt to blooming onion at home, get that apple slicer, solid, apple slicer. And now that I know this I might maybe I will try mind reading, don't use up fry blooming onion. I think it'd be wonderful drizzle some ball saw make on there and then put it in the oven. Roasted. Oh, I like that idea. I'll use that. Here's another one that I really like, especially because I'm guilty. I have. I have both of these. You could use your waffle iron to make paninis. Now I have. I have a waffle iron and I have a Panini press which which is one of my favorite. YouTube never. But let's say you don't have room or don't want to buy both law flyers, grilled cheese makers sandwich presses they're all really one in the same, right? It's like two metal metal, middle top, and bottom that presses down, apply some pressure. So you really can't make waffles in a grilled cheese maker or Panini press, but you could. You could make a grilled cheese or Panini a waffle maker as long as you don't mind the little waffle. Sandwiches fun. Exactly a little character to it. But honestly, like if you're an again, you don't have the space the where the money like just just get a waffle maker and don't be of making a sandwich waffle maker mineral with that character. So this is actually my favorite tip on the list just because I love fresh herbs, but you said you haven't scissors. I don't have, so I try to be all fancy and shift on my herbs and make, you know, and it's, it's, it's hard to get them even. And it takes a long time if you're doing a lot of them, so we'll save you time. So use your pizza slicer. I mean, it's perfect. You just run the thing over a few times and they go, I love that tip. I know I'm loving that one. I like this one actually, and I do like my scissors by the way because because they do make it like, like you said, like you would you would cut them like you try if you try and herbs like a few things that are more frustrating is just like such a pain. So I thought I thought the scissors were like when the greatest things my mother-in-law got them for me for a gift and I was excited. I like using for the first couple of weeks and then I was like, they didn't really come out that often and not because they're not convenient. I'm here to have them and I have George bay, so so it's. Cool, but I like this idea because again, here's something that how many times do you use your pizza slicer? Yeah, not like when I when I order my pizza, it comes slice exactly so a pizza slicer, but I'm not using it all the time. So here's a, here's a fresh look on something that can get more use than you're probably using it out of it, you know? So that's what that's all about. That's what that's what a good hack does time saves you money and it creates a fishing sees so there you have it what I love about tips and tricks like these. I think it makes cited to get back into the kitchen. I said, like the handy person in the kitchen. I've spent more time there. So you know, putting a couple of these things to the test gets you back in the kitchen. And if if that's all we've done with a simple sewed, then that's worth it because taking control of your food source is the best way to take control of your help. So get back in the kitchen, try some of these utensil hacks and get cooking. We hope that you're enjoying the podcast and you like it enough to lead us a rating and maybe even share it with some of your friends can also love getting a healthy dose on the best ways to navigate the. Hundreds of decisions we make each and every day for more of an insider's scoop on the best foods to eat no matter the situation, be sure to visit our website, eat this dot com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we are at eat this, not that. And now you can even subscribe to our new eat this, not that magazine just go to the subscribe button on our homepage. Find out more more importantly, let us know what food choices are on your mind. We'll tackle them here for you. So you can be confident that you're making the right choice every time. 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The Worst Coffee Mistakes

Eat This, Not That!

25:56 min | 2 years ago

The Worst Coffee Mistakes

"To beat the snot that podcast brought to you by Bob's red mill, I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy. Hey, everyone and in this episode, we're tackling a very very popular topic, especially for the show coffee and more importantly than many ways that you are probably ruining years. Now. Megan how have you have you taken coffee? Well, so used to be a lightness weaker league real light. And sweet, but I weaned myself off the sugar a few years ago, and I haven't looked back. So now, I take my coffee either black or with a little almond milk. I'm black all the way all the way black used to like decades ago, a little light and sweet like not too heavy and then removed the sweetener and kept the milk in for a little bit. And then I just removed dollop of milk. It wasn't worth it. And I and now it's funny. I can't imagine drinking anything in my coffee black. It's got to be black coffee for me. I just couldn't I couldn't imagine anything. But, you know, look, I get it like there's especially all the things that are popping up from Starbucks Dunkin donuts to McAfee and McDonald's like it doesn't matter like everyone's like all in on coffee this country, especially many countries have a love affair with with coffee. And it's it's not a bad thing, by the way, like coffee is believe it or not it's the number one source of antioxidants and the American diet, so Dr benefits to coffee, but you know, the benefits get out weighed when you wait your coffee, right? So you gotta be careful, and you know, the basic the basic rule of thumb from stuff. Ready that was was done a little while ago is four cups of coffee is is the sweet spot for for the health benefits. Anything over that? You're probably, you know, wiring yourself up a little too much caffeine becomes a little too much. And the other thing with with coffee that I have found is. You want to kind of pace. It sounds weird. Be one page yourself. Right. And it's you know, you don't wanna get that twenty four ounce Cup of coffee because that's too much caffeine at one shot and like jittery. Right. You want? It. You wanna like eight ounce? Eight to ten ounces spread it out over the course of a day. Give yourself a couple of hours, maybe with some food something that kinda helps slow the absorption into your body. But again there, you know. There are a lot of ways that we're we're taking our coughing. Whether it's light sweet, certainly is as we're going to see with some of these some of these revelations here is not the best way. If you're looking to lose weight, maintain your way or just take better care for self or or like, I said kind of balance out that that energy output over the course of a day. Right. So let's get on with it. Here's you know, you love coffee. No, you're not giving up coffee. I don't want you to give up coffee. I want you to drink your coffee. Keep it to four cups a day. I drink four cups a day usually on most days. Sometimes it's three I never go more than four. How about you? Do you like don't go more than two? Yeah. Yeah. Usually one of the morning. Not right, right. When I wake up usually load up on water, I one in the morning and then one kind of mid afternoon, but I think they're bigger than eight ounces, not huge. But yeah, I don't really need Donna coffee. Let's look some people have to have it. First thing in the morning. Some people have to have I worked with a guy who's who's still a friend of. Mine that I I can't imagine. Like, if I close my eyes and picture time that I saw him in the hallways of the office. I don't know that I could visualize him with out in his hand. Like the way I drink water. Like, he drinks, he drinks coffee. And that's to me. That's that's kind of crazy. But hey, whatever if if it's your thing. But I think it was I think it was black coffee. So if that's your thing again like there are health benefits there can be too much of a good thing though. And they're definitely be too much of a good thing when it comes to what you're what you're putting in your coffee or on your coffee or having your coffee with. And so let's get into the ways that you might be ruining your coffee. The first one totally obvious sugar sugar sugar just one tiny packet of domino contains four grams, which is almost twenty percent of what your recommended for the entire day. So if you add it to one packet to your Cup on your drinking couple cups a day, you can pack on several pounds in the course of a year. So just with that little edition of sugar in your coffee. So it really makes a big impact. Like you said plus refined sugar. Has been linked to a ton of ailments such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, not worth it. And you're getting it in so many other things I think that's that's the thing that that people miss. It's like, they think like, okay, it's, you know, a packet of sugar or two packs of sugar in my coffee couple time. If you're having to today doesn't doesn't feel like a big thing. But when you put it in context of all the other places, you're getting added sugars like depends on what you're having for breakfast lunch, like pasta sauces breads, like if you're having a sandwich at London and you're buying like like package breads like breads have added triggers to them at the end of the day. Like, if you think about it like twenty percent of your daily, recommended amount of sure comes from just a pack a pack of sugar, so twenty percents gone. So by the end of the day like your way over what what is the daily recommended limit? And that's that's why it's like added sugars just one of the things, and that's what if feels like we always come back to it in in so many episodes through the show, but it's that important, and that's why always kind of leads off like this. Because if you did one thing for your health this year, it would be. The cutback. Don't you have to cut out like don't go to extremes because it's too hard, but cutback on added sugar. Absolutely. And so here's another another come mistake that that always goes hand in hand with with the first one, right? You're pouring in splendid. Instead, you're trying to say cocaine like no more sugar, I'm gonna go with artificial sweeteners and just because artifice sugar is free of actual sugar in the pesky calories that kind of come along with it that doesn't mean you should be sprinkling it into your Cup of Joe one longitudinal study of three thousand six hundred eighty two participants found that those who drank artificially sweetened drinks had a forty seven percent higher increase in BMI than those who didn't add the stuff at all. So a higher increase in your body mass index than those who did not use artificial sweeteners, right? What's more research shows that indulging in artificial sweeteners tricks? The brain's reward system into thinking it received calories, but again, it's calorie free. So that's going to lead to more sugar cravings during the day because you're. Oh my God. Here comes sugar. I can't wait. And the new sugar actually hit your system. So now, you're going to you're going to go find that darn sugar, and it's not going to be in your next Cup of coffee. It's going to be like Donut bending machine. Yeah. So that's just like added empty calories. So again, you know sugar or artificial sweeteners you can start to minimize those. If goes a long way. Yeah. And when I first weaned off the sugar in my coffee. I liked my again, I was younger your your palate changes your what, you know about health changes, especially, but I used to take my coffee, so sweet it was an obscene amount of actual sugar. So I was like oh a splendid again. This is a better option because it was a little less now, I just know better. And so I haven't touched that stuff in years. It's just it's just not good for you, so much is a perception thing like you change, the context with the way, you think about things, and you know, that's happened to me at various moments. And it's funny because I see it happen with with Ben are mine year old last night at dinner, you know, mailing dinner and pull the frozen corn. And it turned out by accident. She grab. The frozen corn. That was like in a in a butter sauce and senators the plane frozen corn, which we which we normally get and. Made the plates put it down and the kids started eating it and Dylan's like shoveling down. No problem. Ben halfway through like we made the realization that it was not the plane corn. And it was like the corn sauce, and he also stopped eating it. Because he's like he's like I want to be healthy. I wanna I don't wanna eat this. But I'm like a little bit of butter corn refined, like don't worry about it. Like, don't don't sweat it. But it's it's that context he's already at nine. He's thinking about like what what's healthy, what's not healthy. And I think that simple kind of shifting in context goes along way. And if you think about like again sugar one packet twenty percent of my daily intake this twenty percent of my day right here. First thing in the morning that changes the context. Absolutely. So if you wanna cut the bitterness at coffee sometimes have instead of going to sugar or artificial sweeteners, why don't you try some warm spices? I love adding nutmeg and cloves to coffee even cinnamon which can help stabilize your blood sugar as well. Well, I'm not sure if you've ever tried these before, but I love simply organics line of pre brew coffee. Spices. Have you tried to? So there are Matic blends are super easy. You just add them, right? Into your ground coffee. Brew it up and they come and tasty flavors. Like, CHAI, awakened, bland, cinnamon and even pumpkin spice. So you're getting that boost of flavor and all the health benefits that natural spices have. But without any of the added calories cinnamon anything tell me something I can just adds to the coffee like, yeah, that's genius. So here's here's another one. That again, it's something that so many people grab without thinking about it because it's you know, light and sweet, right? But in all likelihood, you probably using the wrong milk. A splash of heavy cream goes a long way. But if you're pouring half cups worth of the milky stuff into your coffee, like if you like it superlight like you talked about or like, you know, Natalie I joke, whether it's like, she doesn't have coffee. She has like a Cup of milk with a splash coffee. Flavored milk. Then you're you're probably adding more calories than you ever thought were were intended. And here's the best bet. Stick to a very humble splash of two percent or even whole milk to help curb the calories and with whole milk. You'll get that does offense that can help against slow. The the way the caffeine hit your bloodstream, and if you're lactose intolerant or staying away from dairy like people are moving away from sugar, again, some people are moving away from from dairy than watch out for the milk are alternatives that you might turn to like almond milk or cashew milk or coconut milk, especially because a lot of the plant based options are jam packed with editors you gotta be really careful make sure reading and buying the unseens writings, right? That's the thing. Like, and I've done I did this recently. Actually, I went to Starbucks, and it was it was a hot day. And I wanted to get an ice beverage since I got iced I wanna get an iced on the Oakland. And I asked I asked her I'm like almond milk unsweetened, and she she didn't know. I was like can I look at the container? So she brought up the container. I looked at it and had a serving had five grams of sugar something about the drink a motoring. I'm like, okay. There's at least a serving and a half of this going to be in the drink, right? Because of the size that I'm ordering so seven half grams of added sugar. So I was like forget it just give me a straight up like Americano like forget it sound worth one. I, but it's like, you wouldn't think to ask that, and it's hard when when you're at a Starbucks or someplace like that where ordering and you're not in control of what's being poured into your coffee. But when you're when you're home when you're when you're filling your shopping cart, and you're buying these alternatives. Just take that extra step. Make sure it's unsweetened variety. You can still buy like still by unsweetened vanilla flavoring. Sweetness? Right. So just stay away from the added sugars, it's not gonna help. So another big no is turning your coffee into a desert, which admittedly I used to. Yeah. People too, but topping just caramel chocolate syrup marshmallows, all unknown. Oh, I mean, it's not hot. But it's not hot chocolate. This should not be a dessert. Coffee should be a low calorie beverage that does have health benefits that gives you that energy. But isn't a desert at nine AM, right? Many of the flavor Cremers like you talked about our jam packed with sugar artificial flavors colors. But if desert-like flavor is what you need if that's your go-to, then there are some wholesome Annan's that you can look for Khalifia farms, better half, coffee, Creamer as one of them. I actually use this. They have an almond and coconut cream variety, which I really like or good karma's vanilla flax milk, which has brainer. Shing mega threes from the flack sweet. And you still you still get that nice kind of kick of sweetness and in something laving flavor. But if you can pack in some mega threes some healthy fats. Good fats, and also again, you minimizing the calories and the editors and those that stuff that like doesn't seem doesn't seem like a big deal in the moment. But taking context over the course of your day over the course of a week over the course of a year has a major impact. So making the simple swap here can have a huge impact in the right direction at the end of the year. So here's another one when it comes to to mix. And Cremers, especially you're using powdered cream like do people use that still I I mean, I haven't seen that along, especially if you work in an office environment, right? The counters always going to have this stuff there because it's not perishable. Can it can sit out? But the thing is the powdered stuff isn't any better than it's like liquid counterpart take coffee mates virtual powder. For example, the stuff contains sketching greedy, and such as sodium aluminum us elite, which just doesn't sound like something. I wanna put it in your body. Sounds like something I'd clean the grout in my tile. In in anti. It's actually an anti-caking agent. That's also found in detergent, so therefore you could clean something with. So you probably don't want that in your in your coffee, and it's also been linked to skin eye and respiratory irritations. So again, if it's something that can like causation on the outside of your body. Think about what's doing on the inside of your body. You also find hydrogenated vegetable oil which adds to the harming saturated fat content, again, something that you don't want. And again, this is a simple swap like either condition yourself to kind of these things all together and drink black hoffy or you just listed off like they're great kind of options to put into your coffee that can give that creamy cut the bitterness a little bit. But don't add all this nasty stuff. John detergent detergent. Another thing is if you love the seasonal trends, you know, skip the PSL's step away from the gingerbread flavored Creamer what I mentioned before. We just talked about all the flavored Cremers, and I know many of us go bananas when it's all of a sudden fall and its pumpkin spice anything right freezing. We did an entire episode on that should check out the way one of the things we talked about in that episode was the maple butter maple butter. I I've tried obsessed on waffle. I've had on toast. It's just fan, and there's it's very low in calories very low in sugar. No fat. So again, like if you haven't if you're hankering for that, pumpkin. It's fall here in the northeast if you're hankering for that pumpkin fix listened to that episode and definitely try the maple pumpkin butter because it's worth it. I love one of my favorite products in the fall, especially good. So as tempting as seasonal offerings may be to some of us, you know, that they're just contributing to that holiday gain. It's just a fact it's like 'Grande pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks, for example, with two percent milk, not even homo cream. Two percent milk and whip cream has three hundred eighty calories. An unbelievable fifty grams of sugar. Roese fifty grams of sugar. That's insane. One drink. Yeah. When drink in about two hours later, you're going to need a nap from intention crash and after drinking those daily for a month, you're probably gonna need to buy pants and a bigger sizes. Yeah. Man, nothing. Thanks, the seasons change you. Don't want your way size to change along with them. 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I've used so many of their various products specially the Chia seeds, the rolled oats, dry beans, Natalie makes these great oatmeal butterscotch cookies, I think where she just she made a batch in like she's pulled like half the batch out of the freezer, and there's just so delicious, and one of the other things that's great about it is that when she makes them she pulls out the little stool and the kids can help her kind of put it together take control of their food supply and use good wholesome ingredients. Even for something like cookies, something that's like dessert tree. It's an okay moment to have that little bit of added sugar with the the butterscotch in there because you also have really wholesome great tasting ingredients like rolled oats, and and TSE's and all those other things that go into it. The actually add some health benefits and say shading belly filling, fiber and all those good things. And that's why you know, we're we're big fans of Bob's. 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If it doesn't matter if it's apple brand banana not care at Muffin like those are all kind of like health halo effect, right? They take healthy sounding things put into something. That's not so healthy. You wanna talk about added sugars like do a comparison of a blueberry Muffin, which something again blueberries like great blue fantastic every day SuperFood. A blueberry Muffin or to doughnuts, glazed donuts at Dunkin donuts. Like, what do you think is one versus two like you're better off going for two glazed Donut the crazy thing calories less sugar in the two donuts than than one blueberry Muffin. So again, this is something where you don't think about it. And it's something it's just almost automatic. But it's like you have to change the context and think about again, it's it's the editors it's empty calories. And you eat that Muffin, and I assure you. We're going to be starving an hour later, and you're going to be taking in more calories because your body is not getting the treatment needs. So that's something that you really want to kind of switch out. Yeah. And then it's gonna lead to some Muffin tops to as a kind of Muffin right there. And other thing you might be doing wrong is ordering the venti. Of course. I mean, it's all about portion control, which we mentioned earlier, but you know, the caffeine daily intake limit the top of the scale is four hundred milligrams a day, and you can easily surpass that. If you're ordering venti at Starbucks like the venti, blonde roast for example, packs a whopping four hundred seventy five milligrams. So just in one in one coffee and a little boost is good thing. Like we talked about too much is not good for you excess caffeine. You know, he get shazier ignore. Headaches dizziness rapid heartbeat. Dehydration all of it. So nobody likes shakes if it's late in the day to the half life of caffeine. It's pretty long. So if it's not your morning fix, right? If you're having a big coffee in later in the day or the afternoon, it's going to have an impact on how you fall asleep and sleep is such an important factor in your overall health and wellbeing. It's something that so many of us need more of that. This is something that if you can kinda minimize this and go with a smaller size, you know, a little bit less caffeine still enough to kind of give you that punch. But not enough to kind like ruin your night's sleep. This is a big factor. Yeah. I can't have caffeine. Normally, I don't drink it after four, but I would definitely never order. I'd be up yesterday's event. Try try to make four o'clock my cut off time. I sometimes a little bit passe depends. But definitely don't go past four thirty like which is funny because I used to I used to just crave Cup of coffee after dinner like I needed that post dinner coffee and be like, seven o'clock. At night. And I I can't do that anymore. C go to red wine. Antioch. So here's another one that I definitely have been guilty of for a long time and something that I don't do anymore because I just don't I don't make coffee like this anymore. But you make a pot last way too long, right? Especially on like a Saturday or Sunday, you get up in the morning that big pot of coffee. We've all done. It you brew big batch of coffee yourself a Cup or two. And then you let it wrist on the kitchen counter or maybe on the coffee pot base for hours and hours later, you come to find that the Java is a bit more bitter and acidic than when you're sip it and you like try microwave a Cup. You don't wanna do this because it's not really in your head leaving the coffee exposed to air can cause its flavors flavors and rooms to actually go stale and coffee grounds are full of of solid balls oils acids molecules, which oxidized and make coffee tastes our the longer. They come into contact with air. So that's why you don't wanna let it sit out because it actually does get a little little rank. And that's not good. So the more you more. Expose the beans too. Hot water like reheating the mug right take backup. And you throw it back in the microwave the more oxidation occurs. So again, it gets a little more funky. So stick to finishing your Cup within a twenty minute timeframe or trying like make a pot that you know, you can get through in that time, and then come back and make a fresh pot and Bruce mall batches at a time that way, you'll kind of cut cut the funk in that bitterness and acid, and it's just not good. And it's all about the perfect ratio, and it comes to making coffee baffled. This is one of the things. I even to this day when I try to use a French press, I wrestle with this. Because it's just so so this is a big one all guilty of this, no doubt. And we've all been there. Maybe were so excited. You bus out your French press excited to make that Cup of Joe, maybe have new coffee on a try, and then you take a sip and it tastes bland, right? Like a we Cup of coffee. There's nothing worse than that. Right in the morning. So sometimes like we said knowing the correct water to coffee ratio can be tricky. Well, the golden ratio. Uh-huh. As they call it. According to the national coffee association is one to two tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. So next time you brew to start out with this guy line. And of course, you can adjust according to your taste preferences. Yeah. No, golden golden ratio is always like is it like a tablespoon per eight ounces is like like how does it mix in and it gets to point. Right. I and I'm like what like whatever whatever shoveled in put some water. I'm like, okay. That batch was little too little too Stoute's next time. Maybe one scoop less, but here you go. There's a golden ratio. You should follow. It. Your coffee will be better for and you'll probably waste less coffee too. Sometimes I've actually poured batches out in like, no, that's that's I try again. So I love coffee love coffee. We all love coughing. So let's make sure that we're getting the best Cup of coffee for a case, bud end our health. Hopefully, these tips help you make a better Cup at home or stop you from making mistake on the go. It's the little mistakes. Make everyday that can really add up and having negative cumulative effect on our health and waist lines. At the end of the year for even more of an insider scoop on the best foods to eat. 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The Healthiest Fast Food Choices

Eat This, Not That!

23:50 min | 2 years ago

The Healthiest Fast Food Choices

"Welcome to the has not that podcast. Brought to you by Bob's red. Mill I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy. Hi, everyone. And in this episode. We're going to be highlighting surprisingly healthy fast food meals, they do exist, and we're at a time of year now where you're probably going to find yourself in a mall of some sort whether it's black Friday or just the, you know, the run-up to the holidays kind of thing or maybe you're just kinda bouncing around a lot during parties, and you know, things to get to odds are you're going to find yourself really hungry at some point in time during the day and with not a lot of options nearby fast food options, which is totally fine. These days right game. We'll do it. We all do. Visit this time of year. I mean, nobody has time to not every day at least make a nice home cooked meal and sometimes fast foods, the only option. What's good is that there are decent choices out there? When you're on the go, and look, and here's another thing. Maybe you're not out on the go all day long. Maybe you're just tired of cooking. Yeah. Because you got get families and parties and friends coming over. And you're like, you know, what like I want a night off. And let's just go get something. And so so this is a good show for that too. Because you're going to get a sense of the healthy options that exist, and like these are like popular places either places that I went to when I was growing up that I take my boys to like even today. So it's not to say like, you don't wanna make a steady diet of any of these things because you wanna control your food source as much as possible. But in the situations whether it's running around for a hectic day or just taking night or day off. There are really surprisingly good options out there, and these these are these are like these aren't like the best of the worst. Like these are good option. Yeah. And they've gotten so much better over the years. So it's nice to see that these places have evolved based on how marika's eating and like underscore that today a lot of fast food joints, even offer vegetarian options and free free. Like, it's all out there. And if you're curious about some of the scaring greens hiding in in your favor entree, maybe you can. Check out the nutrition and ingredient information right on the restaurant's website, most of them put that up there and look for some of them. You know, it's not the easiest thing to find on the website. But it doesn't it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes. Really kind of Slough it out. You know, Google search will probably pull it up for the most part just make sure it's the most up to date because you know, with a lot of these places things will change seasonally. So please take that into. No, as you listen to this episode, depending on when you're when you're finding it and when you're coming to us because some of these things might be seasonal so just always always check beforehand, and like we've said in previous episodes, if you're going to a restaurant or something like scan the menu, advance and know what lies ahead. So you make smart decisions and smart choices. But look you don't have to worry about it with these meals because the this not that team has already done it for you. Right. They've into the data. They've connected with nutritionist to make sure that these are actually the best choices available. So you don't have to worry about like scanning the numbers like what we're about to talk about like this. This is pre. Proved just just walk up and just get your order in. Exactly. So if you're up an atom early, you're ready to tackle the day and beat those crowds at the mall. You definitely need a solid breakfast caffeine too. Yeah. Exactly. So if you're at Starbucks, you can get your coffee and eat this not that team really likes. Starbucks oatmeal oatmeal. It's really filling you get a solid dose of fiber and protein, but the best part is that at Starbucks. They serve all the dried fruit nuts sugar and all the other toppings on the side. So you get to decide how sweet you want it to be in this gives you total control over all the added sugars that sometimes can spoil that that healthy breakfast. I mean, I really like the oatmeal at Starbucks degree. I think you do as well, you're such an old male guy anytime of the day. But but but if oatmeal isn't your thing like that's our pick. But if it's not your thing, they have an egg cheese. Breakfast sandwich is also another good pick. If you're looking for, you know, something edgier more hearty, something you can grab and go with one hand. It's just two hundred eighty calories. It's fourteen grams of. Protein for staying power, and it's a solid source of calcium iron vitamin A. And there you go. But just you know, if you're gonna go to Starbucks, and you want to help him breakfast, don't go order that eventually size flavored holiday lot. And then you're going to spoil everything I think this is where you know this. This is just great for breakfast in general, by the way, you know, you want a healthy dose of protein. Some Billy filling fiber and carbs like this is you want carbs, especially early in the day. Because that's what provides the energy. No matter what you have on tap for the day. If you're a day at the mall or running errands, or whatever it is the carbs in the morning going to fuel you all day long. So if you're worried about carbs or cutting back on carbs, this is not a time to do it. Do it later in the day can cut carbs at dinnertime but breakfast load up. That's why that's why I like oatmeal. Because I know that big bowl what meal in the morning is going to kinda like power me through with the energy, and the carbs that I need and same thing with with the sandwich. I like the spinach Fedor rap. They have white smooch. Holy crap. Because it's a whole grain rap again, like good, good, carbs, solid. Solid quality carbs, good proteins and healthy fats, the fed up, and that's a great start to the day. Now, let's say you're not starting the Dow now, it's it's lunchtime. Or later in the day, and you know, one of the places that I love to go and my boys love for me to take them to Panara. Right. It's it's the obsessed with the grilled cheese. They literally think it's like there. If you ask them what their favorite meal Panara grilled chief? Like, I mean, it's got your home cooking game. It's a good grilled cheese. But obviously the team at this not that are really big fans of mayor because they don't use any artificial ingredients and preserve as they were one of the first QSR's to really come out and promote this heavily. And so it's great look a lot of their salads are great. But one of the favorites eat this not that is the seasonal roasted beat keen watt and citrus Sal had that just love beets. Are another thing. I could eat anytime. Beets are fantastic. And just I think people appreciate what? Nutritional powerhouse beats are. I mean, protein fiber really healthy nitrates that if you're into any kind of exercise, you really want scrape for your blood flow and circulation, but the salad in particular. In addition to the delicious roasted beets it delivers a great mix of whole grains, vegetarian proteins from the nuts, and the and cheese and a whole lot of five. Or from the kale, which is again, another one of those things that helps fill you up and keeps you see? She as long as you go through the day. The sodium content is a bit high as as will be with any fast food option. Probably a lot of that is kind of coming from the dressing so ask for the dressing on the side, and you can actually minimize some of the impact of the sodium and another great option. One of my this is what I always go for that Pinera is the pick to pick to go for. Because why would you not want a sandwich and soup? Well, I always do the sandwiches salad and you dip the sandwich to the go making. That's good. Making. That's something. That's something. Get excited about I go with the usually do the Mediterranean veggie sandwich for the half. And then the they have like a. Like a meta training. Qianwen kale salad. Also that I go for. But you know, you could go with the vegetarian black bean soup. You go for the Fuji apple salad of both really solid picks. And what's nice about the take to you get the sandwich? But you get that important to serving a vegetable and fruit kind of thing which a lot of us don't get as we go through today, especially as we go through a hectic day, like one of the things you're not thinking about as you're servings of fruits and vegetables. So by taking this option, you kind of forcing it on yourself, delicious wet, and it does in a delicious way. And look the other thing with this is what's nice about it? It's like automatic portion control. Because if you look at the calorie count on a lot of sandwiches, the whole sandwich might be seven hundred sixty calories, but you take that half sandwich. And now you're down under four hundred calories. The salad is not gonna add a ton. So you're in pretty good shape. Some of these sound I haven't been to Pinera in a while just because I don't live. I do. I I love it when whenever want. Just we can see the sheer joy like getting this love it of the of the grilled cheese effect. My my parents go all the time like they live by one. So they all the time and some of these I've never even heard of maybe their new menu items. I gotta check them out and preneurs really good because they do for a while. They had like there was like there was like a secret menu. Right. Like there used things you could order like chicken power salad kind of thing that wasn't on the menu. But they kind of knew what you're talking about. And it was like chicken and keen lawn. They had there was a breakfast sandwich. That I think that a lot of that has been exposed now. And they they realize things were so popular that they put them on the menu. But they do rotate this. This is a place where they do have a lot of seasonal option. So again, make sure you check before you go if you're heading to McDonald's, that's something that's on. Everyone's everyone lives. Can you're probably heading to McDonald's. It doesn't matter. If you're in Paris, France or pairs, Texas. You're going to McDonald's that's on everyone's neighborhood, but a healthier option is there artisan grilled chicken sandwich with a side of apples instead of fries, which I know some people are just like no because Mickey D's fries are so tasty. But if you swap the fries for aside of Apple's first of all the sandwich. It's three hundred eighty calories. Seven grams of fat forty four cards and thirty seven grams approach that's a lot of protests protein. Protein and the site of apples only adds twenty calories for grams of carbs and all the vitamins that Apple's have as in the small fries would add two hundred thirty calories. Ten grams of fat and thirty grams of carbs so save the fries, it's the holiday season save save the calories and fat for the holiday meal and just go with the apples. It'll keep you going. That's the that's the thing. And seems it seems like such an obvious thing. Like don't have the fries, and it's like so many of us kind of cash in because I'm already here. Like, it's like it's like up sizing meal and getting a diet coke kind of Taliban like a mardi of cashing it in. But but the the main factor here when we wanna pay attention to is eat something that you're that your best available option. That's also going to kind of like here you through. And that's things you can have the chicken sandwich, which was great, by the way. I've definitely had it. It's delicious. It's grilled chicken breast. So it's not like fried. But it it does still packed like the bun is not like the best kind of carb option available. And it does it does. Have some fat? And so you don't wanna kinda double down and compound the damage by the fraticide of fries, which are also going to just like crush you with sodium, nonetheless, everything with everything, and but yes, they are delicious. So, you know, and and the other thing is is you're going to power through them without even realizing that you're full from the sandwich because it takes it takes awhile for that message to get from your stomach to your brain. So all of a sudden like twenty minutes later you walk out of there. You're like on my feel number one. I'm dying. All of a sudden, you're sluggish and that's not going to help you get through what you need to do that day. So just take take a pause on the fries, at least, you know, while you're doing this the apples, and that stuff is going to help make the meal a lot lighter on your overall system that we had down and also give you a little shot a carbs sugar to kind of power you through now before we get to the rest of the surprising Lee, healthy and delicious fast food options. Yes, they are out there something that's not surprisingly healthy. And something that we are obviously a big fan of is Bob's red mill. 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Now, another great option that is popping up more and more all over the place. I I I went to my first chick fillet when I was going to college. I went to college down in West Virginia because in the northeast we didn't have. And now it's up here. So congratulations northeast, my friend used to call it chick fil. I was like, I don't think it's that doesn't make any sense at all. Must be plan fillet, but the best thing at chick fillet if you're happening in there is the grilled chicken nugget. Yes, Chick-fil-A has a grilled chicken nugget. And it's only one hundred and fifty first serving with only one hundred and forty calories twenty five grams of protein, the high protein entree is a great alternative to the traditional nuggets, which are fried. Right. And that's we all know, that's bad. You don't even to tell you that. In fact, Chick-fil-A nuggets are so good the team eat this not that ranked number one in their exclusive report of every fast food chicken nugget ranked. Right. So if you're in this other thing where kids right? Yeah. If maybe you don't have a chicken nugget problem, but if you have kids, you are definitely wearing up chicken nuggets, you might want to dot com. And check out the ranking of the best chicken nuggets. But again, the Chick-fil-A grilled chicken nugget is is the best pick of the bunch. And also they have grilled market salad with really good as well. It's packed with lean protein fruit and vegetables, which we know we all need and the only thing. Say is opt for the light. Balsa MC vinaigrette to keep the calories and the fat and check because dressing is nice healthy salad. But if you're dumping a half a Cup ranch dressing on that really about helping same dipping sauces to with the nuggets. I love chiklis so many mazing sauces summer much better than others. So just do your research, you watch after the triggers on those, you know, if it's a sweet and sour that's going to get you. And we can't talk about fast food without mentioning burger. Right. So if you're near Wendy's, which is actually one of my favorite, you know, go to. Go for a junior hamburger, and you can load it up with lettuce tomato onion, pickle mustard and ketchup and get the side salad. There's a garden salad that has pump granite vinaigrette, spicy cashews. Apple missiles, awesome. It sounds like a really big delicious satisfying meal, and it's only four hundred sixty calories for all of that. That's amazing. Yeah. And it's super satisfying fast food meal, you get that belly filling protein from the beef of the burger you get some fiber from the salad and the apples and that will easily get you through a whole marathon mall session of shopping. And again, like the think yourself like the junior hamburger that's not as not big enough. But you know, what it's it's it is big enough. Yeah. It isn't it delivers enough protein, and it's filling enough and by the time you finish it. You'll be like, okay. That was good. You're not gonna feel feel like you needed like the giant burger, Patty or the triple Patty or the probably up to four five Patty's at this point somebody's places. So again, it's one of those things where it's like give yourself time. Give yourself a a moment of pause actually eat. And then kind of think was that enough. You can always go get more, by the way. Like, nobody says like you have to get it all at once. You can always go back up in order more. If you need it. But I will bet you that a junior hamburger, especially if you're putting on the lettuce tomatoes achieve put a slice of cheese on there. It's it's gonna fill you up enough. This is an you don't wanna have to nap after meal, you wanna go do what you need to do. And what I love about. Wendy's to is for years. They were saying, you know, fresh not Rosen beef now some of the other chains are getting on board. But Wendy's has been doing it for a while. And that's really important. I think fresh ingredients. Fearless. I'm a fan of the square burger. I'm Dan with a fan of Dave Thomas. I think Wendy's in general just used to used to be our before before kids. It was our Sunday dinner, Natalie Natalie, and I we lived our first apartment I would sending I'd be so excited. Be like all right. So it's Sunday night. It's Wendy's it's Wendy's dinner, and I'd run out and go to the drive thru because you had to get the big, you know. Breaking classic was was my the fries, and but more importantly the frosty. The fries in the frosty fries. Front differ wanted to enjoy the front Caesar's. So good. On our list. This dall-. Yes, another one. That's that's a good place in again, easy to find these days to polling. Speaking of Billy, filling fiber and protein go into triple in order up a salad bowl, which is just genius. You can ask for greens instead of rice, and then just throwing the beans. Fajita veggies, one of the delicious proteins and salsa. I mean, I mean come on just talking about all those things makes you hungry and ready to eat acting just go with go with with one of the following though. Waka moly sour cream or cheese because they're all really high in fat, and they can take that meal that bowl to the next the next calorie bracket if you will. So just be careful there and don't worry about it. You should skip the chips, by the way, just like fries. It's brian. You don't need it and with with the the beans, and there's so much fiber. And they're just going to be filling. And if you're vegetarian don't worry about it. Just skip the meat option and just loaded up with all the veggies and the beans instead. Hello to pull a. Had their their challenges. But you know, what I give them credit? They've they've dealt with them and they've done so with with transparency and publicly so, you know, and I'll walk into one like I have no problem with poultry. So. Get you go get your salad bowl on. And if you're going to eat fresh subway skip the deli meats. Yeah. Go for a tuna salad sub. Instead, you can get a six inch nine green holy role packed with tuna salad. Spinach. Green peppers all cucumber and banana. Oh, I love banana pepper. And it comes in under five hundred calories for all of that four grams of fiber twenty grams of protein, and it's a great source of vitamins ANC calcium iron like you get a lot of really good nutrients packed in there without all the sodium and additives of the deli meats, and why not top it with Advocaat at that point. Right. It's only add sixty calories. You all that yummy say sheeting healthy fats, and I've just makes everything better so much. It's the best. And look, it's funny. I had not been in a subway for for quite some time. Just because proximity like there's there's not one really near me where I live right now. But we were at a wedding over the summer in out in Ohio. And there were kind of it was the day of the wedding. And I had like dropped Natalie off for like the hair makeup kind of thing with the other bridesmaids and stuff, and I had to go back and get the kids ready because the kids were in the wedding, and I had to put their little tuxes on all that kind of stuff. And I was like oh, man. Like if I get something to eat in in me, and especially these kids like that's going to. Yeah. It's going to be ugly. So I stopped at a subway. I just I was like, you know, run into the subway. I'll grab a bunch of six inch subs. And you I forgot like how easy. It was. Also, like, the smell of the baked bread and the bread is like the whole grain brand. It's really good. It's like legit. It's not like the refined kind of in its baked that day. So, you know, it's fresh, and you know, they're using real ingredients. And again, like, I skipped the deli meats for the kids had like ham and cheese, of course, their kids. But like for myself, I skipped the deli meats load up on veggies put at the abakada in me because that's it was it was filling enough with the the whole grain bread, the avacado some cheese. Maybe that's enough to carry you through the reception. So Kudo subway, I forgot I forgot how easy and eating fresh could be now, here's another one this one you talk about nostalgia. Like as I grew up a portrait of his New York. The one main fast food restaurant. We hadn't ten was Burger King. It was laid right down in the center of town. Like McDonald's was like I lived on the border of New York and New Jersey. So like. Mcdonald's is like over New Jersey. That much further away. But Burger King was like right downtown. So like that was our spot, but I will say that. When I was going there as a kid, the veggie burger was definitely not on the menu, then but it is. But it is now a veggie veggie burger, and it's it's it's it's a great option. If you're on the go, it's actually MorningStar veggie, Patty. Okay. Great branch, great brand. And just, you know, look with the veggie burger just watch the toppings, obviously bacon. You know? You don't want to loaded up. If you're if you're -tarian than you don't wanna loaded up. If you're not telling you put some bacon on just know that the big is going to do some damage, but you could definitely top it off with a slice of cheese load up on the lettuce tomatoes. Well, maybe go catch up in mustard. I prefer just mustard myself. But but mixed to instead of mayo to kind of ease out the fats a little bit. But as we've as we've noted before obviously, you want to kind of not go with the fries on even though it's veggie burger and not the meat burger, you still want kinda back off the fries go for apple slices ascites out. They have a great great science out options here too. But yeah, a veggie burger who would have like Burger King. Mcdonald's. The last thing you would think going in. The veggie burger times are changing and vide- burgers have come a long way. Just like like horrible cannibal, and you needed to mask them with cheese and mayo and all that stuff. And now, you don't really, and that's the other thing too. Right. Because those because they because they don't have the fat burger would you have to fill it with like the the flavor that delivers but the veggie burgers today, are we I think we did a whole episode on on the best veggie burgers. So you should definitely check that out. If it's something you're interested in or looking for for another option to kind of cut down on on the burgers that you do eat maybe, but they have. I mean, look, no matter where you might be running around to here are few really good options to look for when your tank, it's a little close to empty to make sure that you kind of get through the day, and they'll fill you up and hopefully power you through the rest of your shopping and travels for even more of an insider scoop on the best foods to eat. No matter the situation be sure to visit our website, fist dot com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram work, eat this not that. And now, you can even subscribe to our new eat this not that magazine. Just go. The subscribe button on our homepage to find out more more importantly, let us know what food choices are on your mind. We'll check them here for you. So you can be confident that you're making the right choice every time thanks for listening. And we hope you'll join us again for steady stream of fun, informative and mind-blowing food knowledge for me, John Hammond, making Murphy and a bunch of experts, and guests that will help you eat this not that.

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Shocking Fast Food Secrets

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Shocking Fast Food Secrets

"A healthy sleep routine starts with upgrading your bed. So take advantage of mattress firm's best bed deal of the year, get king bed for a Queen price, plus a free adjustable base, that's up to a six hundred ninety nine dollars value, totally free. Visit mattress firm dot com slash sale for the sleep. Your dreaming of right now you can get a king bed for Queen price or Queen for a twin for savings of up to seven hundred dollars. Visit mattress firm dot com slash sale for these deals and much much more. Mattress firm's Memorial Day sale will save you big on the sleep you need. Welcome to the eat this. Not that podcast. I'm John Hammond. And this is Megan Murphy. Hi everyone. And this week, we are going to shock and surprise you. He. Yeah. That's right. I mean, this isn't quite scared St. episode. But if you frequently find yourself ordering your meals from drive through window than this one might be a bit enlightening for you, which is what we're going for. Of course. That's right. Because believe it or not. There has been a dramatic shift in the way we eat in the last couple of years actually, and it was just a couple of years ago that for the first time ever in this country Americans spent more money per year, eating out than they did at the grocery store. I ever for the first time ever, I think it was at the end of two thousand sixteen. The survey results came out and was the first time they've been conducting those series surveys, that more money was spent at restaurants, or quick service restaurants, then at supermarkets grocery stores. Yeah. Which is terrifying. Because, you know, you're not taking control of your of your food source, which it's not surprising that runs parallel with. The obesity epidemic in this country all the health kind of issues that, you know, the heart disease, and all those kinds of things. So, so anyway, so that's, that's why we wanted to kind of talk about this today because so many of us are trying to balance. All of life's responsibilities appointments errands. Whatever, whatever you might have and for a lot of us, that's going to mean fast food, of course, and be because we go for fast food. Like you said, when Moore pinch for time, we don't have time to cook at home, and it's really easy to miss some of the surprising, realities around these meals and the dramatic impact they can have on your health. Like, you know, we did the episode on salads and shocking. How often tiles and calories Allen, right? Right salad is the worst thing on the menu. So we're going to go through some of those things. And thankfully, the eat this, not that team has rounded up some, the most surprising and even shocking. Like Jon said facts about fast food that will hopefully stick with you. The next time you find yourself using for one of those quick, burgers. And there is there is good news. Because protecting your waistline, and while it doesn't require actually ditching the burgers, sandwiches, and fries, that you hate to love. Of course. Once you've learned, some of these trade secrets that we're going to talk about some of the things that the team eat this, not that has has rounded up force. It's going to be easier for you to place healthier orders or to cut that one extra visit a week, maybe. And just kind of gain the balance there. So that way, you can lose the weight that you wanna lose get healthier and actually save some of your hard earned dollars. Okay. This, this one put frown on my face. At the first thing, our list is fast food can actually make you sad, don't let that happy meal full you. But, you know, even if you Jen. Eat a healthy diet eating fast food can increase your risk for depression. According to public health nutrition study of nearly nine thousand participants, those who eat greasy burgers, hotdogs, and fries are fifty one percent more likely to develop depression than those who don't indulge crazy. I know sometimes you could feel sad after the fact, because you feel guilty if you just like all that food, but it's actually like overtime it can lead to depression. So the takeaway, here is just try to limit your fast food habit to once or twice per month at the very most because we all wanna be happy. Right. I mean, look, there's, you know, overly highly processed foods, just are tied to so many different health related issues that were wear. And this is one that probably surprises some people because you don't think of depression as something that's being connected to this, but fifty one percent or more likely to develop after after eating those kinds of foods. That's that's an eye opener. So here's another one. Most of us have no idea just how caloric these meals actually are which is crazy because even today with the calories posted on most of the menus, it's still escapes us just the harsh reality short. Now, if you're if you're a steady listener to the show. Thank you, of course. But you probably have a better idea of just because you listen to the south episode. I mean so you know what's going down? But the majority of folks aren't as knowledgeable, and that's according to a Harvard Medical School report to come to this finding the researchers asked one thousand eight hundred seventy seven adults three hundred and thirty school age children, and another one thousand one hundred and seventy adolescence dining at Burger King. Subway, Wendy's KFC Dunkin donuts and McDonald's, how Laurich they thought their meals were compared to the actual figures. The participant groups under estimated their meals calorie content by one hundred and seventy five calories for the first group two hundred and fifty nine calories for the school age group and one hundred and seventy five calories for the adolescent. And that's a big swing. I mean we are missing by two hundred two hundred plus calories. That's, that's a big gap right there. So if the calorie information is actually printed on the menu give it a peak before you before, you know, you order look for something that comes in at five hundred calories or less, I do this. I do this. When I go to Pinera right and going, I'm starving. Like, I'm going to get a whole sandwich and I'll look at the menu and it will say like the calorie number for the whole versus the half. And once I see that number. And I see that a whole sandwich in some instances instincts is. Or even eight hundred or eight hundred fifty calories. I'm like do. I really want to cash that in right now. I'm hungry. But the half will probably fill me up. I'll get a side salad. It comes with the apple, you know, I'll be good with that. And then I'm glad that I did after the fact. So anyway, just, just really pay attention. Because in all likelihood if you're not paying attention, you're going to underestimate greatly the amount of calories that you're consuming. Absolutely. And to that point, some of the healthy sounding meals can be some of the worst oftentimes, they can be like some of those salads, we talked about in the previous episode, of course, there are some exceptions to the rule, but more often than not like in fast food land. The healthy sounding stuff is worse for you than the items that seem like they do the most damage, for example, two slices of sparrows, broccoli, spinach, and tomato pan pizza sounds like you got some good values. Harry spinach, it's going to cost you nearly thirteen hundred calories sixty grams of fat and at twenty six hundred milligrams of sodium McDonald's fruit in maple oatmeal. Right. But you make it at home, which is better. But that's another dish with a massive health halo in packs. A whopping thirty two grams of sugar, that's astonishing. That's more than you'd get an entire bag of Eminem's. So it's like, oh, I'm going to have a little fruit oatmeal in the morning. Do myself. Some good. See you just got to be careful with those helpful sounding item trip. Yup. We've talked about this in, in other episodes run other foods and it's like, there are a lot of buzzwords that, that food marketers made with whole grains, just because something is made with whole, it'd be like three percent, whole grains. It's different than the first ingredient being one hundred percent whole grain. So just got a really kind of look at this and just because and that's the thing it's like, you know, carrot cake. Right, more or apple bran. Muffin apples are good. I know I mean brand brand fibers good. The problem is Muffin cake. Basically, just to oil oatmeal and maple fruit is good oatmeal is good. Maple is coming. But it's thirty two grams of sugar most of that is editor right in the nothing naturally occurring sugar, and not enough fiber to balance it, unfortunately, so that's, that's the problem there. And while allow a lot of calories fat and sugar in your food is bad enough. How about silly putty in stealing Zony in who'd now you're just being silly about I wish I was being silly. So, so what do Ronald McDonald's, nuggets chicken mcnuggets, and fillet fish have in common with a Chick-fil-A, spicy chicken sandwich, deluxe? I'm scared to answer that they all contain. And this is this is a big one. So I might take me a second on this one dime, will die. Ethel polysilicon. It's a type of silicone that's used it in cosmetics and aquarium sealant. So if you had a leak in your query, you would use this, and you guessed, it's also in silly, putty, goodness. I it's in medicine, those now it, it doesn't pose any major health Rix, health risks in the dosage that it's used in the food. But. But it still unsettling nonetheless. So next time you, you know, you're sitting there with your mcnuggets, or your fish or your, you know, your spicy, chickens, pictures, some silly, silly putty, and like as a kid, and we put it down on the funny pages and like pull it up. You know, now I'm never going to John. Okay. We're gonna take a quick break from these amazing fast food facts to talk about hiring because hiring isn't as easy as putting an ad in the paper or posting on a job board anymore. With more qualified candidates than ever. You need something that helps you find the right people for your business. 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And one of the best ways to power up your day is with the Dunkin power breakfast sandwich, and eg, white Duncanville. They're filled with protein and delicious. Trust me on this one, and they're filled with better for you ingredients. The power breakfast sandwich has twenty four grams of protein and twenty grams of whole grains, and the sandwiches loaded with egg whites with spinach peppers and onions, Turkey sausage, cheese and whole grain sounds delicious. Doesn't it another great way to start your day? The egg white Duncan bowl has the protein in veggies. You crave without the bread. The Dunkin bowl is a whites with spinach roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions again. Also sounds unbelievably delicious, the quite Dunkin bowl has fourteen grams of protein there deliciously, easy way to add a boost of protein to kick start your day. That's also may not be as cheap as he thinks this is this is I think this, this is going to stop a lot of people in their tracks right here because this is this is what I always kind of relate it to station. Cost-efficient in it's usually cheap. You think in your mind, but, you know, over the years, they, they've upped or cautious like everything else out there. It costs about thirty dollars for a family of four to have dinner at, at McDonalds on the flip side for just twelve dollars. You can buy a pound of healthy grains, a pound of ground Turkey and a Bagger to a frozen veggies and cook a big bowl of delicious, nutrition and pretty fast for your family, the longest thing, that's going to take their whatever great if you're making like if you're actually, making you or something like that it's gonna take twenty twenty five minutes. But while that's going, you Brown up the Turkey and you microwave the frozen veggies. You mix it all together. Put in a sprinkle of fed or go cheese in there for a little cream, maybe boss glaze for little acid and bang your dinner, and it's delicious, and it's fast and it's cheaper than dinner at McDonalds, and you're going to feel better. You're not going to be sad afterwards. They're going to be happy you beside when the bowl is empty exact right. You'll you'll be you'll be shaded and. Happy in the long run. And that delicious flame grilled flavor. It's fake. Have you ever wondered how your favorite burgers, and chicken sandwiches? Get that fresh off the fire taste, even though they're frozen and cooking doors on, like a flat top. Imagine doesn't make any sense. Right. It turns out that the smoky flavor isn't legit at all. But are you really shocked at this point, we just talked about silly putty, when, when a fast food item contains something called metro smoke flavor on it likely was created by red arrow products company, a commercial flavor firm to create the flavor of the company, actually burns would captures the flavor of the smoke in water bottles, and sells it to places like Burger King and Wendy's. Now, I don't know about you, but that burger seems a little less appetizing for me right now. That's not just making it feel duped, by the way. Duped, meeting silly more than anything else. Like I feel I feel like I've been entire childhood is a sham at this point. It's all sham, but it's not just the smells John sites that are meant to entice you to. They actually decorate fast food restaurants to trigger certain cravings, like have you ever noticed that a lot of fast food chains use the same colors on their logos and inside the restaurants? That is no coincidence, Pizza Hut in and out Wendy's McDonald's. Burger King just name a few, they all use yellow and red in their logos. These colors have been proven to grab your attention. They're going to stimulate your appetite increases speed in which we all eat and make us crave things so, well, it's crazy. Right. So don't keep him. I know so keep your appetite in check wonder from the drive through that. Use a blindfold order from the drive through window. This is only the one or two times a month max that you're going, right. Order from the drive through window. Enjoy your food at home, or if the weather's nice eat outside the restaurant, maybe take your meal to a park. But yeah, that's crazy. It's all the little hidden things fake smoke got the colors that are making you eat more. It's not it's not just those things. It's also they'll use words in a way that kind of sexual intrigues you a little bit. And because a lot of health minded folks go into fast food joints. And with the best of intentions, despite having having those you somehow end up leaving with a big cheeseburger, and a soggy order of fries happens. It happens to the best of us. There's no shame in that. Here's why that keeps happening by the way food, marketers tend to use descriptive phrases on their menus, and in store ads. You know, it's like finger licking good, and hot and juicy to boost the crave. Ability of menu items, they're hoping to sell the only problem is that they're not typically pushing the healthy stuff in those. Kinds of conditions and situations. Those dishes are less apt to get you hooked at the end of the day. In fact, consumers are twenty seven percent more likely to order an item if it's described with yummy sounding at adjectives says Cornell University, the same group of scholars also found that certain menu design elements, such as fancy fonts colors and graphics tend to draw the eye towards specific items that can sway your order. So if they want you to kind of order, something that they want to sell more of, they're going to have these subtle triggers in the messaging, whether it's the words, the, the font, you know how they depict them, maybe, there's an image alongside certain foods where if you go to a restaurant, and it has like images of some of the foods like those are not going to be the healthy foods. Because you, you're all my God. I see that. And I want that bacon cheeseburger, force, it looks juicy, and delicious, why wouldn't I want that what the hell I'm here? So these, these big chains have all the money in the world to hire top tier marketers like that are just awesome. I wonder how much like their how much the, the budgets are marketing versus like food reserves. Yeah, I'm sure it's better, by the way like I don't mean to just bash like because because there are so many of them that have made leaps and bounds in what they're offering free like all those things, those are all moves in the right direction. But there a lot of these things are still issues. So which is why we call them out here. Exactly. All right. We'll see we're looking to cut calories. You've been tap into your inner child. She mentioned the happy meal before. It's not just for kids, you know, you can order happy meals, and adult, if you want this is this is funny to me, and I totally get it a Cording to research team of scientists when a small incentive is offered with a meal as is the case with just about every kids meal out there. People are motivated to limit their portion size like this goes back to like the crackerjack days. When we were younger like we, I'm one of five kids, I've mentioned that before we didn't do fast food a lot. But if we did, and we'd go to McDonalds. We'd be upset with the toy and a happy meal. It's all we cared about or cared about them more than the food as it turns out the combination of a half sized portion of food with a nonfood gift stimulates the same part of the brain that area that that makes you feel happy, getting reward desire motivation. It has the same stimulation as a full-sized portion alone. The study also discovered that regardless of hunger. Most people will choose a half sized portion of food if it's paired with a toy or monetary prize rather than a full-size portion at the same price. So it's all about that toy. And even though the eight less people who chose the incentive option tended, not to compensate for the reduced portion size by eating more calories. So that's interesting because it usually like you said, before with the Pinera, a lot of times, even if you get the half size option, your full your you're feeling good. You don't need the full, the full thing I don't even get a toy here, by the way, we should get it to do the Perez award. So sometimes I do get a free cooking. That's kind of. Anyway. So helping the calorie cutting button, but it's better than a toy. And so we've heard about the chemicals in our foods, of course, silly putty. And some of the others salads, are probably the last place, you'd expect to find more. Right. Not so fast. These days, many fast food chains offer salads, which is a good thing. And if you solely looked at the things like calories fat, and sodium. They're usually a step in the right direction versus some of the burgers, or other sandwiches, and other fair. But when it comes to the quality of the ingredients in the salad, there's not they're not much better than some of the stuff that's infused by silly, putty, for example, many chains actually dust their salads with propylene glycol, which is a chemical that helps lettuce leaves state crisp. Just kind of defeats the fresh nice fresh, crispy salad. What's fresh and crispy because it's laced with this chemical, it's considered safe for consumption, but it's also found in antifreeze and sexual lubricants, which just makes salad a lot less appetizing. There's nothing sexy about that. I'm hoping sexy, nothing, nothing, nothing fresh, and crispy oh, man. Okay. So on that note. How do I even top that one? But that's a hard one. I'm never going to be the same after this episode. I'm trying to think of all these horrible things. Okay. More than likely when you've gone to fast food restaurant here, there, you've already been super size without knowing it, Duke, University research has discovered that chains often encourage customers to buy larger sodas by increasing the number of houses in all their sodas. So most people subconsciously pick the middle option. I'll take the medium, but the larger the medium is the more they can charge for exactly. They're so sneaky with the size of a medium has grown exponentially. Yeah. So sneaky marketing again. So just consider this one reason to stick to water and avoid those chemicals spike sodas altogether. And speaking of soda fountain, drinks are the pretty dang dirty, actually. I'm getting all the like like key ones. Right. I'm like people are going to hate me after this. They don't have already ice machines are notoriously difficult to clean making them. Veritable Petri dishes. And this actually is credited to an award-winning signs project done by a twelve year old flirty and maimed jasmine Roberts who compared the bacterial content in ice, water, and toilet water from fast food restaurants. It found that seventy percent of the time ice from fast food. Restaurants was dirtier than Sosa. Seventy percent of the time in several cases, the ice tested positive for E, coli bacteria, which comes from human waste. So if your appetite wasn't ruined before if for Darsur is now. Yeah. And hey, it's one more reason to kick the soda habit. By the way, of course, never reason before we've given you a million reasons for it. That's like the nail in the coffin, right there. And look again. We said at the top visit probably not intend to be scared straight. Maybe it was actually at the end, we might have might have been some marketing speak on our side like, like some of the tactics used by by food marketers. But at the end of the day, a little bit of this is okay? Right. What we don't want you to do is, is maintain a steady habit of fast food because because of these reasons and so many more, by the way, and what we wanted to do is just kind of present some, I opening surprising some shocking facts that, that make you just more aware when you find yourself. Yeah, I think twice and then the Saint like, don't go like. Heck, I, I take the kids to McDonalds, but it's, it's not even once a month. Yeah. And it's a treat and and I don't eat it because I know I know too much. But I'm, I'm cool with the kids in every now and then you know what I mean? That's like, so I don't I don't say these things to say, like, you know, don't take your kids. I take my kids there, so but it's I take I take them there in frequently enough that it's not a concern for me. So if, if that's your situation, then, hey, cool for you. This is going to be some interesting cocktail party fodder for you at the barbecue, or something like that. When you tell the people silly, putty fact, of war, or the, the salad chemical fact, and if you get nothing else from that then that's been, it's been worth it. Absolutely. So, look, if you if you need a go to resource for what you should be eating be sure to subscribe here and also check out this dot com. The team eat this not that is dedicated to doing all of the hard work and making it easy for you to eaten enjoy all of your favorite foods, he'll free so until next time, I'm John Hammond and I'm Megan Murphy. 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Difficulty scouting future NBA players

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Difficulty scouting future NBA players

"Ryan's been Kinda you know the rounds of different NBA teams is going to keep doing that throughout the preseason we just talked to him about a strip golden state to see the warriors he also went to Utah backyards Gal pals on the radio DOT COM sports digital network Steve Cerruti Brian Scott Auburn is always in joined by one of our regulars former sons GM Ryan mcdonagh presence at the Rim it allows perimeter players to extend defensively I think they do as good a job maybe a better job than any team in the league as far as denying the wing entry pass Emmanuel Moody so they did have a decent amount of turnover this off season but they kept the core of their team intact I think the big advantage Utah has guys is with go bears I think the biggest difference this year on the court will be the offensive talent with the playmaking shooting you take out Ricky Rubio and Derrick favors who played good roles for that moving pretty well scale I mean it was early I was there for the first two days of training camp so they were putting a lot in as you know usually the first couple of days it was always a guy who guarded the best guard he took pride in his defense he stays attached better than most I mean and that's the whole thing about deepens right come through and Mitchell Joe ingles and Bogdonovich so I think the the questions for them will be they've always had a high level defensive center on the floor in the last couple of years because regal bear went off the floor derrick favors came in so can they defend in rebound well enough I think there'd be a lot of pressure on Gobert to continue to be elite in both of those areas zero before going up to Salt Lake and spending a few days around that team no one has been a bigger Mike Conley fan win healthy in me but I saw something last year Mike Conley him that there is good as any team I think in the NBA they have a great chance to get to not only the western conference finals but to the NBA finals and compete for a championship and but looking at their team guys they're big they're tough there physical they've always defended but now they have more offensive talent and I like their depth as well which is why what would run in your trip to Utah I mean obviously there are high expectations there for the jazz what was the biggest takeaway from your trip there they're loaded there are loaded team team and helped them win a lot of games but your place Rubio and favors with Mike Conley in boy on Bogdanovich and I'm just watching them play it's exciting to think of macos last week about how I just think they're one of the best run organizations in the league I love inside of their head coach and I love the addition of Mike Conley because I think he's the perpetrator point guard to help facilitate for others but pick and roll how much separation are you getting he will be right on the hip of all these great players but I noticed last year he did didn't the best player for whatever reason and he sort of had lost the shooting and spacing they'll have with Mike Conley running pick and rolls with road rudy Gobert rolling hard to the rim and then think of the shooting they'll have on the perimeter now with our instructional especially on the defensive end of the court the holdovers guys who've been there a long time like rubare Joe Ingles and some some extent in hugging up on your wings and not giving talented perimeter players on the opposing team a lot of space and because of that they could funnel offensive players who who beat their man on the perimeter I feel good I mean I think they're one of the top two or three teams in the Western Conference preseason projection and even more bullish on the jazz now apt offensively for for for them to get back to the finals. Mike has to be that lockdown defender how is he moving do you think Gobert and Gobert cleans up a lot of mistakes you guys know as the defensive player of the year and I think the most dominant presence in our league at the Rim in the restricted area so I really like Donovan Mitchell is a young veteran now they were doing a lot of teaching for Connolly and boy I'm GonNa Vich they added some new pieces on the benches well and at Davis Jeff Green that that defense is back that he'd just take a year off because it was Memphis and these guys are at a types in it is he the defensive presence he was a say two years ago three years ago what they can do defensively and I think having that security blanket behind Conley will help them scale I mean you know Jaren Jackson is going to be a really good player but you look at the personnel in Memphis the past years zone as well but I'm interested to know both your answer she Iran we'll start with you you said top two to three teams in the Western Conference so are you saying that the jazz of the biggest threat to the LA teams in the Western Conference Taylor they were young they had a lot of injuries and they didn't have anybody like rudy go bear on the black backline to clean up any mistakes Scott free free to weigh on this what I think the to La teams the jazz nuggets all four of those teams are good enough to win the NBA Championship in my opinion where do you put Portland in that conversation they went to western I thought those three teams were loaded and rolling and I thought that really helped teams like Portland in Denver get to the conference semifinals and then ultimately help Portland advanced to the playoff team in the western conference. Although I said this before I'll say it again I think they got a little bit lucky last year with how the playoff bracket came out I thought the three best teams in the league heading into the summer's finals last year and and everything is all roses fund intended with the rose the old Rose Garden s with with Portland I with the Kyle lowry extension in the Siachen I kyle lowry extension I think makes a lot of sense for for both sides Kyle lowry's thirty how Lonzo Ball Lamelo Ball and how you can't go to their practices because they're American players even though they're playing overseas let's start are and I think he looked at the teams with cap space next year and didn't see a better fit than the Toronto Raptors from the teams side if your Messiah Jiri or Bobbi Webster in the Front Office yes I think either the jazz or the nuggets the those those fourteen to me a really good I the rockets the notch below those four money but that's a very weak free agent class and you guys know what Kyle Means to Toronto and what he's meant to that franchise and that city and what they mean to him so he didn't WanNa go anywhere a lot it's hard not to like their backcourt especially when you have Damian Lillard one of the great closers in recent NBA history. I don't think there are many league that you'd rather have with the ball in their hands characters and getting the most out of out of those players and over the past few years they weren't able to do that with John Whiteside so how will they fit in Portland so I think the blazers are a solid whereas the extension we have about two weeks to go just a reminder there as far as how the rookie scale extensions work you have until the day before the season starts so this year doc Tober twenty-first over the next two weeks will guys like possible crm Jalen Brown Brandon Ingram and buddy healed if they get extensions or not so I thought that for years old he'll turn thirty four in May he's in the last year of his contract and he makes just under thirty five million dollars this season he was going to be an unrestricted free agent in two thousand movement a lot of sense for the raptors locked in a guy who's been a pillar of their franchise and also take them off the market next summer and have some secure I see him probably the way you see him what they did last year was a one off like I don't know if that can happen again I grew the scale Portland the last hour so came came out with a tweet saying now that NBA Scouts are going to be able to scout the practices lamelo ball and RJ Hampton who were to a lot of top players guys in free agency next year are Toronto Raptors or we're going to be free agents in Toronto let's start with Kyle lowry he's now on a one year deal so he's off the market next I am discount players in practice I I was pretty certain in college when we worked out NBA scouts were all that our practice was was to deal with Larry but what it has to do with Paseo calm and Toronto in their cap space moving forward and the other one is you understand this rule the conference finals where they were swept stay a two things I wanNA touch on here so what do you make of the car Larry Extension not necessarily what it has to do with Ryan how much more work would you have to do if high school players were allowed to to come into the draft when it double your workload of seeing guys or would it in a way make it easier no no I think you're looking at the fridge in class and looking at teams like Atlanta who might have seventy million cap space and you're worried about them throwing a big offer at one of your players and that is very confusing scowl and controversial and in fact since the show started I it seems like the NBA walked back the restrictions on practice shamsher the game against the grizzlies so it doesn't make any sense to me and look as a longtime executive in the league the NBA needs to wake up the answer as far as trying to keep thirty on their roster certainty on the roster given all the different agents they have and you know the fact that they could have potentially got rated next summer and free agency aside talented guy but the but the fit and the attitude I think Assad has been the question usually is at you know scale the Miami Heat do the best in terms of getting through playoff last year we're on the same side of the bracket that being Golden State Houston and Utah Golden State won in the first round in Houston in the second round who beat Utah on the first game on the line then dame now that being said the wing depth there's a question to me Yousef nurtured seemed like Mrs. Significant part of the season Poussin summer they also Fred van late it will be a free agent and on the Front Line Serge Ibaka and mark assault or free as well and then potentially possible Siachen what we'll see what happens can players who were playing in Australia but what happens in the Australian League is those teams will come over and play NBA teams in the preseason so a large number of evaluators have descended on Oklahoma City because one of their teams is playing the thunder and then they're planning on heading to Memphis well scout those players before in practice because he considered an American even though he's playing overseas like I don't understand this rule and why would you not aren't you allowed as GE NBA evaluators out of high school gyms or if the NBA thinks they have that will have any impact as far as players not declaring for the draft or staying in Cali that limits your evaluation sample size and in my opinion could lead to some mistake so I'm glad to read sham scenarios recent tweet that it seems like the NBA is backed off. Because I agree the world doesn't make any sense obviously evaluating players especially guys could be lottery picks you wanted too much access to them as possible and that's something league office should want for teams as well three working alongside Danny ainge you draft players right out of high school and as you know we did three years in a row in Boston in two thousand three we got actually contributor to Scallon Pals and then scalps wanted to follow up with the question about go ahead scale yeah the like mental ball situation you can't go watch those prospects because we don't have good stats we don't have good film we don't have a lot of relationships sometimes those programs so at a minimum we're going to need mandatory medical testing for the draft it is by and large standardized if you're playing a BCS conference usually the level of competition is relatively stable. I think about high school you don't have any of that stuff you might not even have a schedule with the coaching staff starting with the head coach and the assistant coaches and maybe even some of the support staff the trainers and strength coaches and people like that you have access to a body of Work Kendrick Perkins with the twenty seven th pick in the draft out of Beaumont Texas the next year in two thousand and four we drafted Al Jefferson from Prentiss Mississippi with the fifteenth pick in the draft and then the you're staying overseas foolish fooling themselves all it does Gal is an evaluator it strictly ability evaluators to see elite players in the draft want is if high school players are eligible to be drafted again in the future and it looks like that may happen as soon as twenty twenty two NBA teams are saying look we need medical records combined large with the same people every year you have relationships at Duke or Kansas or Kentucky or North Carolina even some of the mid major programs you have strong relationships us well I think the League needs to be really careful about reopening the gemstone to NBA evaluators the upside is there small salary if they're playing in your G. League and if one guy hits every five years and then you have his rights for the next six years or five years into no one a prospects playing a lot of times especially if you're a big like Kendrick Perkins Ralph Jefferson you're so physically dominant in high school that it's hard to get a lot out of those evaluations four rounds of the draft why not drap you know multiple guys and have them common go to your G. League and it's not that much money to support these guys on I completely agree with you scalloping on my soapbox for a number of years as an executive and now as a member of the media because think of what it would do for the G. League from from my perspective of seeing young players without a G. League at the time the D. League was not a big deal now it's a huge ever it is isn't that worth all that all that time and effort and the money that you put into it doesn't that all payoff one guy hits for you what major league soccer did I think what they did if you guys remember when they got David Beckham that come over from Europe I think they have one uncapped salary slot where they can pay David Beckham skier and five we drafted Joe Greene out of Houston Texas and then that was the last year you could draft high school players the NBA shut it now so here's why it's harder in college you're doing business gun a on because he went through the fire as opposed to the rest of the world like it's Rudy's buddies playing fantasy basketball picking they know everything right but the top high school players or players finished high school were playing in the G. League and for example when I when I was general manager of the Phoenix Suns were to really talented young players who were finished chins and they can get paid a little money not a lot of money but a little bit of money to go play there instead of playing in college so if the NBA is willing to think with the pay for play it's it is night and day different to what it was two thousand three four five would that factor into it I mean why not open up could get Kobe Bryant you could also get in the EIB in their out obviously a lot of cases in between that as well but the thing that teams want guy just so you know what all thirty team NBA teams inattention that team would get from the fans media sponsors on on so I completely agree with that my suggestion the league would do would be to out of international scouting in your past like our international guys the hardest guys to evaluate our high school players be harder than international guys does the Extra Year of college I did not want to go to Italy Emmanuel Moody did not want to go to China I don't think RJ Hampton Lamelo ball wanted to Australia but they did because there are no other a. and especially the growth of minor league basketball so sky appreciate you asking me the question I'll get off my soapbox now I feel like the old man yelling my lawn but that's something I pushed how to be a partner with the NC double A. I think the NBA should be a competitor to the NC Double A. and try to get a lot of the top players because look let's be realistic US Brandon Jennings now we're going to do our own thing in fact top high school players come plan the G. League for a year it'll help the players develop it'll help the league develop and I think it'd be great for the growth of the NBA because I think of the level of competition most nights if you're a dominant high school player if you're a top ten high school player usually you're so physically superior same million dollars a year you're gonNA favorite player in the major league soccer with making fifty thousand dollars a year I think the NBA should do that I think for a long time the NBA has gone out of it's way too NBA teams and the players themselves mcdonagh I'm going to tell a story so bear with me the question might not be great but Danny Aines said when he was scouting Janas he went to he said he'll never make that mistake again. How did you Scout Jaanus did you end up passing on him and when did you realize that you made a mistake you could you could just eliminate some of the guys from college it makes the hardest Gal and and I and I can speak from experience there because when I started in the Celtics Front office in two thousand L. Some laws that are being passed in California and other states in college athletics I think it would be the perfect time to say okay look we we've we pandered to the NC double a long enough we've tried to be a good partner international and then college again it's not an exact science for any of them but I think if the NBA does reopen as Jim to high school players need to be some structural changes to help protect you know when I was in front office for a long time and I think something the league should really take a look at what you've piqued my interest here with all the scouting stuff you mentioned that you were agents in the Andrea Eytan in Marvin Bagley who from Arizona spent a lot of time here if they played from the northern Arizona Sons Phoenix Suns Minor League affiliate I think of how much more interest anybody you're playing against in highschool so that's the first challenge the second challenge is as far as injuries as far as far as starters statistics come on around high school program play each other every year they play against other tap competition in their conferences you have relationships with the coaches and people on staff so I think that's the order high school hardest then he's GonNa be a pretty good NBA player and then colleges it's not the easiest but again it's the most standardized Duke and Kansas and Kentucky North Carolina those teams Greece and I think it was January or early February and he said he will never ever ever do this again he liked Janas he was like six which actually give you anything really when you're scouting players like how how would you rank those three as far as the most difficulty to scout I think high schools the hardest Volos which is a couple of hours north of Athens right on the water and basically guys I felt like we were watching a rec league game now you can see honest you could see the length in the second division so thank junior college basically or division to to use a college basketball analogy and Dan I flew into Athens Greece we drove to a small town called they have relationships with that player in and you never know they might have some kind of financial relationship with the player where it benefits them to see that player do well so far to me highschool is the hardest seven and a half you know he played super hardy had a huge passion for the game but he just thought like man I don't know if he's good enough in the NBA he did not take like he janas came out for warm ups and he was like Oh no what did I do he's like who's Zach and he knew it was which is currently a sticking point between the teams and the Players Association let me ask you this question because I've I've it's great that we haven't adding staff and obviously getting acclimated in a new city and then running the pre-draft workout process so I didn't have time to get back to Europe I would've loved to have done that in second look at him before the draft and he heard that he has grown he heard stories like oh man guys grown two inches has but he's like no no who who is that that's not the same kid I looked at in January did you take a second look at you on us of the year I was assistant celtics it was a month or two before a few months before I got hired by the Phoenix Suns is GM and any age and I went to Greece and I remember it well I did film and that was a challenge scale because I got hired by the sons in May of two thousand thirteen and you guys think about when you get hired as a GM OF NBA teams? We'll scale give you a spoiler alert here there's one other guy with Danny ainge on that trip that was you you look you're looking at them Europe I think would be second on that list depending on the level you know if if a guy's playing it at Euro League level for an established team and playing well against men like look for example you'd probably have it in boarded ESPN or Fox Broadcasting Company's Record College Games so the film's not great maybe guy looks a little bit different but it's hard to tell and the process and look at Janas now it doesn't look like the same person honest then looked like a skinny little kid now he looks like the incredible Hulk and they'll put a statue of Mutt side the bucks arena at some point this is playing in the second division he wasn't even the top Greek division teams like Olympia Cosa Panathinaikos who have great history and tradition and and play in the Euro League play so yes that is a true story yes I think Danny and I are pretty similar regrets I was in Phoenix at the time but in two thousand thirteen summer league sitting there watching Janas who had just started to grow and better and now looks like go on to become one of the great non lottery picks of all time yeah I mean it's it's funny like you know we're not trying to be yeah that was that was in twenty thirteen I remember legit legit story Danny told me that I said it was it was in two thousand thirteen I point and we're sending that we we we might have made a mistake here but this this guy's pretty good and he's only getting better yeah so did you back the right Danny told me if you're John Hammond and the bucks nebula chest puffed out nobody thought it would be like this because if you go back and look at the videos even the draft express videos of Janas pre-draft see the feel at that time he was super skinny he looked like a kid in could not shoot at all Dan I or sitting there so I don't know I don't know and but nobody guys and I get John Hammond the former GM of the box who's now with the Orlando Magic a lot of credit for this easiest thing in the world would be to say I thought this or I thought then a few months later I got hired at GM of the sons we passed on them. We drafted Alex Len with the fifth pick and then Danny Patent and the Celtics passed on they drafted Kelly Olympic I think a few picks before you honestly helmets are detail as you guys can imagine especially maybe not even the high definition film we have twenty nineteen th two thousand thirteen film rear watching a game in Europe that's certainly not I agree with what the Summer League that year I think me and Danny and a number of other executives not leagues at all we we might have missed one here and then since then guys noticed has only gotten bigger stronger to check out the jazz and with the jazz everybody's hot pick this year they're sort of off the radar finals team I think we talked about this earlier in the show early a couple of bucks the team that we inherited Phoenix won twenty five games and finished last in the western conference the year before so we want to make a number of changes staff changes starting with the coaching staff and the the draft to me like it's such a crap shoot Ryan you obviously know this but you know because you got guys like Hawaiian Janas that go outside of the lottery that ended up being MVP's and you've got top three because they're a bunch of other teams that obviously missed on this guy and it's it's really hard especially late in the lottery to to find you know obviously NBD cannons but even all stars I mean it seems like League and everything about the NBA and you know scale there's such a rush to judgment now in our society that even after one game we did it on this show we're guilty of doing it you all you hear is a glowing praises about all these kids and then you get you get into camp they see an NBA player and two hundred fifty million dollar contract coming in next year and he's the MVP the league so I don't think anybody including Janas could have foreseen that for us in Phoenix a little glimpse of Devon and the pre-draft process and he was running pick and rolls and making plays with the ball and and doing some things that you didn't necessarily get a chance to see a Kentucky the folks in Utah will tell you this bore draft workouts in of how they mentally handle the NBA. I mean what did you guys do to make you think these guys are GonNa handle the Lee picks and fortunately that didn't work out the best player drafted was the six man at Kentucky and Devon Booker who played a limited role he was basically just a catch and shoot player we anything about Donovan Mitchell he came in for pre workout you was projected to be a late first round pick on the process started and he blew them away in the workout process so it's not an exact the top two picks from a little over two years ago more careful than Lonzo ball they're not gonNA make it in one example I go back and look at Chauncey billips career admittedly honest did not have a lot of money growing up you know he and his family just didn't really have money to eat a lot at certain times and he's got an unbelievable story as far as we bust all throughout the lottery no matter what the year is boy if teams knew how to improve that for certain they've spend millions of dollars excess which is part of the part of the NBA is well that's not an easy thing I I don't think there is an exact formula from my from me dealing with seeing speaking all we all love each other so it's so great we're all going to make the playoffs Ken teams are going to win a championship when you do the draft process knowing history the fact that he was out in the streets in Athens he and his brothers selling trinkets to Kinda help make ends meet and now he's got one hundred million dollar contract and maybe chance I think there are a few players I will see his eye on is one of them looks like he may be but to me you know a guy like Kevin durant stands out talented Texas was so overwhelming it okay allies all right well this guy's not made of what we think he's made of it's hard to analyze the heart how guys can handle not just failure but also on these guys when they're so young and so raw that you really don't know how they're going to mature physically and mentally or like is there any way to sort of improve that because it just seems like year in year out there the size length and shooting there's no way this guy won't be at least a very good if not great NBA player and he has been but there are other guys who looked can't miss prospects that that don't make it and then some look maybe mediocre or put in position to be successful in college internationally break out of the NBA and again that's why teams are traveling all over the country and around the World Oh God Lakers look really good the other night it was one preseason game and that happens in pre draft prospect in the draft process well that people are writing off look at how many teams chauncey was on I think most people remember Chelsea as a Detroit Piston winning the finals. MVP helping the Pistons Win a championship what John was on and trying to find the next diamond in the rough trying to do anything they can to gain an advantage on the other twenty nine teams it's very similar to right now with all thirty teams in the NBA to figure out how to do that. And how to mitigate the risk I think Steve just there are a number of different factors like with us in this case it was physical and I think a lot of that is because fourth or fifth team at that point he bounced around the League he was a solid player but I don't think anybody throughout the first couple of years of his career thought he was going to be a borderline hall of fame player who would help lead a team to a championship so that's why it's so hard the situation and fit at a lesser level again I I just got back from Salt Lake City and Joe Ingles was was waived by the offers a few years ago now he's an integral part of a starter in a good player on a team that's projected to be in the top two or three in the western conference that fit and that opportunity is so I don't think he has to be like an immortal player at all time great or anything like that I know that because he pancake five ten guys top ten all time hall of Famer you're like hey man we're just looking for a solid contributor to our team a role player that could if everything works out great the ability to player and maybe find value even if you're a second or thirteen one more thing Ryan before we let you go I the means could turn into a Tim Duncan type like I know it's like a huge range but like the expectations to be Tim Duncan when you draft him that's not necessarily in your mind right important and that's what the good teams do keep keep evaluating they don't give up on players especially guys with a good work ethic and strong character to see even if they don't hit it the first time is there a way to high school and he makes unbelievable dunks they think that he's going to be the greatest thing ever right or the next Lebron James which you know the brand dunks yes but that's not what no and you never wanna put that pressure on an eighteen or nineteen year old kid and that brings up to a good question that Cerruti asked earlier wired there's some Mrs the bronze grain is his decision making and all that right when you're looking to draft the guy you had the Andrea eight number one are you saying like we're dragging this guy to be a clicks this guy could be could be great well a lot of times it doesn't click and the guy ends up being just okay or not very good at all so that's the million dollar setting lofty expectations but at the same time scale if you're picking the top five it's hard to sell to your owner the fans the media that you know we're just going to be a solid rotational fees the experts in the draft especially early in the draft I think that's because the temptation of the upside is there the potential upside that teams the players size length athleticism and say man if everything soon appreciate it guys all right scouts so we gotta we're GonNa take a quick break here I want to ask you celtics opener last out of our way like when we drafted yonder eight number one to downplay

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