Sinless Scoop

Sample this week’s sinless scoop — the latest news in health, fitness and food.

Lobbyists Want Fries and Pizza To Stay In School (NPR)

As a kid, I never took a bag lunch to school. As an adult, this remains true as I rarely take lunches with me to work. I’m working on this. The Agriculture Department has released new standards for school nutrition, limiting starchy vegetables to two servings a week. When I think back to school lunches, I recall frozen pizzas, cheese fries, nachos, cookies, and Cup-o-Noodles (my high school was special). While I don’t blame public schools for my being obese as a child, I don’t think it helped. I’m very excited for this change and hope the lobbyists don’t get in the way. But I’m not convinced that the problem is solved yet. I’m curious to see what replaces the starches.

Read Lobbyists Want Fries And Pizza To Stay In School

Question: Did you take lunch to school or did you buy?

Food Pyramid No Longer

The USDA has replaced the long standing Food Pyramid diagram with a Plate. Gone are suggested serving sizes and the notion that carbohydrates should be the base of your diet.

Along with the Plate diagram, the USDA suggests the following:

Balancing Calories

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less
  • Avoid oversize portions
Foods to Increase
  • Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Make at least half your grains whole grains
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk
Foods to Reduce
  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks
Check out the USDA’s site for more information. There’s a ton of other resources info as well!
Question: What does your plate look like?
Fat Joe Talks About His Stunning Weight Loss (MTV)
Rapper Fat Joe may need to consider a name change. The once 350 pound musician has shed 88 pounds from his frame and is looking better than ever. Leave it to a rapper to eloquently express how to lose weight: “Just cut back on the carbs and work out. Don’t go up in KFC, don’t go up in McDonalds, don’t go up in Burger King, don’t go up in none of that stuff.”
Question: What do you think of Fat Joe’s new look?
Dukan Diet Founder Pierre Dukan Sues Diet Rival Dietician For Libel (ABC News)
The latest craze in celebrity diets is the Dukan Diet, created by French Doctor Pierre Dukan. The high protein and high oat-bran diet is credited with Kate and Corle Middleton’s weight loss before the Royal Wedding. Rival dietician Jean-Michel Cohen claims that the diet is dangerous, and now Dr. Dukan is suing for libel. I’m not a big fan of  fad diets. They all claim to work for everyone, but don’t. Otherwise, we’d all be skinny and not have any health issue! Whatever you pick, make sure to consult with your doctor and choose a lifestyle that you can maintain for life…not just a few weeks.
Question: Have you tried the Dukan Diet? Did it work for you?

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  1. Pingback: Sinless Scoop: Exercise In A Bottle… Then Eat Any Other Food You Want! – LeanGirlsClub

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