This week: Soylent, dealing with cravings, sugar overload, National Junk Food day, and more

by Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN on July 18, 2014

Pitcher of Red BeverageLast week I kept a real-time photo/audio diary of everything I ate over the course of a single day. You can see the results of this experiment here. It wasn’t a nutritionally “perfect” day, but that was sort of the point. Lots of you wrote to ask for more “day in the life” diaries, reflecting different seasons or types of challenges, such as traveling. Happy to comply!

For those who are ready to move beyond food once and for all, this week’s podcast is a review of Soylent, a new product that claims to make food a thing of the past. What do you think? Are you ready to give up eating? (I’m certainly not.)

This week’s newsletter has a somewhat counter-intuitive tip for controlling cravings. Although researchers found this method to be effective, I (and lots of you, apparently) have doubts.

If you’ve failed to curb that craving and succumbed to a sugar binge, is there anything you can do to undo the damage? That’s what a Nutrition Diva listener wants to know. Here’s my answer.

Finally, next Monday, July 21st is National Junk Food Day.  My thoughts on that here.

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