Dieting vs. Healthy Eating

I am resolutely anti diet. So here’s my tough love 2 cents on the topic.

I define a diet as any eating program that is intended to cause rapid weight loss (over 2lbs a week) by enforcing drastic restrictions (entire food groups are removed) or unusual consumption (liquids,shakes,pills). These types of programs are not healthy or sustainable, and their results are never permanent.

On the other hand, I am a fan of elimination programs that help us sensitize our body and palate to real food and help us identify what, if any, food sensitivities we may have.

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“Slow Poke” Bill

A new law has been passed by the House and Senate that would make it illegal to drive slowly in the left lane. We’ve all been behind those drivers. They cruise right along side the right lane car, making it impossible to go around or speed up. Well, House Bill 459 will be keeping a few more of them on the right side.

The bill, which is commonly referred to as the “Slow Poke Bill,” would force slower drivers to move into the right lane if a faster car is approaching. If they fail to do so, they could be ticketed with a large sum.

If signed, the bill will go into effect July 1st.

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Some Like it Hot, Some Like a Stout

There’s always so much going on at the Jepson Center, and this week is no exception. On Thursday, April 17 at 6pm, Telfair Museums will present the first of two Marilyn Monroe film classics, Some Like it Hot. The screening complements the traveling exhibition Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon, now showing at the Jepson Center.

There’s more. The Jepson Café will be featuring Moon River Brewing Company for this month’s Art on Tap. The happy hour runs from 5-8pm on Thursday. Tickets include one drink ticket, light appetizers and museum admission. A perfect pre-show treat!

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