In a Facebook post on Sunday about the dinner plates I use, I alluded to some recent headlines that said red meat will kill you. In a perfectly good post about fine china, why would I muddy the waters by talking about the risks of meat consumption? Because this kind of news is alarming!
Not to fear, it’s all a bunch of media hype and jumping to conclusions.
The study that led to this was based on a questionnaire. Have you ever asked someone to recount how much they ate or drank of certain things? Unless they’re keeping a food journal, the answer is NEVER accurate. We always conveniently forget how much bad stuff we’ve eaten and overestimate the good stuff. Definitely not a scientific way to determine whether meat is good for you or not.
Mark’s Daily Apple has a very good guest post that breaks down this study and debunks it pretty thoroughly. In addition to the observational nature of the study, it describes several other flaws in the conclusions that were drawn. If you’ve never checked out Mark’s Daily Apple, definitely take a look — it’s a great resource.
Now let’s have a questionnaire of our own — I’m guessing the people with with “best” answers will chime in, while those who didn’t do so well will keep it to themselves. Prove me wrong!
What did you eat for breakfast today? Lunch?
March 22, 2012 WOD
Thruster x 3 (men: 100 lbs; women: 65 lbs)
Chest-to-bar pullup x 3
Thruster x 6
Chest-to-bar pullup x 6
Thruster x 9
Chest-to-bar pullup x 9
… continue incrementing reps by 3 every round
As many reps as possible in 7 minutes