#64: Food Politics, The Diet Expert & Why We Believe

Sugar Addiction & Diet Purity

This is episode 64 of Evil Sugar Radio. This week, we’re covering a ton of current events, from South Park making fun of the gluten-free fad to caffeinated underwear. As always, we have plenty of discussion of food politics and diet prejudice, mixed with some crazy claims from chefs and other celebrities who should probably keep their mouths shut.

Finally, we have a couple of fantastic listener questions and some points to clarify.

We love getting your questions, so keep sending them to us through Facebook or at icecream@evilsugarradio.com.

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Episode 64 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:25 – Intro
  • 3:00 – Current Events
    • 3:00 – News Flash: Caffeinated Underwear Doesn’t Work
    • 4:00 – Gluten-free Ebola
    • 7:40 – Organic Paleo Vegan Weed Brownies
    • 9:00 – Fracking for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • 11:30 – This Week In Science
    • 11:30 – Food Politics & Diet Prejudice
    • 24:15 – Why We Think The Way We Think
    • 27:50 – The Expert Complex
    • 37:10 – Cognitive Dietary Restraint
  • 44:20 – Listener Questions
    • 44:20 – We Need Your Help To Build A “Start Here”
    • 45:25 – Healthy Eating on a Budget
    • 46:50 – Eating To Perform While Cutting
    • 56:30 – Clarifying Our Critiques of Holistic/Alternative Medicine
  • 1:16:15 – Show Summary

Show Notes

Caffeine-laden underwear will not help you lose weight, FTC says ( http://tinyurl.com/pxe3qou )

South Park’s “Gluten-free Ebola” Episode ( http://tinyurl.com/mwhzcot )

Fracking company teams up with Susan G. Komen, introduces pink drill bits “for the cure” ( http://tinyurl.com/nxy2ren )

The NFL’s Pink October Does Not Raise Money for Cancer Research ( http://tinyurl.com/kw77yda )

‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss ( http://tinyurl.com/olg6xov )

Misandry Angie’s Tumblr ( http://misandryangie.tumblr.com/ )

Why people believe things you don’t believe ( http://tinyurl.com/nyfztkg )

Celebrity chef Pete Evans has been slammed for his 2,100 word rant on Facebook claiming the Paleo diet can prevent autism ( http://tinyurl.com/q2c4ywd )

What kids around the world eat for breakfast ( http://tinyurl.com/pqqgwzb )

Psychological Consequences of Food Restriction ( http://tinyurl.com/ohnbe5s )

High cognitive dietary restraint is associated with increased cortisol excretion in postmenopausal women ( http://tinyurl.com/nhdoz4n )

Cognitive dietary restraint is associated with eating behaviors, lifestyle practices, personality characteristics and menstrual irregularity in college women ( http://tinyurl.com/qeujars )

A Prospective Exploration of Cognitive Dietary Restraint, Subclinical Ovulatory Disturbances, Cortisol, and Change in Bone Density over Two Years in Healthy Young Women ( http://tinyurl.com/ohkyxcg )

“Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”, better captures addictive-like eating behavior ( http://tinyurl.com/qg5udfh )

If only poor people understood nutrition! ( http://tinyurl.com/ybmsqo6 )

How You Shop When You Are Poor ( http://tinyurl.com/5u8rask )

Health/Calorie Calculators

Health-Calc Energy Expenditure ( http://tinyurl.com/yht3qsq )

Cornell U Basal Energy Expenditure ( http://tinyurl.com/2ukh9w )

Calculator.net ( http://tinyurl.com/dhuo7h )

Brayden WM Calculator ( http://tinyurl.com/3xmszxs )

Healthy Eating On A Budget

A Girl Called Jack: 100 Delicious Budget Recipes ( http://amzn.to/1CAQLss )

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (the PDF is free!) ( http://tinyurl.com/ncm9l6l )

How to Feed a Hard Gainer on the Cheap and on the Go ( http://tinyurl.com/qexu3kr )

SNAP Challenge: One Pot Chili Pasta ( http://tinyurl.com/pcqg89q )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/