Eat Like a (Good) Man

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Josh Tyson is a husband, father, author and musician (sort of) living in Denver. His extensive word collage explores everything.

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  1. mary williams says:

    Congratulations, Josh, on a beautifully written, informative article on a subject that makes many readers’ eyes glaze over. You managed to inform and entertain us!

    Mary

  2. Josh, thanks for writing an article for eating well! My own dad passed away almost two years ago now partly because he didn’t always take care of his own body. What I would have given to have him change his mindset to care more about his body, not just the food he ate, but exercising and good health in general. He would have been able to be around long enough to see my brother and I get married and have our own kids.

    A few years ago I made a few health changes myself and I found the more veggies and natural foods I ate, the more I craved them. It took a little time at first but it does happen where your body gets use to the good foods your eating and really do crave them. I still will splurge and have a BigMac. But it’s a once in a while thing. A few tips from me are when I have a desire for something salty and greasy, instead of going for potatoe chips, i often will saute a lot of garlic in some olive oil and eat that staight up and that craving usually goes away. Garlic is good for your blood pressure as is Olive Oil. I am also a big fan of ice cream and go for Breyers double churned half the fat ice cream. Instead of regular bacon, I recomman Welshires Turkey Bacon. Not all turkey bacon is good but Welshires brand makes the best I ever had. Ground Turkey can taste a lot like beef in chili too. And Oatmeal is really a great thing in the morning..it also gives you healthy poo.

  3. Great artcle. Something to remeber with sweet potaotes is that they have an enzyme that converts starch to sugar and that activates at a range between …what is it…. 150 and 180 degrees. Somethng like that. it means that if you roast them slowly they taste much better, They can be sour if oyu cook them too fast.

    And the yam/sweet potato thing is hoplessly confused. Both words apply to a range of tubers some not closely related at all.

    Chard is the loveliest weed of all. I grew up on it Concord, Ca – Eastern bay Area. i cna’t get it to grow well up here in Tacoma though. Too bad. OTOH here things like mache and shotweed and flatleaf parsley naturalize in a flash.

    My new find is those big radishes they call “Chinese turnips”. They are so cheap there is no point in growing them. They are great in winter as a stew vegetable . They are like daikon but hotter, like red radishes. The Chinese name is “lobo”, Korean “lobak” if you see them in markets.

  4. van Rooinek says:

    The primary way to eat like less of a shit is to consume less meat

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, and WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Most livestock is raised on rangeland that *cannot* be farmed; they’re not occupying space that could be farmed with grain or whatever. Ceasing to use this land for livestock, means that it provides no human benefits at all.

    2. If agriculture is ever to be made sustainable, the soil will have to be regenerated without synethetic industrial chemicals. There is only one way to do that: reintegrate livestock and poultry into the agricultural cycle, so their manure can regenerate soil fertility. Chemical plants or cows? Take your pick, and there is no option three.

    Yes, some red meat product is done wastefully, in feedlots, but people raised livestock for 10,000 years before the modern feedlot was invented, so it doesn’t have to be that way. Reintegrating livestock into oldfashioned mixed farms, where their soil renewing manure is an asset instead of a “waste product”, is the ONLY way to make farming sustainable. Besides, we may end up plowing with oxen after the oil runs out.

    3. A very large percentage of people — 30-40% by some estimates — just doesn’t tolerate high carbohydrate diets very well. Excercise-resistant obesity, and all the attendant complications thereof, can result. The ONLY answer is to reduce carbohydrates significantly, and it’s impossible to be a low-carb vegetarian unless you’re prepared to down shots of oiive oil…. Meat is the only answer.

    4. If you’re worried that there won’t be enough meat to go around — don’t be. World fertility is crashing, even in the 3rd world, and a sharp downturn in absolute numbers is set to begin is a few decades. Our great-grandchildren will inherit a planet with a lot more space per person. In the developed world, fertility is already far below replacement, we only grow due to unchecked (and unwelcome) immigration — and even that’s not forever, as fertility is crashing in the source countries too.

    The whole anti-meat mentality is just plain wrong, at every level.

    • Absolutely right, here, van Rooinek. While I applaud Josh’s broadening his diet to include whole grains, miso, and vegetables, meat and animal fat remain essential to good health.

    • Melenas says:

      I have no problem with vegetarianism or veganism in and of itself, and I know quite a few people who do it for health reasons.
      That being said, I can’t stand the self-righteous vegetarians. The “meat is murder” and “I’m better than you because I don’t eat meat” types. Unfortunately this article falls closer to the latter category.
      I am going to keep eating meat, and if it shortens my life by a year or two, at least they will be the crappy years at the end.
      That being said, miso is great. I can make an amazing spaghetti sauce using miso and …ground beef.

  5. Not buying it says:

    It’s important to acknowledge that it goes both ways too, ” A big part of being a good woman in this weird, wild century involves not eating like a fat bitch.”

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