Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

We’ve all heard of dieting documentaries such as “What the Health” and “Supersize me”, but I’m going to ask you to do something for me. Stop watching dieting documentaries! They are absolutely terrible, completely unscientific, and a plague upon mankind. As you can imagine, this podcast is going to involve a high degree of ranting.

Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

I actually did quite a bit of research for this podcast. During the podcast, I talk about the importance of citing sources and discussing where you are getting your information from. So here are several websites and one YouTube video that I used.

  • Harriet Hall wrote an amazing deconstruction of “What the Health” for Science-Based Medicine. Check it out here.
  • Julia Belluz wrote an excellent piece for Vox on What the Health. Check it out here.
  • There is also a great piece in Time Magazine by Alexandra Siffelin. Check it out here.

For those of you who don’t want to read, there’s a really good YouTube summary by Dr Zubin Damania

You might also want to check out my podcast on vegan dieting, where I talk about some drawbacks, and why a plant-based diet is different (and potentially better) to a vegan diet.

Splice of Heaven by Moon Dog Brewery

This beer was described as a Pine-Lime ice cream IPA, which is rather terrifying. Apparently, pine-lime means pineapple and lime, and ice cream just means vanilla flavouring. During the podcast, I said that I couldn’t really taste the pineapple or lime, or vanilla for that matter.

But afterwards, me and the Mrs continued to taste it, and I feel that I could taste the pineapple, and perhaps the lime. The vanilla taste completely escaped me though. My Mrs said she tasted mango, but I’m not 100% sure I’ve ever seen her eat a mango or a pineapple, so I have taken her input with a pinch of salt.

Moon Dog Brewery is an Australian brewery based in Melbourne. I couldn’t find too much information about them, their website doesn’t seem to have an about section. So I can’t say when they started or what their plans are for the future. They definitely seem to have a quirky sense of humour though, and they brew the best pine-lime ice cream IPA I’ve ever had.

Dog Stopped Play

Finally, I think I should offer an explanation as to why I finished this week’s podcast on such an abrupt note. My dog Bailey was beginning to whine, and in my experience that gives me a 20-second window to open the door before he progresses to full-on barking. There is nothing worse on earth than random barking in a podcast, and I don’t know how to edit, so I decided a tactical retreat was the best option.

After the podcast I gave him the requisite 30 strokes and 10 “good boys” and he decided that barking was unnecessary. To be honest, I’m surprised he didn’t interrupt me earlier, and am massively thankful! Have a great week guys.

This is Bailey in a rare moment between barks

About the Author Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.

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