Maybe listen to Kris and Rita while you read?

To make it through the night

with this new diet idea of eating only within a 10-12 hour span

like the mice who, by being restricted from eating at all hours,

thusly stay sleek & avoid metabolic problems,

even with weekend treats;

I’m going to channel my inner Pine Siskin*,

who also doesn’t forage for 10-12 hours,

but stores 10% of its body weight in seeds overnight in his crop,

helping him make it through the night.

PATTY

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/a-12-hour-window-for-a-healthy-weight/?_r=0

*I mix this guy up with the Goldfinches and whichever finch females are streaky, but Ron Pittaway the Finch Forecaster (who knew there was such?!) says that maybe we’ll see more of them this winter since they wander the world (??) in search of conifer seeds (think spruces loaded with cones), and when they’re scarce up there in Canada, they drop down to my feeders for sustenance. (So I watch for a small fellow with a streaky brown body, tad of yellow in the wings, deeply notched tail, thinner and pointier beak than I’m used to in other finches. If I can dare say, I, the beginning birder, am USED to anything regular in the birds I see!!) I have learned, though, that from a distance a flock of PS are distinctive, swirling in tight compact flocks and, if I could hear well enough, I might catch a wheezy clee-ip call. (That’ll be the day. :))

On 12 hour eating windows (Gretchen Reynolds) and the storing of food (Pine Siskins): a juxtaposition that entertains me. Think health, wellness, surviving the winter, irrupting birds, and laughter. (Oh, how could I forget!) And think: Kris and Rita. (Back in the day they worried about getting through the night too.) (A 420 character 9-line poem)

 

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  1. Birder Schmirder, Patty, you’re a pro! Hey, those pine siskins get it. Ask Mark Bittman. VG6, it’s all you need to know. It allows for cheating and no guilt. Show me something better for health, wellness, and laughter (with mouth full of pizza). Some of us on Italian time prefer VG9.

    MB says” I think the cheating is built in. One of the first questions people ask me is “Can I put milk in my coffee? I can’t live without putting milk in my coffee.” And the fact is, I put milk in my coffee and I break the rules all the time. But it’s a common-sense thing. There’s a big difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon of milk or cream in your coffee and two cheeseburgers or a large fry. Science says that we should be eating more foods from the plant kingdom and less processed food and fewer animal products. That’s pretty much clear. So this is a strategy for doing that. If you follow it 100 percent, then obviously it’s more effective in executing what we think needs to be done, but if you follow it 60 percent, you’re probably still eating twice as well than if you’re eating a sort of standard American diet.

    So there’s a lot of wiggle room in here and I think people need to look at the strategy and say, “How do I make this work in my life and how strict do I want to be?”
    My answer: not too. 🙂
    Toni

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