News To You – January 6, 2012
Here’s your justb. cheat sheet to being interesting today:
Still in the new year, new you phase? So is the news. Today I’m serving the best diet for 2012, Demi Moore’s frank revelations and the Government’s plans to make over ANZAC day!
Have you heard of the DASH diet
? According to a report in the L.A Times
this week, it won Best Diet for 2012.
Its purpose is to lower blood pressure but its practice is for all.
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—hypertension being the medical term for high blood pressure. The theory is simple: nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein, and fiber are crucial to fending off or fighting high blood pressure, and also help you to lose weight if you focus on foods with these nutrients rather than than the processed variety.
Weight Watchers won best weight-loss diet, best commercial diet plan and easiest diet to follow. Have you ever done Weight Watchers? What’s your experience been?
graces the cover of US Harper Bazaar’s February 2012 issue to herald a revealing interview between herself and her bestie, Amanda De Cadenet.
I’m not sure if Demi follows the DASH diet, but she does talk about what everybody else is talking about, her dramatically shrinking body.
I think I sit today in a place of greater acceptance of my body, and that includes not just my weight but all of the things that come with your changing body as you age to now experiencing my body as extremely thin — thin in a way that I never imagined somebody would be saying to me, “You’re too thin, and you don’t look good.
And without mentioning names, she talks about infidelity:
I used to think that what scared me was the idea of being abandoned until someone said to me, “Only children can be abandoned. Adults can’t be abandoned because we have a choice. Children don’t have a choice.” So I started to rethink. “Okay, it’s not that. What’s the underlying thread that really scares me?” I think what scares me is not having the courage to reach my full potential . . . that I’m going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I’m really not lovable, that I’m not worthy of being loved. That there’s something fundamentally wrong with me.
I have a simple understanding of celebrity but it doesn’t include why those blessed with beauty, money, talent and health find it so hard to love themselves and others.
The Government has paid $100K on focus groups to determine how to “brand” the 2015 centenary of ANZAC day. Ugh.
Design concepts were “focus tested by a market research company” with defence force members and people from various age groups, according to A Department of Veterans’ Affairs spokeswoman as reported by news.com.au
They were asked how well each motif gained their attention and which they considered would best represent the Anzac centenary. ”This was important to determine resonance with the Australian community,” said the spokeswoman.
I like wattle. How about you?