Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week how to harness your anxiety, how to (actually) have more energy, and Roundup linked to antibiotic resistance.
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Links of the week
- Salt Fat Acid Heat – ICYMI the new show based on the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat, by the truly amazing Samin Nosrat, is now on Netflix. It’s only four episodes and takes you through these four essential elements to taste and cooking. I highly recommend both the book and the show. (Netflix)
- How to Harness Your Anxiety – Fantastic advice on how to reframe anxiety so that it works for you instead of against you. (NY Times)
- What Is American Cheese, Anyway? – Super informative explanation of what makes American cheese and similar products what they are. (Serious Eats)
- How To Have More Energy: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research – Love this. You might be surprised at the things in your life that fuel your energy and motivation. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)
- New study links common herbicides and antibiotic resistance – Cool. Wait, not cool. (Phys.org)
- The Habits Scorecard: Use This Simple Exercise to Discover Which Habits You Should Change – An excerpt from Atomic Habits, by James Clear (this week’s podcast guest). Super practical advice for analyzing and adjusting your daily habits.
- On Physicians Who Support, Promote, And Recommend, Only One Type Of Diet – If your doctor does this, it might be time to find someone new. (Weighty Matters)
- FARMSTAND BEEF STEW – It’s soup season! I’m so excited I’m sharing two soup recipes this week. (Dishing Up the Dirt)
- Greek Lemon Chicken Soup – Enjoy! (A Spicy Perspective)
What inspired you this week?
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James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His new book Atomic Habits breaks down the four laws of behavior change and explains how striving to get 1% better every day can give you remarkable results. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work has been used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. You can follow his work at JamesClear.com.
Show details (links don’t work on mobile devices):
3:03 – James reveals his inspiration for the new book and what he hopes to achieve with it.
5:30 – “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”
10:08 – What makes habits atomic?
13:29 – You can be an expert on habits and still struggle with them.
14:23 – That time when James got hit in the face with a baseball bat.
21:48 – What if you don’t start because you fear you won’t get the results you want?
22:34 – Don’t be so blinded by your goal that you miss the other benefits of the journey.
23:28 – Voting for the person you want to be: how to address limiting beliefs around your personal story.
33:34 – Perceived value is what motivates you to act. Actual value is what gets you to repeat the action again.
35:13 – The role of dopamine in habit formation.
40:47 – Self-awareness and willingness to experiment are key to success.
42:40 – The Four Laws of Behavior Change.
44:00 – You need to buy in to the idea that building habits is worth it to prime your environment for success.
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