Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Five: Upper Body

Another time where I'm not really feeling the 5 Fandom Friday this week, so I'm borrowing from the Friday 5.

What’s got you scratching your head?

I would say Donald Trump, but honestly...his popularity doesn't surprise me at all. At all. So I'm going to say: counting in Russian. evans

What’s the big news in your neck of the woods?

Here in Sweden it's Melodifestivalen time! But truth be told Melodifestivalen, and the subsequent madness that is EuroVision, is an event that I don't think I'll ever be into. I don't really care for talent shows and contests, I suppose.

Exception made for Lordi, and I don't even like metal that much:

What has everyone else raising an eyebrow, but is only getting a shrug of the shoulders out of you?

So many things. Kim Kardashian's latest selfie, for one.

What are you keeping an eye on?

Food talk time!

Before I read What is Fat For? Rethinking Obesity Science, I was already trying to be mindful of my protein intake. Not for body mod purposes, but because I think if you looked at my lifetime diet, there would be a pretty significant deficit in protein. I stopped eating most meat years before I realized tofu and beans were delicious, so I missed out on some of the biggest protein contenders. Even today, when most of our dinners have a lot of tofu/Quorn and beans, my other two meals are...basically grains.

But Brady's research on the decrease in protein in the typical Western diet over the last 40 years has made me a little extra invested about maintaining a higher minimum protein intake than I have in the past.

Fortunately, Arla dairy farms has made this a lot easier by putting out a super-treated, super-processed dairy product that's basically got half (or well more like a third; I'm a fatty) of the daily protein I need in one bottle. (Apparently in the US Coca-Cola is working on something similar as well? I don't know.) It sure beats the nasty-ass protein shakes from GNC that always felt comically inappropriate for me, but that nonetheless constituted my lazy-person, can't-be-fucked-to-go-to-the-dining-hall breakfast mode breakfast my senior of college. Like, I'm not trying to bulk up, lose weight, or get ripped, I just want a balanced diet and I want easy, lazy food that I can make and eat in my dorm room. =/

It's so....aggressive! (Courtesy GNC)
I could never bring myself to buy a huge bucket, by the way. I always bought the smaller size. Somehow a plastic pouch about the size of a piece of printer paper felt less ridiculous than HUGE JUG.

What’s something you’ve done an about-face on recently?

I don't think any of the about-faces I've done have been particularly recent...


  1. I guess that selfie broke the internet or something. lol

    1. Didn't she already break the internet though???

      I kind of love how enraged people get about her. Whether or not she realizes it, Kim K. is a master troll. A++, keep it up.