November 2011: The Food Issue

For the November 2011 Issue, meet the man and mission behind Whole Foods. Not only that, but check out the Thanksgiving guides for finding fresh turkey meals, staying active during the holiday and how to plan a post-holiday diet plan.

 
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From The November 2011 Issue

November 4, 2011
We’ve talked about them, you’ve heard about them and you’ve mostly likely seen them: QR codes. So what exactly are these latest and greatest codes of the future? QR stands for Quick Response, which...
November 4, 2011
Ahh December, the season of giving. While it’s easy to get caught up in shopping, holiday parties and prepping for travel and/or guests, it’s important not to forget the reason for the season! A...
November 4, 2011
In AFM’s September issue, we talked about the slippery world of performance-enhancing substances in sports (you can revisit that article here). Here in Austin, so many people deal with season allergies that it’s easy...
November 4, 2011
The last few months have been extremely tough. I have been traveling extensively and only home a few days at a time before heading out again, so making my workouts fit in has been...
November 4, 2011
On November 12, former Austin mayor Bruce Todd hosts the Please Be Kind to Cyclists gala event at Pure Austin (907 W. 5th Street) with music, entertainment, and a silent auction. The non-profit, dedicated...
November 4, 2011
In honor of this month’s Nutrition Issue, we want to remind everyone of an article in our February issue of last year. Just because a food is low in calories doesn’t necessarily mean it’s...
November 4, 2011
There are actually quite a few entertaining Thanksgiving movies (Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a well-known favorite; a couple of lesser known are the darkly funny Pieces of April and one on my list of...
November 4, 2011
Visit with John Mackey for a few minutes and you first get a tutorial about backpacking, not nutrition. You’ll learn about hiking trails, ultra-light backpacking gear, and you, too, will begin referring to the...
November 4, 2011
You’re exercising, feeling good, and you want to put the healthiest food into your body. You spin through the produce department and then the bulk foods section at the grocery store, loading up on...
November 4, 2011
Part of the Thanksgiving ritual is shopping for the centerpiece of the big meal:  the turkey.  But where does that turkey come from?  How was it raised?  For some, those unknowns drive them to...
November 4, 2011
It’s easy to put on a pound or two over the holidays, but almost impossible to lose them again. This post-holiday diet plan will help you shed those unwanted lbs and get you back...
November 4, 2011
Stress can negatively affect us in many ways including our sleep patterns, health and well-being, and even our life span – so naturally we want to reduce stress in any ways possible. Nutrition is...
November 4, 2011
I recently purchased a book, Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival: Aisle by Aisle, HG Style, and I’ve got to tell you,  it’s awesome! Now I’m not normally one to rant and rave about some product,...
November 4, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: With our three-part series on food, we are including a Recipe Redux, where we take a traditional recipe and re-do it to include healthy ingredients. With the holidays coming, we’re kicking off...
November 4, 2011
It’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate.  I just got through moving, and the stuff in the garage was some of the last to get packed up and organized; a fair amount of...
November 4, 2011
If you work at Whole Foods, there’s no excuse to not attain peak health. In 2009, the company added a new core value: “Promoting the health of our stakeholders through healthy eating education.” In...
November 4, 2011
If you are going to dedicate an issue to food, few are more qualified or more interesting than the man on our cover. We had the distinct pleasure of chatting with John Mackey, Founder...
November 4, 2011
Results for the first two races have been posted! Here’s who’s leading the pack after the IBM Classic 10K and Run for the Water. The RacesThe five races in the 2011-2012 Austin Fit Magazine...
November 4, 2011
As the new year approaches, many are planning new work out regiments, new diets and researching local gyms to join. While these options are great and often work, they aren’t always the most affordable....
November 4, 2011
by Tiffany Harelik When you think of street food, sometimes a questioning eyebrow is raised. Is it clean? Safe? Healthy? Sushi?…. In a trailer? The answer here in Austin is: yes. Since I started...
November 4, 2011
Halloween has come and gone and many pumpkins now sit neglected, collecting cobwebs and wallowing in their post-season funk, waiting for their next shining moment: Thanksgiving. And with the next holiday comes food, lots...
November 4, 2011
With Thanksgiving a mere week away, I thought I’d explore a myth that’s been around for ages: Does turkey makes us sleepy? Perhaps we’ve been telling ourselves this to justify our Thanksgiving after-dinner naps,...
November 4, 2011
Thanksgiving is finally upon us, and while it’s easy to blame our poor eating habits on the holiday, it’s not the smartest decision. However, fear not because “smart” eating doesn’t mean you have to...
November 4, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series on healthy food choices. Our goal is to help decipher some of the marketing language and tricks used to promote a food as “healthy”...
November 4, 2011
From calories to the ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index), managing your nutrition can require a lot of number crunching. In the course of putting this issue together, we came across some incredible numbers. Here...
November 4, 2011
Some places to live seem to promote a more healthy lifestyle than others.  Here in Austin, those places tend to encourage folks to exercise, eat right, and take care of themselves.  Perhaps it’s proximity...
November 4, 2011
Currently, as I am writing this, it is wet and rainy in Austin (crazy right?!) and I believe I even felt a chill in the air. That’s right, it is finally beginning to cool...
November 4, 2011
In the midst of our record-breaking summer heat, what Austin runner didn’t sweat buckets? Odds are if you carry a cell phone during your run, you worried about killing it with all that moisture....
November 4, 2011
by Individual Businesses Have you ever wondered exactly how your favorite restaurant makes that delectable meal you love? Austin restaurants give you the inside scoop on how to make their healthy dish! www.wholebitemeals.comOrganic Beef...
November 4, 2011
Macaroni and cheese, pizza, plain noodles – this menu sounds like that of a child, and a picky one at that. What if I told you these were a few of only a handful...
November 4, 2011
  I want to preface this article first by explaining that I’m not a nutritionist or registered dietitian. However, it’s been necessary for me to gain a practical working knowledge of nutrition as it...
November 4, 2011
I was waiting for the shuttle bus to take me to my volunteer post at the Ironman 70.3 Austin in October when I struck up a conversation with a group of women all wearing...
November 4, 2011
For those of us who couldn’t brave the crowds this past “black Friday”, there’s still hope for some great deals online today. “Cyber Monday”, as today has come to be known, provides some amazing...
November 4, 2011
with Dr. Jennifer Conroy The Mayor’s Fitness Council’s (MFC) city-wide contest is one part self-control, three parts access to healthy foods, and they’re challenging every restaurant in the city to create and offer one...
November 4, 2011
Legumes are among the world’s most perfect foods, according to Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. In his book “Eat to...
November 4, 2011
Several doctors and researchers have been proclaiming evidence-based disease prevention and reversal through diet for years. Six have written books that are widely acclaimed for programs based on healthy eating. Several of these authors...
November 4, 2011
The weather has finally cooled down and it’s the perfect time for warm soup. Serve with fresh greens and toasted bread for a simple fall meal.(with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD) WHAT YOU NEED 6...
November 4, 2011
The holidays are just around the corner and with them come many temptations to overindulge and under-exercise. The solution is to get more work done in less time through combination movements. As we develop...
November 4, 2011
Most runners can make it through a 10K with a few cups of water and are at the finish line long before even beginning to think about food. But a half marathon changes the...
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