Like many folks, I am beginning the new year today with a handful of good intentions — not to mention the sincere hope that they will do more than pave my personal path to hell.
Being a food writer doesn’t make it easy to stay slim and healthy. Cutting out all fattening food is, well, just not doable! How am I going to know how good Thelma’s fried chicken tastes, whether the new Mexican grill is a hot spot or who fries up the best extra-crispy Buffalo wings in town?
If the French can eat rich cheeses, pastries and animal fats and stay svelte, it has to be possible for me, too — without taking up chain smoking.
In the spirit of staying healthy in 2008, I pass along my favorite tip of the day, which I found in a fascinating article in the San Francisco Chronicle called “Just the flax, please: Nutrition Pros Help Find the Grains of Truth amid the hype about what to eat.”