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Avoiding The Fat With Tips From Simon Doonan

By admin | January 9, 2012

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By: Saira Malhotra

This week, Jeff Gordinier of the New York Times spoke to Simon Doonan of Barneys about his new book ‘Gay Men Don’t Get Fat’. As usual, Doonan brought his witty self to the interview and talked with Gordinier about the differences in food choices made by heterosexual and gay men.

The interview provides a tickle as you experience the conversation Gordinier and Doonan have over lunch. Gordiniers choice of dish – a Cuban sandwich with ham and cheese bursting at the seams and a generous helping of guacamole, Doonan’s choice – a black angus meatloaf paired with arugula rather than a traditional dollop of mashed potatoes. Gordiniers choice represents indulgent gluttony while Doonan’s choice represents indulgent balance.

As tongue and cheek as Doonan’s delivery might be, there is an underlying message here. We are presented with food and beverage choices throughout the day whether it’s from our very own kitchen or a restaurant. Why not make these choices consciously where we consider more than just palate and understand the wider impact on our health and personal goals. Read More

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