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Let me bore you with: Culture Shock

September 25, 2004

Where was it that I read that ‘inordinant attention to bodily functions and diet is one of the symptoms of culture shock’? Certainly this is not the only symptom, and certainly this inordinant attention isn’t always a symptom of anything in particular BUT, since I started working on the Ladies Gourmet Cycling piece in 2003 I am obsessed with the glycemic index and glycemic load of foods. Here is the list that hangs from my refridgerator right under my kilometer buildup schedule. (I’ve stopped cycling and started running until Spring of 2005 in order to develop a different relationship to the Dutch weather. Funny how running in the rain is a pleasure and riding in the rain is a hell.)

This list has been hacked from somewhere on the web and suffices for now but it unfortunately does not contain entries for nuts and seeds or leafy greens. This could mean that either these items have both indexes and loads so low that they are deemed unsuitable for this list or because they aren’t really considered ‘common’ foods. Hm…

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