Friday, February 8, 2013

Food Reward Friday

This week's lucky "winner"... an unnamed hot dog-laden Pizza Hut monstrosity with tempura shrimp and mayonnaise!



I wish I had made this up, but apparently Pizza Hut actually sells this in China.  This photo was taken by the photojournalist John Lehmann (1).  I'm glad to see we're exporting only the finest American cuisine.  For once, Food Reward Friday didn't make me hungry...

Thanks to reader George for passing this along.

10 comments:

Grace said...

It's true! I live in China. They put mayo and ketchup on their pizzas. It's odd. Along with all kinds of other unimaginables. Younger Chinese eat complete crap for food. Some of my friends consume at least 2-3,000 calories at one setting and have no idea since there's very little nutrition education in China. They still gorge like the did tens of years ago right after the starvation period was over and they actually had food again, chowing it down b/c they didn't know when they'd have food again.

Gretchen said...

This is an interesting (to me anyway) example of how different tastes can be. You imply that the other Friday offerings *did* look good to you. To me, they were all nauseating, especially the poutine.

But this one looked good. Maybe it's the shrimp. Maybe my reward center was planning to pick out the shrimp and leave the rest.

Brad Dieter said...

I was hoping this was going to be the Food Reward Friday choice!

Robert Wright said...

Dear Dr. Guyenet,

This is off-topic so I understand if you delete it.

However, I was wondering what recommendations you would have to improve physician (MD) training in nutrition?

I work in research at a medical university and a lot of data we've looked at suggest that physicians might be able to help combat obesity if they were better trained and that most feel they are inadequately trained and so feel powerless to help their patients lose weight.

If you were Emperor for a day, how would you change medical education?

Thank you for your thoughts.

-Robert

Sol Orwell said...

You *finally* posted one that I have not had :)

George Henderson said...

Stephan, another off-topic comment but I thought you might like to know that I used quotes from, and links to, your 2009 post on the Lyon Diet Heart trial when discussing the recent Sydney Diet Heart Study brouhaha from the point of view of the responses from medical professionals since received by the BMJ.
The Lyon trial used a similar "prudent" diet to the Sydney study as its control, and your series around the Lyon study adds value to the Sydney debate.
Hope this meets with your approval.


http://hopefulgeranium.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/the-results-show-that-omega-6-linoleic.html

Grok The Younger said...

Excuse me while I go throw up...

Robert Wright said...

On the off-topic of physician training in obesity, data suggest primary care physicians (PCP) need and want greater training in obesity.

In this survey (first link below), despite PCPs reporting feeling competent in giving nutritional counseling for obese patients (90%), only ~35-40% said they were actually successful in helping patients lose weight (I think this might be an overestimate given the difficulty obese people have with long-term weight loss). ~93% said nutritional training for physicians was helpful in PCP efforts to combat patient obesity.

The response rate was not ideal (25%) but it is a strong argument that physicians want and need more nutritional training, especially considering that a surprisingly large number of obese adults are neither diagnosed as obese nor given weight-related counseling - see second link).

But then the question comes down to who or what body should determine guidelines for MD obesity training? I'm not sure of the answer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3533040/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20303691

Sara said...

Thats...

a work of art?

:D

Black_Rose said...

Stephan,

I'm a Catholic, so for the next "Food Reward Friday" tempt me with some meat. :)