My 10 Mile Diet: A Hyperlocavore's blog
Vicki Robin's blogging her month-long resolution to eat only food produced within a 10-mile radius of her home in Whidbey Island, Wa.
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 6:34 PM
Photo by thebittenword.com/Flickr
100-mile dieters — One woman’s making your locavoring efforts look weak! That female’s Vicki Robin, who’s hyperlocavoring and sharing the details about her uber-green meals at My 10-Mile Diet
Now to be fair, Vicki’s got it easier than most — The lucky Whidbey Island, Wa. resident has a neighbor who runs a CSA program! And Vicki’s given herself a little wiggle room, allowing herself some exceptions from outside the 10-mile radius. Vicki’s managed to shape those four exceptions into rather broad categories: oil (any kind, I’m assuming), salt (plus five other spices), caffeine (which makes coffee and tea fair game, but for some reason, not cacao
), and lemons.
Yesterday i was stressed to the max and when I’m stressed I need CRUNCH. I chowed down on an asian pear and zuke chips and green beans and would have given anything for some crackers and nuts.
Vicki’s actually the co-author of one of my favorite books, Your Money or Your Life
. Follow her blog, either at Vicki’s own site
or on Yes! magazine
‘s, to find out what Vicki eats, how she feels — and see if she loses weight
or lowers her cholesterol while she’s at it.
Lest 100-mile dieters feel annoyed that their efforts aren’t “good enough,” rest assured that Vicki isn’t saying that a 10-mile diet is a goal everyone should be pursuing. After all, Vicki herself only plans to stay on this diet for a month. “I am not parading this as virtue. Or for hyper local bragging rights,” she writes in her inaugural post
. “It’s simply being fascinating to set a tight constraint and see what shows up in my mind about it.”
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