I could get behind those trends for the mere fact that the sight, smell, and texture didn’t instantly make me want to vomit.
This year’s trend? Not so much. Two words: insect protein. Specifically, crickets.
Now, I know eating insects is normal in many cultures. I also know using crickets for protein is more sustainable and environmentally friendly than raising cattle for beef. I also know crickets contain lots of beneficial nutrients, including two times the iron of spinach.
And yet, gross. If I actually wanted to eat crickets, I’d try to find the one that’s been chirping in my house for the last two weeks. At least eating it would solve the chirping problem.
If you can stomach the idea of eating insects, by all means, grab an Exo bar or cricket flour, but I’m going to stand right here and draw the line.
It used to be that the fittest people bragged about how long their workouts were. Think The Biggest Loser-style marathon sessions at the gym -- two, three, four, seven hours of training to sculpt a craveable body.