Day 193: Alabama town designed for weight loss

15 07 2010

A town in Alabama is designed to help people lose weight. The fully-sustainable diverse small town of Hampstead, Alabama is has a suburban feel, but every store, restaurant and business is within walking distance of each house in the area. The town’s agricultural business focuses on organic, locally-grown, natural, sustainable foods. One local grower (featured in the video) walks the produce she grows to the nearby restaurant for their use in menu items.  Nothing goes to waste. Seems like a great idea.

I’d like to know what the population of the place is. I can’t find anything about its population on Google. I’m a little unclear as to whether this is a town or if it’s a suburban neighborhood area similar to an area called Norton Commons we have here in a neighboring county. Anyway, this obviously has nothing to do with cycling. I just thought it was an interesting story.

Now I’m going watch today’s Tour stage. I don’t want to fall too far behind or I’ll run out of time to catch up.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Chocolate, peanut butter, banana smoothie = 385 cal.

Lunch:
— Salad with ranch = 178
— Diet Coke = 0

Dinner:
— Soft pretzel = 483
— Salad with ranch dressing = 178
— Iced tea = 0

Snack:
— Skinny Cow ice cream cup (2) = 240

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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