In the latest episode of Magazines We've Never Heard Of comes I Love You, a Berlin-based fashion "printed blog," which dedicated its ninth incarnation to food. "The Diet Issue" covers the theme in such a singular way that we actually learned a lot about food and our bodies (one might say we took away more from its 122 pages than we did from a week-long juice cleanse).
Those looking for false promises and so-called “quick fixes” can quit while they’re ahead—this rag ain’t for you. Instead, I Love You examines nutrition and food culture from every possible angle, including a tutorial on your metabolic system, strange eating habits (craving tree bark is a thing?), the Immortality Diet, the "intensely personal" ritual of choosing a milk, and...errr… the many uses for bananas. The clear-cut text is packaged between #FoodPorn pics, subversive fashion stories (models covered in produce stickers or framed in the chiaroscuro of a 15th-century Dutch still life), and self-aware satire (the magazine's cover features all-to-familiar faux headlines, like “Lose Weight While You Eat,” “Diets That Really Work,” “and “From Fat to Flat”).
We're most grateful for the cheat sheets scattered throughout (most of them highlighted in can't-miss canary yellow), such as: "How to avoid traps in supermarkets," "How to avoid traps at restaurants," and other eating for (fashion) dummies guides. If the magazine weren't so pretty we would have ripped these out on the spot for our next trip to Whole Foods. Luckily, we have iPhone pics.