I'm taking a study break today to post some eats from Friday. Along with #9 reason why body fat is great!
And it is: Reason #9: Winter. They are sooo much more bearable with a healthy amount of body fat. Before I would dread going inside, dread going to other people's cold houses, and more than anything was just never warm enough no matter how many layers of cuddl duds I wore. No layers can keep you as warm as a healthly layer of fat!
To proceed, Here's usual breakfast with flax cereal and almond butter:
Lunch was some roasted sweet potato and carrots with salad and toast:
Followed (so typically) by drinking chocolate:
Dinner was a random combination with couscous and chickpeas on one side
and some black bean taco filing on the other:
And a strawberry crisp to end it:
Have a great weekend! I will be traveling the next six months, but will join you again in 2011
Today I'm beginning a countdown on why having some body fat is good for women. After personally gaining weight to get to healthy fat level, I will present to you my (and my husband's) reasons in the upcoming blogs.
Reason #10 Having fat under the skin works to make skin feel softer better than any lotion out there. After gaining weight, modeling husband has been constantly remarking about how my skins feels much softer and appealing than it did before. I think our culture emphasizes how sexy looks, but the sensual feeling of sexy can't be neglected! Men can't be soft and there is something so feminine about being soft.
Following up, here are my eats so far (I both have fat and eat healthy fat!):
A quick breakfast: goat yogurt with mango, mmm
Followed by my mid-morning perk:
A crunchy lunch of carrot rappe, ham, and toast (yay new jam)
And a dinner with some pesto, pasta, and zucchini:
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I had a really big 10 hour practice test yesterday that went well. I'm recovering after my super sugary day before and am feeling much better. With the beginning of spring produce a got a longing to make some Swedish jam. It's so quick and it tastes so much better than store bought jam. It's a bit thinner than other jams, but the flavor is so much stronger I use way less.
2 cups of fruit (Frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, or apricots are my favorites)
1 cup sugar
1. Let frozen fruit defrost about 30 seconds in the microwave
2. Put sugar and fruit in a food processor and mix until chopped in fine pieces
3. Heat the fruit mixture in a saucepan over medium high heat, stirring frequently
4. Heat the mixture until it reaches 215 or boils rapidly, then keep stirring for 4 more minutes
-This jam keeps in the refridgerator for about one month
Here is what I ate so far today:
Lunch with hubby was some great baked tofu, beans, and cheese:
Hey all! Hope everyone is having a good night. I had a busy study day today as I have a 8 hour practice exam tomorrow. I was under a bit of stress, hence all the sugar I ate today! I'm not one for snacking, but it does really help me to be continually productive at times I normally would be tired, so once and I while I go for it.
Breakfast: fruit and toast with almond butter
Mid-morning pick-me-up: drinking chocolate
Lunch: Thinspired's chili (a great recipe), soy crisps, and salad
Mid-afternoon pick-me up: mocha cookies
Dinner: Salad, yogurt, and guess what? more sweets, caramel corn
I hope to show you more balanced eating tomorrow. Have a great weekend!
Welcome! I'm a former model who quit to become a real woman. As I adjust to having a curvier (read healthier) body I am learning how to eat like a normal person in way that promotes nutrition and well-being . . . most of the time.