Everything in balance 


We’re heading into a Minnesota winter, which always makes me want to hunker down…and eat. Combined with the tendency to overindulge at the holidays, and exercise less (no outdoor pool 😔), it’s easy to put on a few pounds.

Instead of trying to “will” my way through it, I’m resolving to take a new approach to embracing and accepting winter. When it comes to health habits, I am working “adventures” into our lives—trying new foods and restaurants, varying my exercises (I did starfishes this week at the gym!). Gotta do something to keep it interesting!

So 2 cool food discoveries this week:

  • Bulletproof coffee. Read more about this fad, which celebs like Jimmy Fallon and Gwenyth Paltrow swear by. It’s creamy, rich and nutty—with grassfed butter and coconut oil blended into it. I was flying high afterwards and see why people use it for a meal replacement (at 250 calories per serving it’s definitely an indulgence). The healthy fats are good for your brain and I definitely felt full afterwards. (FYI, Here in MN the restaurant Agra Culture sells it if you don’t want to track down the somewhat unusual ingredients).
  • Pomegranates. I have bought just the juice previously, had pom-flavored chocolate, cranberries etc, but I had never bought a fresh one until Fresh Thyme opened up near us this week and I was curious. Cutting it open, I quickly became fascinated with these little jewels and felt like a little monkey digging them out. It was truly fun. Tossed them on salads for some beauty and crunch. The boys were glad this superfood didn’t involve kale.

A reminder that food is fun, especially when you slow down to really experience its sensory aspects and keep an open mind. That, and Everything in balance. I’m justifying the coffee with pomegranates and starfishes. 🌟 

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5 thoughts on “Everything in balance 

  1. Ever since restaurants starting posting calories per meal. I have literally stopped eating out. I just don’t want to add more weight!!!! I jog 6km 5 days a week. I’ve been doing it for the last 11/2 years and still going strong. Once in a while I indulge, like this weekend. Have a great week!

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    1. I use a calorie tracking app and have found that so long as I get my workout in, I can eat pretty much whatever I like. But when I don’t, ouch! I love to eat, and tracking helps me stay accountable.

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      1. I just kicked out lots of things from my diet to begin with, mostly processed food like sausages, no pop, no flavoured yoghurt etc. I am trying to eat lots of veggies sometimes I do it so well sometimes not. I still need to step up!

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