Since I've been lazy on my blog duties, I'll share a couple of meal highlights because we all know I've been eating. I haven't gone grocery shopping this week, so meals have been interesting, just ask the hubby!
This morning was a pleasant surprise when I discovered that I was almost out out of almond butter. I enjoyed it in my favorite classy restaurant, Chez Car on the way to work:
On Wednesday I had this super salad at work:
Today's lunch was simple but good!
Why FAT is Phat!
If you would have asked me to eat this a couple of years ago, I would have laughed in your face. I was still getting over the genius low fat diet of the 90's and I avoided fat at all costs. Who came up with that diet? It was OK to eat white flour bagels with fat free cream cheese and have gummy bears for dessert, yet almonds were off limits. Just like the Atkins Diet, a lot of fads start with great marketing and prey on consumers looking for a quick fix. The low fat diet loaded our bodies with additional sugar, chemicals, and even more calories, yet it took a while for people (including me) to realize the disadvantages of cutting out any single dietary group or nutrient.
These days I eat my fats in the form of raw or roasted almonds, fatty fish like salmon, olive oil, and avocado. I still don't eat butter because I think it's gross (So sorry, Jessica) and I can't handle much full-fat cow's dairy because it makes me sick. Most of the blogging community is fully committed to nut butters of every kind as well as some of the other healthy fats and I think that's awesome! If you aren't adding fats into your diet, here are some of my favorite benefits of dietary fat:
- Fats keep you full since fats digests slower than carbs
- Fats can protect your heart
- Fats make all your lady functions work!
- Fats help maintain your weight
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In other news, I'm on post 149. I rambled on, but on to bigger and better things! Tomorrow will be POST 150 and that means showtime for hubby! I hope you're ready for this- it's gonna be HUGE (TWSS)!