Things are moving along in my busy life. I haven’t been home on a Saturday for food prep for months! Thankfully, I found these in the freezer of my local grocery store. They save my bacon in the morning. I dump one of these in the blender, add 1/2 of chai tea, 1/2 of almond milk or coconut mils, a scoop of dandelion, and a scoop of super greens. BAM! breakfast!
I found some pre-cut salads in a bag in the produce section. All one needs to so is to ignore the dressing and all some cherry tomatoes, or avocados and I have an instant salad for lunch. Thank goodness for that!
Dinners this week were fairly simple too. spaghetti and vegan meatballs for one meal.
Cashew Cabbage for a different meal. Click here for the recipe.
Creamy Avocado Pasta with Spinach and Corn. Click here for the recipe.
One night was Yakisoba… I just followed the package.
I was at a conference Thursday through Saturday. I had to be creative with eating out. I had a stir fry of some kind, and my friend brought me a veggie burrito that was a bit unusual. I started my monthly fast on Saturday evening and fasted through Sunday afternoon.
I have been contemplating the virtues of fasting and intermittent fasting. I have a friend that lives this way and swears by the health benefits. I have now read 2 books and countless articles on the internet on the subject. I am beginning to think I may want to try the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting. With this life style you only eat from 10m-6pm. What time frame you eat doesn’t really matter. You just need to limit your eating hours to 8 hours per day. Then you lay off food for 16 hour. As I understand the idea, those 16 hour give your body a chance to rebuild and recoup. It even keeps your body in fat burning mode. It isn’t a “diet.” It’s a eating pattern. It is said that this will help stabilize hormone levels, including insulin. It is said to help decrease inflammation. I could use some of that!
I am still pondering the idea. What do you know about intermittent fasting?