Today, June 30th, is technically the last day of my How to Eat Challenge. Technically. I’m not completely done with the challenge, but having spent the past month practicing these behaviors, it’s a perfect day to review How to Eat Challenge.
I am beginning to think 30 days is a bit long for such a challenge. Honestly, not because I can’t do it. I am very fortunate that circumstances allow me and my husband to finish the How to Eat Challenge.
Honestly, I thought I’d be writing a lot more about How to Eat, but this week has shown me how exhaustingly busy I make myself. Ideas for blog posts get pushed to the back-burner and I feel I’m constantly short on time while overwhelmed with material and things to do. But none of that really has much to do with the How to Eat Challenge, or how Week 2 went…
In case you are not up to speed with what is happening this month over here in ZooFit HQ, we are conducting an experiment to discover how our behaviors around eating affect our health and well-being. I believe it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that can impact our fitness.
As our country slowly (and hopefully not prematurely) opens, this ZooFit tip may seem a little late to the party. Eating Green during the Apocalypse? Wasn’t that, like, last month? Restaurants are preparing to invite guests back, but there are many people who still find themselves eating at home. They have been thrust in a quest they never thought they would embark on. Cooking. At home.
In Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules, he mentions that how we eat has as much bearing on our health and well-being as what we eat. So many diets out there focus 100% on what to eat. But not as many focus on the how.
Yesterday I had an epiphany. How many times do you go to fix a meal only to discover you have all the “wrong” ingredients, or not enough of the “right” ingredients?
Now, normally, we wouldn’t think twice about popping back to the store to grab what we really need. But right now with most cities and regions cracking down on leaving your home except to walk your dog outside or essentials, this issue may create a problem.
Energy Balls (Vegan) 3 servings: 210 calories, Carbs: 27 g, Fat: 9 g, Protein: 20 g
- 3 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 cups pitted dates
- ⅓ cups oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth- consistency should be paste-like. If paste is too dry, add small amounts of water, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
- Once paste is sticky, take about ⅙ of mixture in hand and roll into small ball. Repeat for remainder of mixture, forming 6 balls.
- Refrigerate for one hour before eating. One serving is 2 balls
I feel like all week I’ve highly defended Paleo from nay-sayers claiming Paleo’s too hard to follow. I have shown how there are easy and healthy substitutes for our favorite non-Paleo foods. I’ve shown how versatile the diet can actually be. Read More “Conservation Fitness Program, Day 21: End of Paleo Week”
Processed food items have more than palm oil in them which raise alarm flags for me. Don’t get me wrong, it truly triggers me when I see palm oil in a food item. But it’s not the only reason I stay away from most packaged and processed food. Read More “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart”