Seems everyone around me is catching a terrible cold. If you got it, this "might" help.
After throwing away a small batch of foods that expired in 2014 (where have I been the last 4 years?) I extracted some instant miso soup and ramen noodles from my cupboard. Perfect, because I was craving both as I walked home from the work in the cold.
The official, clinical "bubbly water" results are in. The pulmonologist gave me an all clear. She said the tech erred on the side of caution by saying I have a mild obstruction. She said it's so mild she wouldn't count it. She did say I need a plan to ramp up my cardio, that I can't expect to jump into a spinning class cold and cycle away like I could at age 20. AND, wait for it, she said "from one bubbly water addict to another, there is no corrolation between bubbly water intake and pulmonolgy function". Yahoo! I left her office and bought myself a LaCroix in celebration.
A bad cold is being passed around my community. Knock on wood, I have dodged it, partly by going to bed before 10 pm. I haven't tried the rest of these tips, but maybe they'll help if you catch it.
I haven't chosen my next pantry item yet, but I have thrown away some items that are not going to be featured here because they have expired! Straight to the trash. What a shame.
Maybe I should do this experiment more often.
I think I'm going to start with black beans. A few years ago I joined Costco and I quickly realized it doesn't suit our family needs - as evidenced by the 6 cans of black beans I STILL have in my pantry. I'm thinking of trying black bean brownies.
February Fun! I am inspired by Pamela Salzman who cleaned out her fridge and pantry in January. In February I'm going to go through my pantry and freezer and make meals from random food I have stashed in there. I'm going to post the adventures here.
I remember asking my Dr, out of curiosity, about a pH diet. She said our pH changes throughout the day, so yeah, no.
I just heard an interview with Danica Patrick on the 10% Happier Podcast. She has a new book which is includes intro to meditation, a work out regime, and a diet plan. She's Paleo, and that is great for her, but I feel one size does not fit all with diet. Paleo may not be right for you. But, I think there is always SOMETHING we can glean from reading a book like this. I'm going to check it out.
January is over. Let's take time to assess changes you wanted to implement at the beginning of the month. Reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly. Then, come to terms with the fact that you are perfect the way you are right now.
Sending love to you all.
Pamela Salzman spends January eating all the leftovers from her fridge and using all the remnants of dried goods in her pantry. The she starts the new year with a clean fridge/pantry and a fresh start. I'm not organized enough to do that in January, but I think I'll do it in Feb. It's amazing what you find in your pantry that is close to expiring when you pull everything out.
Want to fend off cold & flu season? Here's what you'll need -- via goop
→1 heaped teaspoon peeled and finely chopped fresh turmeric
→1 teaspoon peeled and rough...ly chopped ginger
→1 tablespoon coconut sugar
→2 teaspoons coconut oil
→pinch sea salt
→1 cup almond milk
→ground black pepper
These salads are healthy AND delicious 😋
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Recently I was talking to a friend who lost 40 lbs in 6 or 8 months. I asked what changes she made, and here they are: she no longer eats bread in any form, and she stopped buying "junk". No ice cream, no chips. If it's not in her house she can't eat it.