5 times you should NOT eat

Folks, as you know I am not a doctor, or registered dietician or even a nutritionist. So these tips could be completely out of whack. You may disagree with them but these are the tips that I’ve come up with for times that I personally don’t like to eat at.

1. Late at night
If you have trouble sleeping, do not add to that and eat snacks before bed. It can disrupt your sleeping patterns, and not only that can cause unnecessary weight gain since your body has not had the time to properly digest the food.

2. When you’re in a rush
Take the time and enjoy a meal. Eating on the go, you will make poor choices and grab fast foods which are convenient but not the most nutritious. If you know you’ll be in a rish, have a protein bar with you at all times, or protein powders and add some water to it to make a shake. That will hold you over, until you can sit down an have a proper meal. Be prepared in advance. I know that when I don’t have a plan, I either make something unhealthy or skip supper altogether.

3. When you’re starving
Do not rush through your meal when you are starving. You’ll overcompensate and if you rush through your meal, by the time that your brain gets the message that you’re full, you’ve bypassed it and went to bloated, my friends.

4. Before exercise
I cannot eat anything right before, or right after exercise. I eat something an hour or two before I head to CrossFit. Otherwise I feel like it’s going to make a reappearance on the floor. A heavy meal before working out can also drain your energy or cause cramping. So unpleasant.

5. When you’re stressed
Believe it or not, stress can affect your digestion and cause issues in the belly. It’s best to have a light snack and wait to have a full meal when you’re more relaxed.

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Wordless Wednesday: week in photos

Wordless Wednesdays are so fun! Share your link below, if you ended up doing one as well.

  1. Playing with my iPad while in Newfoundland
  2. This iPad iphoto picture cracks me right up
  3. I didn’t feel like cooking: Banana, 2 boiled eggs, 1 cucumber, 6 cherry tomatoes, carrots, cheese, crackers, pine nuts and pickles. Eaten with my Menchies FroYo spoon. Yum
  4. Went for a 6km run. Thumbs up for inhalers!
  5. Waiting on the boyf as I pick him up from work
  6. McDonalds iced coffee. Derrricious
  7. The boyf and I at BestBuy
  8. Elevator mirror shot :)

We’ve been experiencing a heat wave here in Southern Ontario. While I do enjoy the heat and humidity, I sort of wish I had some kind of pool or sprinkler system (like the sprinkler systems houston) to cool down after I get out of work. I’m sweltering!

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Win some brownies!

Morning all!

What a great way to start the weekend — with a bit of chocolate no less. I have a very sweet giveaway for a few of you lucky readers today. I decided to share this one, even though it is for USA residents only. I know there are a ton of you out there who crave chocolate like myself. So let’s get started on how you can enter to win a lucky sampler from Gourmet Gift Baskets.

Gourmet Gift Baskets.com has a delicious selection of baked goods and they, as did I, thought it was a great idea to send my readers a package with each of the flavors in the Brownie Sampler. Mind you, you will not be receiving the Brownie Sampler from the website which contains two Brownies of each flavor. This is one Brownie of each flavor. So still a good contest, right? Here are all of the flavors you’ll be getting. One of each:

  • Belgian Chocolate Chunk
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde
  • Butterscotch Blonde
  • Cheesecake
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fudge Walnut

Unfortunately, because Brownies are perishable goods, I can only have this contest open to anyone in the lower 48 states.

Alright folks! Enter away on the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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