Hey guys. Who else is thankful that it’s Friday? ::raises hand::
Don’t forget that I am giving away 3 BlueSky planners next week. You can enter by leaving a comment on yesterday’s post.
Before I get this post started, I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that today is September 11th. Wow, I cannot believe it has been so long since that horrible day. I honestly don’t even know what to say about it, even after all of this time… I am sending love and thoughts to anyone who was affected by that day <3
I have had a super low-key week with being busy at work and doing things around the house. The highlight, though, was when my friend Meg came to visit me!
Meg and I have been friends since forever. We went to middle school and high school together and have stayed in touch throughout these crazy adult years. She works with a company that has an ongoing project in Charlotte, so I enjoy it when we can get together on her work trips!!
Her visit was a lovely reminder that there is nothing like old friends who know who you are inside and out. We hung out at my house for a bit and caught up on life. Then we headed to dinner where we at all.the.food. Here’s a synopsis of what we had…
Bottle of wine
Yes, we ate/drank all of that. No, we did not regret it. So glad I had got to spend time with that beautiful lady!!
Nutrition in the News
Let’s move on to some nutrition-related things
Vitamin C: The exercise replacement?
Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or High Risk of Getting It: and many don’t know they’re flirting with the potentially fatal disease, researchers say
Just from working in a clinical setting, I think people need to get more serious about pre-diabetes and diabetes. It’s kind of my soapbox issue right now.
Balancing the evidence: Fresh study suggests negative impact of sat fats
High intakes of saturated fats could lead to an increased risk of inflammation and tissue damage, say scientists.
SATURATED FATS. Such a hot topic right now. My next rant really doesn’t have to do so much with the study as it does the overall topic. I read a lot of research and I really just cannot jump on the bandwagon of “fats are good! eat all the fats!” justttt yet. I DO think that fats are part of a healthy diet. I DO think that our rise in chronic disease is attributed to increased sugar intake (related to a stress on low-fat diets). I DON’T think we need to follow a low-fat diet. I DO think it is beneficial for us to get our fats from more nutritious sources like eggs and avocados. I just feel like the line between enough and too much is about to get really blurred in the next few years, when really our diet should be all about balance.
That’s it for today! Hope you have a great weekend!
Any fun plans??