I’ve seen it a couple of times now on social media where health bloggers and an even more famous, healthy living personality have dissed skim milk, labeling it as highly processed, devoid of nutrients, not real food blah, blah, blah. And they took pride in saying they don’t drink milk anymore anyway!
Despite wanting to answer on those posts and give a different view, my response would be too long, so I’ll come over here and have a rant on my blog instead!
So hydration – quite important right? The story goes – three days without water and you’re cactus.
In recent times though the fit and healthy crew have gone a bit overboard with DRINK ALL THE WATER!
But more than you actually need is not better at all and in fact can slow your metabolism down, overtax your kidneys and dilute the minerals and electrolytes your body actually needs to function correctly. More on that whole hullabaloo another time.
However that last point about electrolytes… leads me to coconut water.
I worked out long ago the foods that work best with my body, mainly through trial and error and seeing how everything feels. The best feeling foods then resulted in easy weight loss, easy maintenance of my optimal weight, feeling amazingly healthy and no out of control cravings or binge eating because I was eating exactly what my body needed. Total bliss.
So to stay in this blissful state, I leave a whole lot of stuff out of my diet like sugar, grains, and most meat and stay as low carb as I can. As a result, I mostly cook at home; however sometimes you don’t feel like cooking (well for me that’s quite often – I have to be in the mood to cook) so at these times, take-away food is such a relief and a blessing. And you would think that with all the things I don’t eat, finding take-away food that keeps me on track would be difficult, but in fact the opposite is true.
I had a fantastic conversation with a friend Pam who has been overweight all of her adult life, tried everything to lose it as well, without success. She loves to exercise, drinks lots of water, is into alternative health and the Law of Attraction, is active, fun loving, gets out lots but still this is the one thing that has niggled her and her whole family actually, all their lives.
I remember these Bounty Bars from my childhood days and I think my mother was more into them than I. However given my sugar addiction, I remember hoeing into them as well. They were chocolatey, coconutty and chewy with a kind of fresh taste. So I thought it might be fun to ‘health-ify’ them.
Off I went to the net and low and behold I found a recipe on www.iquitsugar.com, which was an adaptation from the www.healthyeah.co.nz. All fantastic ingredients already and when there are so few ingredients, there is not much tweaking that can be done – or so I thought. Hold that thought!