Good morning! So glad that my headache is long gone. Last night was no fun!
This morning's breakfast was a big bowl of oat bran with banana, raisins, and Barney Butter. I started with one scoop of Barney Butter on top of my oat bran, but mid-bowl, I went back for a second scoop. My tastebuds love the BB-oat-banana-raisin combo!
1/3 cup oat bran (dry) 2/3 cup water 2 tbsp raisins 1 medium banana 2 tbsp Barney Butter
Leaving my apartment this morning, I noticed my neighbors are already celebrating the fall season. It put a smile on my face seeing an autumn wreath on their door. I love the fall and everything that goes along with it, especially pumpkin-flavored foods! :)
I also embraced the fall season this morning and used my Halloween travel mug, which I filled with iced coffee and vanilla hemp milk.
I thought this article was great-- just had to share their tips for eating well (and shedding pounds). They make a lot of sense to me. Fight Flab with Ayurveda From Health, September 2008
Ayurvedic medicine originated in India more than 5,000 years ago—and even then healthy eating was important. John Douillard, PhD, host of the new DVD, Ayurveda for Weight Loss ($20), offers these three tips for shedding pounds Ayurveda-style.
1. Honor mealtime Turn off the TV and step away from your desk when it’s time to eat. By focusing on your food, you’ll be less likely to overeat.
2. Eat seasonally Seasonal foods eaten at the right temperature (warm when it’s cold, cold when it’s warm) may boost your metabolism. For example: Eat berries in the spring, chilled watermelon in the heat of the summer, warm steamed veggies in the fall, and chili or stew on those cold winter days.
3. Rethink dinner Make it a small, supplemental meal, like soup or salad, and eat it before 6 p.m. This approach extends your body’s fasting time before breakfast and helps you burn more fat.
Question of the Day
What are your favorite things about fall?
Me: All things pumpkin, cider donuts, football games, beautiful foliage, sweaters, hiking, apple picking, cool evening runs