Food Humor – Cookie Monster

Not your every-day Sesame Street… But…probably the real deal behind the scenes!

#youneverknow #cookiemonster #cleaneating

 

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Nutrition Humor – “Diet” Woes

Deprivation is NEVER a good tactic when it comes to weight loss or maintenance.  It’s tough because sometimes we really want to stick to “clean eating” but we don’t realize that we aren’t having enough food.  Too little = bad news!

Adding in “volume” foods can REALLY make a difference – an extra serving of steamed or grilled veggies (seasonings can really jazz these up), a helping of fresh fruit, an extra serving of protein as a snack in between meals, maybe a dash of good fats in there…those things will really help you to stave off the “let me eat my whole kitchen!” later in the day.

NO ONE can eat a tiny amount and not have their body, later on, say “uh…excuse me?  I need some fuel to function properly…?”

Having TOO LITTLE is a quick way to derail your plan, and it will set you up for failure.  So make sure you add in a healthy snack or two, or double up on the protein and water-and-fiber-based foods that can help keep you fuller longer.

We’ve all been snookered by a massive wave of hunger when we try limiting our intake.  Not only does restriction SLOW your metabolism, but your body is designed needs the proper fuel (and enough of it!) to function properly.

Halloween – ‘Tis The Season. . .!

To be crreeeeeppyyy….!

You have to love the fun packaging that comes out at this time of year (or if you don’t, I will on your behalf because I’m all for monsters and silliness.)  

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I definitely see it more with the unhealthy options, but whatever.  I mean…the baby spinach doesn’t have a witch on a broom on the package (though personally I think they should explore that marketing tack – what about kids thinking it’s cool!?)

I’ve not even heard of these (Herr’s!?) but I can safely say that this is EXACTLY the kind of thing I’d have gone “mooOooommm, can we get THESEEEeee!?  Wings and Webs!?!  TOTALLY made for creepy kids like I was.

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As for the Oreos, Nabisco is always doing something rad.  I’d have been ALL over these. . .  They aren’t any different that regular Oreos as far as the taste, but thanks to the seasonal marketing, the orange center, and the jack o-lantern face…I’d eat them just because.  Way to go, Nabisco packaging people.

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Then there are these… I don’t know if they’re even legit (though it appears that way.)  Dang.

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It doesn’t stop with the packaging, though – there’s all sorts of fun, Halloween-ie, Autumnal flavors that crop up too, come September.  Take these Pumpkin Spice bars

Rockgirlmaxim84 on Instagram has a PLETHORA of holiday-inspired, limited edition finds (I think it’s absolutely fascinating how many she comes across, and / or tracks down!)  It’s like Caramel, Apple and Pumpkin Spice central…!

 

 

 

I’m so in my element once that 10th month rolls around…  I’m a Spring baby with and Autumnal heart, what can I say…

Ninja Humor

If ever little Night sprites or puckish phantoms came to cause trouble in while I am fast asleep…THIS is what they’d be doing.  Bad, sugar.  BAD.

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I am also CERTAIN that Musashi and Keku, my faithful melanistic felines, would be as equally as engaged as they’d be amused by the nocturnal goings-on!