Passing on the “Free” Stuff

Sorry my posts haven’t been as frequent lately, but I have one best friend getting married next week and another having a baby any day now! And another minor event – we’re moving in less than a month! So yeah, busy busy time, but all awesome things :)

I came across something so well said recently and I wanted to share (forgive me for not remembering the source):

A food that’s “free” of something you don’t want (such as fat) probably has more of something else you also don’t want (like sugar or salt) to replace the missing ingredient. Trade a nonfat treat for a real-deal one that doesn’t make false promises and satisfies craving.

AMEN! Whole foods are where it’s at when it comes to your health and your waistline. Please don’t be scared or believe any hype that makes you fear whole, full fat foods (like yogurt, cheese, etc) Your body will absorb the most nutrients and be most satisfied by foods in their most natural form. Ever notice how you can keep eating and eating low-fat/non-fat foods, but with full-fat, you don’t seem to eat as much?

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Personally, I love eating whole milk plain yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts rather than nonfat flavored yogurt loaded with extra sugar or artificial sweeteners. What about you?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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14 comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more! I think we are so brainwashed into thinking fat is bad, but I do feel so much more satiated when I have the full-fat version, and then I definitely eat less! Being pregnant doesn’t hurt, either, as the baby needs full fat stuff… another good excuse!

    Also, good luck with your move!

  2. I very much agree! I used to eat these things when I was younger, but now it is really important to me that everything I put into my body is as natural as possible.

  3. that is interesting to think about! i’m in the same boat as you with sparse blog posts and even visiting blogs. especially when i have job now and they decide to whisk me to another country for the weekend for work. gakdjaf;

  4. I mix 3/4 of whole milk yogurt with a mango, banana, apple, 3 strawberries, 8 raspberries, tbs cinnamon, tsp honey, handful almonds, handful of oatios and BLEND. store in fridge and have an 6oz serving with fresh fruit and a dollop of freshly whipped organic heavy cream..YUM! :)

  5. I love that quote! I completely agree with it! And it is such a great reminder when grocery shopping. I try to stick with foods that are “the real deal” for the most part.

    I haven’t signed up for pinterest yet, but it’s on my to-do list! I checked out yours and love it. When I finally get one, you’ll be the first to know :)

    I hope you have a great week!!

  6. Me too Annie! I’m all about the whole yogurt…but I think we as a society have gotten so used to the taste of low or non-fat that whole doesn’t taste good to some people but it is soooo delish!

  7. Annie-wow where are you moving to? And I haven’t heard from Nikki-hope her pregnancy is going well! I agree-there are many cases where eating full fat or the “real” stuff is so much more satisfying and actually better for you. I eat avocado’s, nuts, and yogurt too even though they are high in calories…they are good calories and alittle goes a long ways!

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