For as long as I can remember, I have had a sweet tooth. It is especially strong after a meal.
Autumn brings more mild temperatures, along with the most beautiful scenery (although I am biased, since I am getting married in Autumn!)
Along with the positives, of course there are some negatives that come with this time of year. Shorter days often leave people feeling like their energy is zapped. In addition, the dryer air does a number on our hair, skin and nails.
A number of us have experienced it. After a weekend of indulgence, we step on the scale on Monday morning and find that we’re had a considerable weight increase. We then start to resent the choices we’ve made on the weekend and a swear that we’ll make better choices for the week coming.
However, is this really true weight gain? Are there other factors that could have lead to this weight increase?
My poor friend, Tofu, isn’t always well-liked.
- “The blender is too loud in the morning.”
- “The blender is a pain to clean and I don’t have time to do that.”
- “There are too many ingredients to put together in the blender – it’s chaotic!”
- “I just don’t have time…”
These are all common reasons for why smoothies don’t work in the morning. While all valid, it is a shame that there are so many challenges to getting in a perfectly balanced and super nutrient-rich start to your morning.
While I haven’t hit middle-age yet, I can speak from experience about how weight management has changed over my lifespan thus far. Weight management was certainly a different story in my early 20s, along with my teenage years. During these days, it was easy to neglect the quality of my diet and avoid the consequences. This unfortunately, doesn’t last forever.