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You get biscuits instead of Bikram

I was planning on doing a post on Bikram Yoga. But I have been busy tonight and it is almost 9:30, which is sadly about my bedtime. I get up at 5 during the week so I like to try to be in bed by 9:30 and be asleep by 10. But just for you, dear readers, I am sacrificing a little bit of sleep. (And enough sleep is so important to me. I am kinda crabby if I don’t get enough.)

In my brief research on Bikram, I found an interesting article titled, Can Hot Yoga Help to Lose Weight Faster? I was pretty sure the answer was no. I do plan to do more extensive research for a future post. So stay tuned.

My mom and stepdad are coming in to town tomorrow. They are going to cat/housesit while Curt and I are on vacation. Fred wanted to have a ham delivered to us for us all to enjoy from Burgers’ Smokehouse. Curt stuck it in the oven for us tonight to start munching. We had ham, biscuits and corn for dinner.

When I was buying the yummy delicious Pillsbury biscuits at the grocery I noticed one with fewer calories and fat. I bought one Simply Buttermilk biscuits, which have 100 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. (And there are 10 in the container.) I also bought one Pillsbury Grands!, which have 180 calories and 7 grams of fat. (And there are 8 in the container.)

We made the Simply biscuits tonight. They were a little small. But they tasted good. We both liked them.  Not a bad trade off when you still want the taste but not the calories.

No Responses to “You get biscuits instead of Bikram”

  1. BikeRunYoga Says:

    Bikram Yoga CAN help you lose weight. I have some great blog posts about Bikram, I also teach and have seen some amazing transformations. It takes dedication and consistency.

    Happy to answer any questions you may have!

  2. Ann Says:

    Thanks! Will definitely talk to you more when I do my research. My actual curiousness was if Bikram can help you lose weight faster. I have heard some people think you can lose 5 pounds after a one Bikram class. My guess is that most of that is water weight. And only consistent practice will cause “real” weight loss.

  3. Jen Says:

    Did you take a Bikram class? I’m interested in hearing what you think. I’ve been sticking to the Restorative and Yin Yogas. Really good stuff, but I’m sure I’m not burning a ton of calories. 🙂