Feeding your body after exercise

I really wanted to blog on Thursday night. Mainly because I had skipped blogging for days before. But I got home late and still had stuff to do around the house and work work to do as well. And by the time I was done I was exhausted.

The past work week has been exhausting and busy. And I anticipate this coming week to be busy as well, especially since starting on Friday I will be on vacation for 10 days! I can’t wait!

I found an interesting article on Yahoo about the mistake many people make by thinking just because they work out they can eat or drink anything they want. It’s all in moderation.

I posted the link on both my personal FB page and the GFG! FB page. My friend and neighbor Jessie commented that after she works out in the morning she is so hungry. I know that feeling of needing carbs or protein and sometimes just feeling wiped out.

So I asked her what she eats afterward.

She said she usually grabs a Naked protein smoothie.

So, of course, this prompted some research and lucky for you, a post.

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Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation.

According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance.

But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we think this looks better than this?

So here is the skinny on skinny …

A skinny person can have a high metabolism. So they think they can eat anything they want and they won’t gain weight. (That used to be me. I could eat or drink pretty much whatever I wanted and not gain weight.) But that doesn’t mean that skinny person is healthy.

Have you heard the term skinny fat? Skinny fat means a person looks thin but has a high body fat percentage. That can be dangerous.

Someone who ingests a lot of fat and calories and carbohydrates can have health issues. Someone who eats too much fat can be at risk for heart disease. Too many carbs can contribute to conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, according to Livestrong.

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Taking care of that leftover candy

The day after Halloween. And all that leftover candy.

I took my leftover candy to work and filled my candy bowl and a co-worker’s candy bowl. And I am proud to say I didn’t eat one piece today.

Except for the Snickers most of the candy I have left over I am not really interested in so that helps. I find it best to buy items I am not a fan of.

Hungry Girl has some suggestions on how to survive the Halloween candy yesterday, today and however long it lasts. She breaks down the candy by calories and fat.

Tootsie Rolls, Hershey Kisses and 3 Musketeers Minis are some of the lower calorie candies. Dum Dum lollipops are low calorie as well. I am sure there are many more types of candy I could list, but I am not going to do that.

It’s probably best to not to sit on the couch with a bowl of Halloween candy on your lap. I know that is easy to do. If you still have some candy left over, pick one or two and eat them and don’t grab more. You will thank yourself for it later.

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