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Fat is my Friend

I’m trying to think of a scenario when the word “fat” is used in a positive connotation.

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Fat wallet and/or bank account and/or trust fund.

Fat baby thighs. And in all truth, we don’t want these thighs to stay in this state forever.

But “fat” in reference to food is usually negative. That’s why so many “healthy” foods are usually claiming “fat free”.

In my experience, “fat free” food isn’t food. It’s highly processed, pre packaged junk.

And today, and hopefully for the rest of my life, I say NO.

I say no to processed foods.

I say no to packaged junk.

And I say no to fearing fat. Good fat, that is. (And no, sweet husband of mine, Reese’s peanut butter sauce is not good fat…)

Breakfast was my typical oats. Today’s mix included pumpkin, flax seed, almond milk, dried cranberries and…

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Healthy Fat=1 TBS peanut butter

Lunch was a juicing concoction. I’m loving my juicing days at school with my juicing team. Today’s blend was oranges, carrots, beets, kale and…

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Healthy Fat= 1/4 cup coconut milk. This was so good. It made the juice creamy and sweet.

Snackage happened during staff meeting. Grapes and…

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Healthy Fat = pistachios. Take the pictured amount x 14. Those little buggers are addictive. I couldn’t keep my hand out of the bowl!

Finally, dinner was a Boca burger on a whole wheat bun with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, sautéed mushrooms and…

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Healthy Fat= 1/4 avocado. You can’t see it in the picture, but it’s under the mountain of mushrooms:)

The night is still young. The fat baby thighs that I take care of are tucked into bed. There might be some of this…

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And some of this…

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Dark chocolate doesn’t have any fat, right?

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7 responses »

  1. hahahaaaa – let’s just say that dark chocolate is guilt free hey 😉
    I really enjoyed reading this! Its so true that the word ‘fat’ has such a negative connotation attached to it!

    Reply
    • Especially as I’m imagining raising a (somewhat stubborn:) girl, I don’t want that negative “I’m fat” voice floating around in her head…

      Reply
      • Oh yes that is a VERY good point!
        My mother was very good at teaching me that. I hope to not give that fear to my daughter either. She’s too beautiful to live in fear of a 3 letter word!!!!!

  2. Grapes make the perfect daytime snack!

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