Yay! It's Autumn, its kind of acceptable to wear a scarf now?
Any way, about two Sundays ago I watched this movie called Fed Up, and it was bit of an eye opener.
I mean I knew that food companies stretched the truth about their products and how usually their "healthier" option isn't any better than their regular option.
I've definitely been guilty about that, you see low-fat, low-sodium, or full of protein on a box and you think you're being healthy! From this movie I got that they put a TON of sugar in everything, and the government can't control it cause the food companies say it's "too controlling."
But child obesity is a serious problem, they were saying that children are more likely to die before their parents because of obesity! How insane is that?!
I would highly suggest watching it! It's on netflix.
So at the end of the movie they suggest to do a 10 day sugar free challenge, and I was all pumped with all this knowledge, so I was like, "heck yeah!" and Kevin agreed to do it with me cause he's all healthy to begin with.
Of course we just went grocery shopping the day before with dinners planned and uh my birthday cake already decided (WHICH WAS SO GOOD AND FULL OF SUGAR) so we planned for the week after (this week).
I went to Pinterest for sugar free recipes, which basically is a plant based diet. You want to stay away from processed foods and eat a lot, a lot, of vegetables. Now if you don't like vegetables, there are plenty of rice and bean scenarios and pasta dishes. Spaghetti sauce has a lot of added sugar though.
So far I have made us, a curry tomato potato with eggs dish, (which I didn't realize tomatoes have sugar, it's natural but I wanted to cut it all out) a burrito bowl with rice, black beans, avocado, and soy chorizo, a roasted cauliflower head with rice, (I just roasted it with butter, it literally had no flavor, I'm gonna try and make a soup with the left overs) and tonight we're having sauteed kale and butternut squash.
Breakfast is probably the most difficult. I usually put sugar in my coffee and oatmeal. I've been making eggs each morning so far but I can only eat so much of scrambled eggs until I'm over it.
I found this website dedicated to sugarless recipes.
But I feel good, I guess? It's probably part placebo effect.
I like taking the time and effort to look at ingredients and seeing what I am putting into my body.
On to other things, we went to Asheville NC last weekend, and it was a lot of fun! It was a beautiful day and there were a bunch of little shops and restaurants. I brought my camera, but then I realized I did not want to carry it around, but next time we go I'll take some photos. The photo above is on the way to.
Last but not least, my artwork.
I cut the majority of "The Kiss", the first photo below, I want texture for the background, I put a bunch of rubber cement on it and it's still drying, I'm 99% positive it will come off the first time I wash off the ink, so I'm still thinking of other ways to make texture. I'm curious to see how it will look though.
The rest of the photos are my next little projects. I follow someone on instagram that has a pet fox, and I asked If I could use their photo to make a linocut and they said yes!
The cats were inspired by an actual photo I saw of a cat with a flower crown and sunglasses. It doesn't take much for me to draw cats. Hopefully they turn out okay!
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Here's an awesome yoga video I found! It made me feel a lot better!
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