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Stop Making Excuses for Your Healthy Decisions

Disclaimer: This post is not intended to berate anyone, I just want to introduce you to a new way of thinking.

This weekend was spent in the Fort Worth area of Texas.  We met up with a dozen and a half friends and painted the town red.  We witnessed the marriage of our friends Paul and Heather, and experienced probably everything Fort Worth has to offer (at least the best stuff!).  Throughout the trip I noticed multiple people remarking how one of our friends “couldn’t drink because she is pregnant” and this type of speech irks me considerably but I was never before able to put my finger on exactly why.

When you say that somebody cannot do something, it takes the personal responsibility off of their shoulders, which I think belittles them.  If I were pregnant and somebody told me I “couldn’t drink” I would lash out and say (respectfully, of course) “I have the capability to drink. If I bring this glass to my lips, would not the spirits easily pass down my throat?  I am choosing not to drink for the health of my baby.”  Something along those lines.  And I feel that our friend deserves the same respect for her commendable decision.

Here is a photo of all of us at Torchy's Tacos!

Here is a photo of all of us at Torchy’s Tacos!  Photo credit: Amanda O’Brien

When it comes to eating out in restaurants, how many times have you heard “I will get the salad, because I am on a diet”.  Or “no dessert for me, I am on a diet.”  It must be that people are ashamed to refuse dessert or eat healthy just because they want to!  I have broken this habit a long time ago.  It is just as easy to say “I’ll have the salad because that sounds delicious”, or “no dessert for me please” (you don’t need an excuse).

Next time you find yourselves belittling your or others’ decisions with excuses, try and think of another way to word it that praises people for their healthy decisions.  If we keep feeling ashamed in this way, it will only hurt us as a society.

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Here is a photo of me in our Airbnb backyard located in the historic neighborhood of Fairmount in Fort Worth.

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“Almond Russian” Cocktail with Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

"Almond Russian" Cocktail with Cold Brew Coffee Recipe | real food. home made.

Almond Milk White Russian -or- “Almond Russian”

Ingredients:

  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 1 shot of kahlua
  • 1 shot of organic half & half
  • almond milk to taste

Try it!!  This creamy cocktail is sooooo good in the winter.

Cold Brew Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 1 pitcher
  • 1 mesh strainer
  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • cold water

Method:

  1. Add the coffee grounds to the pitcher.
  2. Fill the rest of the pitcher with water.
  3. Let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  4. In the morning, strain out the coffee grounds with a mesh strainer 2 or 3 times and return the coffee to the cleaned pitcher.
  5. (optional) Add more water until the pitcher is again full.  I do this because my coffee comes out very strong.  I suppose it will depend on your pitcher size and your desired coffee strength.  Again, experiment with this; it is not an exact science.

Since these recipes are super simple and made with ingredients you already have around the house,  I fully expect you to try them.

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