It wasn’t until recently where I started to dress my body instead of just a 22 year old’s body. What I mean by that is instead of buying whats trendy, I just buy what fits me and what I feel comfortable in. What comes out of that for me is a Connie that is 10 times happier in her clothes than ever before. I’ve gone up some sizes but I’m ok with that since this is the size my body is when I allow it to enjoy life. My favorite places to shop are Loft, Stitch Fix , Athleta, LuLu Lemon, and then it gets random. I’ve found that my body fits into the make of the Loft clothes and they are at a price that I can afford being a full time grade student who doesn’t get paid to tell you about her clothes.
I thought I would show you my latest StitchFix Box on my body rather than holding it out of the box! I tried to make a video but I’ll need some more practice with the editing! I snapped a few photos of the tops just in case. Glad I did! I also got a pair of slides but the photo was blurry, classic Constance!!
(I’ve been wanting a well fitting off the shoulder top for 5 EVERRR- 48.00)
(This top is perfect for a cooler spring/summer evening 68.00)
Lastly, I wanted to start sharing some of my favorite weekly tidbits from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics articles I receive daily to my inbox. I don’t get to read them every day but when I find some that are interesting I love to share! Here are the best 3 things I read this week.
- Sugar Sweetened Beverages are still being consumed at the same-ish rate. After Berkley CA imposed a penny-per-oz tax on them the sales initially dropped about 9% but increased sales happened in surrounding cities which could mean people are just getting their sugar elsewhere and bringing it back home.
- Sugary beverages are something I read a lot about and I’m hopeful that there will be continued efforts to make it less appealing to consumers. I think there has been a good decline in consumption but let’s face it- sugar is addictive and a lot of people enjoy soda so I think the numbers will continue to fluctuate! There has been some promise in higher rates of consumption of water and non sugar sweetened beverages so hooray for hydration but ugh for soda!
2. More good news for Olive Oil! In a huuuuge meta analysis, researchers found a correlation between higher intake of Olive Oil and lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Participants had a greater reduction in A1c levels (this is a test to see how much sugar is attached to hemoglobin in the blood over about a 3 month period and is one test that can be used to diagnose diabetes/pre-diabetes and monitor individuals with diabetes) than the control participants did.
- Remember- correlation doesn’t mean that everyone should just go take shots of olive oil, it means theres a benefit to using olive oil. Olive oil is an unsaturated fat and is wonderful to cook with!
3. An essay published in Scientific American by paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar stated that the current paleo craze may not be that accurate when looking at the diet of the OG paleo humans. He noted that cereal grains were a big part of various cultures and each culture varied from one to the other. There was no strict “eat this, not that” mentality and Peter encouraged diet variability.
- I loved this article because although I respect everyones dietary choices I, just like Oprah, LOVE BREAD. Educated in nutrition, I’m taught the importance of grains and they work well with my body so I choose to eat non-paleo. I appreciated this article because of its stark contrast to the media paleo crazy instagram world I spend a lot of time exposed to!