Good morning! Thanks again for all the birthday wishes this weekend. I had a very nice weekend, and I was ready to tackle work…. until I opened my inbox and saw 20 new messages, most of them related to work "fires." Ugh! Mondays!
Unsurprisingly, I woke up this morning without the slightest twinge of my normal hunger. After a regular dinner + 8 hours of sleep, I’m typically ravenous when I wake up, but after all that foods I ate last night (and over the weekend)… it took me a while to get hungry! 🙂
I’m a big believer that after a few days of caloric splurging, the best method to get "back on track" is just to go back to normal eating. Restriction is pointless, unpleasant, and freaks your body out. I’m definitely looking forward to normal, clean eating! 🙂
I had coffee while blog reading this AM (I’m checking out Frayed Laces’ Boston Marathon recap in the photo!).
And later I made date-based oatmeal.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Medjool dates
- Toppings: chopped raw cashews
Both the Medjool dates and raw cashews are from Oh Nuts!, and I think both of these products are AMAZING.
The cashews are the best I’ve ever eaten — so plump and delicious. And the Medjool dates put my other dates to SHAME. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without a Medjool date in my life! I’m definitely purchasing these again!
Did you know that dates have a high tannin content and are used medicinally as a detersive (having cleansing power) and astringent in intestinal troubles? Plus, as an infusion, decoction, syrup, or paste, dates may be administered for sore throat, colds, bronchial catarrh, and taken to relieve fever and number of other complaints.
Off to work I go!
Did you have a nice weekend?
Had a FABULOUS weekend!!! Happy Monday to you!