My internet wasn’t working most of the day so I’m actually surprised that it’s finally working and I’m able to type out this post. At least I’m trying. If it doesn’t work, oh well. I’ll make it quick because (1) it’s Saturday and I don’t want to spend a bunch of time on this post, and (2) does anyone really read these anyway?

Breakfast

I broke out the blender again and made myself a chocolate avocado smoothie.

I also snacked on this because I drank my smoothie super early and was hungry before lunch.

It wasn’t nearly as good as the last one I had, which was the exact same flavor. Too sweet.

Lunch

I forgot to take a picture. Which is a shame because my salad was pretty. It contained mixed greens, a sliced radish, some cucumber slices, a few kalamata olives, shredded chicken breast coated with Primal Kitchen chipotle lime mayo, and homemade avocado oil dressing.

Dinner

Patrick cooked this for me.

It’s romaine leaves, meatballs with chipotle seasoning and garlic scapes, ‘cocomole’, and baked plantain fries for a bit of a carb-up. And that’s all for this Saturday. Now let’s see if I’m able to post this. If you’re reading it, then I was successful.

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Grab a cup of tea and sit down for some good reads. It’s the Wholesome Weekend Roundup featuring my top health and wellness links from around the web this week.

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Is Coconut Oil Bad For You? – The American Heart Association says it is. But, really? Are you going to trust a company that also says diet Pepsi is healthy? Come on now. Use some common sense.

Using a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss – This diet is trending for good reason. It works.

Autoimmunity and Exposure to Animals and Dirt – Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually good to get some bacterial exposure at a young age to boost your immune system and gut microbiota. I loathe commercial hand sanitizers. I used to hide the bottles in my classroom and only pull them out when absolutely necessary.

The Pill Thyroid Connection – Don’t let the nasty pill sabotage your thyroid health.

6 Healthy Eating Tips for First Trimester Mamas – I personally don’t need these tips right now. But these are good tips for expecting mamas nonetheless.

Eating Fish May Reduce Arthritis Symptoms – Got pain? Eat fish. There are quite a few people out there who hate the idea of eating seafood. But those are the people who could benefit from eating it the most. So eat your damn salmon, people!

How Low Carb Can Save Tons of Money by Reducing the Need for Medications – Americans, take note. Our health care system is broken. If you want to save money on Rx meds, treat your problems with lifestyle and nutrition so that you won’t need to take them.

The Worst Kind of Meat – Contrary to what vegans tell you, not all meat is bad for you. But there are a lot of bad choices one can make when purchasing meat. Learn how to avoid bad meat and find out where to buy the good stuff instead.

Sodium Deficiency: How it Destroys Our Health (and the Salt Fix) – If you think sodium is bad for you and your blood pressure you need to read this article.

Feeling Euphoric on a Low-Carb Diet? The Effect on your Brain is Similar to an Illicit Drug – Hey folks, lets all eat more cauliflower and less bread so we can feel high! I’m kind of kidding but I’m also kind of not. You can save a ton of money on drugs (both illicit and prescription) if you follow a ketogenic diet.

Probiotics Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression – It’s amazing how the gut and mind are so connected.

Are Nightshades Bad for You? – If you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or you suspect you have one, perhaps eliminating nightshades might benefit you.

Have an awesome week and try to stay cool. It’s hot!

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You would think that after blogging for 57 days straight, I wouldn’t almost forget to post a daily update. But it’s past my bedtime and I just now remembered that I forgot to post. Or whatever. And yes, I have a bedtime. Having a bedtime makes me happy. Even on a Friday night.

Breakfast

I woke up and made myself some tea with Vital Proteins collagen. I tried to see how long I could go without food. I lasted a few hours until I remembered that I had carob chips and mac nuts in my cupboard. So that combo became breakfast. I had to go grocery shopping and it’s not good to go on an empty stomach. So I was saving myself from impulse buys.

Lunch

I wasn’t feeling the veggies around lunchtime. I wasn’t super hungry at all. But I made myself 3 eggs fried in butter.

I also had sparkling water and 2 dates. Not keto but not worried about it.

Dinner

I love salads. And this is the last chicken sausage that was thawed out. That means there are only 4 more to eat. But they’re gonna stay frozen for a while.

In other news, I almost got electrocuted while doing yard work today. Someone said electric lawn mowers are better than gas-powered ones. I disagree.

I also think I figured out what’s wrong with my eye. It’s called blepharitis. It sounds contagious but it’s not. It’s caused by seasonal allergies and it’s finally starting to get better.

I can almost selfie again. Almost. I don’t even know why I posted this picture of my gross left eye. I’m sorry if you’re viewing this while eating. Have a great night.