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Lorna Jane’s NOURISH #WIAW

As always, you all give me more love than I feel like I deserve. I’m glad that you enjoy being here, and don’t you stop. I originally was going to post my review for round 2 of Cicchetti today (yes, that sundae, lol) but I wanted to take WIAW in a little bit of a different direction. This is not a WIAW in the sense of what I ate–in fact, I’ve neither made nor eaten the food in this post!–but this is a WIAW in the sense of what I eat, how I eat, and what it does for me. This is, for me, and I hope for you as well, a WIAW of what nourishes my soul, mind, and body.

Thank you as always, Jenn!

Thank you as always, Jenn!

LIVE LOVE NOURISH.

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I am so, so grateful to have been given the opportunity through my ambassadorship with Sweat Pink to review Lorna Jane Clarkson’s new cookbook Nourish The Fit Woman’s Cookbook. I am offering my review a bit later than originally planned, as I did not receive the package until quite late. But, as you all know, I don’t like to phone in my work, as it were, so I decided to take a bit more time. Alas, I still have yet to really get my hands dirty with the book and recipes, but I think that you will, as I did, find that this cook book is so very much more than just a collection of recipes. And that is why I think that it is more valuable than many other books in my library.

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I hope that you will take a moment, and read this very carefully.

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Furthermore, I hope that you will read this with the background of my post from Tuesday, and my approach to my blogging. Think back to the discussions that we have had over the course of this spring: speaking about filling our lives with positivity, shirking regret, treating ourselves well, and, always, loving ourselves.  Read Lorna Jane’s words again. Now you understand why this “cookbook” resonated so well with me. The recipes are beautiful—crafted to help our bodies reach full potential. But what I so connect with in this book is the fact that LJ is more concerned with all of us living our lives actively.

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We are the drivers—and we are not backseat drivers. Remember how I mentioned this with regards to bad news? Empower yourself to live on your terms. Give more, be more, move more, believe more, and nourish your mind, body, and soul more.

LJ talks about the daily rituals that keep her whole, and that made me think about the same for me:

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I wake up, fix my breakfast and coffee, sit down, eat, and catch up on my blogs while rolling on my lacrosse ball. In short, I am waking my mind and body. I stretch out, I see Alex off, and then I work out. Mind, body, heart, spirit.

At work, I eat and get set up, read a few more blogs, check in with Caitlin and the boys, respond to comments, and then get to “real” work.

Lunch is for me. I take it as often as I can outside, in the fresh air and sunshine. After this winter, we need all of the outdoors time we can get.

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I usually have a salad. I. love. Salad. I typically follow it up with tea.

A few times a week, after work, I go to yoga—mind, body, spirit.

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At night, we turn on our string of lights (that we put up at Christmas).

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As often as I can, I take uninterrupted time with Alex. Mind, body, soul.

I have my ice cream. Soul, and, to an extent, body and mind as well. It helps me with calories, which are used by my body to fuel my activities, and it is my “glass of wine” every night—we all know that to be very mental, lol. I finish with tea, either decaf green or decaf chai.

So. Ridiculously., Happy.

So. Ridiculously., Happy.

As much as possible, I lay down on the couch with Alex, and fall asleep before we actually go to bed.

Eating, as much as work and play, is a critical part of the balance that we seek in life. Sometimes we need food to be flippant and fun, but we always need our food to work for us, rather than against us. It is this meeting of work and play, form and function, desire and need, that I believe is the crux of active living and also the foods that LJ is putting forth. That doesn’t mean we don’t need chocolate (I will slap you silly if you ever tell me that), that we don’t need that beer. In the classic 80/20 spread, we need the 20 as much as we need the 80.  But when that 80 is delicious and hardworking, we are able to be more, to do more, and they are, above and beyond, sustainable.

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The absolute most perfect peach maybe ever, captured for Instagram yesterday

Above all, however, this is indeed a cookbook, and these are the recipes that I am most looking forward to digging in to:

And quick note: I found it fascinating and also empowering that nutrition facts are given, but calories are not.

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I know that I tend to go on and on about food (yes, Mike, I agree that sometimes my blog should indeed be called Suzlyfe OMGALLTHEFOODZ), but that is because I respect what food gives to and does for us. Perhaps I have this perspective because of my illness–I’ve been both scared of and obsessed with food before. Sure, I think more about food than some people, but others think about makeup more, and does that make them any less for it? Absolutely not.

And so I leave you with this question:

How do you find the balance–so that food is both important and just a fact of life; so that it nourishes but is also fun and pleasurable; so that it is both the 80 and the 20?

Or do you look to other means? What is the “food” in your life, as it were?

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49 Comments

  • Reply Tina Muir

    Awesome! I love reading Lorna Jane stuff! I find that I usually eat a “normal persons” healthy diet….as in the 2000 of my calories are fine tuned, nutritious, based on what I need to get into my body. And I can use the other calories I burn off to myself, if I want to have a salad with plain chicken to be around that 2000, and then eat 3 cinnamon rolls to make the difference, that is what I allow myself. I typically burn around 3500 so you use the remaining calories to liven up my meals, or have dessert. Sometimes a little too heavy on the dessert side, which isn’t the best, but life is for living, and I love my sweets 🙂
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    July 16, 2014 at 6:27 am
    • Reply Erica { EricaDHouse.com }

      Burn 3500 calories? You are a machine!

      I’d spend all those extra on dessert as well 😉

      July 16, 2014 at 7:12 am
      • Reply suzlyfe

        Have you heard of her? Tina’s other name is BEASTMODE. I don’t burn 3500, I just make sure to get up to that, because I always get 2000-2500, and if I’m running that far, you know I need the other 1000. But it is tough, especially when eating a whole pie, while AWESOME, isn’t necessarily the best way to go…. SADFACE

        July 17, 2014 at 9:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      HELL YES. I definitely have the foods that I “count” and the foods that don’t count because I know they are long gone. And you better believe you know exactly which ones I log with regards to macros and which ones happily are missing from that checklist hahaha

      July 17, 2014 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Suslyfe's mommy, Clare

    I start my day with a few old rituals, like letting the dog out and then feeding him, so he will stop staring at me with those big brown eyes…..
    then, my new ritual—-
    I read your new Suzlyfe post, or if there isn’t one that day, I’ll re-read yesterday’s.
    I do this before I start to talk (except to Galen, the lab.) This wakes my mind up, lets me laugh and starts me thinking on a level higher than just feeding Galen.
    I wish I’d find breakfast as interesting as it used to be, but I don’t find it very exciting these days.
    After Suzlyfe, coffee, Galen and figuring out my day, I set off for the rest of the “whatevers.”

    So YOU are the “food” that kick starts my day–my morning nourishment.

    And you can pick up the check…!

    July 16, 2014 at 6:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee you.
      And I guess i can afford this check. I’ll let you pay for the real stuff tho 😉

      July 17, 2014 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Michael Anderson

    Given that this was a ‘book review’ post, and about food – which tends to make you go bananas – it is incredibly heartfelt and inspirational. Totally gave me ‘the feels’ 🙂

    And I really like the 80/20 thought … which has always been part of my mantra. When I first was losing weight in 1989, I decided that denial of core items – steak, ice cream, SmartFood – would make me fail. So I let those stay in my diet – just in more moderate frequency and quantity.

    Given that my running pushes me to eat mostly fruits and veggies, and that I have essentially no food restrictions – only my desire never to be obese again – I generally don’t have to think much about food. But dealing with Lisa’s allergies and intolerance issues means that every meal, every restaurant, every grocery trip requires more thought – just so when we actually sit down we can NOT think about food and just enjoy it.
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    July 16, 2014 at 7:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahaha I needed a heart and soul food post. Not a class omgallthefoodz. I totally hear and echo what you are saying–the desire never to be obese again, but still not having food restrictions–it is a fine line. And with my own understanding and situation, I also understand and acknowledge your concern for your wife, while trying to keep your own goals in line.
      It can be exhausting, but just like the perfect run–it feels so good when you hit it dead on.

      July 17, 2014 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Rae

    I definitely struggle with the balance. Food is often an emotional outlet for me, rather than fuel. In that sense I guess it’s “mind” and maybe “soul.” But I’d like to find more foods that encompass all three elements–foods that are good for me physically but make me feel good as well.
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    July 16, 2014 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know what you mean. I am an impulsive, compulsive eater. So when I was trying to lose weight, I had to find things like carrots, etc that gave me the hand to mouth satisfaction without being calorie dense or worthless. Jicama is another great option, as is keeping a bag of M&Ms in the fridge drawer–you can’t see them, and if you just grab 2-3 a few times over the course of the day, you haven’t eaten the bag, and you get all the lovely chocolateyness.

      July 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I need to take my lunch outside more often! I can’t wait to try her cookbook I’ve seen so many fabulous pictures. The photography is amazing.
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    July 16, 2014 at 7:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously. I don’t know how people do it. I’m lucky if I get one decent shot without cat hair in it before I give it to my husband.

      July 17, 2014 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles

    I’m a BIG believer in the 80/20 split. Life is meant to be enjoyed and food is a huge part of that enjoyment (or at least it is for me now, that wasn’t always the case!) I never restrict my eating anymore but because I very rarely ever eat meat (only poultry) I eat a ton of fruits and veggies everyday, so my diet is for the most part really healthy, but I will happily indulge in a dark chocolate PB cake or salted caramel ice cream on occasion too. Balance is my goal in everything!
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    July 16, 2014 at 7:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s the thing–when you are eating to fuel your life rather than food = fuel (if you understand my meaning), then you are naturally going to get everything you need, from the veg to the protein to the chocolate.
      Salted caramel and chocolate. YESSSSSSHHHHH

      July 17, 2014 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    This is a work in progress for me, but I think I am learning to find that right balance. I think I used to just eat because it was something I had to do. I didn’t necessarily nourish my body (I just ate so I didn’t feel hungry) and it wasn’t really for pleasure either. As I have expanded the variety I eat and learned how foods can fuel and nourish my body I think i have gained a better appreciation of food both as a something my body needs as well as a source of pleasure- whether that be a “treat” at the end of of a long day or an indulgent meal out with friends.
    This was a great way to share information about the book, instead of just a typical formal review!
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    July 16, 2014 at 8:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Marathon training really taught me a new level of respect for my body. Before, I tried to be healthy, but I think I was always trying to force a result–make it thinner or to make it bigger. Now, I think that I eat to nourish it. Wow. Totally just realized that as I was writing it. Hot damn.

      July 17, 2014 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    I love how connected with your body you are. I also think back to last April when I was flying home from Missouri and I was trying to convince you to start a blog. I may wish Missouri never happened, but I’m so glad we had that conversation because reading your words makes me so happy in the mornings. My RD used to tell me that ice cream and pizza were important in my diet because they were “foods for the soul.” There are foods for the body that are considered “healthy” but those foods for the soul are just as important. And yoga- oh man you keep reminding me how desperately I need yoga back in my life. I can’t wait to be back in Baltimore so I can return to my studio again.
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    July 16, 2014 at 8:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wouldn’t have this blog and I know that I wouldn’t have grown the way I have without your encouragement. So I will always, always be thankful to you for that. We all have those times that we wish didn’t happen, but they are the ones that we grow the most during. You with Missouri, me with the restaurant. But look where we are now 😀

      July 17, 2014 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Cassie

    I love this!! Also I’m so jealous I missed the boat on reviewing Nourish, it looks amazing. Anyway, my 80/20 is eating as clean as possible so when I want to indulge, I can without worrying about it. I also nourish myself in other ways – yoga, shopping, long runs on Saturday morning (time to myself) and spending time with loved ones!
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    July 16, 2014 at 8:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly. Nourishment comes in all forms, and works together to make us whole. We can’t neglect one for the other!

      July 17, 2014 at 9:51 am
  • Reply nevie b.

    I get cookbook and recipe and “change your eating” anxiety big time. I need to internalize this type of thinking and approach to body nourishment over eating because it tastes good therefore I am momentarily happy. I’m not sure I’m ready to make the leap to full on fitness foodie, but maybe reading more of Lorna Jane’s philosophy will help me internalize it and make cooking healthier foods and getting into a more mindful routine happen organically rather than “I have to do this because xyz.” I would say the food of my life is the time I spend with my animals. Having them around, having the dog just even put her head on my knee or my cat nose her nose to mine, it’s like instantly the way I feel stepping into the yoga studio. Spending time with them is good for my mind, body and spirit, as they’re all connected. Great post, Suz.
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    July 16, 2014 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Brianna @ I run He tris

    That sounds like a good cookbook. Cant wait until you test some recipes for us! I’m a big fan of the 80/20 rule. I know I have to eat healthy and lots of nutrients so my body can keep up with what I ask of it. I’ve figured out that healthy is delicious though! I will never deprive myself of a delicious treat or dessert becaus if I’m craving it then my body must need those extra calories!
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    July 16, 2014 at 9:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are so right. I think that is something that I have had to cede control over, and for the better–if you are wanting it in a non-normal type of way, there is likely a reason for that. And besides, so what if you don’t burn it off today, or even tomorrow? You will at some point, I guarantee you that! And as much as I hate those “healthy CAN taste delicious!” commercials, it isn’t because I think they are dumb, it is because I think that it should be obvious!

      July 17, 2014 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Caitlin

    Goodness lady love, you do have a way with words and explaining your life. Things that nourish me….chats with you, some other friends, Joe, and my fam, hugs from the boys (whether we’re in frenemy mode or not), a long run on a Saturday morning with my friends (and running in general), a favorite book or tv show at the end of the day, journaling, and chocolate to name a few 🙂
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    July 16, 2014 at 10:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And this is why we are so close–we can chat on the phone for 3 hours and not even realize it! We are so, so alike, but we also are different enough to bring out the other side of each other, and to make each other think. LUUURVE YOU

      July 17, 2014 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Autumn

    Balance oh soooo awesome! We are the lucky minority. Sad, folks are so disconnected these days, bombarded with blurbs and sound bites. Imagine a world where everyone was mindful and in balance. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. One can never have too many cookbooks, especially ones with inspiring healthy recipes. Ive been in cooking limbo lately. Not in a rut, but not luving it either. Sometimes you just want someone else to cook it for you! Does your hubs cook? Mine will grill….but thats about all.
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    July 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I really am learning a new balance, and learning to relax the control. Even if I have to tell myself, let someone else have the fun for once, stop being so greedy! Otherwise, I’m the control-freak cooking wise–that comes from dieting backgrounds (both trying to lose and to gain), of the Crohn’s, and my honest to goodness love of cooking. But I agree–there is something about watching a master. Also, my husband can do things really really really well when he puts his mind to it–I actually taught hims some things over the years, and he used to grill, but now he is so out of practice.

      July 17, 2014 at 9:42 am
  • Reply jill conyers

    Love love this cookbook! The elusive balance. Just when i think I have it something falls off kilter. Ever changing to maintain balance 🙂
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    July 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Just like in yoga–those little reactive muscles make all the difference

      July 17, 2014 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Stacie@SimplySouthernStacie

    I really like that the book lists the nutrition of the recipes, but omits the calories. Sometimes, it can be so tempting to fixate on those numbers. “You can’t go over a certain amount!” But if you are giving your body quality fuel, the calories really don’t matter (as much).
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    July 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly. It is something that I honestly struggle with, because I have such an intense dieting background–both trying to lose and to gain weight. But I’ve found that I have the greatest success when I vacationing, and just give in to the pleasure. It is something that I really want to work on in the next year.

      July 17, 2014 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Courtney @RunningforCupcakes

    I admire how connected with your body and soul you are. I only hope to be half as connected to mine one day. Lorna Jane putting the nutrition values in the cookbook instead of calories and stuff is such an amazing idea, and one that I wish all companies would do. I almost never look at calories on my food anymore and instead go straight to see how much protein, iron, and other vitamins it contains. That is the important stuff that people should be paying more attention to!
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    July 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you–it has been a long time in development, as evidenced by the evolution of my posts in the past few weeks. And so, so much of it comes from feeling like I have finally found a place that I belong, and getting out of a toxic work environment. I am just trying to live and love the moment that I am in, not to worry about what happened in the past, or what might have to happen in the future.
      I need to continue to distance myself from calories, and I think that is one of the reasons that the lack of them in the book really stuck out to me–it is about NUTRITION. Not a numbers game. But I am still in the mindset that I must eat x number of cals every day to not lose, or to break even, or whatever. But every now and then, I have these days where I just do, and it is so freeing!

      July 17, 2014 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    I am not going to lie sometimes I let my mind control my eats. It is something I struggle with but I try to find a healthy balance. During the week I try to eat as healthy as possible knowing that the weekend might have the occasional fro-yo trip, drink, or extra big meal. But finding the balance is what helps me! I never want to let the fear of getting fat hold me back from enjoying life but I also know I am much happier when I eat healthy. Whenever tempted with a not so healthy eat I ask myself will this actually make me happy/satisfied after I eat it. And if the answer is yes I go for it! Sometimes a girl just needs to eat wayyy too much PB with chocolate.
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    July 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OH GOOD GOD YES. I used to live in fear of fat, then fear of pain, then fear of my body exploding outwards, then etc., but then marathon training taught me how to be proud of my body again, how to respect it but NOT to fear it (even though I was scared sh*tless of my IT band!), and then again this spring, I learned to be at peace. A lot of that had to do with my own personal happiness. I will be interested to see what the future holds for my POV, but for now, I am loving life (and PB + Chocolate, obvs)

      July 17, 2014 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    Beautiful beautiful post! First things first, I’m slowly starting to realize that life is totally out of my control BUT I can choose how I approach it every morning. Being happy, being in love, being a good person, living up to your character, doing your best, showing up with integrity and positive energy…it’s all my choice. It’s a slow but sure realization.

    I love what you said about how you respect food. It’s like what we talked about last week…that food is an art! It is all-encompassing: an art, a science, a want, a need, boring or beautiful, fuel…it’s such a crazy thing. I think most people (especially women) go through a phase of being afraid of food. I have only met a handful of people who haven’t. Whether that be through an ED or an allergy, it can overtake our lives and become scary. But it’s people like YOU who take food seriously, show it some respect, learn about it, and take time to realize what makes your body thrive, who end up loving food and not fearing it anymore.
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    July 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I was totally thinking about our chat last week when I was writing this! And I think that I have come to this place only having gone through that period of fear–first because I felt like I had no control, then because I felt afraid of how food might harm me/what it might do, to wanting to live vicariously through it, to developing my own approach, to training that required me to break down these walls that I had had up for so long, to working with a CHEF at a CHEF DRIVEN restaurant, etc, that has brought me to this point.
      I think that it is important for us to learn that life is beyond our control. It is a hard, hard, HARD lesson for people as driven as us to realize, but what it does is make us thankful for what we can control, and that is the amount of enjoyment we get from any particular situation.
      I am just so happy that you are feeling better and more positive. MWAH

      July 17, 2014 at 9:28 am
  • Reply your, mommy, Clare

    I will look forward to reading her book. Maybe she will inspire me to open a cabinet or turn on the stove.
    I’ve been in a “need for comfort food” phase recently and I realized that my 80/20 today has been–
    80% Panara cheese Danish, 20% Mickey D’ s chocolate chip cookies, 3 cups of decaf, 3 bottles of water…. and it’s 5 pm

    So, I’d better regroup for tomorrow and go for at least something with nutritional value!

    July 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can send it to you!

      July 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think something that would help you and also give you a really, really fun project!! would be to do a meal prep once or twice a week. You used to love love love to cook, and that way you could have something to look forward to, but also options as well as no alternatives–eat it or toss it. And then you could take it with you too!

      July 17, 2014 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    That food looks so pretty, especially the breakfast salad topped with egg 🙂 I feel like right now I have a good balance between nourishment and pleasure from food. I try to take the time to make food that both makes me feel great and that I really love – I never eat anything simply as fuel – unless I’m traveling or out and don’t have a choice. Great post and looks like a great book 🙂

    July 16, 2014 at 7:21 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much for the kind words! I am the same way–I love to eat for the sheer pleasure of it. But sometimes I have to make sure that I get extra in because of training. But it is still something that I love.

      July 17, 2014 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Suslyfe's mommy, Clare

    I’d love it! maybe as a birthday present?

    July 16, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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  • Reply Arman @ thebigmansworld

    So, Lorna Jane is Australian (I think) so can I claim fame to her book and her philosophy? Big props for being in tune with your body- I often look as my sister as an example who I reckon is an intuitive eater to a T- And it definitely isn’t 80/20 in terms of health or choices but it’s balanced- if that makes sense lol? (She wrote a post ages ago showcasing her eats over 48 hours)

    You mentioned Cicchetti to me and now I can’t get that name out of my head….or that pizza. Thanks alot.
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    July 19, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      No, I know exactly what you mean. I would agree with you, the 80/20 is more just a quick shortcut to mean that there is as much, if not more stuff that I eat knowing it is going to do good work, as there is stuff that I am eating because it just makes me happy. I am as in tune with my body as I can be. Sometimes, it likes to throw up false alarms, the pratt. I will definitely check out her post!
      Cicchetti is amazing. That pizza was perfect. Review soon for more drooling. And you are welcome.

      July 21, 2014 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Megan (The Lyons' Share)

    Glad you enjoyed this, too, Suz! And I really liked the insights into your rituals. I also thought it was interesting that they included nutrition facts but not calories.
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    July 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I just thought it was such a great touch–so often that is one of the first things that you look for when looking at recipes, and this made it about the food and nutrients, not just the numbers.

      July 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

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