Eating With The Seasons
We definitely can tell it’s winter with the weather lately. Even though I love this season more than anything, there is a slight downside that many people feel: the winter weight gain.
Thanksgiving and a recent bout with cancer got me thinking: There needs to be more good food available for us. More wholesome food. Not everyone has the stamina or the immune system to be eating a bunch of chemicals and junk (even though it tastes so, so good).
What’s hard is how social eating is. I really have to change my lifestyle, but I can’t change my social life TOO much. Everyone always wants to go out for lunch, or go for a drink, or go for a glass of wine, or have a dinner. It’s always someone’s birthday or anniversary or graduation or baby luau or wedding. The last thing I want to be is left out of celebrations. All of those things mean a heck of a lot of willpower that I sometimes have, but not always.
I don’t want to turn antisocial so I can keep eating clean.
Enter HealthyOut. The location-based application helps you find restaurants in your area that have food you actually are able to eat. It even works in Hawaii! Once you type in an address, it will give you a list of places. This way, you can be the one to suggest where everybody meets up for the celebration or the pau hana. And you’ll already know what you’re able to eat so you don’t make a weird, huge production when it’s time to order (which, come on, can be extremely embarrassing).
Another clean-eating app that I absolutely love is the one that Whole Foods Market makes. Whole Foods Market already is a tricky place to navigate if you’re on a budget. This app displays any sales or events happening in whatever particular store you’re in. You can create your shopping list, but the best part is the recipe section. I am still a clean-eating newbie that looks like a deer in headlights in the natural food stores. But with this app, I’m making whole grain kale pesto pizza for dinner.
I’m still trying to find a location-based juice finder for emergencies when I just need to down a bunch of organic juice to kick my nutrition back in to gear, but until then, I’m very happy with these two apps. It’s not much longer until this season is over and with these, it helps me savor every moment.
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