Hope you are well and ready to rock Thursday!
Time for some ‘Thinking Out Loud’ action with the fantastic fellow date loving Amanda over @RunningwithSpoons!
1) Rising Up! With the Falcons
Yes the time has come! On Saturday, David and I will be heading down to London to see our NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons play at Wembley Stadium against the Detroit Lions. We are beyond excited! We both love the sport, David especially so, and we never thought we would ever see our team play (unless we moved to the states) and to see them play on home ground, wow it will be awesome! Fingers crossed we win!
(Cant wait to see Matt Ryan in the flesh… sorry David!)
2) London Baby!
Getting to see the game means another trip to one of my favourite cities in the world, London! We have a few other bits planned while we are there –Borough Market on Sunday (the best day!), shopping at the Westfield Centre, seeing the poppy display outside the Tower of London and Chipotle to name but a few! I would love to do so much more but we just won’t have time – is there ever enough time to see everything in London? Doubt it!
I have spent some time this week watching health documentaries on Netflix – for pleasure, for extra learning as a health coach, for writing inspiration and to just see where different folk come from on the stance of health. There are 2 that I wish everyone would watch though –
- Hungry for Change
- Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
Both highlight the problems in today’s society regarding health and both suggest ways to tackle it. Hungry for Change in particular is amazing for breaking down the why’s, what’s, how’s and potential solutions. Would recommend to anyone, especially those who may want to start a healthy lifestyle but are confused on which way to go and why.
4) Artificial Sweeteners
While we are talking about health, I just want to mention one bit of information that I came across in a podcast I listened to this week. Did you know that there is a ‘daily safe recommended limit of artificial sweeteners’? Did you also know that the safe limit is equivalent to 2 diet sodas or 3 sweet and low packets? And that’s it!?
Now I have cut artificial sweeteners out of my diet and feel so much better for it, but I was still shocked at how low the safe daily allowance is. How many of you out there, or know folk out there, who drink more than 2 diet sodas in a day? Or use an abundance of sweetener in their tea or coffee, beyond those 3 little packets?
We have those traffic light diagrams on our food packets here in the UK, indicating foods high in sugar, fat, calories and all the easily manipulated stats, but why doesn’t it indicate high sweetener content? It may be ‘low in sugar’ but it certainly does not make ‘high in sweetener’ safe/ healthy!
5) Persimmons / Fruit
Yep these bad boys are back in our stores! I was a bit obsessed about them last year… ate one every day! Bought some this week and although I enjoyed it, I think my ‘sweetness’ level has definitely altered since last year – the ripe ones are now far too sweet, and they used to be my favourites. Now I prefer the harder, crunchier ones. Or maybe an apple instead! Glad to clamp down a bit on sweet foods, even if they are from natural sources. I actually have been going the same way with bananas – maybe the green ones aren’t so bad after all!
And there we have it folks, some of my rambles from the day!
Sorry it’s a short one, but I have an online health conference to attend to! Such a sponge for knowledge, I love it! #Youcanneverknowenough
Do you support a sport team?
Are documentaries your thing?
Have you ever changed your mind on a fruit?