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8Arm... my new default restaurant!

Have you ever wondered how fast time flies… yeah that was me tonight when I realized that we have just NOW experienced this restaurant which is less than a mile from our house and has been open for 3 years?  HOW does that happen?

It’s because we’ve gotten into the habit of eating at the same ol’ same ol’ without exploring all the amazing new restaurants Atlanta has to offer. More unfortunate than our lazy restaurant defaults is that the previous chef passed shortly after…

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Breakfast comfort food... Loaded Cacao Oat Bowl

One food that will never go out of style for breakfast is oatmeal. This versatile grain is nutritious, filling, inexpensive and loaded with fiber! This might sound a bit Forest Gump but you have overnight oats, oats on the stovetop, microwave oats, slow cooker oats, oatmeal in the instant pot, oatmeal bars, oatmeal muffins… you name it, you can make some kind of breakfast or snack deliciousness with oats.

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✧ Upbeet Repeat ✧

Anyone who really knows me is aware of my profound and undying love for Upbeet.  Ever since they opened on the West-side (insert gang sign throwing emoji here) almost a year ago, I’ve been a regular there. Since I live across 75 in Midtown, I don’t frequent it as much as I would like to.  Which is ridiculous because I’m like, only 10 minutes away.

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My Love of Leftovers

I love leftovers.  I mean, love.  They make a quick meal without much planning or thought and come together for me in less than 5 minutes.  Maybe six, tops.

Problem is, my other half is not/Hnat a big fan.

Regardless, when I dine out, my secret is to over-order and take home the extra to repurpose.  Sometimes I just eat as is, or create a new meal.

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Kabocha Squash: My Favorite Winter Veggie

I just rediscovered my favorite winter squash variety, Kabocha Squash! The last time I was in San Francisco for a wedding we stumbled across a cute Thai restaurant by our hotel. Always up for trying something exotic and new, especially when on vacation, and I was intrigued after spotting a pumpkin curry dish on the menu.  As it turns out, it was sweet and spicy, delicious and top notch, definitely one of my favorite curry dishes to date (btw panang curry veggie is my fav). What I found interesting was they kept the fiber-rich skin ON.  I don’t recall ever eating pumpkin skin and it was indeed amazing, so it was filed in my memory under “recreate this dish!” Unfortunately I neglected to ask or perhaps did and don't remembered what kind of pumpkin they used and life when on. 

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Atlanta's Secret Weapon Workout: PLATE SCULPT

This past weekend I was scrolling around on my ClassPass app to find a new workout I could sink my quads into.  My goal is to stay on top of all the fun, new fitness classes that Atlanta boutique gyms offer so that I can recommend them to clients based on their goals and needs.  And that keeps me busy visiting a LOT of studios!  I also love meeting the energetic instructors and creative owners to learn more about and support their business as well as sneak in a great workout when my schedule allows.  So if I haven't been to your studio in forever, I apologize and really do miss you! 

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Why I Don't Recommend Meal Plans

At least half of my new client’s anticipate a rigid meal plan to help with their weight loss.  Something they can easily follow so they don’t have to think about what to eat.  I get it.  It’s what they know and have followed diet after diet after diet and it appears to be the reason for success.  If they could just stick to a healthy meal plan, they think they are guaranteed to lose weight.  They don’t believe that they can actually lose weight without one.  But the truth is, I rarely, if ever give clients a meal plan.  And there is a very good reason. Traditionally meal plans don’t work long term.

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