My last post about myths was so popular, I was thinking of making it a weekly post. I’m appropriately calling it “Myth Busting Monday”. I’ll be busting, food, fitness, cooking, yoga, ed, and some other random myths worthy of a bust.
Myth #1: Boiled green veggies lose all their nutrients: It is true that overcooking green veggies results in a lose vitamins, but iron and potassium don’t break down in water so easily. Plus, soft and mush veggies doesn’t mean the fiber content decreased.
Myth#2: Never salt beans until they’re cooked. Salting at the beginning results in saltier beans. That’s it.
Myth #3: Anorexics do not eat candy, chocolate,
etc: Many anorexics do avoid such foods, but some
do eat them on a regular basis. If an anorexic
decides to only allow him/herself 300 calories a
day, they may very well choose to eat a
chocolate bar, candy, etc.
Myth #4: Yoga is for Women:
One look at well-known yogis — from B.K.S. Iyengar to Baron Baptiste — should dispel this one. While the majority of yoga practitioners today are women — 72.2 percent according to Yoga Journal. It originated among men in India about 5,000 years ago and women were forbidden to practice only until this past century. For many men, stepping into a class dominated by women, especially one that requires movements that are completely different from anything they ever have tried, can be downright intimidating. But I love having a good gender mix in the classes I teach and take. I always encourage my male friends to try it out. Most have positive experiences and catch the “yoga bug”.
Myth #4: There are starving children in Africa who would be happy to eat all the lovely food left on your plate:
Dont be offended, I know poverty is a serious issue and I have volunteered many hours to food bank. But I think some African children are no doubt as fussy as our own. (I wonder what African mothers tell their kids to get them to eat?)
Myth #5: You can always tell someone is anorexic
by their appearance: Not all anorexics look like the extreme cases
shown on Oprah or Intervention. Note that your metabolism slows down majorly when food is restricted so weight my actually be harder too loose.
There is no such thing as a textbook “anorexic” look. Or maybe its “heroine chic”? Anyhow, Just
because someone does not look emaciated,
does not mean they are not anorexic or that
their health is not in danger.
Myth #6:As told to children, if you don’t finish your dinner you’ll get no dessert.
This may work for some parents, but kids know it will never happen with grandparents.
For the food portion of today, we’ll get to use the cool waffle maker to make an awesome “waffle-wich”! You can certainly use any of you favorite sandwich fixing, but for the one picture above, I used:
-2 sliced of bread (duh)
-abouy 2 tbs of greek yogurt (i didn’t measure, but you dont want so much that it makes it soggy)
-about 2 tbs all fruit blueberry preserves
So simple! Just “shmear” the yogurt, then the jam, and maybe a little bit of butter on top of the bread once you sandwich them together. Give it a press in the waffle maker and viola! A cool, no too sweet dessert or breakfast!
Don’t have a waffel maker? Enter my giveaway and get one!