Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.
So, it only took me three days, but I’ve finally come to terms that it’s really August already. Now, it’s time to get prepared for Fall. I have so many cute things I want to try and wear and products I want to try. I finally figured what hair products my new hair loves and surprisingly it’s the same products I used when I went natural well over 10 years.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been experimenting with intermittent fasting. FYI, intermittent fasting is not eating for a most of the day and eating only during a certain amount of time. For example, fasting from 7pm – 11am and then eating only from 11am-7pm. I decided to try it once I actually thought that I don’t move enough throughout the day to earn 3 meals a day. Sitting in front of a computer for 7-8 hours a day will not burn breakfast and lunch. I do get up a few times a day to go to the bathroom and refresh my large cup of ice water, but still doesn’t add up.
Like I said, I’ve only been experimenting with this fast. In the morning on my way to work, I stop by Whole Foods hot bar and get some scrambled eggs, a couple slices of bacon, and breakfast potatoes or biscuit with gravy. It sounds like a big breakfast, which it is. However, it’s filling and ties me over throughout the day until I get home from work around 5. When I get home, I eat my second and final meal of the day, which is a only protein and vegetables. No carbs or sugar. Every since I started intermittent fasting, I don’t feel bloated, I feel lighter, and I don’t crave sweets. The latter alone is a reason to keep trying this out. It’s been a very interesting learning session and I think I’m going to keep at for awhile.
This weekend, I want to start cleaning out my closet by starting to transition summer options to fall options. Also, take this time to get rid of things I don’t imagine wearing again by tossing it or donating. Here’s to a great weekend and see ya’ next week.
LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 3, 2018
- The dangers of being nice – Psychology Today
- Which financial documents to shred and keep – Bravely
- The denial underlying millennial financial resentment – The New Yorker
- When we eat, or don’t eat, may be critical to our health – New York Times
- This no-bake birthday cheesecake is everything I want and nothing I need – Delish
- How to pump yourself up or down before presentation – Harvard Business Review
- How to pick a good watermelon, because today is National Watermelon Day – Refinery 29