There was a time when I thought that “thinness” was a synonym for “healthfulness.”
When I first began learning about nutrition, the over-whelming majority of information was about losing weight. It seemed as though the more weight lost equals the more success achieved.
With that in mind, the only way I thought I could personify healthfulness was to lose weight — even though I really had none to lose.
During the course of less than a year, I went from a strong, energized and realistically healthy person…
My view of what was “healthy” was so distorted, I could even see what was right in front of me. Fatigue, chills, brittle hair and nails, jutting bones… That is not healthfulness.
But, wasn’t that what I was supposed to look like? I had lost so much weight. Is that not a success story?
As I look back on the few pictures taken of me during that time, my stomach churns.
My looks were deceiving, at least to me. Now, I have a few extra pounds on my frame. But, I also have more energy, happiness and passion for life.
Another case of “looks being deceiving?”
It says “peanut butter,” so it must be peanut butter, right?
The upside of finishing off my jar of PB was that it offered the perfect storage space for a batch of cashew butter.
I had done a few trials of nut butter in the past. But, this was the most successful, something that I attribute to soaking the cashews overnight.
Here’s the process: Cover cashews in water and allow to soak overnight. In the morning, drain the cashews. In food processor, grind cashews until crumbly. Add a splash of vanilla, a drizzle of Agave nectar and dashes of cinnamon and salt. Continue to grind until desired consistency is reached.
Questions: What do you think is the picture of “healthfulness.”