Okay, I totally suffer from this thing called the 'munchies' which results in me raiding my kitchen for anything and everything. That's why it's important to always have healthy food and snack options on hand. I speak from experience.
When I get the munchies, I eat anything from pickles to semi-sweet chocolate chips that are meant to be used for baking (sorry Mom). However, when there are things like fruit and vegetables around, I'll eat those first and then the pickles and/or chocolate chips if there's still room (usually I fill up on the good stuff, but sometimes the heart wants what it wants).
The consequences of binge eating whatever includes having a high and then immediately needing a nap. It totally sucks! You waste so much time sleeping, life is too short for that. It's taken me this long since we've started #SavsFitJourney to realize that. I couldn't believe how alert I was after eating healthy for one whole day. Imagine how I'd feel if I did that all day, everyday!
I guess the point of this post is to help those in a rut get out of it by putting good foods into your body. This morning, my dad said the perfect thing: "Food is fuel for your body."
Here is a list of the things I like to have around:
- Fruit salad (A medley of different fruits - my dad makes a batch every Sunday so that I have something for breakfast/late night eats. I like melon, mango, berries and grapes.)
- Vegetables (Cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and red peppers. Makes for a great lunch or snack or dinner or whatever.)
- Avocados (A little lime juice, salt and a spoon is all you need for the perfect mid-day snack.)
- Hummus (Dip those vegetables in this and don't feel guilty. You're being proactive about cholesterol and decreasing your chances of getting cancer.)
- Sweet Potatoes (Carbs are delicious. This one is somewhat healthy. Just remember to control your portions and all will be okay.)
- Butternut Squash (Good to pair with dinner or to have as a post-dinner snack.)
- Meat (Sorry vegans/vegetarians. I have low iron and love to eat meat. My favourites are chicken, steak, sausage and veal. I usually have it at dinner, but you could have it whenever or not at all.)
- Fish (I strayed away from fish for a while, but slowly learning to like it again. I prefer white fish.)
- Cheese (I apologize again to the vegans. You can be healthy and still enjoy cheese every now and then. Just go for the healthier ones like Feta and Goat Cheese either by themselves or add to a salad.)
- Frozen Fruit and Veggies (Make yourself a smoothie. Frozen fruit and veggies cut down on prep time so there are no excuses.)
- Almond Milk (For those smoothies.)
- Almonds (I keep a baggy of almonds in my purse for when I'm on the go so that I'm not tempted to stop and buy something like a Snickers or something just as shitty for you.)
Is anyone else trying to figure out what the eff is going on with 'Live! With Kelly and Michael'? I certainly am.
After four years, Michael Strahan announced that he's moving over to Good Morning America full-time while Kelly Ripa was conveniently absent (or rumour has it that she's conveniently away). Sources claim that she was 'blindsided' by this move and is 'livid' with both the Disney heads and Michael hence why she is refusing to return to work until he is gone (he will be taking on his new role at GMA in September).
A series of A-list co-hosts are lined up to fill in the empty seat until Tuesday as Kelly goes away with husband Mark to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Supposedly, this vacation has been planned since February -- so why would Michael announce that he's leaving while she's not by his side?
Drama. I hope these two work things out, although I feel like this show would be better off leaving the air instead of hanging on for dear life.
Bittersweet day today - Teen Talk taped for the last time (for now).
After a stressful/cursed 6 episodes, I am feeling pretty relieved. I think I just wasn't the right fit for the show and the content discussed. However, I am grateful for the experience. I learned to work with others, took on the role of being a community producer (booking guests/segments requires something stronger than coffee), and I learned a lot about the teen community.
Now, the thank-yous.
Harmony, our access producer, deserves to be canonized. That woman put up with all of our shit, but never stopped believing in our ability to pull through and do each episode. I loved working with her before, and I feel the same way now.
To the co-ops and volunteers, you guys are basically the show. Without them manning the cameras, keying our names in graphics and controlling audio - Teen Talk wouldn't be a thing. Also, they made for great guinea pigs when it came to testing out panel discussion topics.
To everyone at Cable 14 (technical directors, program supervisor and general manager), thank you for putting Teen Talk on the air and doing an amazing job.
To Whitney (on-location host), you are going to shine wherever you go and in whatever you do.
Last, but not least, to Sara: Co-hosting with you has been a blast! Now I know what kids these days are saying, LOL! Seriously though, it's been real. I wish you all of the best for your future endeavours.
Teen Talk isn't done forever, it may be hitting the airwaves again in the future, but I am moving forward with another experience added to my portfolio. There are a few things lined up for off-season that I can't discuss right now, but in the meantime I will enjoy my time behind the scenes of the station's morning show Hamilton Life.
Allow me to leave you with my first try at Facebook Live (epic fail):
If you live anywhere near Hollywood, I suggest that you either move or wear a mask because pregnancy is in the air!
I feel like every celebrity announced that they're expecting over the last few days. The stars that will be popping out babies are:
1) Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes (Esmeralda is going to be a big sister!)
2) Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively (Is it a good or not so good time to be a famous Ryan?)
3) Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde (Hours after discussing being ready for baby #2.)
4) Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox (So much for that divorce.)
5) Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo (Announced a few weeks ago, but still counts.)
In giving birth news, we have John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcoming baby girl Luna, and Anne Hathaway and Adam Schulman welcomed baby boy Jonathan.
I guess my plans to make a name for myself in La-La land are going to be on hold for a little while - one dog is enough to keep me happy/drive me crazy. Completely comparable to having a kid -- right?!
Wishing for all of these celebs to have healthy and happy babies. Any name or gender predictions? Comment below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!
While I could have gone on and on about the star studded Coachella festival, I chose to give you all a chance to feel nostalgic. Remember this?
If you don't, let me refresh your memory -- or should I say, 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind'? The picture above is a shot from the music video Let Ya Blow Ya Mind way back when Gwen Stefani and Eve collaborated in 2001. Oh, those were the golden days when not every song played on the radio was a bunch of gibberish or about butts.
I am crazy excited for this, and maybe with a little convincing, I can get my mom to snag some concert tickets when they hit up the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
Check out these dates and locations to see if Gwen and Eve are coming to a venue near you:
July 19: BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ
July 21: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY
July 23: PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC
July 24: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC
July 26: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL
July 27: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL
July 29: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @ Encore Park in Atlanta, GA
July 31: Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 2: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI
Aug. 4: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada
Aug. 6: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO
Aug. 7: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
Aug. 9: Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 10: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO
Aug. 12: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Aug. 13: Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX
Aug. 14: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX
Aug. 16: Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX
Aug. 19: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 20: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Aug. 24: Key Arena in Seattle, WA
Aug. 25: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada
Oct. 8: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA
Oct. 15: The Forum in Los Angeles, CA