Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Summer Eating Habits

Fresh Fruit
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I am officially on summer vacation and it feels great! All I have to worry about is working, and I have no stress from school. But not only with summer comes a wonderful time to see my family and friends, but also an even easier way to stay in shape.

Everyday this week I have been outside doing something or another. Going to the park with my friends; taking my puppy to the park; taking a nice hike with my boyfriend Erik.. no matter what it is, summer is the time to always enjoy the weather. Being outside for me to enjoy the weather is not only fun, but it helps to keep in shape. On top of working out at home or at the gym, I have fun walking around the park. Now in the winter in Toledo, I would NOT have fun doing any of those things but that’s another great thing about summer 🙂

On top of all the additional exercise, I tend to eat a lot healthier in the summer too. Not only do I never seem as hungry because I am always active to keep my mind off boredom, but when I eat, I do not like the “heavy” winter meals I once enjoyed when it was cold outside. I tend to eat a lot more fresh vegetables (which is a lot to say since I already eat a lot), lots more fruit, because it is in season, and a lot lighter meals. Also, think about enjoying the summer day and coming home to a nice huge piece of chocolate fattening cake..NO.. that sounds gross to me. I would rather come home to Popsicles or some fresh fruit.

Summer is definitely putting me in a good mood and making my healthy lifestyle easier!  What about you??

Torie Nicholas

  1. Torie
    It sounds like you’re going to have a wonderful summer.
    I live in Tucson, Ariz. and hate the summer. Nobody is in the park in the middle of the day. If I don’t walk myself or my dog by 7:30 a.m., it is too hot to walk thereafter. Sometimes I cannot even walk my dog at 8 p.m. because the ground is still too hot for her paws. And in Phoenix, it’s even hotter.
    So far we are lucky; in Tucson the weather has not hit triple digits but in Phoenix it already has. We’re getting a reprieve here. One godawful year it turned 100 during the first week of May.
    My eating habits also change in the summer. I don’t turn on my oven from May through September because even though I have A/C, it gets too hot in the house.
    I also drink (alcohol) far less in the summer. Red wine makes me sick in the summer. I seem to get drunker faster which is no fun. I will drink an occasional beer or white wine or even make a white wine cooler to lighten it up.
    If I had a genie or could afford it, I would be elsewhere during the summer…preferably near a beach or on a mountain.

  2. What kind of puppy did you get? How do Edgar (Jack Russell Terrier) and Raven (Black Lab) like the addition?

  3. Well I told you about Precious, my jack russell. She was nota favorite at first but they are getting along fine now 🙂 Sometimes Edgar even lets her play with his stick in the yard.

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