Fresh Fruit And Veggie Yogurt Salad

FRUIT AND VEGGIE SAVORY YOGURT 2

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGGIE YOGURT SALAD

Fresh corn with pineapple? Fresh apple with English cucumber? Kalamata olive and fresh basil? All marinated in dairy free yogurt with smoked paprika, coriander and brown sugar? Toss in some Himalayan salt? Super natural juice rush? That’s what I ate for breakfast for a week. I couldn’t stop myself. You’ll probably think it’s not that great, but for whatever reason I finished every last morsel and drop. Would I make it again? If I want to feel as good as I felt all this week, probably yes.

Makes about 8 cups

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AFC Greens And Beans Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

AFC GREENS AND BEANS CABBAGE WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP ( WRS)

Some of us would prefer some options for the Weight Reduction Soup (WRS). When we tire of one soup, there’s another style, just as tasty and effective in weight control, to peak the interest of our palate! This WRS does that!

Makes 38 cups

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Dandelions Wanting To Make Your Wish Come True

DANDELION FUZ

While walking out and about a few days ago, I came across a patch of dandelion fuzz heads, separated from their stems, just laying on the ground in perfect round form, ready to be picked up and made a wish upon – outside of course, so you can spread the seeds. Seems these dandelions wanted a little help this year. Make your wish. I made mine.






 

Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program

WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS)

FAT-FREE CABBAGE SOUP 

This is my new favorite soup. I love everything about it. It’s simple, easy, doesn’t cost much and it makes a ton. This will be Steve’s and my lunch for the week. Today, for lunch he had 5 cups. This soup is definitely a keeper! I’m going to reduce my weight by eating this soup and lots of it. I just know it to be true, before I even start my WRS program! Ready? There is no part of any animal nor any fat in this soup! 

Makes approx. 45 cups

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Soy Products and Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms 

Soy Products and Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms

Soy products and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts reduce treatment-related side effects among breast cancer survivors, according to research published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Researchers followed 365 cancer survivors and compared symptoms such as hot flashes, joint pain, fatigue, and memory issues with soy and cruciferous vegetable consumption. Higher intakes of these foods lowered the odds of these symptoms, compared with women who consumed little or no soy or cruciferous vegetables. Researchers attribute the reduced risk to better regulation of estrogens, reduced inflammation, and increased intake of phytochemicals found in these foods…

Source: http://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/soy-products-and-cruciferous-vegetables-reduce-breast-cancer-treatment-symptoms






 

Gain Reduce Or Stabilize

Cannabilizing other animals is not a smart weight reduction method – short or long-term.

It isn’t healthy, it isn’t kind and neither is it efficient.

Plants are the only wise choice to make when looking to gain, reduce or stabilize weight.






 

Everything About It Clicked

Recently I started holding back posts for the purpose of releasing them on the same day every week, in response to reading someplace that people like the consistency of knowing what day new posts are scheduled to be released.

In doing this, I sometimes forget to post on the day I commit to, due to a shift in focus on some other matter. Thinking on it further, I might disappoint some people if I get on a schedule and then miss the scheduled date. I do spread myself thin with all the sites I maintain and creative work I do.

I don’t like feeling disappointed either.

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This Is Crude…but…

Okay, so Steve calls me and says he has an idea. He prefaces it by saying it’s crude, well not so crude, but still crude – a way to lose weight. Or something that could jolt a person into getting serious about losing weight. Of course it wouldn’t be for everybody, but it could help some people.

Yeah it’s kinda crude. But then if it works for some people, then what’s the crude-fuss about?

First thing in the morning, or whenever you first use the bathroom, using your smart phone take a picture of your first dump of the day and then every other dump you take throughout the day. Keep track. Print them out and hang them on your wall or scrapbook them.

Steve says he’s getting worried, ’cause he didn’t know he was eating as much as his dumps tell him he’s eating. Oh my God he says, did I eat all that? So I say, at least you’re getting rid of it. Then it made me remember something my mother said her boss told her when he was trying to lose weight. “If you want to shit like an elephant you have to eat like an elephant.” Evidently some people like to shit a lot, it makes them feel something, maybe powerful, maybe successful. I don’t know, maybe as a child being potty-trained they were praised for a big dump.

Maybe Steve’s right in that people should pay more attention to their dumps. Most people say they don’t eat all that much, but the dump doesn’t lie. So yeah, take a picture, many pictures, till you believe the dump. You ate a lot. A whole lot. Too much.

Remember, the dump doesn’t lie.






 

“Two Days At A Time”

Instead of living one day at a time, how about two? What’s wrong with two at a time?

Live today cognizant of how you want to feel tomorrow. That gives you more control over what you do today.

No ‘Last Supper’ scenarios. Doing for one last time whatever you want to do before the big push tomorrow never results in a better tomorrow.

You instinctively know that to be true –  that tomorrow you will feel worse, increasing the probability of another ‘Last Supper’, and another and another.

Alcoholics Anonymous may fare better by changing their ‘One Day At A Time’ motto to “Two Days At A Time”. That makes one think ahead a little more to secure tomorrow as a good day. It’s an insurance policy. Money in the bank. I put my order in early by one day. Today, in advance, I’m securing my future for tomorrow.

I like it.

I like being in control of the guarantee implied.






 

Lose It, Or Reduce It?

Nobody likes to lose, so ‘losing weight’ might not be the best phrase to apply to your goal of weight reduction.

I’m not losing any weight.

I’m not losing…is a positive phrase that every human loves to hear or to say to themselves.

Yeah I’m NOT losing. I’m not a loser. I like that. Makes me feel good. The weight part is irrelevant except that being attached to ‘not losing’ is probably one factor in not losing any weight.

That show on television about weight reduction called “The Biggest Loser” is probably not a good idea – the title. Calling somebody a loser while in the process of weight reduction, with the dubious purpose of beating overweight people down, shames them. Maybe they’d reduce their weight quicker if the show stopped calling them losers. Maybe that’s the point of keeping the show running. I don’t know and I don’t care, but the people producing these shows should.

It’s all happening upstairs – in your brain and how your brain processes intel about you.

I’m reducing my weight. It sounds like I’m reducing my anxiety. Could be worthy of a look. What am I doing to reduce my anxiety or depression? I’m reducing my weight. Don’t even tell people. They’ll sabotage you with all kinds of signals.

Just reduce it and be fine.






 

Fat-Free Creamy Cauliflower Dressing

FAT-FREE CREAMY CAULIFLOWER DRESSING

Sometimes fat-free gets complicated – till the cauliflower appears from out of nowhere and shows us how to do it! This is one version. Try your own and see how it develops! Then share it here!

Makes 4-1/2 cups

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Feel Your Weight

I want to feel my weight. Being numb to it isn’t helping to reduce it. When factoring in the time and effort it takes to wake up to it and stay awake, it isn’t worth whatever short-term benefit the ‘numb to it’ provided.

So each day for a while, in my mind, I will weigh less than the day before. In my mind, not on the scale. Use the mirrors, suck in the gut and lock in the concept of not feeling any worse tomorrow than you feel today, because your weight will not increase in your mind. You will make sure that it doesn’t by what and how much and how often you eat.

Do it for about a week – instead of watching your weight on the scale, feel your weight. All of it. Feel that which you are, knowing that each day will not be any worse – weight-wise – than the day before.

How does it feel, using all your senses – the ones science has yet to identify? It’s not helping you that the people and institutions controlling the science are so resistant and slow. You know you have more senses than the government says you have. Screw ’em. They may control the science, but they don’t control your senses – though they try mighty hard. You control how you feel and what you feel.

Feel your weight in absence of shame. There is no shame in waking up.






 

Diet-Related Diseases Are Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Diet-Related Diseases Are Leading Cause of Death in U.S.April 25, 2018

Diseases linked to unhealthful diet and lifestyle choices, such as diabetes and cancer, are the leading causes of death in the United States, according to data published in JAMA.

Researchers compared mortality for hundreds of causes and risk factors and found that heart disease, lung cancer, high BMI, and high blood pressure and blood sugar were all among the top risk factors for mortality. Dietary risk factors surpassed tobacco use as the leading cause of death. The authors note differences in risk factors at the state level and recommend targeted approaches to address these issues for disease prevention…

The US Burden of Disease Collaborators. The state of US health, 1990-2016 burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US states. JAMA. 2018;319:1444-1472…

Cauliflower With Maple Mustard Sauce

CAULIFLOWER WITH MAPLE MUSTARD SAUCE

You don’t need all the fat that we normally like to drench our vegetables in, when served a fat-free dipping sauce with these fresh steamed cauliflower buds. I’m happy it’s Friday, ’cause I know I’ll be doing my body/mind good!

Makes 1 cup sauce and 4 servings cauliflower

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Root Beer Dressing Sauce

ROOT BEER DRESSING SAUCE

Barq’s Root Beer and Canada Dry diet Ginger Ale mixed with cocoa, dark brown sugar, Balsamic vinegar, coriander and allspice! Different but Delicious! Serve over salad, fresh sliced fruit (I like banana) or as a dipping sauce for veggie chicken nuggets! How about all three? That’ll put a smile on your Fat-Free Animal-Free Friday!

Makes 4-1/2 cups

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Pink Chiffon Fat-Free Salad Dressing

PINK CHIFFON FAT-FREE SALAD DRESSING

Welcome to the new face of dressings. Not your ordinary look, taste or feel. This is a dressing that highlights and enhances wherever it is used. Neither the taste nor the texture, however, is as guilty as it looks! Experience its innocence! We’re not chopping down trees here, we’re just picking the ripe fruit!

Makes almost 3 cups

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GO VEGGIE parmesan style cheese

I say Cheese with Everything! This cheese.

Brilliantly done. So soft and powdery it melts on your tongue.

Mother nature fooled again. She’s so happy with it. Tears of joy.

Smells, tastes, smoothes like dairy, but it isn’t. It’s a plant. No one suffered.

This shaker cheese is so low calorie and low fat that you could sprinkle it on everything – soup, salad, sauce, veggies, salad, sandwich, plant meats.

It’s the strongest flavored grated cheese – any plant cheese – I’ve yet tasted.

GO VEGGIE VEGAN GRATED PARMESAN 4

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FAT-FREE FRIDAY

MEATLESS MONDAY just encourages people to eat other parts of the animal one day a week. The animal’s eggs and milk used in a variety of ways doesn’t do any more good for a person’s health than eating flesh every day.

It’s not a sacrifice, since most people don’t eat flesh at every meal anyway. Grilled cheese sandwich, macaroni and cheese, egg salad, eggs Benedict, pancakes, potato salad are all considered meatless, which makes one wonder why they even do it, except perhaps for the sake of the dairy and poultry industries, that were whining to the government that their sales were down.

Fish isn’t included in the meat category by most people, that’s why the Catholics allowed its consumption every Friday in place of other animal flesh. It’s still an animal. People think they’re sacrificing something by not eating certain types of flesh – well yeah, they’re sacrificing an animal for a gut that doesn’t need it, a gut that doesn’t really want it.

The government goes round and round gambling with people’s health by rotating the animal abusing industries’ turns to be prosperous. Now it’s dairy, eggs and fish. Nobody gets healthier as a result of this manipulation by governmental forces. Beef and bacon are still in even though they’re out.

This site is about fat. You can google your own stuff and do your own research, however, people resist giving up fat more than any other category of food. The consumption of animals (any part of the animal) is addicting whereas plant foods are not.

Why? Fat. Fat is addicting. And the people who sell you product know that. They’ll lie all around it, but they know what tempts you and what doesn’t. It’s not the cocoa, it’s the fat in the cocoa and the caffeine and a bunch of other stuff.

It’s not the dry piece of lean, they call it, animal tissue. It’s the fat marbled throughout then laden with fatty sauces or served with dips and spreads and flavored butters that bring people back for more.

Years ago when America went on a low-fat binge, manufacturers ended up reversing their position and putting the fat back in their products, claiming that weight-wise the added sugar that replaced the fat was as bad as the fat.

Manufacturers don’t care what effect their product has on your health, they used that as an excuse to sell more product by putting the fat back in. Sugar alone is not a fat replacement. In fact, what they did was keep the higher levels of sugar in play while adding back the fat. It’s not the sugar by itself. Just like it isn’t the lean flesh by itself, it’s the fat and always the fat.

So if humans are addicted to fat, that must mean we’re addicted to animals?

We can become just as addicted to plant fats. Think about the number of kernels of corn it takes to make one tablespoon of corn oil, or the number of olives to make the same? It doesn’t seem natural to squeeze an extraordinary number of corn kernels for a small amount of fat. But we do it. Think on that.

One day a week go without any form of fat, or start with one dish or one meal. Fat-Free. It doesn’t have to be Friday, it can be any day, any meal, any snack or beverage, but do it, commit to it.

Heroin is addictive, so why is it here on earth? For people to become addicted?

Resist temptation is what the addict must do to survive. Eventually the addictive drug will kill you, just as the addictive animal will do.

The tenacity of evil, remember that. The slaughter industries are not going to go quietly. You need to take charge of yourself instead of letting everybody else, complete strangers, be in charge of what you consume.

Live or die is where it leads. Don’t believe me? Ask any addict. Ask any heart recipient. Ask any liver recipient. Need a kidney transplant? Good luck. How about your brain? How’s it working for you? Need a new one? It’s easy enough to get one by eliminating the need for one.

Stop eating all parts of any animal or anyone who may in any way resemble one, in case you have animal-confusion regarding what lives, breathes, thinks, feels, walks or crawls.

A plant is a plant. Eat those if you are in the need, or in want of a brain transplant. The lower the fat content even from plants, the better. A little now and then, and a mini binge rarely but it’s on the menu should you want to indulge.

WELCOME TO FAT-FREE FRIDAY.

We tend to become addicted to that which is not good for ourselves in the first place. We’re always trying to control the amounts of bad stuff we consume, in absence of controlling that which is healthy for us by consuming more of it more often.

Increase that which is good, decrease that which is bad, then eliminate that which is bad and a burden will lift from you. That everybody else does it isn’t going to make you live a longer, healthier, happier life. They won’t either, so don’t allow them to drag you down.






 

‘Widespread contamination’ found in bottled water

FFC COMMENT: Just when Coca-Cola sells its bottling business this news story comes out. I don’t doubt that bottled water is contaminated. I do take issue with only bottled water being under scrutiny here. How about all the other bottled beverages on the market? They somehow are magically decontaminated? If so, then just tell the bottled water people how to do it, to keep all bottled beverages safe. They should have included at least juices and soft drinks that are sold in the same type bottles as the waters in their study. But they didn’t, which leads one to believe there was an agenda by the soft-drink people to question the safety of bottled water. After all, bottled waters have significantly eaten into soft drink sales and profits.

If tiny particles of plastic are circulating in our blood streams and being deposited into our tissues, then all plastic containers need to be looked at – not just bottled water. Seriously, now.


Miami (AFP) – The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.

“Widespread contamination” with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason of the State University of New York at Fredonia, according to a summary released by Orb Media, a US-based non-profit media collective.

Researchers tested 250 bottles of water in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand and the United States.Plastic was identified in 93 percent of the samples, which included major name brands such as Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and San Pellegrino.

The plastic debris included nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene, which is used to make bottle caps.”In this study, 65 percent of the particles we found were actually fragments and not fibers,” Mason told AFP.

“I think that most of the plastic that we are seeing is coming from the bottle itself. It is coming from the cap. It is coming from the industrial process of bottling the water.”Particle concentration ranged from “zero to more than 10,000 likely plastic particles in a single bottle,” said the report…

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Collagen: ‘Fountain of Youth’ or Edible Hoax?

FFC COMMENT: Only animals contain collagen. It’s a group of proteins not found in plants – supposedly. The body is loaded with it. So if you’re on the plant train and you want more collagen, you need to eat plants that boost collagen production. I don’t know if these do actually boost collagen production, but it’s the same list of fruits, veggies, beans, nuts with all the colors that are suggested to cure or prevent all other ailments.

Consuming donkey skin? Oh my God, what people won’t do to stay young looking. Just be the best, strongest, nicest God-damned old person on the God-damned planet and you will feel plenty young. Don’t let anybody chew you up and spit you out. I see people on television with lips that hang down to their neck. It looks ridiculous. Stop drinking all that coffee, tea, diet soda and alcohol and you might feel better. When you feel good you look good. Go for vibrant instead of everybody wanting to look like a barbie doll on steroids. It’s repulsive. Why would anybody want to take growth hormones? That’s what they fatten up cows and pigs with. It’s not normal to ingest large amounts of concentrated forms of animal parts – for any reason. Fanatics. They’re all fanatics.

Stop the insanity. Eat your plant foods. That’s what you’re lacking.


March 8, 2018 — As a cosmetics sales professional in New York City, Melinda Mora has always taken painstakingly good care of her skin. She puts on the latest serums, has skin-rejuvenating laser treatments, never leaves the house without sunscreen, and — for the past 6 months or so — spikes her morning smoothie each day with a hefty scoop of powdered cow, chicken, and fish collagen.

“Honestly, it doesn’t taste like anything,” she says, adding that her plump skin, stronger nails, and pain-free joints make her unusual breakfast choice worth it. “I’ve really started to notice a difference.”

U.S. consumers are expected to spend $122 million on collagen products in 2018.

For centuries, Chinese women have viewed collagen as a Fountain of Youth, routinely consuming foods like donkey skin in hopes of smoothing withered skin and preserving aging joints. In the United States, collagen became best known in the 1980s as an expensive injectable filler to plump lips and soften lines. But only in recent years, as companies have come up with more appetizing ways to take it (including fruity chews, vanilla-flavored-powders and easy-to-swallow capsules) has edible collagen begun to catch on here.

In 2018, thanks in part to a small but growing body of evidence suggesting it can improve skin, ease arthritis symptoms, promote wound healing, and fend off muscle wasting, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $122 million on collagen products. That’s up 30% from last year, according to market research firm Nutrition Business Journal…

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Fat-Free Animal-Free Tomato Sauce

FAT-FREE ANIMAL-FREE TOMATO SAUCE

Totally fat-free and animal-free? Are you kidding me? Don’t tell anyone. Just serve it. It satisfies like ground meat and feels like there is definitely a fine oil in this fine sauce! Go for it!

Makes about 7 cups

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Red And Greasy (that means tomato sauce)

 

RED AND GREASY

Steve says he wants red and greasy – a favorite of his and mine. Lately we’ve been so low-fat or no-fat that we decided to treat ourselves with more-than-usual-fat. Lighten up. You’re not going to lose all that fat in a day anyway! Have some fun with food! Serve over pasta of choice!

Makes 9-1/2 cups

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Discipline Leads

We tend to think discipline is doing something we don’t feel much like doing, but we suck it up and do it anyway, because it’s good for us or somebody or something else.

Quite the contrary. True discipline is finding that which we enjoy doing and then doing it. Suffering is not a by-product of discipline nor a requirement.

Discovering our talents and applying them effectively is the effort exercised in the discipline process, that brings us joy not despair, desperation or dread.

Discipline liberates. It does not enslave as one might think.

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IT’S TIME…

It’s time to get serious. Not that I haven’t been serious in my flight around the globe feeling out the terrain of weight gain and what causes it, besides over-eating. It’s just that I haven’t been serious about me actually losing the excess weight on my bones. I could have just eaten plain steamed veggies a few nuts and a few fresh fruits everyday and that would have done it. But people aren’t prepared to make that taste bud and palate sacrifice, and neither am I.

So, what better time to get serious than at breakfast.

4-12-2018 SHAR'S WEIGHT NAKED (almost)

I weighed in at 164 pounds: 7 pounds heavier than my last documented weigh-in on 5 August 2017, which was 157. I’m shooting for the thirties. I’m already there in my mind; I just have to do a little catch up. No lower than 130 no higher than 139. That’s safe and healthy for my frame, muscle fat bone content, activity level, injuries and age. Now find yours. That’s my figure.

It is about the weight once you consider and factor in everything else.

My total body has locked itself into the thirties. That’s my lock-in weight. No changes allowed. It took me a while to find it, but I did. I gained some weight since August 2017. I also gained some muscle and lost some fat. I got stronger despite my serious injuries. So here I am going for the gold of me.

So what’s for breakfast on this FAT-FREE FRIDAY the 13th?

FRUIT SALAD WITH AF FAT-FREE ORANGE MAYO SAUCE 2

Fresh fruit tossed with FAT-FREE AF ORANGE MAYO SAUCE (aka MORNING FRUIT SALAD)

The fruits I chose were:

ruby grapefruit, the whole fruit, not just half, peeled and segment

1 sliced banana

1 red apple, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

FAT-FREE AF ORANGE MAYO fresh grind black pepper

fresh grind black pepper

https://fat-freechef.com/2018/03/04/fat-free-af-orange-mayo-sauce/

Toss it all together. Plate. Sprinkle with black pepper and eat.

Since this morning fruit salad contained 3 whole fruits, I spaced the consumption over a couple hours while I worked the computer, that way it functioned as breakfast and a mid-morning snack.

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Scales And Mirrors (part 7) ©

I wanted to move mountains not become one. Gluttony is the only sin you can’t hide. It’s right out there, staring everybody in the face. A sin isn’t just an offense against someone else or something else, it’s every bit as much a sin against one’s self. If you can’t control your gluttony, then you’re a danger to yourself. Period. That doesn’t mean that fat people strike out against themselves instead of others. Aggression knows no fat boundaries as we saw in Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister to Israel now deceased. Once regarded by me as the most violent man on the face of the earth – to others and himself – which means he was a danger to everybody. Out of control, eating a lamb a day, killing ten Palestinians a day, blowing up buildings, bombing schools, hospitals, libraries, bulldozing Palestinian homes to make way for Jewish colonies, taking people’s ability to survive and thrive away from them, uprooting their crops, bombing their police stations, ambulances. I could go on and on, but I won’t. It’s time to diet. I thought Ariel Sharon should lead those who aren’t starving in the world in losing weight. Perhaps if he had shifted his focus from destruction to discipline he would have found the peace he kept claiming he sought. Unfortunately he succumbed to his life style of excess and recklessness. Let him not be the example you seek to emulate in achieving your goals. No human is immune to reckless living.

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This Is Why You’re Obese

BECAUSE YOU’RE AN ANIMAL-EATER

 

I can’t help but think of the families of all those enslaved, tortured, slaughtered, broken up, destroyed forever, by the Hand of Human Men & Women & Children who through their actions say, YOU DON’T MATTER BECAUSE WE DON’T CARE.

 






Scales And Mirrors (part 6) ©

Being skinny isn’t the answer.

Young girls who want to stay skinny aren’t prepared for womanhood. They want to keep their prepubescent figures, not ready to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood. Guys who require that of women, want children for girlfriends and spouses, not adults. Forcing women to stay children is common to many cultures where men dominate. It’s a whole lot easier to dominate a child than an adult, so they keep their adult women children, by demanding they barely eat in order to keep the fat that goes along with womanhood off the bones they think they own.

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Veg Chicken And Red Rice Soup

VEG CHICKEN AND RED RICE SOUP

Wow where do I begin? What started out as a simple few item soup for Lilly Belle turned into an extravaganza high-end fit for a Princess soup for the ages! Or the aged! We all are in the same process of aging. Once you’re here, a minute, hour, week, year it’s the same for everybody. That’s my common ground with you all today!

Enjoy vicariously while Lilly and I savor this delicacy! Thick and Hearty delicacy – even better! Gluten-free.

Makes 20-1/2 cups

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Potato Mushroom Chowder

POTATO MUSHROOM CHOWDER

Lightly creamy, savory, low fat but who would know? Cheesy flavors and textures. Tastes like corn chowder without the corn. Chowder doesn’t require a thickener, but if you want one, go easy with it. You don’t want to mask any of those beautiful flavors!

Makes 9 cups

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Spicy Chocolate Cashew Shake plus new breakfast and lunch regime

SPICY CHOCOLATE CASHEW SHAKE

Rarely do I put ice into a smoothie. I don’t like the freeze on my throat and my blender doesn’t do ice well. So a shake it is. And a good one at that. I always did like milk shakes, till McDonald’s changed the landscape with their impossible to draw through a straw shakes that were more like soft-serve ice-cream in a drinking cup. How dare they!!

New breakfast and lunch regimen: After drinking a 12 oz. glass of filtered water taken with a capsule of red cayenne pepper for pain control upon rising (I think the capsaicin is helping to a degree so I keep on it). After getting all groomed up I make a milkshake. Today it is spicy so I’m thinking I’ll stick with this version for a period of time till it bores me, while subbing in various plant milks for variety. Give it a try; you might like it too.

Makes 2 servings

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