The battle to keep control of your health through the cold winter months tends to be a little tougher than usual, doesn’t it? As soon as the cold hits (and oh how it’s hit this past week in Melbourne!) I know I start dreaming of porridge … and pancakes … and lumberjack breakfast … and scones with jam and cream. Excuse me for a moment while my mind wanders into a happy carb-filled place.
The scary thing is that it’s all too easy to start justifying. After all, one ‘cheat’ breaky won’t hurt, will it? And those scones aren’t so very big really … plus it’s raw cream … it’s really almost completely healthy! I don’t know about you but I’m an all or nothing sort of girl. I have to face facts – I’m just not very good at stopping at one. One piece of chocolate, one teen-tiny cupcake with butter icing (OMG by the way on that), one plate of pasta, or – most worryingly – one meal or day of debauchery. Once the carb-loading begins it just keeps going, and sometimes it takes me a good week or so to reign myself back into good habits. I know I’m not alone here, which is why I thought I’d share two great links with you. The first is an awesome recipe for no-carb pasta (I’d add some quick-fried backstrap lamb or chicken to this recipe), and the second is a really brilliant article about staying in shape over winter. It’s a very good read, mainly because it’s straight from the heart and easy to relate to when it comes to sneaking in those extra ‘comfort’ cals.
Yummy No-Carb Pasta Recipe (from my friends over at Miss Organic … okay, there’s a little carb but no STARCH which is what actually matters!)
Do You Know How Much You Are Eating (Really)? (from Schkinny Maninny)
Do you have any tricks or tips you could share on staying in shape when cold weather melts away your summer resolve? Oh – and if you’re reading from outside Aus, then consider this your preparation for your winter, or simply extra motivation for keeping that bikini bod ready to go all year round!