Basil and Getting Fat

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My small amateur garden exceeded expectations this year. My basil TREE (lol) was huge this year. This is the first basil “harvest” (besides from picking leaves all summer when needed) and represents about 1/3 of the basil bush.

Basil freezes well, so will freeze some and make large batch of pesto and freeze that also. Tons of jalapenos, habaneros, chilis, tomatoes, peaches and mint this year. The tomatoes (roma variety) were simply exceptional. Picking a tomato in your garden, warm from the sun, freshly cut and drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. I mean, the taste is just insane.

Thoughts and observations:

I think many people get fat by not eating. Yup that’s right. I’ve observed that when I don’t eat, my body quickly starts hanging on to my fat stores. When I say many people get fat by not eating, well most of the food people eat, is not really food…so they are technically “not eating”. No real use-able fuel is going in. So the body holds onto fat sores..smart little body of ours. When I exercise and my calorie intake is around 1200-1800 calories (which can easily happen on a busy day) I notice my midsection “puffing out”.

When I eat around 2500 calories a day, my pants are less tight and my body simply looks (and is) leaner. Counter intuitive isn’t it? There are many sites you can google where people did experiments of 5000 calories a day (lots of fat in there also) to see what the results would be. Almost all lost inches of their waistline. (they ate all the “bad” foiods like steak and bacon and butter, just not processed food)

I know its a bit of a passion of mine and hope I don’t irritate y’all with the constant mentioning of it. But REAL FOOD is simply different.

Happy Friday, BE NICE & BE HAPPY

 

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