I have long espoused the virtues of full-fat dairy products. They’re more natural. We need fat in our diets. They taste better. So many reasons! And skim milk seems weird to me. My kids have never had skim milk and have rarely had low-fat milk, only when we are visiting someone else’s house.
These views have now become mainstream. Many new studies are showing that full-fat dairy is the better choice, for everything from staying lean to normal cholesterol levels to lower sugar intake to reduced incidences of type 2 diabetes.
Oh, and it tastes a heck of a lot better than the low-fat stuff!
One thing I’ve always liked is whole milk yogurt, especially whole milk Greek yogurt. It’s so much tastier than lowfat or 0% (ugh). My kids like it too, especially as a bedtime snack: plain whole milk yogurt with a drizzle of maple syrup on it. If they’re going to have a bedtime snack, I know a dose of fat and protein will keep them sated through the night!
A healthy diet makes me feel whole. So does exercise, even more so. And so does supporting companies whose values I share, such as prAna. My favorite climbing pants have always been prAna, and I use some of their gear for yoga, too. For this campaign I was given the opportunity to get the Dreaming Tankini in Pink Riviera. I like my body and like wearing bikinis (even though, to be honest, I’m at my heaviest and least-fit condition in over a decade), but you know what’s even better? Not having to deal with a ton of sunscreen on this pale, pale skin. So covering up a little with UPF 50 is awesome.
Of course, I’ll still need to sunscreen my upper back unless I want a really cool web-pattern burn from the beautiful back on the tankini:
Enjoy! And be #TheWholeYou!