I haven’t quite made good on my commitment to try at least one new recipe each week. Ok, I haven’t even come close. 😂 But some of the best (and easiest) recipes I’ve tried recently have been from the Faster Way to Fat Loss weekly meal guides.
These meal guides are usually only available to FWTFL members, but they’re currently offering a free Holiday Meal Guide with over a dozen healthy and tasty recipes. I’ve already printed out a few to try that look easy and delicious, like the Smoked Salmon bites shown above.
The guide also includes information about some of the basics of the Faster Way to Fat Loss program, including health benefits of intermittent fasting, and why building lean body mass is so important (especially as we age). If you’ve been curious about the program, or just would like some new recipes to try, it’s free and there’s no obligation.
Yes, I’m still on the program, and will be posting a progress report later this month. (If you do decide you’d like to try the program, there’s a new community round starting on January 4.)
I’m always on the hunt for non-alcoholic beverage options that aren’t too sweet or caloric, and can satisfy my “cocktail tooth.” Karen turned me on to this one, Skin Te, and I’m loving it. It’s delicious and refreshing, and has collagen, which can improve skin’s elasticity, as well as strengthening connective tissue and bones.
I enjoy mine over ice in a swanky cocktail glass.
What we’re watching…
Le Monsieur and I both really enjoyed “Mank” on Netflix. It’s (loosely) the story of Herman Mankiewicz and how he came to write the screenplay for “Citizen Kane.” We thought the writing and acting were brilliant, and loved the cinematography and production (right down to the corner blips where a reel change would have been).
Some film buffs may find that it takes a few liberties with actual events and relationships, but just like films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, you’ll enjoy it most if you can suspend disbelief.
We’ve also been watching Season 7 of “Engrenages” (Spiral) and think it stands up well to prior seasons. Episodes are released weekly, and we’re halfway through the season.
We’ve watched the first two (short) seasons of Whitechapel, and while we find the plots a bit silly, there are some fun characters.
Just in case you hesitated during the Cyber Week sales and are experiencing non-buyer’s regret 😉, another wave of sales has kicked in.
J.Crew – 20% off cashmere, 48% off everything else. Code 48HOURS
Madewell – 30% off purchase with code JOLLYGOOD
Sandro – Fall Sale, up to 50% off
Vince – Vault Sale, up to 80% off, code DECEMBERVAULT
Colleen Rothschild – Holiday Value Kits, 20% off everything else
Chico’s – 12 Days of Chic, daily specials
Net-a-Porter – up to 60% off
Everlane – Women’s Sale