If you’re into fitness or follow fitness gurus on Instagram you should be familiar with the concept of a “cheat day.” The premise is that working out and eating healthy becomes more consistent as a lifestyle change what you know that you have a certain day that you can “cheat” and eat whatever you like. Abolishing deprivation that could lead to binges.
I understand the concept of a “cheat day” but I never joined the bandwagon despite understanding the benefits. I couldn’t figure out why a designated “cheat day” didn’t resonate with me until today. Today I went to yoga in Central Park at Atlantic Station and decided to make a post yoga run to IKEA which is very close by. Walking through IKEA I often get decor inspiration and I need book shelves so I wanted to compare what they offer to having it built. The store was closing and I started to feel hungry so I went down to the fast food section to grab a hot dog (FYI they are made of turkey). I decided to walk around and look at the unfamiliar Swedish foods and stumbled upon the wall of Swedish candies. The sign said “Lördagsgodis: Saturday Candy” and went on to explain the Swedish tradition of families taking their children to get sweets on Saturdays, the day designated for trips to the many candy shops in Sweden. I was intrigued. It resonated with me because it was a positive way to frame a “cheat day.” The day is set aside for a fun trip to the candy shop. I could instantly visualize myself at a favorite doughnut shop Saturday morning and then later in the day passing by IKEA to try an unusual Swedish candy flavor combination. Suddenly I’m on a taste bud adventure in my head! Oh the chocolates and other treats I could sample on Lördagsgodis. Lördagsgodis wouldn’t just be for Swedish fare, I could explore the world through their confections. I would travel the would one sweet treat at a time. But that’s not all, Lördagsgodis resonates with me because I have always considered myself an adventurous eater and Internationally minded, and with Lördagsgodis, I can be both sweetly.
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FYI: Lördagsgodis at IKEA
“Pick & Mix” Candy Shop
A beloved Scandinavian tradition has come to IKEA (we’re calling it “Pick & Mix”). Stop by the Swedish Food Market to customize your own perfect mix of candy by scooping all your favorites into one bag.
The show opens with Barbra Streisand‘s With One More Look at Look at You (from A Star Is Born 1976).
In studio we have Inga O (@Inga_O) and Tiffany (@savylifeTIP), Katia (@Katia Kool) calling n from California.
The show’s Perspectives is The Press KIT version of Hot Topics and this week’s topic was Bloomingdale’s “Spike your best-friend’s eggnog while they aren’t looking” Christmas catalog ad. The ad brought a barrage of criticism on Twitter. The Co Host give their perspectives around it.
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The main topic of this recording of The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. is called “Self Care Habits of Highly Effective Caregivers” with our in studio guest Jenny Heuer. She shared a sweet story of her grand-mother and how that got her to working with The Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia. Jenny Heuer also shared her personal email address if anyone listening needs specific care-giving help.
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Musical Credits: Barbra Streisand “With One More Look”; “Willow Weep For Me” from A Star Is Born 1976. Elvis Costello “Veronica” from Spike 1989.
With 3D movies catching up on trends today, why should you not try it for the one of the most important event of your life, you wedding? With the 3D technology charming everyone everywhere, New York-based Mélangerie called Brooklyn lets you create your wedding invites in a stop motion 3D. How you ask? Well, the invite comes along with a charming custom View-Master slide that contains your story in motion pictures! All you need to do is send them 7 high-resolution pictures and wait for 6 to 8 weeks for the delivery.
With: Fellow Underground Foodies & my favourite Dear ab jeans that I got at Steve & Barrys before they went out of business, Baby Blue Banana Republic 3/4 sleeve turtle neck, a 100% wool vest- the tag says Index but I have no idea where I go it. Necklace made of Haematite with turquoise inspired beads purchased from Shop Good Will.
I really love these shoes because the are very comfortable and have an ‘air pillow’ inside for added support & comfort.
Honestly, these shoes were made for walking and I wish I knew the designer because I would buy another pair! I know! I know! How many do I need? But it’s true!
Later that day I went to Schlotzsky’s Deli to claim my complementary meal. Can you see my trusty blue socks?
My guy was out of town and I found lots in the city with which to amuse myself. It was a very good day indeed!
What: Nature walk for the purpose of identifying healthy foods that grow “in the wild” in our neighborhoods….
When: Sunday, October 26th @ 10 AM
Where:Cascade Springs Nature Reserve
Admission: FREE OF CHARGE…Simply inquisitive minds and willing hearts
If you want to get moving and get knowledgeable about what foods grown naturally and ‘hidden in plain sight’ this is for you! If you can’t make it, don’t worry there are more to come. Hope to see you there!