Welcome to Coffee with Candi, a time for us to have a chat every week on Friday and catch up.
Well, I’ll have a chat with you about my week…what’s been happening, the good the bad the exciting, the boring…most importantly, what have I learned about life, my family, my friends, work, health, looking my best…I’ll spill it honestly and openly with you. Always with a fresh cup of hot, black coffee in my hand. I think better with java in my paw.
And, I’ll share one special thing that has brightened up my week, so it can potentially make you smile, too. It might be a new gadget, a piece of furniture, a nifty clothing find, a recipe, or something to make your life easier. It’s my gift to you that will keep on giving. 🙂
What’s on my mind this week:
in no particular order…however the thoughts came into my little head
Are you familiar with Flipboard? It’s a great social app that allows its users to share, group, and collect content from multiple sources all in one place. It gives you the flexibility to set up your own streams, called ‘magazines’ to organize content you come across when online. You can use Flipboard on your desktop or mobile device, so it is available wherever you are.
It’s sort of like your own personal news gathering source, because you can set up very specific types of information you’re interested in following.
You can also follow other magazines that have topics you’re interested in…like mine, for example 🙂
I recently got back into using Flipboard as a blogger, creating magazines that are consistent with the topics I cover on Inspire My Style. There are two really cool things about following my magazines as a reader of my blog:
- You can see, literally, all of my blog posts about a particular topic in one place. It’s really convenient to scroll down the page and be able to see all of the titles, featured images and beginning verbiage.
- And…I add posts and articles from other authors and bloggers that add value and additional information on the magazine topic.
I have created three magazines: Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle
Have a peek at them and see what each one includes. Every time I add a new post or curate an article, the magazine will be updated.
Do you know the difference between good fats and bad fats? If you have any interest in eating and living, healthy, you’ll want to have a working knowledge about the different types of fats in the foods we consume.
There are four types of fats that are found in our food: trans fat, unsaturated fat, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats.
Trans fat – The bad fat. It is the fat that increases your LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream and can cause inflammation, which can lead to heart diseases, diabetes, and other illnesses. Trans fats are commonly found in hydrogenated vegetable oils and margarines that are use to make commercial sweets, fast food, and other junk food.
Saturated fat – The middle one. Saturated fat is found in red meat, whole milk, coconut oil, and animal grease. A diet high in saturated fat can raise LDL cholesterol and increase your chances of getting cardiovascular disease. While it’s not deemed as harmful as trans fat, experts recommend to always consume food high in saturated fat with moderation.
Monounsaturated fat – The good fat. Found in vegetables, fish, nuts, and seeds, monounsaturated fats can help with weight loss and feeling more energized. The popular “Mediterranean diet” is high in monounsaturated fats and has been associated with low rate of cardiovascular disease.
Polyunsaturated fat – The good fat. Commonly found in corn oil, salmon, flaxseeds, safflower oil, and many more, polyunsaturated fats are crucial for your survival. They play a key role in building cell membranes, muscle movement, blood clotting and many others.
So…what types of fats do you consume? Some of them all, I would guess. The key is to keep fats 1 and 2 to a minimum, and consume foods with fat 3 and 4 more often. It’s pretty simple, really.
I am honored to be a featured blogger at MakingMidlifeMatter.com! It is always a great compliment when a post is featured on another blogger’s site, so I’m thrilled that Elena Peters shared my post about a creating a capsule wardrobe.
Please take a moment to have a look: 5 Reasons It’s Time You Created a Capsule Wardrobe
On a personal note, it’s been a tough week for me and my family, as we said goodbye to my dad on Tuesday. He was 96 and had been in hospice care for several months, so his passing was not a shock, but it doesn’t really soften the blow.
I’ve been staying with my folks for the last 2 1/2 weeks, helping them prepare for this moment. We’ll have his memorial service next Tuesday and I’ll head back home on Friday the 7th.
No matter how old you are, your parents are still your parents and their passing is a huge loss. I will miss my dad, but I know he is rejoicing with the Lord.
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