Beat the Heat


Good morning everyone!! Welcome to your week – it’s going to be another scorcher! I got up early this morning so I can go to work and sit in the glorious air conditioning :) It will be ohhh-sooo-niiiice!!

For breakfast this morning I had something that totally beat the heat – Raspberry Yogurt Fauxmeal! Fauxmeal because this totally resembled my usual morning oatmeal!

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My bowl had:

  • Raspberry Vanilla yogurt
  • 1 sliced banana
  • sprinkling of almonds

This was exactly what I needed – cool and refreshing :)  

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While incredibly delicious, this was a weird eating experience. Since the toppings are something that I usually put in my oatmeal, I kept thinking my spoonful was going to taste like oatmeal, but nope, it was yogurt :)

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For lunch I decided to eat my spinach instead of drink it! I packed a giant spinach salad with some leftover grilled corn:

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I also packed some leftover pasta salad:

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And, standard, a delicious, crispy, cool Braeburn apple :)

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So, the past couple of weeks I’ve been super busy and haven’t been following my training schedule as well as I should – therefore I’m going to repeat the last two weeks. So for week 7, I’ll be doing week 5’s mileage – the updated schedule can be found here – just scroll to the bottom! On tap for today – 4 miles. Here’s to getting back on track!!

Alright friends I’m off – destination: somewhere with AC. Today’s high heat + humidity levels are calling for a heat advisory across the state. Stay cool wherever you are, drink plenty of liquids and stay out of the heat!!


Someone asked me last week if my eating habits change when the temperatures rise. They definitely do. When it’s super hot out, I’m a little listless and kind of lose my appetite. When that happens, I make sure to number one – still eat – otherwise I get really cranky and even more listless – and I find myself turning towards cooler foods like yogurt, cold fruit, smoothies, etc.

What about you? Do your eating habits change depending on the weather?

Have a wonderful start to your week everyone!

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  1. erin 06.22.2009

    well i wasn’t around to help vote for the dresses. but I would’ve picked the grey strapless one as well. it looked fabulous on you!

  2. lowandbhold 06.22.2009

    At Father’s Day yesterday I actually had the “Do your eating habits change with the weather?” convo and my Grandma cracked me up by saying that it didn’t matter if it was Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall – she likes to eat (my grandma is tiny and adorable, so it was hilarious!) but I totally agree. Even though I don’t eat stew in the summer like she does, I still have a healthy appetite in the heat. I think the heat actually makes me hungrier! But it’s definitely summer food that I jones for – like fruit, yogurt, salsa…

    Hope you stay cool! It’s hot here, but we’re not in an advisory (yet). Enjoy the A/C!

  3. Rose 06.22.2009

    Love your fauxmeal :)

    I usually continue to eat oatmeal in the summer, but I dramatically change my dinners. I just hate thinking about anything hot in the evening.

  4. D 06.22.2009

    Yeah, thank you for bringing this question up in your post, Kristin!!!

    I pretty much refuse to turn the oven on in the summer, so options become more limited in the summer months. I try to get creative with foods, so that i am not constantly eating red meat or chicken off of the grill. I eat even more salad than usual and will make big servings of grain and pasta salads, since they are great to make ahead and are crisp and cool.

    Make sure to drink extra water, dehydration can really do a number on the old body.

  5. Niki 06.22.2009

    I’m with you, I tend to lose my appetite more often in the summer especially when I”m outside in the heat alot! I also tend to gravitate toward cooler foods!

  6. Anne K. 06.22.2009

    Haha, love the “fauxmeal.” And I’m such a sucker for grilled corn! That looks fab.

    Hmm, I don’t think my eating habits change all that much during the summer. I probably have less soups, though. And more popsicles/frozen grapes when I’m in AZ, definitely!

  7. Sassy Molassy 06.22.2009

    Yum, love the yogurt mix! Can you tell us what brand the dresses are you showed us? I love the one you wore (#1) and the zebra print (#4)!

  8. Kailey 06.22.2009

    the pasta salad/corn look so delicious :D
    yay for 4 miles!!!!

  9. Johanna B 06.22.2009

    I seem to crave lighter foods when it’s hot. Today I had practically the same breakfast as you. Wallaby yogurt in pineapple coconut flavor, with sliced almonds and my banana was on the side. For lunch I had a big spinach and other greens salad with carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower and a huge cup of watermelon. Yum!

  10. Lauren 06.22.2009

    Oh you poor thing! I really hope your AC gets fixed today. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    Yep, definitely my eating habbits change with the weather. It’s amazing how much I crave cold crisp things in the heat, like fruit, salads, smoothies and of course ice cream.

    In the winter its all about the soups, casseroles and comfy foods.

    Hope you have a great Monday.

    PS- You looked absolutely RADIANT in that dress. Hope you had a great time!

  11. Kristin 06.22.2009

    I lose my appetite in the summer. With this weather I have to remind myself to eat. Then I only want something light. Nothing hot or heavy.

  12. Kristin 06.23.2009

    Sure! #1 was from The Limited, #2 from Express, and #3&4 were from Von Maur (department store tha tI think is just in the Midwest…?)

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