If there’s something better about celebrating your birthday, is having an extra birthday celebration almost five days after your actual birth date.
That was my case last week, when my coworkers took me out for lunch on Friday to celebrate I turned 26. We went to Rusty Bucket at City Place area in Doral. I really love that place and the food is really good.
For drinks, my coworkers had beer and I had water with extra lemon. This boring person right here cannot pass her food with beer. Plus, I really wanted to save space for a meal that I was really looking forward to: Baja Fish tacos with a side of French fries.
Have I ever told you I could live off of French fries?
Birthday celebrations continued at one of my family’s friend. Her nephew turned 18 too so we made a double celebration with an epic cheese plate, homemade cake and key lime pie.
She also gave me some of these Venezuelan Maria cookies. These are my favorites because they have a layer of chocolate on top of the cookie, and it’s so incredibly delicious.
Saturday morning was too hot for a run outside. I decided it’s officially treadmill season, which means no more runs outside until the Miami summer heat decides to relax a little bit. Even though I missed the trails, I did run 4 miles that could’ve been impossible to do outside at those weather conditions.
The rest of my weekend consisted in spending time with my boyfriend and some of our friends.
WHAT THE HEALTH DOCUMENTARY REVIEW
I love watching documentaries on Sunday nights, and last night choice was What The Health. As many of you know I’m very passionate about nutrition. These documentaries will always catch my attention. However, I wish they would be a little less biased. What the Health started out being very interesting but then I could not deal with the arguments they stated and had to stop it (and watch something else).
I’m not here to criticize all the scientific backup these documentaries have when it comes to determining what foods are good for your body and what foods aren’t. I’m here to complain about how they blame private food companies as the main cause for diseases in the US population.
What really pissed me a little bit was seeing comparisons on the amount of people that dies from diseases like diabetes, with the amount of people that died on 9/11. Let’s just remember that people who died on 9/11 didn’t have a chance to choose. On the other hand, The People who spends money to buy food from these “evil” companies do have the opportunity to chose between eating cleaner foods. No body is pointing a gun at them for them to eat bacon or whatever is supposed to be bad for your health.
Without the existence of any of those documentaries, Mom and Dad would limit the amount of sugar intake I had being a kid. Also, they worried about getting me the healthier cereal they could find at the grocery store. Mom would always encourage me to eat my salads and vegetables, and Dad would always cheer me to exercise.
We don’t really need to blame food companies or federal agencies to feel like we have the power over our health. Having good health relies only on us. On being conscious. On listening to our bodies to find out what works best for us. On having a healthy relationship with food. On having active lifestyles. But especially…on managing our emotions intelligently.
At the end of the day, the market is made out of mutual transactions, meaning that nobody will sell what nobody wants to buy. So, instead of investing time blaming outsiders, take control of your health by becoming a better version of yourself.
Did you watch this documentary? What are your thoughts on it?
What was the best part of your weekend?