Weighing Out

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Let me not even go into a long drawn out rant *hate those* about how much this recipe is and how I damn near ate it all at one time.

Check it out:


Freshly popped popcorn
Semi Sweet/Dark Chocolate
Teaspoon of Oil


I popped my popcorn via my trusty popcorn popper that I snatched up at Target BUT you certainly can take it old school and do it via stove top with a little oil.  

Spread popcorn out on baking dish/pan and let cool. I also added some peanuts cause I'm an artist and I'm sensitive bout my shit.

Melt chocolate with boiling water and bowl and melt. Add a teaspoon of oil to chocolate and mix. This gives the chocolate some extra shine. *You can melt it via microwave as well*

With trusted spoon, vigorously sprinkle chocolate sauce over popcorn and allow to cool. 

Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt or reg salt!!!!!

I damned near got my praise on!!!! 

Sitting here reflecting when I was at my highest weight and believe me when I tell you that I'm nowhere near where I want to be but that's for another blog post. Thinking about all the sicknesses I would be dealing with and let me tell you friends, It was TOUGH!

I remember always feeling tired and sluggish and never could get a real good nights sleep which I just chocked up to working long hours. I'm a hard working husband who really didn't take any time out to think about why I was tired so I never paid it any attention.

All that changed once I started having issues with my feet and joints and soon realized my entire body was out of wack. I suffer from Plantar fasciitis which is what some call an injury that many runners eventually suffer from. 

The pain is unbearable at times but I had other issues that held me down. I've always been blessed with good genes but as I got older and more unhealthy I started dealing with acne.  Please note that ya boy was ALWAYS sexy and KEPT good skin - no acne EVER!  My joints were always sore and my allergies were INSANE. I never suffered from allergies  and I thought it was because of the move to Memphis, a place where allergies are in serious full effect.

I began to do some online research and found a match to my symptoms in the form of Leaky Gut Syndrome. Please believe we have to be VERY careful by what we read online because half of the time it's totally incorrect and we should check it out by a professsional. I did one better and visited my local book store and pulled out everything on this subject and there wasn't much. 

I began to see the various symptoms:

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Painful Gus and Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Skin Rashes 
  • Migraines/fibromyalgia
I got in touch with my doctor and had a visit where he kind of told me that I was right but didn't fully come out and say it cause you know they want them office visits son. The list is endless but you can slowly make changes to your lifestyle that can bring about change. 

I began to cut out processed foods which made a HUGE difference. You know processed foods like:
Check out some steps to heal the gut:

Be sure to consult your doctor and don't be afraid to bring up the gut subject. 
Load up on healthy food options like fruits and vegetables.
Increase your workout regimen
Load up on nothing but water
Cut out carbonated beverages.

Foods with good vitamin intake.

Stick with it and slowly your body will get better.