4.19.2021

5 Ways to Avoid Nighttime Snacking when Intermittent Fasting

6:19 AM 5 Comments


Overcoming dastardly nighttime snack cravings is one of the hardest parts (initially) of intermittent fasting. I do the 16:8 method, which means after dinner is finished (usually around 5:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.) I fast until until the following morning at 9:00 a.m. (or 9:30 a.m.). That means no late-night snacking.


After following the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting for one year, I lost 30 lbs. I am no longer in weight-loss mode but, rather, maintenance mode. My IF schedule now is much more relaxed. I have added cream into my morning coffee again (when I was looking to lose weight I drank black coffee before my eating window opened so as not to disrupt the fast) and don't adhere strictly to 16:8 everyday.


When I first started intermittent fasting, the hardest part was avoiding those powerful nighttime snack cravings. In today's video, I share 5 ways you can ride those out. In the video I discuss this article describing the difference between real hunger and appetite. That 9:00 p.m. hankering for a bowl of Cap'n Crunch is not usually hunger... especially if you've eaten a well balanced dinner a few hours before. 


So how do you avoid the trap of returning to unhealthy nighttime snacks? After all, I am the author of Lessons from Madame Chic where Chapter 1 states that Snacking is So Not Chic


My five tips are quite simple. I elaborating on them in today's video

Distract yourself When those strong cravings hit during your fasting window, distract yourself with something else. Read a book or do something physical like gardening, cleaning, or knitting.


Drink tea or coffee Now in the evening, you are most likely not going to want caffeine. That's why I recommend a hot cup of herbal tea or even hot water. When you are able to hold and consume something comforting it can help as you push through junk food cravings.


Change your scenery Going on a walk cures so many things and it definitely serves as an excellent distraction. Make it a habit to go on an early evening walk or even walk around your garden at night. The fresh air will invigorate you.


Spend time with someone special Whether you play a card game with your family or chat to the neighbors on the porch, putting your attention on someone else is tremendously helpful here.


Go to sleep For those really late night cravings, the best course of action is going to bed. You'll wake up feeling refreshed and grateful you didn't have that 10 p.m. bowl of ice cream.


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Regarding my interview with Richard Thompson Ford, Mostly Caffeinated writes, "If a law professor found fashion important enough to write a whole book about it, perhaps we can put to rest all the "it doesn't matter" people now? ๐Ÿ˜"

Yes! I plan to direct readers to that interview when they try to tell me that what we wear doesn't matter :)

Thank you for joining me for today's video. I would love to hear from you. Do you struggle with junk food cravings and late-night snacking? How do you handle this issue? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.


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4.15.2021

Dress Codes with Richard Thompson Ford and Jennifer L. Scott

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Richard Thompson Ford, author of Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History 





This is an excellent read that gives so much insight into the history of fashion and how dress codes have truly shaped history. You can learn more about Professor Ford on his website dresscodes.org and find him on Instagram @professorofstyle


Dress Codes by Richard Thompson Ford

From the description on Amazon: In Dress Codes, law professor and cultural critic Richard Thompson Ford presents an insightful and entertaining history of the laws of fashion from the middle ages to the present day, a walk down history’s red carpet to uncover and examine the canons, mores, and customs of clothing—rules that we often take for granted. After reading Dress Codes, you’ll never think of fashion as superficial again—and getting dressed will never be the same.

I loved that the book really put things into perspective and made me challenge my own ideas about fashion and dress codes. You'll see some surprising insights throughout our interview.

I truly hope you enjoy my chat with Professor Ford

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Sylvia M. writes, "I think we should save space for mood as well. Some days a woman may feel romantic, or sensual, not sexy necessarily, another day edgy, yet another day more tailored. A woman's moods as well can be reflected through her wardrobe."

Hi Sylvia, I loved your comment. It's so true that we need to take our mood into account when we are dressing. I couldn't agree more!


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4.12.2021

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Spring Wardrobe

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As I gather the pieces together for my spring wardrobe, I have been pondering some key questions with regard to wardrobe. In today's video we are going to look at these important questions to consider. 


How would you dress if you faced no limitations? Many people wish to dress a certain way but place limitations on themselves, and end up settling for "no style" by wearing workout clothing everyday. How would you dress if those limitations didn't exist? 


What is a style you've been longing to try? Similarly, many people long to try a specific style (like dresses or jumpsuits) but avoid doing so based on a certain issue. With jumpsuits, for example, many people use the "bathroom conundrum" as a reason to not try out the style. Some women avoid dresses so as not to draw too much attention to themselves. What if you tried a style you're longing to try this season? What would happen? 


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What colors do you feel beautiful in? Do you tend to get compliments when you wear a certain color? Try to wear that color more this spring – not to get more compliments, but because the origin of those compliments most likely arises from the flattering color of the garment. 


What is your plan for accessories? I'm guessing you have some accessories in your wardrobe that you don't often wear. Go through your accessories and decide to wear them or toss them this season. 


Does your wardrobe tell a story? If no, what story would you like it to tell? The next time you walk into a chic small boutique notice how all of the clothing is curated to tell a story. Everything seems to go with everything else. This doesn't mean that all of the pieces are matchy-matchy, but that they tell a style story. You can achieve that with your wardrobe too. 



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Valerie writes, "Thank you for this timely video. So many adults lose their passion as life progresses, and I know I did. I now know that one has to take tine to tend to one's needs and passions. I worked at a very demanding job for 20+ years, and I lost myself. I am slowly gaining a perspective of who I am, and reuniting with my passions. I feel this may be a positive outcome from the pandemic--well maybe for me."


Hi Valerie, it does take time to tend to your needs and passions. I hope you are able to gain new perspective after retiring. We are rooting for you! 


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4.08.2021

Have You Lost Your Passion as an Adult?

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We've talked about "adulting" before. And while I really detest that word, there's no denying that being an adult comes with a lot of stress and responsibility. After caring for other people, working, health issues, and crazy schedules, we can lose ourselves a little along the way.  


Today we are talking about 5 points with relation to finding your passion in life again. I hope this post prompts you to discover your own long-lost passions. I felt compelled to discuss this with you because I have been pondering these very things in my own life. 


I hope you enjoy the discussion in today's video. Thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this video and being a great patron of The Daily Connoisseur. 


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Gary D. writes, "My mother taught me to get the easiest and quickest things finished first. ( especially with homework) It gives you a sense of accomplishment and builds momentum."

Gary, there is an opposing argument to everything and it seems your mother's perspective is in contrast with the popular "eat the frog" philosophy. I agree with your mother! Thanks for commenting.


I hope you enjoyed today's video. I look forward to reading your comments on the subject. Have you lost yourself? Recently reclaimed your passions? Let us know.


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4.05.2021

Spring Clean the Master Bedroom | Mega Motivation

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This video is a collaboration with some of my amazing YouTube friends, started by Dawn from The Minimal Mom. We are all spring cleaning our homes, so check out the playlist to get even more spring-cleaning motivation. 


Welcome back to The Daily Connoisseur. Join me as I spring clean the master bedroom. I plan to tackle other rooms in my home this month so please subscribe if you don’t want to miss those videos. Funny enough I started in this room because I thought it would be the easiest. I know you’re not supposed to do that. “Eat the frog” they say. But this room is my refuge. It’s where I escape to when I need a break. So, I’m starting here in case spring cleaning the rest of the difficult spots in the home with the family requires me to hide in my room for sanity. 

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As I’ve shared before, this room is clutter-free except for my perpetual pile of books. Ben is even more of a minimalist than I am and he keeps all of his electronics, etc. in his office so really all of the mess in this room is mine. Even though this is the easiest room in the home to keep up, I was reminded that even the supposedly cleanest rooms tend to harbor hidden dust. In a bedroom, this can be detrimental. A bedroom must be dust-free as much as possible. 

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 While I’m here, I need to refresh the bed. It’s change-the-sheets day as well. When spring cleaning the hidden places, the rest of the weekly chores still need to be done. People always ask about our bed linens. I’ve told you about these before. They’re from my friend, Janet’s company, American Blossom Linens (Jennifer20 for 20% off) 100% organic and made in America. They are thick, luxurious, and so high-quality. I love them. 


Spring Cleaning 

New life is emerging outside, 
I’m getting restless within. 
Longing for the crisp, purifying air, 
The wind chimes hide the din… 

Of my anxious thoughts. 
Satisfaction sought in this place, 
Hidden spaces gone unnoticed,  
Dust thick enough to trace. 

Trace it, I do, and wipe away, 
The unsightly and concealed grime, 
A spring cleaning for my room, 
And a spring cleaning for my mind. 
               
                - Jennifer L. Scott 

If you find yourself resisting housework, slow down and make it a present-moment practice. Quiet your mind, listen to the sounds of cleaning: the gentle scrubbing, the rustle of sheets, the smoothing of pillowcases, the tinkle of the fan, the soft coaxing of the wind chime... I’ve tackled the hidden places of this room. And the rest of the spring cleaning will address other grimy places that require attention. If you’d like to join me for those, coming up, please subscribe. I wish you a very pleasant spring-cleaning experience. 


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Kimberly writes, "Jennifer, I am a 26 year old mom of 2 ages 6 months and almost 3 years old. I have been in a major slump. It’s been very difficult for me to have motivation to clean my house and the mom guilt has been so real. I started watching your videos on repeat recently and you are the type of mom I aspire to be. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to."

Hi Kimberly, I hope you take this to heart: don't be hard on yourself. Raising young children is exhausting and extremely difficult. I have been though very difficult seasons as well where I haven't felt like myself. I'm so happy that the videos give you inspiration. That is my goal. Please keep in touch!

I hope you all enjoy today's spring cleaning video and that it gives you things to ponder as you approach the chores in your own home. I'll see on on Thursday for a new video. See you then!


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