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Let’s Get Real about Butter

The Skinny Confidential talks all kinda of butters.

Butter & I are in a relationship and ‘it’s complicated.’

We began our complex partnership in my younger years when I ate regular butter on toast.

In my teenage years we hit a rocky phase because I become skeptical. Everyone said: “butter is bad! Fat is bad!! Low-fat, no-fat-everything or it’s gross!”

So I cheated on butter with his arch enemy: substitute butter. I mean, technically I had to test the waters to eventually find my butter soulmate.

Canola oil butter ( << hello GMO’s! Barf! ), Earth Balance “butter” ( << full of soy, no thanks ), &/or ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!’ ( which should actually be called ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Eating This Fake Bullshit!’ ).

Anyway after a relationship full of up’s & downs, butter & I came to a mutual understanding. We decided to start getting real. Like, really real.

Our latest status? I love butter. But the real deal, balls to the walls raw butter.

None of that artificial, sickie, chemical-filled fake ‘butter.’

So meet my main squeeze:

The Skinny Confidential talks all kinda of butters.Reasons I’m obsessed with raw butter:

♡ It’s a good fat. And no, good fat is not an oxymoron. There’s such thing as a ‘good fat.’ It’s good for the heart! Some other healthy fats: avocados, seeds, nuts, & fish.

♡ Protects against tooth decay.

♡ It has probiotics/good bacteria.

♡ Contains laurie acid, lecithin, antioxidants, Vitamins E/K/D, & calicum.

♡ Aids with thyroid health.

♡ It’s a source of quick energy.

Bottom line: according to All Body Ecology, “the best butter you can eat is raw, organic butter because pasteurization destroys nutrients. Unfortunately, the sale of raw butter is prohibited in most of our states.You can, however, make your own healthy butter, and it is easier than you think. Look into our Body Ecology Culture Starter, which you simply add to organic cream. After letting this mixture sit at room temperature for 24 hours, chill it, beat it with a whisk, and voila! You’ll have healthy, probiotic butter that is delicious! Cultured butter is full of health sustaining good bacteria like lactobacillus planterum, and lactococcus lactis. These microflora are essential for a healthy inner ecosystem.”

P.S. if you don’t like raw butter, at least stick to grass-fed.

The Skinny Confidential talks all kinda of butters.

Nasty-ass downsides of fake butters:

♡ Margarines are a processed food/filled with GMO’s ( more here ).

♡ Contains trans fats ( << not ‘good fats’ ). Saturated fats are good for you & are part of every cell membrane in our bodies— they help prevent substances from oxidzing which provides the bod with valuable minerals & vitamins, boosts the immune system, & aids in heart/liver/adrenal gland function ( << helping to detox the body ).

♡ It’s filled with additives & preservatives…yuck x 10.

♡ Fake butters contain dactyl which is linked to Alzheimer’s.

The Wright Newsletter states, “people just don’t know about the dangers about artificial butters. We’ve been brainwashed to believe that ‘low fat,’ ‘low calorie,’ and ‘zero calorie’ are code for healthy. These companies throw in harmful food additives to make up for flavor loss and to keep things stable on the shelf, and they just assume we’re none the wiser. It’s time we woke up. I will always choose a small amount of organic butter over a spray laden with ingredients I can’t even pronounce.”

Basically when you read the ingredients in any product ( AKA fake butters ) & there’s a bunch of ingredients you can’t pronounce, BEWARE. I’d rather eat butter with one ingredient ANYDAY, then a fake butter with ten chemicals.

Thanks, but no thanks!

To address questions about cholesterol, I asked my nutritionist friend, Freddie. Here’s what he said: “cholesterol is an antioxidant & a mother steroid for most hormones in the body. Mother’s breast milk is the highest source of cholesterol & doesn’t do any damage to infants but rather the opposite. It allows for proper growth &  increases the interigrity of an infant’s immune system. As for heart disease & other ailments, where presence of cholesterol is noted in the blood vessels & other tissues, jumping to the conclusion that cholesterol causes the actual sickness is like saying that a firemen causes fires because they’re present every time there’s a fire.”

Good info, right?

Oh, BTW: I love the brand Ghee & Organic Pastures ( pictured ).

So. What’s your relationship status with butter?

X le

The Skinny Confidential talks all kinda of butters.

Some Springtime Obsessions…Like, Seriously-It’s-Prob Kinda Obsessions

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

I love black and white…everything.

I really, honestly can’t help it.

So the other day I had a one of those moments ( I know you alllllll can relate on this one ) where I walked over to my closet & threw every single item on the floor that wasn’t black or white. And then I asked myself: “are you actually really going to wear this?” I’m always trying to justify clothes that need to get out of my closet ASAP. For instance: ‘I may need those khaki pants because I possibly could go camping.’ Like, no- it was time to get real. I’m not going camping anytime soon so buh-bye khakis.

& hello clean, mostly black & white closet.

Anyway, here’s what I’m dying over for spring & summer:

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

1.} White pumps get me. If I were a shoe, I’d for sure be a white pump. They’re so hot with jeans, a summer romper, &/or a super long maxi.

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

2.} Jumpers!!! Ahh. They’re so fun for a date night or a girl’s night out. I feel like they’re super chic but doesn’t give off that ‘I’m trying too hard vibe.’ This Flynn Skye one stole my heart ( plus it’s on sale on Shopbop ( << my absolute favorite store ) for the next two days for 25% off, woot-woot ).

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

3.} I can’t deal when I go on a spontaneous road trip & have a crappy bag. This weekender bag is under $25 bucks & literally is to die.

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

4.} A crop top x a maxi skirt are my go-to. Jessica Alba just rocked the hottest crop to the MTV Awards, so I’m all about the crop + a sexy skirt.

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

5.} WWOD? AKA ‘What would Olsen’s do?” They’re all for nude nails & a fierce lip lately. I’m loving this polish shade called ‘Spin the Bottle’ & this lipstick called ‘Candy Yum-Yum.’

Anything I’m missing? Tell, tell.

X.

P.S. a lot of this swag is from Shopbop…& they’re having a maj sale. Check it:

The Skinny Confidential x Shopbop.

Reebok x The Skinny Confidential

The Skinny Confidential x Reebok.

The Skinny Confidential x Reebok.

Ahhh– it’s official: spring is finally here!

Cha-ching!

As you guys know I’m a huge fan of black, grey, white but a lil color during springtime never hurt a flea.

So today I’m excited to share the new periwinkle Reebok #Skyscape kicks I’ve been rocking! They’re super comfortable/lightweight & add that pop of color to my normal black/grey/white get-up. Also, for extra flair I added a gold ankle bracelet.

Side note: tennis shoes are making a major comeback— I’m so over ten inch heels that kill my feet, ESP in hot weather. Tennis shoes are sexy in an understated way.

Don’t believe me? Welp, believe Miranda Kerr then:

Reebok x The Skinny Confidential.

Reebok x The Skinny Confidential

She loves her Reebok #Skyscapes so much that they’re all over her Instagram. Miranda ( << one of the most beautiful women in the world. I mean…right?! ) makes the #Skyscapes look so chic & sexy, I needed a pair ASAP. Check it out:

The Skinny Confidential x Reebok.

BTW, lucky you: Reebok is giving away a $120 gift card to customize one pair ( << created by you & only you ) of your own Skyscapes! Enter to win by simply ‘liking’ the TSC Facebook page and sharing your dream weekend plans rockin’ it in your custom Reebok Skyscapes. One lucky sex kitten will be chosen on April 23rd, 2014. Also, don’t forget to enter Reebok’s theEscape with SkyScape Sweepstakes–– basically it’s the best prize ever: an all-inclusive spa weekend for two!

Ummm…can I enter?? I need a vacay stat.

Anyway, find more on my Reebok-inspired Pin board.

X L

{{ Shop it: black beanie ( << on sale! ) || black & gold sunglasses || grey tee || black jeans || periwinkle kicks }}

The Skinny Confidential x Reebok.

The Skinny Confidential x Reebok.

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