Instant Pot

After spending the fall semester in a literal and metaphorical cave, I emerged to see the Instapot recipes take a commanding lead over POTUS posts on my Facebook feed.

You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that Libertarians had not taken over the world (and rediscovered that Halloween candy, even if it’s on sale, still makes you InstaFat if you eat a bag a day for an whole damn month extended period of time).


Always got to go the extra mile. Dang competitive gene.

I’m sure the InstaPots are great, but I’m trying the intermittent fasting fad this week. I read that it works better than calorie reduction. Hmm… 

You mean to tell me that NOT EATING AT ALL improves weight loss and doesn’t jack up your metabolism so that you don’t gain it back? It’s counter intuitive to those of us who grew up with the “eat like a bird–ALL DAY LONG” mantra

So far, I’ve been able to fast for as long as I sleep. My next step is to see if I can sleep all day. Imagine those health benefits!


My new BestMe-BestLife best practices also call for me to meal prep on Tuesdays, so I did. I wrangled the spaghetti squash and made some chili in the crockpot. I miss cooking in my real kitchen with my mega spice drawers, cast iron pots, and gas burners. Being able to control the heat is so important.

Speaking of heat, enjoy your sneaux day(s).

louisiana monday

It was a balmy 60 degrees yesterday (Monday) and today (Tuesday) it’s like 19.






About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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