A diet that will give you that orange-tan glow all year long!

Via Hannah Siegle
on Oct 4, 2011
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Breakfast: Half of a large Kabocha or Butternut squash baked with a light coating of olive oil and sprinkled with cinnamon and something sweet.

Snack: Half-a-bag of baby carrots, dipped in roasted-red pepper hummus

Lunch: 4-cups of steamed leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens, or chard. Topped with the other half-a-bag of baby carrots. Dressing of choice.

Snack: An entire cantaloupe. Make sure it isn’t from Colorado.

Dinner: Bake a one-pound sweet potato and serve with a mixed-vegetable stir-fry of broccoli, greens, red peppers and any other vegetables.

Dessert: A whole can of pumpkin! Warm it and mix with pumpkin pie spices. Who needs the crust!

Smile: You just took in 300159 IU (International Units) of Vitamin A which in plants is mostly in the form of beta-carotene before it is converted to Vitamin A by the body. This is

6003% of your daily value!

Repeat the above daily until skin starts to take on a lovely orange skin tone. Worried about other nutrient deficiencies or lack of fat or protein? Don’t! We are purely going for the physical here and besides this diet is much better for you than laying out in the sun all day long!

Photos: forladiesbyladies.com, babble.com, zeusbox.com

Note: The above is considered to be satire and should not be taken seriously!


About Hannah Siegle

Hannah Siegle began to do yoga four years ago initially for the physical practice, however she quickly discovered that the yoga began to do her in ways she never anticipated. The mind, body and spiritual connection that yoga cultivates has helped Hannah through the ups and downs of life, both large and small. She regularly blogs at Balancing on Two Feet on topics such as yoga, mindfulness, eating disorder recovery and all those things people don't like to talk about. She was trained at the RYT 200 through Laurel Hodory and is currently working towards becoming a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She teaches yoga throughout Central Ohio with GoYoga ,yogaServe, and also works as an Assistant Editor for the elephant journal!


2 Responses to “A diet that will give you that orange-tan glow all year long!”

  1. yogiclarebear says:

    You had me at kabocha.

  2. Mmmmmm…..Kabocha! Actually I love everything on the list – it's amazing I don't look like an Oompa-Loompa!!