Following Through on My Resolutions

by HEAB on January 15, 2010

Props to Katie for the article on chopstick training. 🙂


Bekah January 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm


Katie January 18, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Aw, shucks. Thanks for the props! I’m glad they worked for you. You look like a pro. Coincidentally, i ate brussels sprouts with chopsticks tonight.

Scott in Ohio January 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

A HEAB video…very cool!

Is this the start of something?

Deb January 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

yay for training wheels- I saw those at a Japanese market with cute little pictures on it (it was for kiddies) and I took a photo but it came out all blurry! Good for you. Chopsticks def. slow me down…a GOOOOD thing!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather January 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

You are so cute learning to use chop sticks! I’m no good at it 🙁

Emma January 17, 2010 at 5:31 am

Hi Heather – cutest video ever! um – wasnt sure whether to put this in the comments as it doesnt directly relate to the recent post – but I know this is something a lot of your readers are also interested in… so I thought random comment better than email! I commented a while ago abotu you increasing protein to sort out your hormones – ive had the same issues for a bout 5 years now – totally like 3/4 cycles in that long – ouch! and im super healthy and not underweight – i just lost quite a lot of weight in one go 5 years ago and since then its all been a bit kaput! 🙂 – ANYWAY – great news – my cycle (knock on major wood here 🙂 ) seems to have started again. – following the xmas binge! i ate a lot of hearty food over xmas – but didnt directly overeat or gain any weight. i ate a fair bit of meat – but only had one proper (like 4 course!) meal per day really – so no more meat than i have eaten at various other times in the past. the only real thing I can think that was massively different was a huge increase in my saturated fat intake. normally i get most of my fats from nuts/ nut butter/ oily fish – but over xmas i was consuming a ton of food cooked in butter and with cream. no soy rice milk in sight either – it was all about the full fat! and a lot of cheese! anyways ive done lots of reading around the topic and a lot of people seem to think if you increase your saturate fat it has an effect – but that it has to be saturated. this is so NOT how i normally eat – but i think its definitely worth keeping up with until my hormones regulate a bit (im talking organic raw butter and fresh cream here – NOT krispe kremes etc 🙂 ). besides theres the whole weston price side of things – which reckons saturated fat is not so bad after all! and im kind of with that way of thinking. plus this way i get to carry out having my sprouted bread for breakfast – just with a massive spread of butter on top!! – anyways – though u might be interested! have an awesome rest of ur wknd – hugs xxx

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

Emma, Thank your for your comment!!!! I’m going to email you later today regarding this topic.

Tabitha January 17, 2010 at 5:10 am

I’v e been reading your blog for ages, it’s so lovely to hear your voice!

She-Fit January 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Look at you… you look pro to me with those chopsticks 🙂

courtney January 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Dear HEAB,

I love you. That is all.

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 16, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Hehe – thanks Courtney. 🙂

Trail January 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Ha! I just got a “chopstick helper” at a mixer we had earlier in the week for my work! I managed to use the chopsticks for the little that I needed them without it, but the helper may have possibly made its way into my purse on the way out the door so I could practice at home. Once I get in a little practice, I can mail it to ya!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Trail, Would love “the helper” when you’re done with it. 🙂

Mandy January 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Chopsticks make eating any type of food more fun. Especially noodles 🙂
It also helps me slow down when eating. Which is another great aspect.

Alice January 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Oh I just discovered your blog and WOW!!! How inspiring!
I hope you dont mind if I give some of your recipes and meal ideas a try!?

I am really terrible at eating with chopsticks! You seem to have the hand of it pretty well!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 16, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Alice, Yes, yes…Please try my recipes and meals. That’s why I post them! 🙂

Adi ( January 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

haha! Love the chopstick training wheels! 🙂

beth January 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Oh man, not sure how you can eat that many baby fart cabbages! THey sure are good though…as long as you stay home 🙂

Scott January 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Chopstick Training Wheels…brilliant. Let’s market it.

Margie January 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

You are so cute! I grew up using chopsticks, so I can eat anything with them and even cook with them. I have a little tip. If you have an Asian grocery store near you, buy some chopsticks that are made out of untreated wood. They are a little harder to find and not that expensive. The texture of the wood makes it easier to grip the sticks. The shiny type ones can become slippery when held. The way you hold your sticks is also one way of doing it. I support the bottom stick against my middle finger’s “writing callous(the callous everyone develops from school)”. This frees up your pointer and thumb to direct the top stick. All you need is a steady grip for the top stick to grab. Sorry this is so long. Hope this helps. 🙂

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Margie!

DouglasH January 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Love it, guess we all have to start somewhere. Won’t say how long I have been using Chop Sticks. cough over 20 years cough.


Emily January 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I love it! You seem pretty good at using them already. I’m terrible with chopsticks. I’ve never properly learned.

kelsey @ kelseytoney January 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

That was precious! <3

Angela January 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm

You’re so cute! I’m too impatient to use chopsticks!

Lara (Thinspired) January 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Genius!! Love it. By the time I finally meet you, I expect you to be an expert 😉 Hehe.

erintakescontrol January 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Can’t use chopsticks to save my life! Great video, and I’m totally bookmarking that article!

glidingcalm January 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm

HAHAHA I LOVE YOU! this is adorableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

chopstix are so fun! sometimes I get impatient and rather use a fork, but for other dishes, chopsticks are KEY.

love you sooooooooooooo

EE January 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

Heather, I’ve read your blog for a good while and wanted to say thanks for your refreshing perspective on life (and your recent recommendation on the vegetable spiralizer, which I ordered). Best of luck to you with your chopstick endeavor!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

EE, You will LOVE your spriralizer. Thanks for reading. 🙂

Rose January 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

I don’t know where I learned this – but I heard that the farther back you hold chopsticks, the more impressive, distinguished and sophisticated you were. No lie. I think it was in a movie, but I certainly believe it. So, therefore, you are all of those things.

Nicole January 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

You just made my day with that video. Love it!

Veggiesmack January 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

Chopsticks are great! Once you get some practice, you can use them to eat anything!

Ashlei January 16, 2010 at 7:37 am

lol I loved it! You should do more video posts! Keep at it and you’ll be a pro in no time 🙂

livingfreeforever January 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

LOVE the video Heather! I have never attempted to eat with chopsticks. Brussels=yum 😉

Carolyn January 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

you will be picking up sushi rice pieces in no time..!

Miz January 16, 2010 at 4:39 am

oooh now I wanna do a HEAB Guest video.
Though Im not sure what I could teach.


Heather Eats Almond Butter January 16, 2010 at 6:34 am

Miz, Yes yes, guest video. Maybe a video outlining your exercise. I know you’ve done stuff like this before on your blog, but I would love for my readers to hear it. I’m always pushing *Less is More*.

Jillian January 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Awww…this video makes me miss you! 🙁 Big hugs sent your way dear heart! Brussels sprouts…like I said before, I am on my way to turning into one…hopefully you and CD will join me!

Mandiee January 15, 2010 at 10:22 pm

“chopstick training wheels” haha love it! i think i will have to try that now. i’ve always been so afraid that I’ll end up spewing my food everywhere, but hey, that just might work 🙂 congrats on following through with your resolution!

runningaroundnormal January 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

LOVE this resolution. I’m horrible at chopsticks!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm

hehe.. so cute!! That’s where I started !!:)

JDawn January 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

You’re soo cute 🙂 I adore using chopsticks, btw! So does my little one, I have a pic of her trying when she was about 3 haha

jacobc January 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

You arebetter than me..

Note to self, bring rubberband to chinese place next visit!

thebalancebroad January 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Oh my gosh, Heather….you have the cutest voice! haha – I hope that doesn’t sound weird?! Okay, it does…but it’s true. It’s so funny to hear what people sound like, and alas, I am easily entertained.

I am HORRIBLE with chopsticks. Don’t tell, but when I get sushi to go, I eat it at home with a fork. 🙂

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) January 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Fun video! I get so frustrated trying to learn how to use chopsticks. I have tried the kid kind like you have made there and I still can’t get it. Maybe one day! I even have my own set of pretty purple chopsticks LOL

Babycakes January 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

LOVE this! Please do more videos! 🙂

Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

you are too cute 🙂 such a fun resolution!

Dori January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I use chopsticks the wrong way! I always want to know the right way but I get so frustrated and give up. I can pick up big things like sushi but not small things like rice.

You sound NOTHING like I imagined!

nicolegodiva January 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

haha. you’re so cute = ))))))

psychoj1 January 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I like the kid chopsticks 🙂 You are gorgeous!

Cute video!
<3 jess

Stephanie January 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

hahaha cute video. I love using chopsticks! once you pick it up it’s wicked easy!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Hey, that’s how I learned how to use chopsticks too! It might look silly, but hey, it works!

Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama January 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm

lol – I love it! I eat pretty much everything with chopsticks! My fave is peas – yes, I pick one up at a time, too =)

Evan Thomas January 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Lol! Love it! I hate to admit it, but the only reason I learned how to eat with chopsticks is because they put a Panda Express in our cafeteria. I never thought I’d say it but God Bless fast chinese food.

Maggie January 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm


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