Hello again blog readers. Here is a recap of my 10th and 11th day of no wheat or dairy.
Day 10To start off I will admit right now that I really need to be better about eating earlier in the day or taking food with me when I go places. Of course I went shopping after only having had a shake and handful of nuts and it took all of my strength to not go and get a sandwich. I am not used to getting so hungry in the afternoon! I’m sure it’s because I am exercising regularly again. Obviously, it’s been awhile since that has occurred! Ha! Well, even though I was able to resist the sandwich with bread and cheese, I did indulge in jelly beans again. L Another reason I should eat more before I shop. Bad decisions are made on an empty tummy. They were delicious, but I know I really should try to limit my sugar intake a bit more. But I can’t cut out everything….this no bread and cheese is hard enough! On a brighter note, after only 10 days on this plan my jeans are fitting looser. I actually tried on a smaller size and they fit! But I did not buy them as I am saving my money for spring clothes, plus I want to make sure the weight loss lasts. (For those of you who wonder, I sell clothes and household things that we are no longer wearing or using in order to have a little “fun” money for myself.)
Koda and I went on a brisk 30 minute walk and I did 30 minutes of yoga. I felt good and had no symptoms of IBS. I had plenty of energy until about 5:30 when I became extremely hungry and exhaustion set in. My back did bother me quite a bit tonight, but that could possibly be because I shopped 3 hours in addition to my exercise. Food is below.
Breakfast: 16 oz room temp water with ½ of an organic lemon, squeezed, 2 cups coffee
Lunch: green shake
Snack: handful of almonds
Snack: jelly beans
Supper: 6 oz baked chicken breast, 1 cup asparagus sautéed in coconut oil with garlic and sea salt, 1 apple
Snack: 1 cup herbal tea with raw honey
7- 16 oz glasses of water
Day 11Today was another good day without any symptoms of IBS. As much as I love wheat and dairy, cutting it out has really made me feel the best I have felt since we moved. I had plenty of energy today, even with only 5 hours of sleep. (Adult children tend to give me more sleepless nights than babies ever did. But this is my own fault for lying in bed
Breakfast: 16 oz room temp water with ½ of an organic lemon, squeezed, 1 cup coffee
Lunch: breakfast rice with cinnamon, raw honey, almond milk and raisins, handful of almonds
Snack 1: green shake made with water instead of almond milk (I need to make more)
Snack 2: unsweetened, dried mangos
Supper: Beef and Walnut Stir fry from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook with steamed rice (This is beef, green peppers, asparagus, green beans and garlic sautéed in coconut oil with a sauce of soy aminos or soy sauce and a freshly squeezed orange, sea salt and pepper.) I highly recommend this cookbook!
Snack 3: herbal tea with raw honey
7 – 16 oz glasses of water
Beef and Walnut Stir Fry
I keep forgetting to mention the vitamins I take. I have been regularly taking a multi vitamin, B Complex, Magnesium, Biotin, and Omega 3/Fish Oil for several years. The last few months I have added Turmeric which is supposed to help with inflammation. I also take a pro-biotic and a digestive enzyme. All together it is 15 pills a day, but I break it up throughout the day. J I buy all my vitamins from Vitacost which I highly recommend. Here is a link for $10 off your first order of $30 or more. The refer-a-friend program is great; refer a friend and not only do they get $10 off, so do you! Happy shopping!
Have a nice day!