Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A New way of thinking... cooking... baking... eating... living

So lately I've been having stomach problems and I just wanted some relief. I consulted my doctor, who had a surprising answer. Detox. I thought he would want me to go on antibiotics or something, but thankfully, knowing that I hate drugs, he suggested another way of going about making me feel better. And you know what? It's awesome. I have to say I didn't feel sick ONCE during that week. Now knowing what I do, I've learned what to cut, what to not have a lot of, what to have instead of something that makes me sick. It's good stuff.

If anyone has been having troubles with food, this is what you have to do... Stop eating gluten, dairy, wheat, red meat, butter and sugars. Eat only fruits, veggies, chicken, fish, nuts (no peanuts or peanut butter), eggs, grains like quinoa or rice, and olive oil. You would be surprised on how easy it really is and how good you will feel after a week. I dropped 10 lbs, probably from food that hadn't digested before.

I am not crazy enough to nix everything from my diet. Like Cold Stone Creamery??? Maybe only once every couple of months, kinda like I did before anyways. And no more baking? You gotta be kidding. But it doesn't mean I won't try things like black bean brownies that sub black beans for the flour and honey for the sugar. It's amazing the minor changes you can make w/out cutting out flavor and yumminess. I've even discovered Spelt flour from a fellow blogger. I bought it and made her raspberry cookies too (look for the future posting on those-yum!).

Either way, it is ok to diet to feel good. I haven't dieted as dramatically this weekend as I had last week for the detox, but the difference in how I feel after is awesome. I don't feel nauseous or bloated or whatever.

I think that even if you don't do it all the time, everyone should detox once every couple of years. It's worth it, trust me!!!


Ivy said...

Sorry to hear about your problems but definitely we can find the best medicine in what we are eating. Likewise, I've stopped eating meat except chicken and turkey, added more fish in my diet, more legumes, vegetables and fruit. I've also stopped baking but we are foodies and can create healthy desserts as well. I created one yesterday and hope to post it soon.

NikiTheo said...

I don't think I'll ever stop baking, especially since I still want my bakery but I think that I just need to learn what ingredients to substitute for healthier, better ones and what is a definitely no-no. I can't wait to see what you made!