In this journey of minimalism, I’ve wanted to expand past the decluttering and streamlining things to food as well. Not so much decluttering that area but eating simpler and eating the same foods weekly to simplify menus etc. We do eat pretty simple but for some reason, I want to even more. I’ve always bought bulk […]
Seems like I am always on a quest to make better food choices, but “will power” gets in the way. As the holiday season approaches, what better time to TRY to commit to eating more fruit and veggies. We all know processed food, way too many grains, and …
I have always had issues with self control, and my weight has suffered as a consequence of that. For as long as I can remember, I have always been a heffer. I am less of a heffer than I was once, but a heffer I still am. Worst still, I am an immobile heffer. They […]
If you struggle with iron deficiency, and are not a meat eater, I can tell you a quick way to get 50% of your daily iron in one shot. This is how I do it. For breakfast, prepare one serving of cream of wheat. Add to it 2 ounces of fresh strawberries. Make sure to … Read More →
My grocery items looked way different than they used to:
Here is a fitting description from Whole30 of what I needed to do for the next 30 days:
Your only job for the next 30 days is to focus on making good food choices. You don’t need to weigh or measure, you don’t need to count calories, you don’t need to stress about organic, grass-fed, pastured or free range. Just figure out how to stick to the Whole30 in any setting, around every special circumstance, under any amount of stress… for the next 30 days. Your only job? Eat. Good. Food.
Below are some of the meals we made on the plan:
After the first 5 days or so, the hardest thing to do without for me was creamer in my morning coffee. Just couldn’t handle it black, so drank mostly apple cinnamon tea. For the most part we didn’t feel deprived, fruit never tasted so sweet (my favorite dessert became grilled pineapple), we loved the beautiful color of fresh fruits and vegetables, our stomachs and appetites shrank, we didn’t crave sweets, no more acid reflux, bowels became very regular, and we all had more energy. After the 30 days I had lost 9 pounds and EZ and my mom lost pounds as well (they weren’t as hard core as me). I have kept the weight off and lost an additional pound or two, even having some dairy, sweets and grains occasionally. It has definitely helped me think about what I buy and what I put into my body, and I am still making much better choices for the most part. I am probably going to do another strict 30 days soon, just to keep from opening the floodgates of sweets, dairy and breads again. Anyone else have healthier eating and/or weight loss as a New Year’s Resolution? Would love to hear how you are doing with it!
A friend recently introduced me to a small fast food restaurant called Tokyo Express. Seriously, I could eat there every day. At least twice a day. Tokyo Express is in a strip mall off the main drag. It’s a small place, nestled between a tobacco shop and a beauty supply store. I never went there … Read More →
I was grocery shopping a couple of days ago, and this thing called Buddy Fruits caught my eye in the produce department. I picked it up and looked at it, and couldn’t quite figure it out, but it seemed to have potential. I imagined using it on toast or on oatmeal. Yeah, I could try … Read More →
Happy New Year everyone. It has just occurred to me that for those very superstitious people out there it is going to be a very long year especially if they have to write down the shortened date on a daily basis! Luckily&…
Approximately one hour ago, a treat I get at this point in every cycle started. It is called ‘Tin Mouth’. I will have mentioned this before. I believe this side effect, in the short term to be the second worst thing about my treatment. Maybe joint second with the constipation now I have discovered the […]
As the holidays draw near, I just had to share this recipe for the best loaded chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted! A friend shared these with us as part of a meal she made during Ernie’s recovery. The recipe came from Deede Hinson, Innkeeper at …