I have been on my healthy gluten free lifestyle for a week. It seems longer. I do not know what counts as early days but I do not feel as great as I hoped to feel. I wonder if this has nothing to do with what I eat and if I am in fact falling ill. Another theory as to why I feel generally shitty is that I currently (and always have) lead a sedentary uninspired life. Perhaps I would feel better if I was more active and at least ventured outside everyday.
By the second day of being gluten-free, I started researching new diets and I came across the low carb high fat (LCHF) diet. I tried to do that instead but it is a bit difficult for me. I am fine with giving up rice, in addition to everything else I have given up, but it is hard for me to only have protein and vegetables.
I have now decided to just go for the Whole 30 diet. It seems intimidating at first- no grains, no legumes, no dairy, no sugar- but now I realise it is not that bad. I can have yams, plantains, sweet potatoes and all the protein I want.
My goal is to stop having acid reflux and to stop being bloated. I hope whole 30 does it for me because I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Is anyone also on a health cleanse? Are there any diets, recipes e.tc you would like to share?
It started about four years ago I recall. The feeling of food stuck in my throat, the food coming back up and me feeling like I would throw up- but never doing so, the constant need to burp to reduce the pressure, the lethargy, the tightness, the awful discomfort.
I did not understand what was happening to my body. I tried explaining it to a doctor but I don’t think she understood what to diagnose from “my head feels tight”. Googling my symptoms narrowed it down to acid reflux, heartburn, coeliac disease and oesophagus cancer.
At last my greatest creation is complete.
Let me introduce you to my pride and joy, made with the cheapest self raising flour I could find, an egg, almond milk, salt and honey.
Don’t ask me why my pancake stack is wearing an egg hat, just go with it.
So nice, and fluffy!
I have recently swapped soy milk for almond milk. Not long after I left the diary world a little while back and found succor in soy milk, I started hearing about how soy milk had links to cancer and death and hellfire. After ignoring these warnings, I decided to find an alternative. Hazelnut milk is alright but it is not great. I tried out almond milk, first with cereal and that was good. The deciding moment came when I made these babies. I was a bit worried they wouldn’t be good but oh baby they were fantastic.
Sayonara El Soya.
Oh hello there,
What is a picture of McDonalds’ chicken legend burger with salsa and Mayo doing on this blog? I most certainly did not develop the hugest craving for a McDonald’s chicken legend burger with salsa and Mayo, and did not spend a chunk of time trying to find the nearest McDonalds.
It goes without saying that I did not walk for twenty minutes in unfamiliar territory, armed with nothing but my hunger and google maps, in an attempt to find a McDonalds.
Do I even have to say that I did not smile brightly as I saw the glorious red M from a distance and then hastened my steps? I did not half run into this reputable establishment and order a chicken legend, and when the attendant asked if I wanted salsa or mayo, I sure as hell did not say “both”, and then go on to remind him to add sweet and sour sauce.
I did not then speed walk home, resisting the temptation to eat it right there and then. Upon getting home I did not immediately snap a few pictures and send them to my friends, who obviously did not congratulate me on finding a McDonalds and fulfilling my craving.
It is pointless to say that I did not then start to eat the burger, slowly at first, oscillating between a mouthful of burger and a mouthful of delicious fries dipped in sweet and sour sauce.
Ten minutes later, I did not look mournfully at the last bite of burger in my hand, and did not wish for it to become whole again.
Of course I didn’t. I’m a healthy eater duhhhhh. Only oats and leaves are eaten here.
Here is another picture of the meal I did not eat 😍
Here I am again, talking about my healthy lifestyle. Gad, you would think I was the first one to be “healthy”. Whatever. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I have always wondered just what makes a healthy breakfast. Brown bread and egg whites? Avocado and chia seeds? Fresh air and water?
I like oatmeal, and when I saw all the fitness gurus eating it for breakfast, I thought I was on the right track. What I did not know then was that they did not drown their oats in litres of full cream milk and spoons of sugar.
I am so unadventurous when it comes to food (and pretty much everything). I find something I like, and I eat it until I get tired of it or it is proven to cause cancer. Now that I have been trying to cook for myself, the procedure is the same. I cook something, it surprisingly turns out edible, delicious even, and I will be cooking that till thy kingdom come. Sometimes while cooking a familiar recipe, I tweak a little thing and voila, a new recipe is born.
Now I have made some mistakes in my young life, but ordering a gluten free pizza has to take the cake (ooh I want cake).
Look at this. Hast thou seeth anything less appetising in thou life?
WHAT IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE? WHY SO MUCH TOMATO? WHERE IS MY MOZZARELLA? HELP.
I have not exercised since my gym membership expired (I was secretly relieved), and my weekend was made up of KFC, rice, and butter croissants. I decided to make amends by ordering a healthy pizza, and that is how I came to be eating a strange bread topped off with tomato paste and something that claims to be cheese. I could have had my lamb chops, fries and gravy for half the price and ten times the mmmh aahhhs oooh yummms.