What the heck do you eat?

7 Apr

Hi all!

Well I officially lose at keeping up with the blog. But hey, that’s okay! I’m re-evaluating my priorities in life and I have decided that cutting down on my computer time does a lot of good. I am currently doing some online classes (since I moved back home for the semester) so I already spend enough time starring at the Mac screen as it is. With all that has gone on over the past several months, blogging just doesn’t seem like a priority anymore. I’ll still be around, just probably not as often. Instead, I’m going to be busy LIVING LIFE. The way it should be! :)

Anyways, I did want to do a little update on how the “new diet” is going.

In short: It rocks.

At first, I didn’t know what to do with myself. No grains? No dairy? No sugar? How will I survive?!? That lasted about a day. I soon realized that there are in fact plenty of ways to be perfectly satisfied on a Paleo (ish) diet. In fact, once my body adjusted to the new changes, I started craving only those nutrient dense foods and not really even caring about the ones I eliminated. Only 2 1/2 short weeks ago, I ate a diet heavy in¬†grains and dairy and sweetener (ehhem, stevia). Now I am currently free of all three. WIll it be forever? Not entirely. For the foreseeable future, yes. My insides are very inflamed (from infection) and I am in need of healing foods. I will do whatever it takes to get back in good health, so that’s that! Once this whole health mess is behind me, I do plan on most likely sticking with a lot of the changes I have made, just a little bit more relaxed. Grains and dairy were unknowingly causing me a lot of problems and now that I know how good I feel without them, I will definitely use moderation with them in the future if I do introduce them back. Another plus is that once those things are eliminated, you have a lot more room for other delicious, nutrient dense foods…foods that your body is begging you for!

Notes:

  • my sweetener addiction is broken = cravings have decreased
  • my fat intake has doubled
  • I usually end up eating 4-5 whole eggs a day
  • I cook everything in lots of coconut oil or grassfed BUTTER
  • my fruit and veggie intake has increased
  • my skin is so SOFT and CLEAR
  • no more energy slumps

So yes, food: my diet is heavy on grassfed meats, eggs, nuts & seeds, avocado, butter, all things coconut, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, and a few baked treats when I’m feeling creative. And you know what? I am not bored one bit. I still love and enjoy everything I eat, except now I feel a lot better. Win, win.

Here are a few plates I have enjoyed lately:

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strawberries, 3 egg spinach-garlic-daiya dairy free cheese-omelete cooked in butter

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omelete and bacon

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noatmeal: 1 mashed banana, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup almond mlik, 1 tbsp coconut flour, 1 tbsp ground flax, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract cooked on the stovetop. + almond butter

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lunch bowl: romaine, cabbage slaw, avocado, sardines, coconut oil roasted butternut squash

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dinner plate: shredded brussel sprouts cooked in butter and mixed with pulled pork + avocado

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chocolate pudding: mashed avocado, mashed banana, and cocoa powder. topped with cashew butter. Avocado is amazing for desserts!

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pumpkin micro-muffin: 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 egg, dash of baking powder, pinch of sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and butter extract.Topped with canned coconut milk (aka the most amazing whipped cream).

I am having fun experimenting with new foods and new recipes on this new way of eating. It’s good to switch things up occasionally, so I have decided to embrace it. I’m slowly but surely getting back on my feet, and my diet is a large part of that. Ultimately, YOU decide what you put into your body…and I’m not going to kid myself anymore. I am focusing on real food and my body is thanking me for it.

That’s all I’ve got! However, DO check back soon for a giveaway opportunity that you will not want to miss! ;)

Kristi

 

5 Responses to “What the heck do you eat?”

  1. Trixie April 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    So nice to hear an update, sounds like you’re doing great! Once again you’re meals are blowing me away, so creative! Please keep it up (if you have time:)

  2. adashofmegMeg @ A Dash of Meg April 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    So proud of you and all of your food STILL looks amazing – even more amazing, actually :) Loooooove your dinner! Pork <3 mmmm

  3. Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 8, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    That’s so great that you’re figuring out what works for you and seeing positive effects! I can definitely relate to feeling completely lost when you have to eliminate something from your diet that you used to love, but there’s so much delicious food out there that once you find something you love to replace it with it’s really not that bad. And honestly… feeling good and seeing improvements in your health makes it that much easier.

  4. plateitnclimb April 8, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    I am happy to hear things are going smoothly since switching over to this new way of living. I think this just proves food is medicine and can heal us. It also proves that everyone needs a little something different to be their own healthy. Your meals look delicious as always dear!

  5. KatsHealthCorner April 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    How did you make that nooatmeal??

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