Lets talk about – Diet

Part 2 of What I’ve Learnt

Diet.

I hate that word. Diet.  It’s Die with a T. Seriously. Doesn’t it just want you to throw in the towel? There are so many diets out there, that hell, of course it’s going to be overwhelming and confusing.

Needless to say, the food that you put into your body IS important.

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You wouldn’t put crappy fuel into your car, so why would you put crappy food into your body.

If you want your body to run efficiently then you need to give it the best quality food.

I’m not going to lie, I still eat crappy food, but not as often as I use to.  And when I do, I can feel the difference. Yep, I can tell.

In my family my daughter is anaphalxis to peanuts.  My son doesn’t have any food allergies, but does have sensitivities to gluten & lactose. He also suffers asthma and eczema.  I too also suffer from eczema, and I also happen to be intolerant to shellfish. I like crab, but if I eat it, or any type of shellfish, I get bloated, seriously bloated, like 7 months pregnant bloated.  It’s not fun.  The indigestion that comes with it, also no fun. So I don’t have shellfish.  I’m ok with fish, providing someone else cooks it, as the smell, omg *gags* makes me want to puke.
My partner, he also has sensitivities to gluten. So as you can see what we eat in this household is important for our overall health and well being.

What I eat now is different to what I ate 18 months ago. I eat more protein, less carbs, more whole foods, less junk, more eggs, less grains, more almonds, less sugar.  I eat a SANE / Paleo / Primal diet.

I still have rice, and pasta but not as often as I use to, maybe every 10-14 days.
I still have cake, but I usually make it with less flour, and more coconut flour or almond flour. (So more gluten free).

Now if you are thinking, I can’t eat like that! You are wrong.  Our ancestors ate this way (Paleo), and they survived, therefore we can too. We’ve been conditioned into thinking that low fat is better.  Low fat just means high carbs, and when we don’t need the extra carbs, guess what?, it just gets converted into fat. Yep fat.

Don’t believe it?  Well you don’t have to take my word for it, do the research yourself.  It’s all about trial and error, you find what works for you.  Because what works for me, might not work for you.

So what do I eat in a typical day? Well it’s as follows:

Breakfast
Carrie Brown’s Hot & Nutty Cereal or Almond Pear Porridge
With a hot tea or coffee (whatever I’m in the mood for)

Snack’s (morning or afternoon)
Carrie Brown’s Berry Porridge
Beef Jerky
Quest protein bars (Almond Crunch is my fav)
Piece of fruit

Lunch
Egg Omelette & some form of protein like a chicken thigh and a veggies or a salad.
I also love making open burgers, so think burger, but no bread.
Or leftovers from dinner (if there are any)

Dinner
Serving of protein, like a sausage hot pot, or a chicken casserole, and a huge serving of veggies. Usually carrots, broccoli, and cabbage.

That gives you a rough idea of what I have.  Some days I’m more SANE than other days, just depends on what I’m doing, and how my stress levels are.

How has your ‘diet’ played a roll in your life? What’s your favourite go to meal? Do you have a recipe you care to share?
Post a little or a lot, it’s up to you.