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4/20/10 at 9:55pm
This really sucks, I have been there. My advice would be to drink a ton of water to help with the detox you might be going through. At fat, fat, and fat. Put virgin coconut oil in your tea and make sure you are having a good dose of butter. I have found that eating coconut oil helps my appetite and my energy levels.
I have a question for everybody, how active are you? I have been really pretty active since starting this grain free journey. I feel as though I have more energy and have been feeling as though I NEED to work out at least 5 days a week. Is this true for everyone else?
I made the MDA chicken bacon avacado salad and it is truly spectacular. the dressing is killer. a pain to make, but so so so good.
today was easier. im still weirdly tired in the evening. my muscles are achy and i just want to drop asleep. i was also able to cook something nice.
i put everything in fitday and WOW macadamias are loads of calories for a little bit of food. if i had just not eaten that handful, my calories would be reasonable. 300 calories for a handful!
still, i'm just trying to get through this so that it can become a daily natural part of my life. i still had cravings. the triggers were bothersome. i have been addicted to carbs for a very very long time and my relationship with carbs needs to end.
today i had
almost two servings of the bacon chicken avacado salad
cup of cottage cheese with 2/3 cup pineapple
cup of pot roast
i thought it was a pretty well rounded eating day, but according to fitday, i am missing at least half my calcium, most vit E, all of vit D (i take a supplement tho), and a bit of potassium.
I've been kinda doing smorgasborg type dinners
Lately the kids have been writting on the dinner board themselves. Well mostly my 5.5 year old but he helps his little sister
I have this black "white" board that uses those neon permanent markers in the kitchen and I write out the menu for the day the night before so that everyone knows, and it makes them excited for dinner and to eat. i actually write out the whole day with a Break/lunch/snack with like several options basically of things i have ready or am willing to make last minute and they can pick from. They have been writting dinner and it's funny. last night we ate at my parents but before that it said: Chicken weangs, rasburries (i can't believe he spelled this so close, my husband says it with an accent so you can't blame him for the "u" LOL) broccoli, salad, egg boats (deviled eggs), a picher of watter. He's almost 6 and spells better than half the adults i know LOL!
It's kinda fun if anyone has kids who like to help with meal planning and it also helps with the writting in an organized fashion. i'm letting them do it by themselves this week because I dnto' have a plan really, but next week i'll help a bit more. I'll sometimes tell them I can make part of what they wrote or something if I don't have everything, or i'll fill in the parts i already have planned. It's so cute!
I made a ton of fruit, egg and flax bars for myself enough to last a whole week. I have been eating vat sized salads and that avacado one looks great but i can't do bacon . I LOVE avacados in salad though. Usually I used some salmon or kipper snacks and load it up with a couple pounds of chopped raw veggies and greens and a handful of pinenus or pumpkin seeds.
I've been drinking too much coffee lately, I need to start with the green tea habit again
My focus is really no grains, I don't really worry about carbs. I eat zero sugar in any form, I limit the sweets for kids and mainly it's homemade ice cream or pudding/custard or something. Or TRUFFLES, MMMmmmmm
Just stopping in to say hi. :
I spent Monday through Wed afternoon at the local children's hospital with our 4 month old He started getting sick with the same stomach bug as the rest of the family on Sat am and we ended up taking him in for fluids + meds on Sat night. He was doing okay, but then by Monday he was dehydrated and moaning with his eyes closed. It was SO scary at how quickly he got dehydrated. I used to be a ped nurse so its not like we weren't paying attention, he just couldn't keep up with his fluids.
DH and I stayed there the whole time with with him (DH had to sleep on the floor, ugh) and did our best with some snack foods from home for ourselves. We did eat breakfast in the cafeteria (omelettes and *ACK* soy lattes) and made ourselves sick because of it. I literally woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night feeling like I was going to vomit suddenly and it definitely was NOT illness related. We barely slept both nights because they insisted that DS had to sleep in the crib if we went to sleep and he only wanted to sleep on us. UGH.
It was totally miserable and I feel like my head is in a total fog despite eating some good food last night and this morning and getting a good nights sleep. I ended up drinking a small amount of a Sprite that night that I felt like I was going to be sick and I know that just totally messed me up because we've been on GAPS/SCD for months. I figured it was a better option than vomiting though I'm going to really try to focus on just making sure that the whole family is resting and eating well and forget about the housework for the next few days. After 3 weeks now (!!!) of this rotating through our family I think we need to work hard on nutrition and probiotics. I can't believe how terrible just a small amount of low quality foods (that were still grain free) made us feel.
In good news, the baby is feeling much better. We are just still working on getting him to regain his appetite for nursing, so I'm doing some pumping too. I'm soooo glad we are home.