I just wanted to say thanks for letting me vent. Im feeling quite better the last two days. For one, Ive started studying recipes, which has made me feel less caged, and I think the spoonfuls of coconut oil are catching up to my metabolism - that is, I dont feel starved anymore, so my brain is present and I can physically keep up (keep on top of) my kids. I actually feel energetic and relatively peaceful. We'll see how long this phase lasts
I stumbled on a recipe idea after reading about pureed cauliflower as mashed potatoes. Im soo sick of eggs for breakfast, so today I steamed several pounds of cauliflower, pureed a batch, and scooped some into a bowl with butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, stevia, and a touch of vanilla
Then I served some caul. mash with parsely and cinn. and coconut oil with dinner and the fam gobbled it up. "I cant believe its cauliflower" - Dh. Im going to try cauliflower pancakes, and cauliflower muffins
I told Dh Im going to write The Caulifower Cookbook
I also had enough energy to go to the gym today which has not happened in weeks, and that was a huge relief. I need my exercise, and felt good to get that part of myself back.
~What is the deal with enzymes? I mean, I know what they do, but why do you take them/are you so obsessed with them? B/c they help you digest so you dont have food rotting in your gut, contributing to yeast, constipation/diarhea, permeability, etc? I have always had very consistent, step 3 or 4 poops (see how good Im getting
) so am not sure I see the point. The only ones Im interested in are the nes that claim to digest yeast, and these Im not sure I believe (you?)
~Tomato paste; talk to me. Ive been using it as a ketchup sub, but its got 6 g carbs/3 g sugar per 2 tblsp, despite it being *just* pureed tomatoes. Is this *legal* on the anti-candida diet, anyone know?
~Vanillla extract - many are made with alcohol, and alcohol is a no-no. The one I have does not list ingredients, but I know its *real* vanilla. Should I just buy the bean (ugh)?
~Last but not least, TTC. Im trying to figure out how to work this in. Now that I feel my sanity returning, and can imagine how this life will work, and actually feel energized, Im starting to jones. I dont know if getting preg while detoxing candida is a good idea, yet I could be detoxing for the next year, right? What should my guidepost[s] be? We would start next month if I had my way. How have those of you who ttc after finding this way of life (as it were) decided when?
Thanks again mamas!!