In the past six months, I have lost about fifteen pounds. Some of you noticed and asked about the changes in my diet. Today I’m sharing what I eat now and why I’ve changed my choices again, but first, a summer outfit.
My new haircut from every angle. I almost always tuck it behind my ears.
You may not care for them, but culottes are infinitely more cool and comfortable in the heat of summer. I do not wear skirts, short dresses, or shorts, so this is my hot weather look. They look best with short fitted tops and block heels or high wedges.
We were blessed with full sun and temps in the eighties at last. I wore this look to visit my parents on Sunday and a quick trip to the grocery store. I’ve linked the same or similar items below. Affiliate or referral links in my posts may generate a small commission to me at no extra cost to you.
The photo above shows a typical lunch. The dish includes baked sweet potato slices, walnuts, watercress, broccoli, olives, and sauteed onion with hemp seeds and chives. The salad bowl pictured is nine inches across and two-and-a-half inches deep. I eat two small meals per day. Breakfast might be slices of warm sweet potato with blackstrap molasse, walnuts, and pecans or a soft boiled egg and avocado slices, or I may have coconut milk yogurt with fresh berries. I do not snack.
The following lists include the foods I can eat without issues. (I never eat fast or processed foods.) This first group must be steamed, sauteed, baked, or roasted: Brussels sprouts, onions, asparagus, bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, sweet potatoes. Beans and lentils that have been pressure cooked only. (Eden Organics are.)
Celery, carrots, jicama, beets, radishes, watercress, and other dark leafy greens. Spices and herbs. High-quality olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, coconut butter, coconut oil and ghee (clarified butter), and goat cheese. Olives, avocados, dark chocolate, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and pecans. Fresh and in-season dark berries and dates, figs, or prunes in small amounts only.
If you have food allergies or sensitivities, you know that certain foods are triggers. The process of discovering which foods cause me problems included eliminating all of the foods that are known triggers. As I gradually tried those foods again, it was undeniable which ones I can no longer tolerate. My issues return when I eat peanuts, grains, and nightshades. The allergic reactions I’ve experienced include a full-body rash, sinus headaches and stuffiness, aching joints, inflammation, and digestive issues, including bloating, back and abdominal pain, as well as insomnia.
I share my journey to help you become more aware of things that might be affecting your health. Please do as I have done and consult with your physician before making any significant changes to your diet.