Thursday, February 21, 2013

Up and Then I'm Down - But Its a Good Thing

Notes from The My Plan:

First thing I did when I woke up was weigh myself. I was up .2. :( At first I thought it might have been the bread I ate yesterday. Silly me, thought it was wheat white bread (which I had tested non reactive) but it turns out it was whole grain white bread. But then I remembered I didn't go to the bathroom yesterday. Can you say constipated? So I'm wondering if that's the reason I'm up .2.? 

Before drinking my lemon water and dandelion tea I took a hot Epsom salt bath. Then after I went to the bathroom (I know tmi, but I need to journal everything). I weighed myself and I'm down .6 pounds. AWESOME!! I'm down and I tested another food that is non-reactive.

I would never have even thought about all of this before. I love how I'm getting to know how food and my body play together. Thank you Lyn-Genet for the "The Plan" and all your knowledge. I love reading her facebook and forum posts, Lyn-Genet and her staff are always feeding my brain, while I'm learning to feed my body with the right foods that work for me. 

For breakfast I had a Blueberry Pear Smoothie (I just love these).

1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
1/2 Pear, chopped
1/2 cup Silk Coconut Milk
1 1/2 tbsp Chia Seeds
A dash or two of Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg (I use both).

Blend until fully blended.

For lunch I had a avocado and goat cheese sandwich with sunflower seeds and mixed lettuce. This was so good.

1/4 avocado
.5 oz (about 2 Tbsp) crumbled goat cheese
sunflower seeds
2 slices of bread (I used white whole grain)

I went to a friends going-away happy hour and ate french fries (the only thing on the menu I could eat besides salad. I was not going to pay $13 for lettuce). I had tested fries before so I went for it. On the bad side, the fries were very salty. :( On the good side I also had 3 glasses of red wine. :) When I got home I was planning on eating some leftover zucchini but ended up just going to bed.

I woke up this morning with very puffy eyes and up .6 lbs. Thanks salt!

Today I'll take a break from testing and the only salt I'll be using is the Epsom salt in my bath.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My First Reactive Food, Mangos, and Marinade

Notes from The My Plan: 

Yesterday for lunch I had Spaghetti Squash, with a little butter and grated Manchego cheese. As soon as I finished my stomach started to hurt and continued until dinner time. My first reactive food.

For dinner I wanted to eat something that was light and easy on my stomach so I had 1/2 a chicken breast with mango salsa mixed with carrot and beet salad (chopped) to add some veggies to the mix.

When I woke up this morning I lost .2 pounds. I was surprised since I reactive so bad yesterday, but I'm not complaining. I'm also not testing a new food today. 

For breakfast I had a Blueberry Pear Smoothie with Chia Seeds. For lunch I used the leftover Chicken and leftover Mango Salsa with the Carrot and Beet Salad and 1/4 avocado to make a Chicken Salad.

For dinner I had French Roast Balsamic marinaded Roast Beef and steamed Zucchini.

I also had a rye cracker with almond butter, and a Skinny Dark Chocolate Truffles earlier.