Time to Rethink (Part 2)
First, I want to share the new photos. It’s been a week. So what do you think? Do they look any better?
Today, I want to talk about diet and the foods we eat. For the most part, I am a vegetarian. I do vege burgers, vege sausage, vege bacon, and vegetarian hot dogs. I could never be a vegan though. I like honey, cheese, yogurt, and even eggs on occasion. I really don’t get the vegan thing. Whether we consume them or not, cows are still going to give milk, bees are still going to make honey, and chickens are still going to lay eggs. I say we might as well use them.
My biggest weakness when it comes to meat would be pork and I probably eat it about once a month. I love a good pork roast and barbequed pork ribs…Ummm…Now I am getting hungry.
But for good or bad I am a carboholic. I love my carbs! I love my sweets! Which is my downfall when it comes to beating a fungal infection. In fact, when you have a fungal infection you crave sweets and carbs more than anything because they feed the fungus.
I was reading a list of foods to avoid and I’m going to starve!
On that list was sugar (which is the number one thing to avoid) did you know that sugar causes wrinkles? Yep! Breaks down the collagen in our skin and causes wrinkles. No wonder I look 10 years older than my sisters. UGH! Anyway, back to the list : beer, (I guess that dozen donuts that I washed down with a quart of beer wasn’t such a good idea…) wine, noodles, fruit and fruit juice. Also, legumes, potatoes, yams, and beets. Not to mention dairy products. Yep, I am going to starve to death. I can’t afford to lose any weight. I only weigh 118 pounds as it is.
So what foods are you supposed to eat?
- pumpkin seeds
Yep, I am definitely going to starve to death. With a diet like that, I might as well live on a deserted island.
For the most part, my diet is pretty clean and simple. I don’t drink cow’s milk. I prefer soy, coconut, or homemade almond milk.
I like my coffee black and my green tea iced without sweeteners. I don’t drink soda. I prefer sparkling flavored water. My favorites being, Perrier’s green apple, and Arrowhead’s cucumber melon. And don’t get them confused with those flavored waters you see in the store. Read the ingredients!
I cook 6 nights a week and do takeout once a week. I eat fish, seafood, and chicken. But I am beginning to believe that I am allergic to chicken. Every time I cut up or shred chicken, whether it is raw or cooked, my hands burn and itch. People tell me it’s all the additives. Wait, it’s chicken. There shouldn’t be any additives in chicken. So they tell me to wear gloves when working with chicken. Okay, well that takes care of my hands, but what’s it doing to my insides?
Let us talk about exercise for a moment and then I’ll let you get back to your lives. I don’t have a regular workout anymore. I used to. I would walk two miles a day. Ride my bike back and forth to work. Lift weights, do crunches, etc. I am a very hyper person and have a lot of nervous energy and I still get a lot of exercise, just not the structured kind. I clean house, I do laundry, and I bury dead bodies…err, work in the yard, and I do a lot of pacing. 🙂
You see that blue Suburban parked at the far end of the parking lot? The one that is the farthest away from the store entrance, taking up 4 parking spaces, I may add? Well, that’s mine. And many times I get all the way to the door and realize, I’ve either forgotten my list or the bags. I asked my son, “Why does everyone always want to park by the door?” And he tells me, “Because they are lazy.” I should tell them that they really need to park farther away, but then I couldn’t take up 4 parking spaces. I’ll let them be lazy.
My final thoughts? We are not all the same and one size does not fit all. It doesn’t matter if we are fighting off some kind of disease or just trying to live as healthy as we can, all of our needs are different.
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, get healthier, or just have more energy, you have to listen to your own body. Keep a food diary for a few weeks. Yes, you want to see what you’ve eaten, but more importantly, you want to know how certain foods affect how you feel. Do carbs seem to give you more energy? Does protein make you feel lazy and tired? Or vice versa? It’s your body. You know how it feels. Feed it good.
Next week another few pics and I will wrap up everything with chemicals.
Hugs till then!