Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Day 25!

Berry smoothie, white lion muffin & peanut butter
Chard & yam salad & truffles (still eating too much sugar)
Lentil Dahl soup & white lion scone
These macaroons rock! And they're flour/grain free!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Intermittent fasting

I've been doing some form of fasting for a couple years. Usually it's one or two fasts per week. I'll eat dinner, then skip breakfast & lunch the next day. My goal is to resume eating again at dinner, sometimes I only make it until 4 or 5pm.

I like not thinking about what I'm going to eat for almost 24 hours. My husband would rather cut off his arm than fast but for me, it works.

Fasting has become easier now that I've gone wheat and grain free. Any hunger pains or cravings that occur seem much more manageable. When I was a wheat eater, I had broken many fasts 5 or 6 hours early because of the need to chew (usually a bagel or muffin). Today I finished a fast that began yesterday at 6pm and ended at 4pm without a problem.

Most weeks I'll designate Tuesdays and Thursdays as my fasting days.

Monday & Tuesday photos

yogurt, fruit & white lion muffin
raw grain free pizza
raw apple pie
On Tuesday I fasted until 4
Tuesday dinner..kale salad & white lion scone
Tuesday dessert..raw chocolate pie

Monday, October 3, 2011

In 200 days

I'll be doing a 50 mile race.

I'll also be turning 55 years old.

I've got lots of work to do...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I need to cut out the sugar

Since September 11, I've been 100% wheat-free. Except for a little sushi rice, grain-free too.

No grains but lots of sugar. Instead of eating pies and cakes, I've switched to chocolate mousse and creme brulles. I don't even want to talk about the ice cream.

It's time to stop the sugar train.

The plan will be to quit all the white, processed stuff. During the transition period, I'll allow desserts made with honey and sometimes agave. My desserts from the White Lion Baking Company are made with honey. And the raw desserts I sometimes eat are either honey or agave. Hopefully after a month or so, I can wean off these desserts all together. Or at least cut down to an occasional treat.

Couple photos

Saturday breakfast..fruit, yogurt & white lion cinnamon bun
Friday lunch..fruit & cheese & eggplant