About the food

As I’ve mentioned I’m trying to make some lasting changes in my diet. I’m very interested in food and the benefits of including/excluding certain things in a diet. I read a lot and discuss it a lot. I am working on finding a non dramatic way of changing my own diet so that it will become a way of life as I’m only implementing what I’ve learnt in waves.

I used to feel so confused about all the contradictory advice given regarding diets. I don’t any more. I feel like I know what is beneficial and why it is. It’s still hard to always follow it, as what we choose to eat isn’t always logical.

So what does this include, my changes? Well in short; I stay away from white carbs, gluten, grains, lactose and sugar as much as I can. I’m not allergic to any of it, but I am convinced I feel better physically and mentally when excluding it. Having said that, there is some cream involved still and there will be cheeses involved in the future, if yet limited. It won’t be a 100% I don’t think, but I want my main food intake to be free from these things.

One of the trickiest thing to change, I find, is breakfast. The best is to eat a breakfast that is like a main meal really, high in protein. But we are so entrenched in our habits in society and most breakfast foods consist of bread, dairy etc. They have a certain structure. So changing this is difficult.

Another tricky thing for me is my snacking. But I know the craving will fade the longer I go without doing it. Snacked tonight though. Ooops. I also find it difficult to eat enough, when eating like this. I should really have protein of like 3 eggs in the mornings – I can’t stomach that! But yeah, I’m sure I’ll find my way soon enough.

I really like cooking and planning food. But obviously with a little one and other commitments it’s hard to get the time to do it properly. It’s the biggest challenge to making these changes – not being able to plan and then slip up because of that. But eventually I will get the thinking and the habit and it will become easier. There’s a lot of fun recipes out on the web now (Paleo, gluten-free etc) and I have rearranged my recipes so that I can access them on my laptop, tablet and mobile. That also helps.

Anyway here’s some examples from the last week of what I’m eating. By the way Zucchini pasta is the best pasta substitute I’ve tried so far. In the past I’ve tried all these carb free noodles and seaweeds, baked my own and what have you not. But I really like Zucchini pasta.

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1/ Really lovely chai tea pancakes (almond milk and coconut flour) with berries and quark for breakfast.
2/ Zucchini pasta fried in garlic with pine nuts, beef and sausage (leftovers) and cream sauce (not really ok but an exception)
3/ DInner with Shiitake chicken and fried cabbage
4/ Protein pancakes with cottage cheese and eggs

 

Tom Kai Ga
Tom Kai Ga – Chicken soup for dinner.

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