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>> Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm coming to the end of day 7 on this anti-inflammation diet and I feel amazing! I'm beginning to think so much of becoming healthier is just exchanging bad habits for good habits. I know, I know, you think I'm a genius. But really, we really are creatures of habit, aren't we? If we could just exchange our bad habits for good ones, little by little, where would we be in a year?

Obviously I am not happy about the fact that my body is out of balance , however, I am really excited that it has motivated me into healthier habits which will have a positive effect on my body.

So here are some of the trades I've been making.

  • I traded my cup of coffee with cream, for a cup of black or green tea with a small amount of raw honey. I still have a coffee here and there, but I'm actually finding it less desirable then I used to.

  • I traded toast with nutella or cereal ( actually whatever sweet thing I could get my hands on) for oatmeal with a small amount of earth balance and a little maple syrup or a bowl of fresh fruit

  • I traded snacks like chips and crackers for Lara raw food bars or celery and natural peanut butter

  • I traded pizza slices and deli sandwiches for veggie salads with chicken or fish

  • I traded heavy dinners full of wheat, dairy and fat for lighter meals with grilled chicken or fish, veggies and brown rice or legumes.

  • I traded ice cream and baked goods for homemade coconut ice cream sweetened with agave or a baked apple with Cinnamon and maple syrup. So good!

  • I've traded my late night bowl of cereal for herbal tea and maybe a few frozen blueberries.

Simple right? Not rocket science, not a crazy fad diet. Just natural whole foods.

I am looking into some raw food recipes as well. It is amazing what you can do with raw food! You should check out this blog look at some of the recipes they will blow your mind. I am planning on trying some of these recipes I will let you know how they turn out.

One last thing, eating out. I have gone out 3 times since I have been on eating this way. It would be difficult to make a good choice at most restaurants but by doing a little homework on the front end I avoided "having" to eat something not approved. It just takes a little planning ahead.

Ken and I went out to Zinburger tonight at the Biltmore. I've grabbed a salad there before to go and loved the freshness of the ingredients. So tonight for date night I asked Ken to pick between Zinburger and True Food and Zinburger won! He is usually down for any place that serves a good burger.

We started off with some sweet potato fries. I can't have regular potatoes but I can have sweet. They were either really good, or I was starving.

I went with the same salad I had last time I was there. Ahi Tuna salad. It is served on a bed of mixed greens laced with cashews and has an Asian style dressing. Understated yet delicious.

Ken ordered a burger with bacon and thousand island. He also went for a Snickers milkshake for dessert. I cant believe I was able to bypass the shake menu, they have some seriously good sounding shakes. I would defiantly recommend Zinburger, I want to go back when I am at a phase in my health goals where I can cheat a bit and try their fried zucchini, it looks really good!

Here is to a week of success and feeling better! My chamomile is kicking in, time for bed!


gogo grandma March 12, 2011 at 6:35 AM  

can i have the recipe for homemade coconut ice cream? yum!Going to a vegan cooking class today:)