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Giving Up Grains?

11 Jul

A friend came over to go for a hike this weekend. Afterward we went to the farmers market for lunch and she brought her own salad because she recently gave up grains from her diet and wasn’t sure if she would be find something to eat; which surprisingly she couldn’t.  She swears it makes her feel much better and of course recommended that I try it.

I’m not ready to give up my oatmeal or brown rice, but I do feel like I could cut out flour. My only concern about this is inconveniencing J. Right now our pantry is full of breads, pastas, cereals, crackers, etc. He loves his cookies, cakes, French toast, waffles, etc. Who doesn’t? How can I make him foods he will love, that will make us both feel good?

Allergic to Sugar?

21 May

I’ve had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember, but these days it seems like sugar doesn’t like me anymore.

Lately, whenever I eat something super starchy or sweet I almost instantly feel sleepy, nauseous or achy. According to the NY Times I might not be the only one experiencing this type of allergic reaction.

So…starting tomorrow, I’m going to start cutting sugar out of my diet. I’m going to miss chocolate and cookies and cake, but hopefully making this change will make me feel so much better it will be worth the sacrifice.