Sunday, March 27, 2011
Something happened that is potentially good. But lets start at the beginning. In the past few weeks i have been lacking energy and willpower. Eating was eating (I mean i was eating a lot) and exercising was hard (i mean i didn't exercise). I decided to let go of exercise and focus on the food part (i know exercise is important but it's 80% nutrition and 20% exercise, so i decided that with the little energy that i have, i should pick the more important one sice doing both is verwhelming). But i couldn't stick to my decision to eat the amount of calories i set up (which is 1200 kcal) because i constantly overate.
SO, fast forward to the day before yesterday: we went to a doctor with David. He has a problem with his skin, it's not a big deal but it's on his face and head, it started about 7-8 years ago, plenty of dermatologists have been visited without any of them being able to help. So a few months ago David's mom sees on TV a show about health and illnesses, and a herbalist (i don't know the proper name for this, a doctor who cures naturally, with plants and natural products, with special nutrition and emphacises positive thinking)...so a herbalist describes David's symptoms EXACTLY, and he also tells that this is something that dermatologists diagnose what David was diagnosed with by all the dermatologists he went to, but none could cure it. SO we tracked down this guy, he's 76 years old and lives at 3,5 hrs trainride from here, so we decided to go to him, maybe he can help David. We went and the guy (besides prescribing special herbal things and pills) told David this:
- sugar (no honey, no FRUITS besides apples, no sweets of any kind)
- no meat (besides fish)
- no dairy products
This was really tough for David because he lives for sweets and meat was a fundamental part of his nutrition too. But this probably is the reason why he ended up with this skin problem (and he also has other smaller problems with digestion, etc), so he understands that he has to do this.
And i decided to do it too. I'm not taking the pills and herbal teas and other things of course (because they aren't the best for everybody and they are also freakin' expensive) but i am skipping sweets and meat (i'm not cutting milk and yogurt but i will cut all other dairy products too - luckily David doesn't like milk and yogurt so it won't tempt him when he opens the fridge).
I wouldn't want to have a lot of things in the house that would be tempting for him, i know how hard it is when something you really like is forbidden but it's right in front of you, it will also be easier to cook this way, and this meal plan will be beneficial for me too, i hope that this way it will be easier to stay on track. I also found it hard to say no to sweets and bad stuff that he was constantly eating, so from now on it will be much easier for me too.