On Saturday, after reading up on things following being informed that cysts like sugar (yes, they do; if you have ovarian cysts it is a good idea to cut back on sugar), I decided to spend the next week (from now until my surgery next Tuesday, basically) eating like a guinea pig.
This is the plan I am following: www.wrc.net/inde
- now you know I'm not just making stuff up whole cloth.
It's called the Inner Cleanse Diet, and it's one of the ones on the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing - a wholistic health and spirituality centre that is run by my FIL.
Basically, I am eating vegan for a week. Only not perfectly vegan, because I am allowed to have up to 5 Tbs of plain yogurt with my breakfast every day, and I am not allowed to have any grains whatsoever. That's why I say I'm eating like a guinea pig (well, except for the yogurt - you aren't supposed to feed guinea pigs yogurt - and the cooked veggies for dinner).
Today was my first day trying to follow it properly. I still don't have any of the vegetable broth, but I do have the ingredients now so I will make some tomorrow night and drink it all day Wednesday. I sort of followed it Saturday and Sunday, but not perfectly.
Things I learned today:
If all you're eating is fruits and vegetables, you might be really tired if you continue your usual schedule and don't make sure you have enough veggies on you to snack on all day. If you look at my nutrition tracker for today, you'll see that I had a Subway veggie salad for lunch and another one for a snack.
Guinea pigs eat constantly because they HAVE to. It's not just to keep their guts moving, it's because you get HUNGRY way sooner if all you're eating is veggies! Carbs can't be the devil if they are part of what makes you feel full!
And finally, eating lots of veggies and drinking lots of fluids (mostly water) makes you have to use the bathroom a lot. For more than just one reason.