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A discovery!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I think I have mentioned that I have been doing my version of the diet "The Plan" which is the one that makes claim that everyone body chemistry is different and some healthy foods might be "reactive" to one's body.
So I have been experimenting with things and paying more attention to how I feel and the scale from the point of figuring out what foods might I be reactive to and cause inflammation for my body.
The good news is this! Now when I know I have eating the right calories and what I thought to be very healthy foods but the scale goes up the day after I no longer get upset wondering why after eating so "healthy" did the scale go up, but more importantly why my joints hurt more than normal. So yesterday I ate like 1250 calories and ate what normally could be considered "healthy". I had wild salmon and zucchini for lunch yesterday. Guess what...yep the scale was up a half a pound and my joints do ache more than normal. I knew that wild salmon was one food the author suggested might be reactive. Well was!
I love knowing though that it is the reactive food now and am not nearly as frustrated when I see the gain when thinking how good I have been. I still think wild salmon has very healthy benefits but I won't eat it as often as I now know how my body reacts.
So I love this science project. I am learning so much about my body and paying attention to how I feel.
It's very interesting to me and I am having fun experimenting. Today I will eat low reactive foods. I made a big pot of cooked carrots with tarragon, onion and cloves of garlic. I know I do well on this food and will put the mixture in my vita mixer and make a soup and eat with avacado on my nopal tortilla. It will be interesting to see if the half pound is gone tomorrow.
On with the science project!
I do hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great.
Have a wonderful day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CIRANDELLA 3/6/2013 9:59AM

    Enjoy your "science project," Sallie! It sounds healthy, it's paying off well, and you look absolutely phenomenal - you deserve to feel great, too! emoticon

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LIB_IN_AZ 3/6/2013 9:55AM

    Isn't it amazing to find that our foods contribute to the achiness in our joints! Everytime I have eaten almonds since starting The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas, my hips and lower back just scream at me!

I must have spent well over $1000 per year lately going for deep tissue massages because of the aches in my hips, gluts, lower back. And to think it could have been more from eating ALMONDS and perhaps other as yet unidentified supposedly "healthy" foods!

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CAPECODBABE 3/6/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon I need to do some investigation myself.

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GOANNA2 3/6/2013 6:36AM

    Thanks for the information. I might go to my
local library to see if I can get the book and check
into it. Can you tell me who the author is please?
Have a lovely day.

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JANIEWWJD 3/6/2013 12:49AM

    That is quite interesting!!!! Let us know more!!!

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STRIVERONE 3/5/2013 11:49PM

    Thanks for that. I'm going to look into it too, more for the joint pain than the extra ounces.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/5/2013 11:31PM

    Isn't it a RELIEF to find explanations for why you do everything right and STILL the freakin' scale shouts @ you!

Our bodies are so delicate and the best thing we can do is pay attention to it! Good job.


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PJBONARRIGO 3/5/2013 8:00PM

    This is a really interesting project. You have inspired me to "see" what foods are on my reactive list! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/5/2013 11:57AM

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SLENDERELLA61 3/5/2013 11:23AM

    Great attitude! We are all a science experiment of one! What works for me may not for you and vice versa. You have really taken the emotion out of weighing and I like that. Good going, Sallie! Best wishes for more helpful discoveries!! -Marsha

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JODROX 3/5/2013 11:10AM

    I wonder if part of the deal with salmon is the salt level. I love salmon too. I don't have it very often because it's so expensive and my husband hates it, unfortunately.

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LIS193 3/5/2013 11:08AM

    I am so excited to be on this journey with you! Isn't it amazing how some healthy foods impact us? I haven't tested salmon yet but it is one of my favorite proteins and I can't wait to see what happens.
Enjoy your carrot soup, it sounds delicious!

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MAUREENIE1 3/5/2013 10:42AM

    Isn't it nice knowing that it is about the type of food and not whether we have been disciplined in our " healthy eating"!
I'm also doing my own "science project" and have discovered that it is more about how I combine the foods than the particular food I eat. Although there are still some "enemy" foods. It is an ongoing thing.
All the best with your discoveries!

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PHATPAT18 3/5/2013 10:42AM

    Thanks for taking us on your discovery journey.

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KRISKECK 3/5/2013 10:33AM

    So glad you are discovering your triggers so you can get some relief from the joint pain! Have a wonderful day!

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