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 hello...it 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.