Monday, March 11, 2013
Many people seem to think that they can eat terrible food and just exercise it off, but that is so wrong. Your body has a system and depending on what foods you eat will depend on how it stores and burns fat. For me I have found that eating gluten free (by choice), Dairy free ( not by choice) is what works best for me. I basically eat meat, veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, rice, flax, coconut oil, olive oil, coconut milk, almond milk, coconut butter, and a little bit of millet and buckwheat. I really only eat the millet and buckwheat in my one indulgence which is gluten free sugar cookies. Otherwise, my carbohydrates only come in fresh fruits, potatoes and sweet potatoes, beans, and some rice. I am currently looking in to black rice, really want to try it because I heard it does not spike your blood sugar like white and brown rice do. I really feel like what you eat plays a bigger role in weight loss than a lot of people think. I am seeing good results with my diet, including reduced joint pain and inflammation. When I used to eat bread, pasta ect. my fingers would swell up. Now they are pretty much normal and the joint pain is gone. I really don't eat much wheat either and I know wheat is an inflammatory so that could be why.
I finally made it back in the gym, was sick a lot last month. I kept having issues with my tonsils becoming swollen, another reason why I decided to change my diet. When I stop breast feeding I will go back to eating dairy but only some such as feta, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE feta. I miss it so much! LOL