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First off hi, second off that is great. I am glad you found something that works for you. I actually have never heard of metabolic testing, but it sounds interesting, I may have to look into it.
This sight is great for keeping you motivated as long as you use it. The people are encouraging and there is tons of people to help keep you in check. Good luck with your journey!
Hi, Nan! It sounds like you are really on the right track, working hard to find what works best for you and seeing some success already. That's great. I have found SparkPeople is really good for helping with that and keeping up motivation; there's so much to see, do, explore, and learn.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer
I've been trying to focus on eating whole foods for some time, and right now since I am feeding no one but myself each day it seemed like a good time to make some changes in my diet.
I read about Metabolic Typing a few years ago and invested the money into taking the test. This showed that I am a Protein Type and Parasympathetic Dominant. Meaning that I need to make sure I have proteins and fats with every meal, and really watch the amount of carbohydrates I eat.
I've had to eliminate most grains (I'm gluten intolerant anyway), all citrus fruits, all vegetables from the deadly nightshade family, and all dairy except butter as part of this eating plan.
After eating this way for 2 weeks, I have noticed first off that my energy levels are improved and I am sleeping better.
I've also noticed that I am remaining satisfied after eating for longer, and am having fewer cravings.
Haven't weighed myself yet but for the most part that doesn't matter right now as I adjust to this new way of eating.
Food wise, I am buying and preparing whole foods, organic where possible, in season and again, where possible, locally grown.
This week, I've made a quinoa "stir fried rice" with beef and vegetables, roasted guinea fowl with an amaranth and vegetable stuffing, and I have a venison and guinea fowl (from the leftovers) stew with leeks, mushrooms, onions, and carrots in the slow cooker for tomorrow night's dinner. Leftovers I save for my lunch the next day.
Breakfast is usually an omelette or frittata with onions and mushrooms. I'm still adjusting to eating an omelette without a load of cheese.
I enjoy cooking, I find it relaxing. I especially enjoy cooking with whole ingredients.
I look forward to sharing with others here.
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