IVORYGIRL1776

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The War on Sugar

Sunday, February 15, 2015

High protein, low carb (no desserts, cereals, breads, flour, pasta, or fruit). So far no grains or beans. I'm going to ask the doctor if I can at least add in a serving of beans or two during the week. It's not just a little hard for me; it's SUPER hard sticking to this way of eating. I'm fighting nasty Candida and there is no telling how long I'll have to be this strict with the diet; it sure isn't only going to be a couple of weeks. I'm eating most of my veggies raw and sticking to mostly green ones. Everyone, including the doctor, says to keep stress low. Oh yeah, sure. Stress makes cortisol rise and therefore sugar cravings increase. When it's in your face everyday; not so easy. When I've reached out for help with a major situation I'm dealing with, a blind eye and deaf ear are all the rage with most. Fair weather friends are everywhere. But I am thankful for a friend, although miles and miles away, has been a faithful and true friend through it all.

I will probably have to eat this way for a very looooong time. I'm hoping I get to the point I enjoy it and then embrace it permanently.

Wait what's that I smell cooking in the kitchen?! My son is making homemade pancakes! and....I'm going to munch on some broccoli.
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  • IVORYGIRL1776
    LIVINGLOVINLIFE,

    I haven't been tracking my carbs since I eat mostly green and most are very fibrous. But maybe I'll start putting them in the tracker to make sure I'm not going haywire.

    Instead of traditional lunchmeats (I'm allergic to the preservatives in them) I buy ones from FreshMarket that have zero preservatives, the same for turkey bacon. They are really good, but really expensive so I can buy only limited amounts. I love putting organic sunflower seeds and almonds in my salads. Sometimes I grind up flaxseeds and add that. Not using any commercial salad dressing, just olive oil and lemon or none at all. Need to get some brazil nuts though; 2 a day have just the right amount of selenium in them.

    Thank you for the suggestion on the LOW-Carb list; I'll definitely look at it! Unfortunately I can't have any fruit, not even the low sugar ones.

    Thank you for the help!

    2256 days ago
  • IVORYGIRL1776
    DJ4HEALTH,

    Eggs are my breakfast emoticon
    2256 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
    You might want to add eggs to your meal since beans do feed Candida too.
    2258 days ago
  • MONDAYLINS
    emoticon emoticon emoticon When you reach the point of feeling better, you'll know that this has ALL been worth it. Hang in there!
    2258 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    What is your carb limit. I set mine at 50. That is a big drop from what is recommended but easier to do than 20-30 carbs a day. Spark people has a lot of articles on LO-Carb with lists of fruits and veggies that are low carb. Not all veggies are created equal. Be sure and get extra fat in your diet. Stay away from processed foods and meats. Eat nuts and veggies hi in fiber. Keep track of net carbs. Check out recipes on SP. They have a big selection on low carb. Being carb toxic causes big cravings and yup yeast infections. It also keeps you tired and blue. After a week you should hopefully feel better. You can do this. I'm still learning but every day seems easier. Hugs Pat.
    2258 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    ((((HUGS))))) Yes, it will eventually become habit. Hang in there. It is not easy, but you'll feel better for doing it.
    2258 days ago
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