A cleaner diet
Monday, July 29, 2019
I’ve been looking on the internet for hints to a cleaner diet since having polyps removed which were benign but which could have led to trouble if left long enough. My efforts are not scientific at all, and what I do may be irrelevant to the polyps but it’s probably healthy anyway.
I’m looking for ways to reduce frying, so I’m steaming more and intend to use the oven more. I don’t believe in cutting red meat completely because it has good things in it, but I’m avoiding fatty things like hamburger meat or anything junky or processed.
I’m not teaching at the moment, so I have time to concentrate on cooking healthy meals and cooking separate things from DH’s dialysis diet. I want to introduce more variety and experiment with new ways of cooking. Although I don’t have any particular reason to think so, I feel that a maximum of two coffees per day is enough, and I’ve cut out my one or two beers a week.
Some of my experiments have been delicious - steamed salmon - and others not so much. It would be good too to get down to nearer a recommended weight, but after years of intuitive eating, I don’t want to white knuckle it. I felt strongly tempted to buy a beer in the supermarket yesterday because something was bothering me. Now I can’t even remember what it was. I want to make sure to drink plenty of water.
I wonder if the changes will lead to any differences.