I'm still struggling with being tired a lot so, I'm making an effort to switch things up just a bit. If you know anything about me or my journey, I like to tweak things from time to time. It definitely keeps my body guessing what will happen next. So while I was in PHX the other day, I went through the cookbook section. Oh yes. It's another addiction...cookbooks. On the plus side, I probably could accommodate just about anyone's particular diet plan. The title of the book is "Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! Cookbook". My thinking in buying this book is two-fold. One, I know that I have problems with carbohydrates *and I struggle to stay clear of them during that wicked time of month...about a 2 week period*, and my hubby also has a problem with sugary things.
The neat thing about the book is that there are 4 different types of sugar addicts. They have a little 'quiz' to see which you are. For hubby, he turned up to be a Type I sugar addict. I am a Type III addict. We both flirt with the Type IV part as well *since it has parts for both men and women.* It also includes recipes that benefit all 4 types of addicts. There is definitely a little bit of adjusting, but I think if I can stick to it, I'll lose a few more pounds and will find my energy again.
When I went shopping yesterday, I went to our 'local' whole foods store. I was kind of excited about going since a friend of mine shared some important information. That info? That they have a bulk foods section in the back of the store. Oh. My. Goodness!! It was kind of like being a kid in a candy store, but with healthy stuff. I know. I'm weird. It's okay, I've always known this. Moving on. What they had back there was numerous types of bulk hot cereal, various types of flour, various types of granola, nuts, etc. I walked to the checkout with: spelt flakes, Kamut puffs *a breakfast cereal--relatively cheap and pretty tasty*, 7-grain cereal for making bread, quinoa, barley *not pearly, but hulled regular barley*, and a 70% dark chocolate bar *that's one chocolate that I can have that won't set this Type III addict into a tailspin.*
I came right home and put groceries away while I cooked some quinoa. I have now officially had my first serving of quinoa and it was wonderful! It was a bit like rice, but almost has a nutty taste. It was very good. Even the hubby liked it. The short people didn't get a taste of it since hubby had already fed them.
This morning, I had a serving of the Kamut puffs with my almond milk on it. I also made a scramble that consisted of 1 egg, 3 tbsp of egg whites, 1 minced garlic clove, fresh basil, green onion, some dried oregano, and a teaspoon of olive oil. After cooking it, I forgot to throw it on top of some salad greens. Eh...I hope to remember tomorrow. Lunch was tofu egg salad. Yeah, it was good. I'm not sure what I will be adding to dinner for protein, but we're having multi-grain pasta.
Also, it is basket week! Oh how I love basket week! It will definitely help in the goal of eating to control sugar.
I can't say that I feel a whole lot of energy yet, but we'll see what a week or two does for my body. It is trial and error. I may make one of the soup recipes that's in the cookbook tomorrow for lunch. It includes barley. Yum! I'll keep you all up-to-date on how it's going.