Saturday, March 6, 2010

Health Update

Since we have switched to a plant-based diet, we have all had improvements to our overall health. It has been almost three weeks for the kids and I. I have to announce that Kira is finally regular after trying everything in the book before. She is eating better than ever, she never really ate that bad but now she is doing fabulous. The other night she ate three bowls of salad, big bowls too, easily four cups of spinach, romaine, and arugula mix plus a whole avocado. She told me she LOVES salad.

We have not eaten corn tortillas for over a week and the only dairy they have had was a small pat of butter on the potatoes. I told them that next week we would only have hummus on the potatoes and that there was no more butter. I did buy unrefined coconut oil and I have called it "white butter" to the kids before. I am trying not to use it and rather get them to like other toppings on their potatoes. Enzo already loves hummus, he has called it "bom bom" since forever and eats it by the spoonful.

The only refined foods that I can think of that we are eating are the sunflower seed butter from Trader Joe's, which I love but it has cane juice, which is a fancy way of saying sugar. I did buy GF Dairy free pancakes from TJ's last night for a quick fix because I did not plan good enough. Those are the only "packaged" foods we have eaten. The occasional tortilla chip snitched from dad and I am not worrying about it right now. But that is it.

The kids seem happier and quite content with our new eating lifestyle. It is easy, way easier than anything I have tried. I do not have to worry about they allergies nearly as much. I came to the conclusion that if we are eating whole foods then I don't have to read the label, because I know what is in it. What a novel idea huh?

So in conclusion we are all doing great and feel great too. We have all been sleeping better also. I do not think I have ever felt so good either. If you feel like it is to much to do all of this then don't that is not what I am saying. Just add more whole foods to your diet. Eat a piece of fruit first if you are craving something sweet, dates are so sweet and totally take my craving away. If you are craving a salty snack have a handful of raw nuts, cashews or almonds. The most important thing I think you can do is to eat a handful of fruit or a big salad before you eat your regular meal. If you do this you will find you do not eat as much and you are satisfied with the whole foods more and more.

Good Luck

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