Oh hurrah for the optimism that is January. After doing a little bit of reading from the Forks over Knives cookbook given to me at Christmas, I decided to go full-on vegan with a plant-based diet this week. I sat down and explained what I was going to do with the kids and they (somewhat reluctantly, at least at first) agreed to go along with it. For the entire week, we are going to try our hardest to not eat any animal products.
Our first dish was Tofu Taco boats. The kids were a little squeamish about the tofu, but I got extra-firm and I pressed the water out of it and so when it was finally sauteed with onions, corn and spices it tasted fine. Continue reading
So let’s talk about Lyme Disease and diet.
I’d mentioned before that I did intermittent fasting (IF) –and while there are many ways of doing it, (don’t eat for entire days, eat under 500 calories in a day) to me, it means that once I’ve finished dinner I don’t eat again until at least 12:00pm the next day.
I drink teas, I drink coffee, and technically I “cheat” because I add the juice of half a lemon to water, but other than that – nada.
It’s actually not a tough thing to do once you get used to I, but it does take a little bit of planning. For the most part, you have to make sure that you have healthy, clean food in the house to eat once you break your fast (if you’re starving and all you have are Christmas cookies, guess what your lunch is going to be?)
I like doing this (in conjunction with an anti-inflammatory diet – no gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, low meats) because in a way, it’s a type of meditation for food. Continue reading