One of the questions I am asked most often is “What DO you eat?” People often think that if I am not eating carbs or sugars that there is nothing left to eat. There are truly lots of good, healthy, low carb choices.
When I first started this plan, I used the Yeast fungal eating plan which said to eat as many of these foods as possible:
EGGS – Only from grass fed chickens with no pesticides or hormones.
FRUIT, berries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apples, avocado, fresh coconut
MEATS, fish, poultry and beef
VEGETABLES, Most fresh, unblemished vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice (no starchy ones)
BEVERAGES, bottled or filtered water, non-fruity herbal teas, stevia sweetened fresh lemonade or limeade, freshly squeezed carrot juice
VINEGAR, apple cider vinegar
OILS, olive, grape, flax seed, cold pressed virgin coconut oil
NUTS, raw nuts, including pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and pumpkin seeds. Stored nuts tend to gather mold, so be careful!
SWEETENERS, Stevia, Stevia Plus, birch tree extracted Xylitol
DAIRY, Organic Butter, Organic Yogurt, (use the following very sparingly) cream cheese, unsweetened whipping cream, real sour cream.
When I had gone 4 months on the plan above, I began to add a few other dairy, fruit and vegetable choices and an occasional grain, ie, at Thanksgiving I made whole grain cornbread dressing. What I have discovered is that grains and high carb foods make me lethargic and tired. They also make me have food cravings, so I have now made grains to be VERY rare in my eating plan.
My typical day’s food looks like this:
On rising, Salt Tea, followed by a cup of tea like Yerba Mate or Slique Tea and then, Ningxia Red.
Breakfast – Eggs or Almond Pecan Waffles topped with fruit, Hot cocoa
Lunch – Meat, salad and a vegetable or Salad with avocado and cheese
Mid afternoon – Salt Tea, Slique Tea or herbal tea
Supper – Varies from same as lunch to apples and cheese or apples and almond butter. If I eat a big lunch, I generally eat a light supper.
One key to feeling satisfied without carbs is putting lots of REAL Butter on the veggies. I prefer organic, non-salted.
Another key is to drink plenty of water. To give variety, I put SweetLeaf flavored Stevias in my water. Stevia balances blood sugar and helps curb cravings while having a ZERO Glycemic Index. I try to drink 2 quarts of water per day.
For snacks and treats, I try to stay low carb and of course, use stevia and xylitol as sweeteners. I look forward to trying yacon syrup soon as it is zero glycemic level.
When on the go, I keep nuts, apples and water with me. If I am going to an event where there will be cakes, cookies or other temptations, I take something homemade so that I don’t feel deprived or like a martyr.
These are the typical veggies and fruits I eat: Broccoli, Asparagus, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Turnip Greens, Spinach, Cauliflower, Avocado, Carrots, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Red, Green, Yellow and Orange, Celery, Red Cabbage, Turnips, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Brussels Sprouts, occasionally, Spaghetti Squash, Apples, Oranges, Grapefruits, Red grapes, Cherries, Peaches, Pineapple, Blackberries, Blueberries, Melons. The rest of the family eats Strawberries, too, but I am allergic to them. I eat these fresh when possible and buy frozen when fresh is not available. I do not use canned fruits of veggies except canned tomatoes and applesauce, for cooking.
I regularly make homemade ice cream to keep in our freezer, so we have a good alternative to the store bought stuff we used to keep.
Occasionally, I make cookies with coconut flour, xyltiol and/or stevia. I make banana bread with almond flour.
The key to success is to PLAN AHEAD and have food ready to go. When I first started eating this way, I felt I couldn’t go anywhere to eat, but now I know I can still eat with friends. I simply plan ahead and bring my own food. I feel really good about that, as I know that the quality of my food and snacks is excellent and I do not yearn for lesser foods, and have not wanted lesser foods, since I finished going through withdrawal.
I AM legalistic about what I eat because I feel so much better and want to keep feeling good! I sometimes miss the convenience of junk food, but I NEVER miss the pain and suffering I used to endure!
I am passionate about helping others to be free from food and sugar addiction. If I can help you, please let me know!