And it appears to be me.
I know what I should be doing. I tell others to do it. But I haven;t been following my own advice. Which is why it’s been hard to post new subjects over here.
Ever totally fall off the bandwagon? I’ve been there, done that many times over. And since the birth of my little girl a few weeks ago I’ve fallen off again. Not completely since I do have so many whole foods stocked up in the house right now, but we’ve been eating out more than I’d like to confess. And the sugar consumption has been out of control. Seriously. I made some whole wheat chocolate chip cookies and ate them all. In one weekend. And no one helped me. Sad, sad day when I was left staring at the bottom of the cookie jar.
The problem is, I know how bad it is for me! Last week mastitis hit. I had body aches and a fever for 3 days and am now on my second round of antibiotics in 5 weeks. I definitely have a tons more energy than I did when I was pregnant, but I know it could be better. And I think I’m starting to have yeast issues from the first round of antibiotics since my eczema seems to be popping up again. (yup, yeast causes more than just yeast infections!)My diet has done nothing for my immune system except to kill it.
So, it’s time to hop back on! To stay healthy I have to! So far I’ve gone 2 days with no sugar and I’m making sure I get in extra veggies every day. (I had been getting only a serving or two each day – sad, I know!) My new plan includes:
- Trying out at least one new recipe each week
- Stocking up on lots of veggies to cut and snack on
- I think I’ll also be buying some good probiotics and fish oil as well to help with my immune system.
- Continuing to take a B-Complex I already take on a daily basis.
- Consuming a kefir or yogurt smoothie at least 5 days a week for the beneficial bacteria
- No refined sugars
- Consuming “healthy” sugars only a couple/few days a week (in muffins, etc.)
- No chocolate!
- Try a new soaked bread recipe with alternative flours
So there’s my plan. I really have to stick to it too since I don’t want to suffer the same yeast problems I had when my son was little. (I also had 2 rounds of antibiotics within a couple months because of group B strep and mastitis – so this is all dejavue for me) And hopefully some of these new recipes turn out well so I can share them with you all!!
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