In addition to eliminating the dairy, I have decided to significantly cut the amount of bread and fried foods that I eat. Yesterday, I had lunch at Cracker Barrel and everything tasted terrible and smelled just as bad. There was nothing wrong with the food so please don’t take this as anything against the CB. The problem is me. I have noticed that as I change how I eat, my appetite and food tolerance are changing as well. And No, I am not pregnant. That was the first thing my mother asked when I said everything tasted and smelled bad. ☺ My problem, and really it is not a problem but a revelation, is that I’ve been hanging around and eating dinner with my vegan friends and my body is craving more of a natural, if not completely vegan, diet.
I think if we are really going to tackle the weight and health issues, we have to look beyond the what the dairy, farming and weight loss industries are telling us. We have to stop listening to them and start listening to our own bodies.
These are the things that I know about me.
- When I drink more water, I want less sugar.
- I enjoy the thick, creamy sauces that are made with cashews rather than milk or heavy cream.
- I still enjoy and crave the yogurty goodness of a nice Indian curry sauce. I will just eat a few times of year and suffer through the headaches that comes.
- Cake is still a craving but I crave it less.
- The more vegetables I eat, the less meat I desire.
- I am loving the homemade version of some of my once favorite take-out items…like pizza.
- My midsection as decreased as I have decreased my intake of bread.
- My plantar fasciitis hasn’t bothered me in at least 2 months. I think this is a result of the increased water intake.
- My body loves eggs.
This is a work in progress but as I make more changes, my momentum is growing and more changes are being prompted. I encourage you all to make a couple of small changes and see how your body reacts. There are many reasons to change how we eat, but if you are resistant to listen to anyone, open up to listening to your body.