Man! I'm not on top of it with my food journal. Yesterday I had 2 smoothies (one for breakfast and one for lunch) and a squash for dinner and some tempeh. I had vega after working out, a nectarine for snack. The usual. Okay moving on to today....
I recently found this website crazysexylife.com and I love it! A lot of the articles are by Kris Carr, the girl who made the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer. I haven't seen the movie yet; but it's supposed to be about this girl with "incurable" cancer who took a totally wholistic approach and vowed to abolish her cancer through diet and lifestyle changes. I ordered the movie and want to see it now! While I don't personally have cancer, I have a lot if friends who are deeply affected by it, and I'd be interested in what they have to say about the effect of diet and lifestyle on our health. I believe in the power of wholeness completely; and am hoping to haev the willpower/soundness of mind to experiment with it a bit myself. I recently turned 25 and although I'm really happy with my life I'm finding areas that I want to "detox"; if I have negative thoughts or people in my life I want to get rid of them! I truly want to embrace life more and be a more joyful person. Part of that is having a detoxifying diet. I feel like it's hard to do that for me; I normally eat pretty healthy, and I find the more I think about trying to eat healthy the harder it is. It's just easy to eat what I like and not focus on "alkalanizing" or "raw" or any of those other things. I usually get bummed out when I try to change my diet from what I'd normally try to eat. BUt I really do want to know about if eating alkalanizing food really does reduce inflammation and lead to greater health. I originally wanted to dive right in and have just veggie smoothies all day and feel the magic! But I think I'd go batty. So I'm trying to gradually incorporate more and more of those foods into my diet, while making sure they are delicious and nourishing
Took a day off from working out today because I realized I hadn't in over a week! Feels nice but strange to have so much extra time.
Meal 1: smoothie (already doing great! lol) with 1 scoop vega whole food health optimizer (120) 1/2 banana (45) 1 scoop brown rice protein (60) lots of mized greens (15)
meal 2: nectarine (70)
meal 3: miso soup with 1 tbsp miso (40) 1 sheet nori (10) seitan (140) 1/4 cup edamame (60) carrot (30) daikon (30) onion (10)
meal 4: nectarine (70)
meal 5: tried another green smoothie with JUST greens and whole food health optimizer and it ended up being way too much volume-wise and just the taste in general wasn't good. Only drank like half of it. The other half is waiting for me in the fridge tomorrow (gah! it's aliiive!!!!) (100)
meal 5 continued...consoled myself with an apple (70) and almonds (180) and cocoa powder (20) and blueberries! (30) soooo much better tasting it's not even funny. It's amazing what a little fruit can do for a smoothie! I might blend some into my veggie one tomorrow to break up the taste. That's it!
Have a great day.