Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I am still here-but reading for another foody adventure
The shop is going gangbusters and I am working my hind-end off. This is really good though. I am so happy the shop is going well. I am now trying to figure out what to get in for Christmas stock.
Food-Oh man. I am so stuck at 180. I am totally tight enough but I have lost the plot in a big way. In addition (I might have already moaned about all of this but you just get to listen to it again). My ankles are still swelling like crazy. I have even gone numb in about half my toes and up into part of my foot.
David has been reading (as we nerds tend to do in this situation). Apparently it if very common for co-morbidities to start coming back after a period following weight loss-nice one eh? NOT!
This was one of my big-time annoying co-morbidities. So what does a girl do? Why another crazy diet of course :)
My friend Andrea told me about this book called It Sarts With Food. She is right in the middle of her 30 days of hard work. There is also a webpage. The diet is geared at reducing bodily inflammation in a variety of ways. Basically you cut out most of anything good :) and spend 30 days eating meats, vegetables, and fruit. There are a few extras in the mix but that is gist of things.
The authors arguments are that seed products and dairy products have a high incidence of throwing your body off hormonally and linked to imflamation (something I have felt was huge throughout my weight-loss). they argue that these two items are strongly linked to something they call 'leaky gut' your intestinal system getting irritated and leaving your system susceptible to harmful enzymes and 'things' getting into your blood stream.
The authors discuss the link between some of the foods we eat and behavioral changes that set us up to have unhealthy relationships with food. Finally they talk about nutritional density (something lapbanders are really supposed to attend to). I have just gotten to the part of the book that shifts from what I should not eat and why to the part about what I should eat and why.
So far the book has been really good. Most of the stuff fits with all of the research David (hubby) has been doing over the last two years on diet and nutrition. It fits with the advice I was given by my band surgeon. It fits with just plain old good nutrition. Best of all..I have dabbled with it just a little for breakfast (I will start the thing whole hog next week after I finish the book). Just sharing a scrabbled egg and a few pieces of fruit with Grace in the morning instead of having just a frapp or other drink has had a HUGE impact on my appetite and how I feel in the mornings.
Sooo..I recommend the book thus far. Has anyone heard of it? have you tried the diet? Do you want to give it a whirl with me? I have a feeling I will need some moral support. I already have a commitment from David and Grace...They are going to give it a whirl too.
Posted by Tina at 10:16 PM