Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Candida Diet Into the Summer!

Alright it's getting HOT already! And the "you-pick" farms down this way are already bursting with fresh blueberries!

So maybe it's a sign of the times, but this weather has brought on more than an average craving for some fruit in my life again! Sooo! I'm back to some granny smith apples, and I've even had one of those little half-pint (or so) size containers of local organic blueberries :-)

And I even found Deland's gluten-free bread down here, so I've "splurged" and bought a loaf of it and have been enjoying some super tasty HLTs (hummus, lettuce, tomatoooo!)

I guess these "summer" vibes are just attacking on all sides! I was in the French Broad Food Co-Op and found these amazing small little packages of raw macaroons, that only have 5 grams of sugars per macaroon! And the ingredients are clean and good: shredded coconut, cocoa powder, cacao nibs, vanilla bean, and agave nectar. So I've had two of them thus far!

So lots of little re-additions to the diet there, and I think just keeping a healthier attitude about treats (ie not eating an entire package of Pamela's gluten-free cookies or a half pan of gluten-free brownies, etc.....or worse yet, wheat desserts!!) is the way to go right now. I don't even want to get into the chocolate bars that have 20+ grams of sugar, or the juice drinks with 30+ grams of sugar... I'm good right now with a nice small treat here and there, no reason to go to the moon with it all :-)

I still haven't had any dairy in awhile, and my sinuses are thanking me... I thought raw goat milk products would be a bit easier to find down here, but I'm still working on that one!

It's definitely a forever project, and I still feel good about how it's unfolding for me... though I'm in dire need of a 24-48 hour fast if I can grasp enough time! 24 hour fasts are great, but I find they really just tend to give you the weird fast feelings then you're done... I feel like the extra day takes it a step up!

So we'll see..... that's about it for now I think! Hopefully I will write a bit more sooner than later! Thanks for reading!