What I Ate Wednesday



Being on a Raw Food Diet for three days (last week)gave me such an energy boost. I felt so alive and aware and it made me see the benefits of adding more raw foods to my diet. Not to mention the 3 pounds I lost. I also noticed that I wasn’t bloated or fatigued. Since I didn’t have wheat for those three days and I was so energized and not bloated, I decided to continue being gluten free. Today is day 8 of gluten free and when I did have a little gluten a few days ago I noticed my stomach bloating up instantly and soon after I felt I had to take a “nap”. Hmmmm….interesting? So here is What I Ate Wednesday…

Breakfast:

2013-02-13 21.03.47Don’t worry, I didn’t eat all 3 loves of gluten free”Paleo Bread”! I had 1/3 of one loaf for breakfast. I couldn’t believe how moist, soft and yummy it was. I found an amazing website with tons of gluten free recipes (http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-bread/). Here is the recipe I used for the bread:

  1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor (I mixed by hand)
  2. Pulse ingredients together
  3. Pulse in eggs, oil, honey and vinegar
  4. Pour batter into a greased 7.5 x 3.5 magic line loaf pan
  5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

Late morning Snack:

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Fennel. carrots, apple, lemon and ginger juice

Lunch:

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I made myself a sandwich on gluten free multigrain bread. This bread is out of this world! Once again, I was suprised how light, flavorful and fluffy it was. I put sliced tomato, avocado and pesto inside. A few hours later I sauteed rainbow chard, broccoli and red onion in some coconut oil and  a Tbsp. of tamari sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper

Dinner:

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 Raw Zucchini Fetuccine with a blended zucchini, nutritional yeast, lemon, cashew, garlic, salt, pepper dressing

My health coaching program really stresses “Bio Individuality”, which means that one person’s diet could be another person’s “poison”. There is not a “one size fits all” diet and it is important to understand what is right for you. I am on my personal bio-individuality quest as I start to be more intuned with how foods affect me physically and emotionally. I have meat products once or twice a week, but notice I feel really alive and energized when I am eating a plant based diet. I came across some research behind blood type diets and I found it fascinating. For my blood type it said,”According to D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition, a diet for blood type A-positive (which I am) is basically a vegetarian one. This diet consists of eating many organic vegetables, either raw or steamed, and fruits. For protein, it is recommended that people with type A eat a lot of beans, such as soybeans and black beans, as well as lentils. This diet should also limit gluten and whole-fat dairy products. Meat should be eaten sparingly, with chicken as the best choice if desired. Not all vegetables and fruits are good, however, as tomatoes and citrus fruits should be avoided.” Everything the Blood Type Diet recommended made sense to me and I could see that the things they say to stay away from are items that have given me problems/bloating in the past. I love learning about health and nutrition!