I can’t tell whether it’s PMS, or the fact that I have added foods back into my diet after eliminating them for a week, but I feel like CRAP lately!
Ok, I don’t feel as bad as the lady in the picture above. My main problems are bloating (with no gas…) and lethargy. What’s the deal?! I’m definitely blaming it on PMS, but I am starting to think perhaps I should have done the elimination diet a little longer. I’ve officially decided to put myself back on it… sort of. Here is what I will do:
– No more peanuts and/or peanut butter. I’m ok without it, believe it or not. I’ve been eating more almonds, almond butter, and almond milk. I never thought I’d say this, but I think I like almond milk more than soy milk, and almond butter more than peanut butter!!
– No more Truvia (or at least, less for now). I’m officially a Stevia convert (thanks to Joanna who assured me that I would eventually start loving it!).
– Less dairy! Starting today I will only have ONE serving of dairy. This will most often be my plain Greek yogurt, which I love to eat with a handful of granola and some Stevia on top. Instead of ice cream I will continue eating my frozen blueberry and almond milk creation at night.
– Less beef and more organic chicken and fish. I can’t go back to non-organic chicken. I am willing to pay the extra 2-3 dollars.
– No more popcorn. I think this is key. Since adding popcorn back into my diet (just two days ago, believe it or not) I have been waking up with stomach cramps. Again, this could just be a coincidence since my period is right around the corner, but I’m not so sure. Starting today I will go back to my plain rice cakes and nutritional yeast as a snack while watching shows late at night.
– No more chocolate. HA! Yeah right. Chocolate is back and here to stay 🙂
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I am putting together my Christmas list. I have already decided some things to buy for my family and Nick’s, but I’m still not sure what to buy Nick! I’ve also decided on a fun recipe to make for family and friends, and to give out as a gift. Can’t wait to share this with you!
Today I’m also working on a project for National Nutrition Month. I am the public relations chair for the Columbus Dietetic Association so my job is to come up with a NNM project each year. This year’s theme is “Color Your Plate”. More details to come.