I've just finished reading Plan D and I am so excited to be one day closer to a healthier life. I have some allergies that are going to require me to tweak a few things -- no nuts and no seafood, but there is plenty that I can still work in. I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, and pre diabetes. Basically I think after reading this book that I have spent a lot of years poisoning myself. I am definitely 100% a food addict -- and I always use it to soothe myself. I even catch myself eating without knowing why I am. I have a long way to go, but I like the fact that this is a journey to a better life and not just a "try me and revert back when you've lost the weight" kind of plan
There are some organic foods available in my area and I've been slowly taking advantage of this more and more as my budget allows. However, I haven't had any luck buying free range meats -- so I am making do with the best I can find. (I'm sad to say I've been mixing them with the other processed junk I've been bringing home.) I have also been grinding my own grains for breads -- now I need to learn how to make sprouted grain breads. I love to bake so I'm looking forward to learning. The concept of food combining is not one I'm familiar with and that will take me some time to get used to.
My children are not in love with the idea of giving up sugar and flour, but they eat veggies, whole grains and things of the sort reasonably well. My husband will eat pretty much anything I cook.
I currently can only walk about 17 minutes at a time, but I am hoping to build that up slowly.
I'd love to see some ideas of what kind of meals you all fix for your families. Tonight we're having the roasted herb chicken (no lemons on hand), turnips, carrots, onions, and string beans. Not sure how that all balances out because I don't know if I need to count root veggies as vegetables or as starches. Anyway, I know it has to be better for me than the fast food I ate last night.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone.