Wednesday, October 5, 2011

one week later

It has been a week without grains now.  Okay, so maybe there was a little bit of a grain in the crust when I had a piece of pie on Saturday.  We had friends over.  Okay, so I had some zucchini bread too.  One piece.  I limited myself to only having it on Saturday.  At one meal.  It hasn't been that difficult.  The zucchini bread I made for the kids was the only thing I was really longing for (and I had one little piece).  I will be making them things that aren't as tempting for me from now until I get to have grains again!  That means no pumpkin bread for them.  Sad, because it is October and we all know that means we should be eating pumpkin everything.  Oh well, it is better this way.  I would just end up making pumpkin cookies and then eating all but the few I let the kids eat!  Yeah, that's how it usually goes.  I'm just being real here.
How do I feel?  Not so different.   I think my body is in detox mode.  I haven't lost any weight.  I have a little bit more energy than before, but there were three days in a row that I woke up before 6am (which is not normal for me) and I was very tired those days.  I finally slept to a normal time yesterday and I'm good again.
Some things we have eaten the past few days- taco salad (chips for the kids, none for us), Chipotle salad without rice, roast with carrots, green beans and onions as well as potatoes with gravy (thicken with arrowroot), salad, broccoli, green beans with caramelized onions, eggs, cheese, apples, bananas.
Some new things I'd like to try this week- quinoa and buckwheat.  Both of these are not truly grains, but seeds.  Quinoa is great in place of rice or used in tabbouleh instead of bulgur.  Buckwheat can be ground into flour and used in baking.  It doesn't rise like a grain, so it is best used in biscuits and things that don't really rise.

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