I've been a superhero for almost 2 months and I'm sooooo bored of the food. HELP! I want to keep it up but I have no interest in any of the recipes anymore. I've tried them all and found many that I liked, but all of a sudden, I can't seem to get myself to eat them anymore. Anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions?
Me to a bit, although I wasn't full superhero. I'm kind of getting sick of the greens and stuff, I've decided to pull back a bit and add fruit and more flavorings into my diet. I am a total foodie and am missing the creativity b/c everything is so simple with little seasonings. My new plan is to go vegan, but also cut out processed food and anything with white sugar, this allows me to keep fruit and seasonings in, as well as the nightshades. I think this is still super healthy and feel like those produce which are not superhero can have a lot of healthy benefits. I bought the cookbook the conscious cook and feel my creative juices flowing with the more elaborate, creative food. Maybe experiment with some of those kind of recipes every now and then to get some different flavors and variety. We're still eating far healthier than the rest of the country, right? I also never loved the flavor of soy/miso/sea veggies, and while they were interesting in the beginning, I just don't want that soy flavor in EVERYTHING so I've decided to pull that back too. Maybe I'll eat like this most days and aim for superhero 2-3 days each week so I can have that variety. That's my plan, good luck to you!!
i agree 100%! i'm a girl who likes seasoning. it's hard to go from curry to soy....only. vegan is great, and very flexible. i always keep the superhero ideas in my head while cooking, and processed stuff is out the window (90% of the time). you've gotta love what you're eating, just keep it as healthy as you can.
Well, I'm not tired of the recipes yet (it's been less than a week for me so far), but Alicia did account for this in the Superhero section of the book where she suggests trying a few vegan dishes or "sexy" desserts to add variety and prevent ourselves from reverting all the way back to how we used to eat. Maybe trying something like that once a week or every few days will give you something to look forward to, as an incentive, and help to keep you motivated.
Just don't give up! You've been doing so well and are an inspiration to those of us who haven't made it to the 2-month mark yet!!
Thanks for the support. I was mostly vegan for years before I went to superhero. So being vegan isn't hard for me. I'm about to go on a business trip to LA for 5 days so maybe I'll go vegan while I'm away and not feel guilty. I know there are lots of great vegan restaurants in California which will jump start my taste buds. I'll try to avoid processed foods and sugar and see how I feel when I get back. I really don't want to give up superhero, but I'm afraid of getting so bored that I'll go back to sugar and processed foods which I REALLY don't want to do!
Jessica Porter talks about "macrobiotics" as a practice. And all food, really is macrobiotic, but the "macrobiotic/superhero" practice is most balanced. Staying connected spiritually is important to me. Also, noticing how I feel when I eat different foods is a good reminder why I like the MB diet so much. There are lots of resources outside the Kind Diet.
2 great sites with recipes and dynamic women to motivate you!
I enjoy superhero food but all my attempts to go have ended up with me getting sick. I just think I need more fruit than one piece per day. My body does well with it. I love protein smoothies made with flax and hemp seeds and fresh or frozen fruit. They are like antibodiotics for me. So not into eating greens in the morning. Have been doing porriage but always add dried fruit and nuts and dairy free milk.
So for me the goal will probably be less processed cleaner foods, less sugar but not sure I'll ever be all superhero.
I'm vegan, not superhero, and pe rsonally don't think I could do the full macrobiotics. I don't like sea veggies, never have, so the thought of having them regularly does nothing for me! Like the rest of you, I'm just trying to cut out processed, sugar, and refined products.
I made a bunch of stuff for the week ahead and actually ended up steaming kale this morning so I actually had some with my porriage. It was not bad, sortove liked it but could not deal with that for workday week. Especially, don't have time to eat huge breakfast before work. Think I shall add some kale to my protein smoothies. I just can't see being superhero day in and day out, not at this point. I think it's huge we are all vegan, hard for most people to do that.