Erewhon makes a rice cereal without sugar in it. You can order it off Amazon. If your goal is to be superhero, you want to limit fruit. Keep in mind that you get a lot more sugar from dried fruit than when eating fresh fruit. I would reread TKD for a reminder of what kinds of things are best for Superhero desserts. However, if those things keep you on the path, and you obviously make healthier versions at home, then I would keep on doing so. Superhero is Alicia's own construction, based on macrobiotics. Macrobiotics has a lot more behind it and definitely isn't for everyone, whereas 'Superhero' I think is more attainable. So I would remember that superhero is Alicia's version of eating more local, and hence in season, fresh, unprocessed foods, limiting nightshades, with fruit as treats, but even she only eats that way about 80% of the time.
Firstly congrats on your achievement thus far. Its a great journey with any enriching learning experiences.
I have to agree with Hazel that even Alecia only does superhero 80% of the time. I find I have to limit my intake of sweet foods (baked goods, fruits and sweetners) as much as possible to stick to the eating regime. I try my best to keep my foods as simple as possible, not baking treats.... for two simple reasons : Time contraint and Calorie consumption.
I prefer making porraiges from whole grains like Rolled Oats, Barley, Maize... that way I know how much sweetener or dairy alternatives I add to them. Also I avoid rice ceral as they are High GI and I find myself ravenous if I start my day with them. Also I find if I make baked goods the sweetness and tastes of nuts and fruits are reduced and I add far more than adding them after cooking a cereal. It much better to add them when you I serve your porraige, nuts/seeds are crunchy and sweetners are more noticable.
The more I avoid adding sweeting agents(even rice syrup, maple ext) the better I stick to my regime. Also I try and use foods to promote satiety, thus the GI of grains is very important to me.
I agree that avoiding processed foods is the way to go.I feel better,have more energy,a lot lighter and more conscious of myself and how my body feels.However I get pretty bad cravings,so once a week or so I have nuts or chocolate or else my cravings get really bad and I end up overeating. Like today...went for two weeks without my craving foods,ended up eating two bars of chocolate,roasted pecans and peanut butter.Oy vey.
I just made the KD pumpkin bread without the sugar and instead with stevia and a little extra pumpkin. It is great and I don't feel sugar cravings afterwards. I am trying to eat mostly superhero right now, so to speak, and I , too, need some semblance of 'dessert' or I go nuts and completely end up on the sugar, high carb diet to the extreme because I feel deprived. It is a challenge but it feels so great it's worth it for your body, as frequently as possible:)
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