I purchased the "The Kind Diet" cookbook back in July. I have been meaning to get on here and follow everyones' posts. I am enjoying my new life and find that I eat meatless meals most of the time. I have felt myself occassionally eating meat here and there, especially around Christmas time or when I visit family. Most of the time they disagree with my eating habits, which makes things abit difficult. But I really enjoyed how I felt when I went months without eating any meat. I feel that I am making that commitment again, so I can feel the way I did when I didn't have any meat in my diet. I thought it would be great to come on here to keep myself accountable.
I purchased The Kind Diet a while back & read it after I saw an interview w/ Alicia on TV. At that time I didn't have much success with it as I came up w/excuses why I couldn't fully commit to it. BUT, it did start me thinking. Since then, I have gotten involved w/Nutrition Respose Testing through my doctor which started me on the road to being healthy. It was rough at first since my body couldn't handle many foods. After a year or so I went on my first purification program which was highly restrictive~no grains, nuts, seeds, etc. I ate mostly fruits & veggies for 3 weeks! (I was allowed lean protein after 10 days but I think I only had it 2-3 times durin the whole 3 weeks!) After I finished the program I felt amazing. When I went to the doctor for my post-purification program he was amazed~he could find nothing wrong w/me! I didn't want to succumb to all the toxic stuff I'd been w/o for the last 3 weeks so I picked up Alicia's book again and started reading it. That was on Monday of this week. As I read it I found that I wouldn't have much trouble this time following it as there was more selection on this than on my purification. So, now I'm actually looking forward to this journey! Interestingly though, I did have a piece of toast w/peanut butter one day and I noticed that I was quite cranky for a few hours afterwards. When I checked the ingredients I found that it contained evaporated cane juice! Since I have had no sweetners of any kind in over 3 weeks (except fruit) my body was not happy w/this. Lesson learned! By the way, did I mention that I am gluten sensitive & have not had any gluten in over 5 years?
Thanks Leslie. I find that some family and friends have become more supportive of me. Also, I think I have surprised some of them with some dishes that I have prepared. I just had the egg salad sandwich on page 208 of Alicia's cookbook. I was quite surprised and my boyfriend liked it as well. He is taking more to the diet too, and mostly prefers eating meatless dishes.
Wow...what you said was very interesting. I went to a Tony Robbin's event in July, and they gave us this 10-30 day challenge where we had to avoid sugar, flour, vinegar, meat etc. I felt amazing! I found avoiding the vinegar was difficult, however, I didn't crave sugar like I normally do when I was on this challenge. Near the end of the challenge, I didn't realize that I used soya sauce that had sugar in it and then I started to crave something sugary afterwards. It's amazing how different one can feel by changing their diets. I hope you get through Alicia's book this time around. Let me know how it goes.
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