It has been 3o years of tummy trouble. It started with giving up my Fred Flintstone bottle of apple juice at age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. Years of doctors, fiber, water, mineral oil, supplements, fleet products, tums addiction, and a colonoscopy later…it if finally time to do something. And it has to start with food. It just has to. I know it, I just have denied it because I’m so content in eating crap. It is absolutely ridiculous to think I can perform well as an athlete while fueling my body improperly. If some days I can barely function because the tummy trouble is so bad, how can I be a runner?
The answer is, I can’t. So I am working with a really cool Holistic Nutrition Counselor to try and figure things out. I think blogging about the journey will be good for me. So runsingteach is gonna talk about food for a while. Every two weeks we will set goals and I will try new things and be cognizant of the changes. It has been three days and I already feel better. 🙂
- Bring lunch from home 3 times a week to school. (Stop eating poisonous, but delicious, hot lunch!!)
- Be mindful of breakfast and try eating a filling breakfast. (Such as a delicious hempshake)
I am also reducing my diary intake with the possibility of going dairy free for a while. This is hard, when you consider how many things include dairy.
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas (from Christine’s site) with cilantro/lime rice and avocado. (yes family, I’m trying to eat avocado.)
- Hemp Shake: Coconut milk (the milk substitute, not the cooking kind.), scoop of peanut butter, dark chocolate hemp protein, banana
- Beet Risotto made with Diaya cheddar instead of real cheddar, side of broccoli and portobello/chicken sausages.
- Rice Cakes with Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter
- Dark Chocolate Almond Milk blended with frozen strawberries (for dessert)
With food like that, it might be ok to make a few…changes 🙂
The journey has just begun.