Today is the first day of my new lifestyle diet.
I weigh 12stone 2 lbs.
That is going to change.
My new food plan from Angela removes Gluten, which is found in abundance in Wheat with smaller amounts found in Oats, Barley and Rye as well as some other grains like Spelt. Interestingly, on checking the list of ingredients on tins and packets, I see that wheat in some form or another is often included.
Seems that I can have free use of Rice, Buckwheat, Coconut and Chestnut flour. Plus I can have the following good fats…lots of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil – use Flaxseed Oil, Walnut, Avocado Oils or Toasted Sesame seed oil as a dressing only (not for cooking) try to have 20ml of good oils a day. Butter is ok. ..but in moderation.
I should be as organic as possible and eat protein every 3 hours to balance hormones and lower Cortisol levels.
Angela has given me some really interesting recipes and I am going to share a couple of the breakfast ones with you because breakfast is the most important meal of the day…right?
She really rates this bread recipe from Deliciously Ella…it’s gluten-free, vegan and is very easy to make. Check the recipe here
It is so good that the rest of the family keep swiping it!
And here’s a balanced smoothie…
120 ml of a mixture of coconut milk or any plant based milk, pomegranate juice and grape juice.
1/4 cup of blueberries or cherries
1 teaspoon of Nut butter (not peanut) Cashew or Almond
1 tablespoon of Flaxseed meal – you can buy this in Waitrose or Sainsburys or Aldi, it’s kind gently fibre.
1 tablespoon of Flaxseed oil.
You may add extra plant milk to get the required consistency. Put in blender and whizz.