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I've been feeling so ill this week. Listless, splitting sinus headaches, holding my body in a bad way, and not having an ounce of energy to give to anyone. I can't hug - or be hugged. Now that's bad! It's a virus, I know, and hopefully this weekend it will come to an end... I just need some rest. But feeling this way it has made me think about my diet, and what I am giving my body to help restore my bounce. And beyond.
For Lent I have given up bread. I am not a deeply religious person and have never given anything up for Lent before, but this year I felt like I needed to change the way I eat. For decades I have reached for the loaf for a comforting marmite on toast after the school run, or pick at the crust whilst cooking, or grab a quick sandwich in between working and kids. No more - it had to stop.
I think I was addicted to bread. It made me bloat, put on weight and feel sluggish, but I just couldn't stop.
Until now - STOP EATING IT, LOU!
Ahhh that's better. So it's been just over a week and although I feel poorly (could it be withdrawl symptoms?) my stomach has gone down and I am getting over that need for snacking.
I've been looking at some amazing blogs with recipes for Wholefood. This blog My New Roots is giving me a great source of inspiration. I am starting to change my old habits and turn over a new dietary leaf. Today I am making my own Granola, this recipe looks delicious and super easy. It is going to be long journey and one that I hope will become a way of life. I want to equip my children with a better understanding of food and change their tastes too. Goodbye Mr Waffle and Mr Fish Finger!!!
Have you come across a good whole food recipe blog, can you let me know?
Do you eat whole? Have you kicked bread or sugar in to touch?
Let me know... I need some help!
Also I will start to post some recipes here too.
Have a lovely weekend!