In case I haven't mentioned before, I follow Nourishing Traditions. I truly believe that not all fats are equal and that fat is essential to healthy (and lean) bodies.
But I'm also in a hurry to be thinner and therefore healthier.
Am I doing more harm than good by cheating myself in regards to my nutrition in order to lose the excess pounds?
Because once those pounds are gone, I'll be a lot healthier. (PCOS symptoms will decrease, Insulin Resistance should stabilize, Thyroid function will improve.)
So, being the
I'm going to start preparing and freezing my own pre-portioned meals to make my crazy days a bit easier. I'll be including things like:
*Wild Seafood (I just bought these BEAUTIFUL jumbo wild shrimp... yum!)
*White meat free range chicken
*Grass fed beef
*Whole (soaked) wheat pasta
*Soaked brown rice
*Almonds (I love almonds)
*Plenty of fresh and lightly cooked fruits and veggies
*Raw, whole milk
*Real pastured butter, EVOO, and unrefined coconut oil
*Sweetners (in moderation) are limited to sucanat, honey, stevia
A sample freezer meal might be:
1 cup brown rice (218 cals/ 1.5 grams fat) w/ 6 medium shrimp (20 cals) and a sauce made from 1 tsp real butter (35 cals/4 grams fat), 2 Tbs raw cheese (or kefir cream cheese, 90 cals/5 grams fat ), herbs, and mushrooms. Then I will add sauteed (with 1 tsp olive oil) zucchini, spinach, and asparagus at meal time.
Sweetness Update: My sweet cravings have DRASTICALLY reduced. I have enjoyed a couple of frozen treats, but otherwise fruit is doing it! I enjoyed a cold, crisp, organic fuji apple this morning and it was delicious! This is amazing because I've spent the last several months craving chocolate like crazy.
Today I enjoyed a cup of Nourishing hot cocoa for snack. (This is my recipe, but I'm sure there are millions that look just like it... there's not a lot to put in cocoa).
1 cup Raw, Whole Milk (150cals, 8grams fat)
1TBS sucanat (45 cals)
1TBS dark chocolate powder (10cals, .5 grams fat)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon if desired
Combine in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir with whisk until desired temperature is achieved, pour into a mug and enjoy!
*I'm suspecting a thyroid issue... I've wondered for a while but frankly, I don't want to toss money at the lab for a test that may be unreliable. So, I'm going to start NatureThroid and see if that helps alleviate my symptoms (of which there are many, like sleepiness!).
**I'm going to have to start enjoying a TBS of local, raw honey everyday because its seasonal allergy time again. Yes, I'll journal it and include in my daily totals even though its medicine!