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What Do I Eat?

Yesterday, I had one of my “sick” days. My body was aching every time I moved, totally body fatigue, big time brain fog, headache, no motivation. This usually lasts one day or half a day. I usually nap (yesterday for 4 hours) and be a couch potato (which I don’t want to do) and drink a ton of water to flush out my system.

My health coach, Sharron, suggested that I may have an overgrowth of Candida in my body. I’m going to give you my non-medical definition of Candida: It is a yeast or fungus that everyone has a small amount on and in their body. It’s one of those bad bacterias that gets balanced out by the good bacteria. Since Candida is a yeast, I think of making bread to compare. Any yeast needs three things to grow–moisture, sugar, and warmth. When the Candida is overgrown in my body, I am itchy in certain areas, tired, more headaches, more mucus production, and brain fog.

Since Sharron put me on some supplements to combat the candida, I have been feeling really good! Like almost back to normal energy good!

I still crave breads and thought if I eat a gluten free bread every now and again, I’d be ok. WRONG! The one slice ended up being 4 slices (because it tastes good!). That was on Tuesday. Yesterday I paid for it by feeling really sick.

I think I can call these accidental experiments. I get a craving, I feed that craving, I feel sick after, I learned not to eat that food or I’ll feel sick.

So, what to eat………This is breakfast time for me as I’m writing and I have a few “go to’s”:

  • Oatmeal bake/slow cooker (recipe in one of last week’s posts)
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Eggs (recipe at the end of this blog)
  • Apple and Peanut Butter (Just Peanuts for ingredients)
  • Chia Seed Pudding (in one of last week’s posts)

I choose from one of those for breakfast and usually have a couple of them ready in the fridge to eat when I need it. I also use the apple and Peanut Butter or Chia seed pudding for a snack if I need it.

Not the best photo I’ve taken! Sweet Potato and fried egg (over easy) breakfast. Yummy!!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  • Diced Sweet Potatoes
  • 1-2 T. Olive oil or Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 t. salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil. I dice the sweet potatoes into about 1/2″ pieces and put them right on the lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle the oil and salt over the potatoes and toss until all is coated evenly with the oil and salt.

Place in oven for about 60 min or until to desired doneness.

My daughter and I like them when they are a bit caramelized and slightly brown on the bottom. This brings out the sweetness more.

The bigger the dice, the longer it will take to cook them. My daughter and I love to watch WORST COOKS IN AMERICA and Ann Burrell. She would not like the inconsistent knife cuts!!! My knife skills are a work in progress!

If you try any of my recipes, please tell me how they turn out!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for reading my blog!

2 thoughts on “What Do I Eat?”

  1. It’s so hard to maintain a health-related diet when everything you’re not allowed to have tastes so much better than what you should be eating. Sometimes I risk the aftermath simply “because it tastes good!” BTW, my special treat is a breakfast bake I make with canned (no salt added) potatoes, scrambled eggs, onions, and cheese (yes, that’s salty, but each serving only has a little). If I’m feeling brave, I add chopped ham or bacon – and then just avoid salt the rest of the day, and drink a lot of water. Or sometimes I just make eggs with a side of peeled, cut-up and baked white potatoes. For some reason the potatoes are tastier when baked than they would be if I boiled them, even though I only use a wee bit of butter or oil to keep the pan from sticking.

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    1. That’s great! Boiling the potatoes are less tasty due to the starch going into the water along with the nutrients. (my unprofessional jargon!). Baking and roasting keep all of the nutrients in the potatoes (or any vegetable). I like them baked too!!! I’ve had to limit the white potatoes. I agree it’s totally hard when there are other people in the house who can eat anything. Keep going on eating healthy!

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