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.
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.
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!