I've been thinking a lot lately about dieting. Or more specifically, how much I don't want to do it anymore.
I come from a long line of dieters with almost all the women in my family being either overweight or struggling to keep their weight down. From the ages of 8-13 I was obese and ever since I have gained weight with much ease and lost it with much difficulty. I've also tried diets for health reasons, having Type 1 Diabetes and battling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. No diet I have tried has helped me with my energy levels and the most weight I can lose is 3kg which I gradually put back on without fail. So I guess my main issue with diets is the sustainability of them and the fact that we cannot ignore that we are all genetically different, ie; there is no one way to eat well.
Which has lead me to my new viewpoint. Develop a long term view to healthy eating that you know works for you. Of course, the many diets I've been on have helped me greatly in identifying what works for me and what doesn't.
I know I shouldn't eat carbs at night. I know that lentils and legumes are without a doubt the best form of carbohydrate for Diabetics. I function better without dairy (with the exception of yoghurt. I always feel good after yoghurt...?) My body likes fish better than beef. Raw Vegies are so important. I can't get away with eating toast for breakfast every morning, even though I want to.
Which brings me to this little beauty of an idea which I picked up from I quit sugar.
(This is an amazing site by the way. Definitely go check it out.)
This is a sugar free, carb free breakfast (unless you count the fruit as carbs)
Simply make an Omelet with 2 eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla essence then top it with whatever you like.
I used almond paste, bananas, un-sweetened organic yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey.
So, so good!! I'm thrilled to have found this recipe out!
Another great idea that was passed on to me is using cauliflower as a substitute for rice.
Simply grate the cauliflower and boil it for a few minutes. Tastes great with curry!
Being a lover of baking and of life I'm also fond of the 80/20 theory.
That is, eat 80% healthy, 20% treats.
Sounds reasonable to me! Which is why I will continue to post my latest biscuit recipes in amongst ramblings about healthy eating :)
~Love E xo