Soup at my desk
This creeper is general only this colour October/November time!
Now I know how or what I am eating may be slightly cryptic for some but I didn't want to jinx it until I was certain it was something I could do and maintain. I set myself a 6 week challenge of following the Banting way of eating (I have links on my PGM Resources page if you want to investigate further). Its kinda like paleo or a high fat Dukan … basically its high fat low carb eating. THANKFULLY its not a no veggie or salad eating, I can have fruit if I want too.
Some of my thoughts I've been jotting down as I go.
I am almost 3 weeks into my 6 week challenge and the most surprising thing for me has been that I have had ZERO cravings and have not even been tempted to have a "cheat" meal …. AT ALL, I mean who am I?? Its been 11 years since having mini-me-snr, have I FINALLY kicked the sweet tooth I got when I was pregnant with him?
I am not tired of the food since there is such variety and if I'm totally honest … breakfasts/brunches are my favourite.
Now before anyone waggles their finger at me about high fat I've made a conscious decision as an educated adult before embarking on this journey. There has been and continues to be loads of research that seems to constantly find that a high fat diet is not the underlying cause of heart disease/cholesterol/diabetes etc etc and in fact a low carb high fat diet (LCHF) can improve bad cholesterol and the like. There is a lot of finger pointing at the American FDA for "low fat is good for you" because since they started pushing that there has been a direct correlation to increased heart disease, cholesterol, and obesity in the world; all thanks to an increased sugar and carb intake … but that is a whole debate on its own.
In other news:
Apparently I have sloe berries in my garden … pity I don't drink
This arrived on Friday and I had almost forgotten I'd even entered
Plantar Fasciitis reminders!And I also realised that I need to not count parkrun as one of my weekly runs - that way I get 3 structured runs in my week and I can progress my running rather than trying to chivvy the kids along each week and be grumpy. So we can all relax and have even more fun at our parkruns :-)
Have seasons changed where you are yet?