Another little poppet I have discovered is that pasteurised cow’s milk promotes mucus. My asthma has been so much better since I cut this out of my diet. Coconut Silk is an excellent substitute for a creamer in my coffee. I don’t miss milk in the slightest.
On another note, I have substituted organic coconut sugar for cane sugar. This is so much sweeter than cane sugar, with minuscule calories. It is also a million times healthier than artificial sweeteners, which invariably mean aspartame; originally an ant poison and a very effective one, too. Think carefully about what you put into your system and the effects it might have.
I have hit a plateau in my weight loss program. I am down 14lbs since I started my new regime and that has now remained steady to my chagrin. The weather is not with me, but this is no excuse as I have a treadmill in the basement. I am a slug. I need to exercise more, but my arthritic knees are not getting with the program in winter. This comes down to an old, work related injury I was silly enough not to claim against the WCB at the time. Anyone reading this, don’t make my mistake. It will come back to bite you.
What I have found out is my eating choices were spot on. I cheated over xmas with dairy products and with complex manufactured carbohydrates. For every action, there is a reaction. I spent most of yesterday popping pain killers. No, my cheating was not worth the immediate consequences. No, I did not have fun. Yes, I found out all over again why these food groups are not a good idea for me. I had been craving these things but I doubt I will ever crave the again. Lesson learned.