Health options

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.

One thought on “Health options

  1. Fran Macilvey

    You have no reason to worry, as your discoveries will all work for you, in the long term. Just keep thinking about your horizons, girl. I am glad you have started on the food search. I’m glad you have noticed improvements cutting out cows milk. But there is also cheese, ice-cream, even yogurt…the search has begun! Bless you! XX :-))

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