Yoga and toxins
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Over the past year of doing yoga, I have found that my digestive system cycles about and releases toxins. Sometimes I'm ok, and sometimes I gurgle, for lack of a better term.
Sometimes, I can go away and sometimes the quality of my life is not that great and I need to stay home. But after each cycle, my stomach is flatter for a while. I don't know if this is a permanent situation or after a while my tummy will get the toxins released. and I will do less overall gurgling.
My nurse practitioner and diabetic educator talk about carb counting, and I follow that as well as learning how to use net carbs. Yet, I need to have a caloric count as well. I found a meal planning chart by the American Diabetic Association that has a meal divided into the six areas with a suggested carb count and related calorie count. I've taken one of the meals and multiplied it by four--four meals. One of the meals, I've divided into half so I have three big meals and two smaller meals or snacks.
This chart has a starchy veggies category, but in the category, it has grain, or bread or pasta, or the heaver laden carb veggies. This makes sense to me. Before I was thinking that there was so much emphasis on eating carbs that I thought I should have whole grain bread, and brown rice and heavier veggies all in one meal. Now, I think of the snack meals as parts of the main meal that will allow openings in the categories, not just free foods.
Also, this past week, I wanted ice cream, and I also looked at my calorie count and I realized that my carb and calorie count was low, so I went delibertly to the ice cream store and I got one scoop of ice cream. I can do that sometimes, just not often. By having the calorie count, it validates my decision to include something in my meal planning.
I've cut down on my breakfasts out and was able to make some omlets at home and have some green unstarchy veggetables at home.
I'm at the end of a gurgling stomach cycle which has lasted about four weeks, and I've lost some weight. I also didn't want meat, and wasn't hungry in general.