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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I'm trying to eat better. Actually, I am thinking about adopting an anti-inflammatory diet, which is mainly just a good diet with emphasis on foods that fight inflammation and avoiding foods that can promote inflammation in the body. I'm just starting out, and have been able to increase my intake of emoticon and decrease the pop and I also bought some fruit the other day and mmmm is that melon good. The emoticon are smallish and very flavorful as well. My hope is once I adopt eating better foods, I won't have to constantly be telling myself I have to eat less, eat less, eat less. That has gotten me here emoticon It is just not working for me and saying I'm going to do this or do that doesn't seem to work either.

So my plan is to slowly shift my eating habits to be anti-inflammatory, which will be a big step because it involves not only different foods but different cooking utensils as well. I bought my first ever cast iron skillet! :) If anyone has tips on using one, I would appreciate your advice! Yep, non-stick coating is out and stainless steel and cast iron is in for me. I am fortunate in that my husband's grandmother left us a huge set of stainless steel cooking pots and pans. Funny, though, I always reach for the non-stick. I'm getting rid of those. I'm going to put them out of reach for a while and see how I get along without them. This will be a learning experience for me.

I also ordered some organic herb seeds and little pots to put my indoor kitchen herb garden in. I'll take a picture and show it to you once it gets growing. I think the new recipes that are coming in the two auto-immune, anti-inflammatory cookbooks I ordered will involve some fresh herbs and some spices I don't have at the moment. Little by little I'll change over.

Well, that's what I have been up to. Still fighting some depression and am going to talk to my doctors this Friday about it. I don't want to go on more medicine, but I don't like being depressed either. Maybe changing my eating habits will help me feel better without increasing my medicine. I just want to feel better.

So, I hope these positive changes help me come out of this funk and feel better. I can tell eating the fruit is starting to make me think differently about what I eat, like, "maybe I should drink water instead of Mt. Dew, and what other healthy foods can I eat."

All my best to you!
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  • NEWSUE45
    Sharon - sounds like you are on the right path my friend! Hopefully this change will create a chain reaction and things will start falling into place for you.

    I took a whole week just trying to change my mindset from negative to positive and I could not believe what a conscious effort it took to change my "thoughts".

    Praying that all went well at the doctors yesterday!


    By the way - love love love the new background! emoticon
    1977 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/12/2014 10:11:26 AM
    woohoo...go you...
    Great changes...I am sure you will notice a difference in your health quite quickly with the change....
    Sometimes when we eat less we are not eating enough to motivate out bodies to lose....
    Woohoo...go you
    1977 days ago
    I got rid of all of my non-stick cookware a number of years ago. I slowly bought "earth pans" or "green pans" which are made from sand (I think) and are still non-stick but without the cancer-causing chemicals. Good luck with your anti-inflammatory diet. I try to follow those principles too because of my RA and lupus. I enjoyed delicious cherries earlier this week.
    Once you get away from the Mountain Dew your body will respond favorably. I used to drink diet soda all day and all night. Now it is water for me, including seltzer water which still gives me the fizz from the carbonation which I really do enjoy....cold and carbonated does it for me....and zero cals in the seltzer water. emoticon emoticon
    You can do it!
    1979 days ago
    Every journey starts with the first step. You are on your way.
    1979 days ago
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