Sunday, October 18, 2009

Half way through October

I have been tested for Celiacs and I was not found to have sprue's disease. However, I have read online that women with PCOS often have gluten intolerance, not true Celiac's disease. Apparently, 85% of us are gluten intolerant. So, I have decided to stick to a gluten free diet. Its not terribly hard for me because I already focus my caloric load on healthy fats, protein, and vegetables. I also eat some fruits. As a low-carber, I also try to avoid sweets anyway. This diet helps support my insulin receptors. I do allow myself one day per week to eat anything I want as a strategy to avoid multiple diet infractions during the week. I have purchased some of the low carb foods but I am not focusing on those products because I believe I can make my own eats that do not focus on grains anyway. Those by default are gluten free. I have given up my oat meal. I won't be eating any of the cookies I make for the holidays and for other people's birthdays. I used to test them. But, I won't be doing that anymore. The pain I had with this IBS was so severe that I am not willing to chance that kind of pain again. Some of the gluten free products I have purchased are tings (too tasty induced sugar cravings), brown rice tortillas from Trader Joe's, Pamela's chocolate chocolate chip cookies (perfect on my Cheat day), some baking mixes (again only on cheat day), and wheat free soy sauce. I also bought some puffed millet. I can still have a little dark chocolate but I noticed that I don't care for the semi-sweet chips anymore, they seem too sweet. I wonder if I will ever get to the point of unsweetened chocolate.

The newly re-tooled EDH Diet
Low carb(30-60g/day)
Calorie cycled
Gluten free diet

Diet break down:
Low Calorie Days:
Pre-WO Attune bar (90 calories, 8 g. carb)
Post WO: 1/2 c. millet, 1/4 c. coconut milk, 2 tbsp. cream,
Second breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled in 1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 cup sauteed mushrooms/spinach (7.4 g carb)

Lunch: 2 cups greens (4 g. carb)
4 oz. protein (0 g. carb),
2 tbsp. olive oil

Dinner: Chicken broth
2 tbsp. butter

High Calorie Days:
Pre-WO Attune bar
Post WO: carb, fats, 1 cup steamed/sauteed vegetable
Lunch: 2 cups greens, protein, fats
Snack: Chicken broth with some fats
Dinner: 1 cup steamed/sauteed vegetable, protein, fats

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