Posts Tagged ‘protein’

Hemp…who knew?

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment

So I guess making stuff out of hemp is a big deal now, too.  I have some chocolate milk made from hemp and today I bought powdered hemp protein.  I made myself a fairly nummy chocolate and banana smoothie for lunch with it.  (Okay, the first drink wasn’t good because I was hoping for MILKSHAKE.  But I got over it.)  I think this will really fit the bill as a protein supplement until I get better at meal planning.

My body is tired and achy from the last two days playing with Ramsey (the 3 year old).  I had to go through a little snit this morning when it was obvious that this diet is not going to give me a complete cure!

I’m so mature.  And realistic.  Right.

But I did feel better after the smoothie and that tells me something.  I’ve only taken one half of a pain pill so far all day…and considering the physicality of Ramsey, that’s pretty much a miracle.  And I’m on my way to the store to buy meat for dinner which will also help.  I wish we could afford free range/organic meat but it’s not in the cards at this time.  We don’t eat a lot of it so that’s the good news.

I’m thinking of trying to reintroduce a food soon as an experiment.  Probably something dairy; milk or egg or cheese.  It would be great if that ended up on the Eat list.  But I’ll wait until I feel really good so if it’s a problem it will make itself apparent.

I’m off to the food blogs to search out some good ideas for dinner.  And to you all I say, “Eat well!”


This is the hard part

September 16, 2009 2 comments

I seem to have hit some sort of road block with my new, fabulous, can’t be beat diet.  It was another rough day yesterday.  I really think the rice pasta needs to sit out of the rotation for the time being.  This is the second time I’ve had it for dinner and felt lousy the next day.  Of course it doesn’t help that I’ve been running myself into the ground for the last couple of days.  That’s “running into the ground” fibro style…it doesn’t take all that much.

During one point around lunch time I was feeling awful.  All I could think of was protein so I begged Kevin to go get some.  He came home with turkey and tuna.  Hooray!  I wolfed down the turkey and felt a little better.  For dinner I had leftover tabbouleh made with quinoa, mixed with tuna and a little leftover hummus.  I sprinkled sesame seeds over the whole thing and called it a salad.  It went down pretty easy.  Jacob actually wanted a bite and then wanted a whole plateful.  That’s always a big bonus!

By bedtime though I had developed a migraine.  Not surprising since I’d been nursing a tension headache all day.  Hmmm…I wonder if any food thing set it off, too?  There was soy in the tuna…only a little but still.

I think I really have to watch my carb to protein ratio.  Even with gluten free, non dairy, no corn, I’ve had a rough couple of days.  The other thing that occurs to me is that maybe it’s taken these two weeks for my body to really feel the absence of gluten, dairy, etc.

And of course, I am upset that I am not feeling super great and wonderful every day.  Even though yesterday was filled with a crying, demanding three year old (she was having a rougher day than me!) I have to wonder if it was something I ate.  It’s really all about experimenting now.  What stays on the Eat list and what goes on the No Eat list.

Food is many things but it’s rarely simple.