23. January 2014 by swissfitchick
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Seriously guys, you rock my socks off. All your comments, emails, facebook messages on my not so nice news from yesterday were just SO sweet and made me fel a TON better – how can you not if you feel so supported by this wonderful community, readers and friends!! You guys make me smile big time!!!My Super-Blend Jessie even wants to go egg free with me for these 3 months. Could I wish for better friends?? I can’t.
Now I got my report and like I thought I will need to cut out the food groups for about 12-16 weeks. I will have an appointment with the doctor (he is also a nutritionist) next Tuesday and will have all of my questions answered. I had a short chat with Tim about it, cause he had the same issues and had great experience with the elimination for these few weeks. My hope is, that after this time I will be able to introduce at least the eggs, quark and almonds again – at least a few times a week. You know me – eggs, quark and almond butter are my drugs and that’s maybe why my body now thought it was enough 🙂
Anyway, I don’t think the cooking will be such a big problem, I am creative and with a little guidance I’m sure I will be fine – the only issue is my social side – I love to go out with friends, so this will be a little complicated. But I will just take it step by step. Also, I do hope that I will get over the bloating and water retention issues which also makes my muscle definition quite stubborn….don’t get me wrong, I am happy, but it’s hard work for me to lean out.
Note: Holding a newspaper is necessary for the pics of James Wilsons program so it’s clear what date it was taken 🙂
After a little thinking, I had to admit, that I still consider myself as a very lucky person – eggs and almond butter or not. When I think back to my time in the Philippines, then I feel really stupid for my whining. The 3 months I spent there, I didn’t eat any dairy at all, cause we just did not have a fridge. No fridge, because we didn’t have power – or at least only for a few hours a day. Almond butter and oats?? Say WHAT? I had fresh fish for breakfast that we had to ‘clean out’ first thing after getting out of bed….Water to make tea or coffee? Pump it, Baby!!! This was in our garden, which was pretty luxurious….our neighbours had to walk here to get the water out of the pump. Instead of omelettes, pancakes or other yummy baked goods (obviously, there was no oven) we had a HUGE variety of fresh produce.
And my hosts didn’t stop being creative and whipping up all kinds of fantastic dishes with almost no ingredients. Did I miss something?? Oh yes, I did!! But only in the beginning. The food choice became normal and a whole crab on my plate for breakfast was nothing to wonder about anymore.
But most of all, I couldn’t see and eat any rice no more and I’m still fed up with it – I never eat rice 🙂 BUT, I didn’t have a choice and I didn’t have to pick a selection from an overstuffed variety in the supermarket – I just ate what was there and I was happy with it. I felt strong, so strong I could run in the tropical heat.Or go for hikes….…and seriously – I lived RIGHT at the beach for 3 months and fell asleep with the sound of the waves. That was definitely worth the abstinence of eggs, dairy and nutbutters. Despite all the positives of living with a minimum of comfort, I couldn’t help but smiling big when I drank my first cocktail after all these weeks and having eggs for breakfast in a fancy hotel. But ya know – it was SPECIAL and it felt like a luxurious treat. It made me aware of how privileged I normally live and how thankful we should be that we have access to ALL THE FOOD DAILY. And having a fridge and an oven. Believe me friends, a fridge and an oven are pretty darn cool things to have. Now I need your most favorite protein and nutrient packed recipes that are gluten free, egg free, dairy free and nut free – keep them coming in the comment section, PLEASE!!
Thank you again SO SO MUCH and have a wonderful Thursday!
Are you sometimes overwhelmed with the food choice we have?
Have you ever visited a third world country?
What is your favorite food you can’t imagine to live without?