Sunday, 6 September 2009

A break from sweets

Not sure if I mentioned before that I was pescetarian for a while after returning from my trip to the US last year. I mainly ate a vegetarian diet rich in fruit, vegetables, pulses and legumes, supplemented with up to 3 small portions of fish during the week. However, after several bouts of passing out at the most inconvenient of times and being told it was a result of a low blood iron count, I reluctantly began eating red meat again. Things snowballed from there and before I knew it, I had a poor diet - by that I mean, I was consuming way too much processed "convenient" food.

I have assigned myself a conscious eating plan beginning of this month and hope to see it through until October. It is based on a caffeine-free vegan diet, but I will allow myself some fish once in a while. It is day 6 and I don't feel like I am missing much - well, I lie, I miss my desserts (like the creme caramel and coffee praline cake this evening), but I do feel a lot better on a whole.

Tommorow, I hope to have some time to prepare myself a salad of buckwheat, amaranth and millet. This will give me the opportunity to explore new ingredients and exercise some creative cooking - something I have been yearning for a long while.

Stay tuned.


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Ryan said...

Those button cookies are so cute!!