April 10, 2012, Day 10: I gotta quote Ice Cube and say “today was a good day”. I ate frozen blueberries today because everyone told me I could! Nee ner nee ner nee ner. They were DELICIOUS! :p
As I have mentioned previously, there is a TON of conflicting info out there, so I am just trying to put my faith in a few trusted sources and friends. Otherwise, it gets way too complicated. So I think I am kinda getting the hang of this; you kinda have to learn fast. Ha.
This morning did not start off so great. My tummy was kinda pissed at me and the friend who recommended the Dr. Ohhira’s pro-biotic warned me it might take a day or so to get used to and it just means that they are working. I felt much better towards the middle of the day and have had much more energy all around.
I was really excited to go to Whole Foods this afternoon because I wanted stock up on buckwheat (pictured below). Buckwheat is a gluten free grain that is safe to eat on the Candida diet (yay!). I really like buckwheat (or groats, or kasha) and I used to consume more of it so I am looking forward to reincorporating them into my diet. These can be consumed raw, if you soak them. So as we speak, they are taking a bath and I am looking forward to a delicious breakfast tomorrow morning. They taste amazing blended with berries and I will add a teeny bit of stevia.
I also made Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding using unsweetened chocolate almond milk, chia seeds (pictured), a pinch of raw vanilla powder and cinnamon (it’s SO yum!!!). Chia is AMAZING, if you don’t already know! Those teensy cute little seeds pack a powerful punch and are filled with awesome omega-3s, complete protein and fiber! If you would like to read more, you can check out a previous post I devoted all to the infamous chia seed here.
I am making this dessert thing work for me, friends! And it’s amazing how my taste buds have changed. I find myself sucking on lemons and limes because they have become “sweet” to me, lol. I feel like I have just eaten “magic fruit”…you know, the one that makes sweet things sour and sour things sweet?!? Anyone ever tried that? It’s wild!
I think overall, this is going to be an uphill battle that I plan to win. It is hard and it’s funny because as a vegan, I thought I was already lovingly over-thinking my food choices, and now it’s like 100x’s more complicated! I am finding tasty foods though and in the end, this is going to be a really good thing. I choose to no longer be a slave to sugar and am appalled when I think back to how much I would consume throughout the course of an average day. Hey, agave and honey do count and I used it all religiously.
I hope that for those of you who are reading, you will be able to feel that you can conquer Candida too and even do it as a vegan! It all boils down to priorities and self love. I know I am the only person who is 100% in control of me, so if I want to feel good, I have to be the one to do the work.
May you all be blessed with the strength and power to take your health into your own hands. That ability resides within you, I promise; just search for it and it will appear if you want to feel good badly enough! You will know when it’s time. I’m here to help guide you if you should need.
Remember: “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking”. ~Buddhist Saying