It has officially been 22 months since I started eating a sugar-free, grain-free & low carb diet. If I recall that is how long it took me to grow my hair color out! I started this journey in March of 2012.
I have been successful through 2 Easters, 2 summer vacations, 1 trip to Disney World, 1 trip to Saratoga, 2 Halloweens, 2 Christmases and almost 2 birthdays. Sometimes the holidays pose less problems than everyday life.
But still: no cakes, no pizza, no ice creams, no candies.
I have held my 40 pound weight loss officially for one year now. I have lost weight in the past but never have I kept it off for a year.
In the past few months I have been playing with adding some new foods back in place of old foods. Namely: Almond Flour, Coconut Flour and playing with some sweeteners other than stevia. (I am still anti Nutrasweet or Splenda.)
I am on the fence about these additions. I am not sure they are helping my waistline – but they don’t seem to be hurting it either. I worry about bringing foods I have not eaten in years might trigger me for wanting more and more. SO I have dipped my toes slowly and have only now decided to start talking about it.
I will start with Blanched Almond Flour (not to be confused with Almond Meal). As I mentioned already I am LOVING the website & cookbooks of Maria’s Mind Body and Health. Her knowledge is amazing and she puts food together in a way that I can eat it. She is my motivation these days.
I am working towards adapting recipes to work for the Mr. who is a little picky. I decided to make the crust and substitute my own Quiche filling. I hit the jackpot.
I made a Sausage Mushroom, Cheddar Quiche for dinner the other night. Served it with a salad.
It may not seem like a big deal but I have been pretty restrictive about adding new foods in different ways. I was very proud of stepping out of my box.
The best part is there were leftovers for lunch the next day.
I am looking forward to continuing this in the year 2014. It helps that the Holidays are behind us now!