Monday, November 16, 2015

Just Monday's Supper


Steamed broccoli, roast sweet potato pieces, a green salad served with pear slices and crumbled feta, and turkey burger patties (not shown).

I just passed the one-year mark of eating no grains and no sugar. I keep my carb intake low and my  fresh vegetable count very high. I've never felt better in my life.

17 comments:

maria ricci said...

Hi Anna -

I haven't commented in such a long time, but sneak over to take a peak now and again.

I've been eating the same as yourself. Something about getting older. My body doesn't like heavy foods, gluten or sugar. My joints, hurt, my brain is fuzzy and my moods are atrocious with gluten and sugar. I took myself off of sugar and gluten and within two weeks my weight shifted down. Within 6 months my energy got better and no more brain fuzz or foggy thinking!

Warm blessings,

Maria Ricci

Polly said...

This dinner resembles our dinners! We do lots of sweet potatoes and broccoli....these days, roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts too.....

Dinner of champions.

I am so impressed and intrigued by your no-grain-no-sugar success!!

Rose said...

Well done Anna, I am so glad that this eating plan has been so beneficial to you.

I am in no way coeliac but I experience discomfort after consuming wheat so have cut its way back. Sometime, if you are so inclined, would you share sample breakfasts and lunches you enjoy? I find it harder to eliminate grains from these meals.

Andrea R said...

Been doing the same here. Lost 45 extra pounds too. Even the husband switched and his digestive issues are getting better.

Anonymous said...

I know yours is such a healthy way to eat. But baking has always been a big part of your family's life together; do you find it terribly difficult to give that up, for the most part? - Kate in NY

Michele said...

Looks yummy! What is a typical breakfast for you?

Lisa said...

So, what is Thanksgiving going to look like in your house, Anna? Since there are a few of you who avoid certain foods.

Lisateresa

Anna said...

Breakfast: unsweetened plain Greek yogurt (Fage) with a spoonful of walnuts or sliced almonds on top, and a literal pinch (maybe 1/8 teaspoon) of brown sugar.

Lunch: big green salad with a half or a whole avocado, a little cheese or meat, and sometimes a side of vegetable soup.

K. Anne said...

Thank you so very much for continuing to share your meals! It is such a help for those of us (like me!) trying to do the same.

I am ready "Whole 30" right now. Have you ever heard of it?

Mother B said...

We eat this very same way except for dairy. For breakfast we usually have bacon or sausage from our local farmer, eggs from our own chickens, fresh vegetable omelettes, or smoothies with coconut milk, berries, fruit and kale or some type of leafy green. We too feel much better :)

Knitters Notebook said...

Do you also exercise? We haven't eaten sugar in 10 years..life changing! We also have been eating gluten free for the last two years. I walk for 45 minutes everyday on a treadmill. I have never felt better!!

Anna said...

Yes, I run three or four times a week (3-5 miles each), and try to stay active on the other three days. My husband runs marathons too :)

Lisa, I'll post in detail about Thanksgiving soon. Last year's menu offered plenty of grain-free choices, so I'm not worried!

Anonymous said...

No sugar or grain for a YEAR! That's impressive.
Dee/NY

K. Anne said...

oops, my comment should have read "I am *reading* Whole 30 right now." I just wondered if you had heard of it.

Running with a sharp pencil said...

No cornbread dressing? Ever?

Anonymous said...

Do you no longer do the bread baking that you used to do?

Rose said...

Thanks for your response re b'fast and lunch Anna. My lunch is similar to yours but I find I need carbs with my breakfast smoothie/yoghurt or I'm starving by 11am, I shall keep at it. I am most encouraged by your findings.

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