Thursday, April 19, 2012

wow- engery

It has been about a year since I started my allergy diet. Relief from all those digestive issues - many that have bothered me most of my life) is awesome- but this January I saw a Ted Talk about Feeding your Mitochondria- and we implemented that diet into our lives- and it is awesome!!

It has now been 4 months of 100% fruit (heavy on the berries) smoothies for breakfast, lots of lunches of green salad and dinners of stir fry veggies or veggies bakes or even more varieties of salads. Every day I try to take in about 9 cups of fruits and veggies a day and I have so much more energy then I used to. I can run all day and not be weary and walk all day and not feel faint.

Besides eating lots and lots of fruits and veggies, we also have whole grains, beans, nuts, sea weeds (like sushi wraps) and some grass fed meats (usually just once a week). Nothing that is real food and that you are not allergic to is off limits as long as you have the 9 cups of the fruits and veggies. 3 cups of these should be bright and colorful like berries and carrots and oranges. 3 cups of these should be leafy greens (think a dinner plate full) like lettuces and kale and chard (I measure before cooking). And 3 cups should be sulfur veggies- things like mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and the like. I have learned I don't have to be too picky how much of what veggies I get as long as I eat enough overall and have a decent variety.

So- back to energy.... today I got up at 10- went grocery shopping, did recycling, made sushi for lunch, home-schooled my kids, watered the plants in my green house, lots of laundry, walked with my kids to grandmas and back, scrubbed the fridge, planned our educational field trip to the cities next month, swept the floor, picked up my kid from golf, made an awesome dinner, cleaned up, bought household supplies, built a raised garden tower for strawberries, .... I have been running for about 12 hours and am still looking for good and interesting things to do.

This kind of energy has been going on for a few weeks and I love it- I have seen it build and look forward to one awesome summer!

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