Hi, I’m now into day 4 and feel like I’ve got the worst flu ever. I know that will pass soon. Hubby feels a bit wobbly but I’ve got the shakes, feel nauseous and sorry if this is TMI also have the runs. This is my fault though. I’ve chronic constipation due to meds and was very constipated just before starting so took laxatives last night, doh! 😫. Now I’ve gone the other way instead.
We are eating well and I’m sticking strictly to the two books by MM for recipes. I’m having to curb one of my main issues with recipes in that I’m very guilty of just taking the bones of a recipe and then running with it to modify as I feel like it. This time I’m following the recipes exactly well apart from substituting sesame seeds for pine nuts which I detest. The other things that I loathe are celery, walnuts, almonds (unless smoked) I’ve not worked out what I can use instead of these so I just leave them out, any ideas for subs would be gratefully received!
I’ve confused myself when I was reading the Fast 800 section on the board. I haven’t been counting the various nutrients. My fitness pal would have been great but I can’t seem to get my head round the new version. Should I be working out all the various nutrients individually or will following the books do for the first 8 weeks?
I’m loving the food even though it’s been physically hard going as I’ve been unwell lately due to flares of my illnesses and all I’ve really wanted to eat were frozen fruit, frozen custard, and ice cream. ( no wonder I turned into Mrs blobby)
Anyway, am I ok following the recipes initially to take care of the nutrients I need?
Do I need to start counting and calculating the individual aspects such as carbs, proteins etc or again, will the recipes in the 2 blood sugar diet books
Sorry to be a pest but I feel that this really is my last chance to get things right before I end up diabetic, hardly able to move from my chair and bring an even bigger burden on my lovely hubby who’s also disabled.
Thanks for taking the time to read my novel