New Year New Me? Corny isn't it! I know but the reason why I haven't blogged much lately as the end of last year was not only completely mental I've been going through a difficult time with my health which has lead me to feel that in all honestly its time to go back to my old ways of eating cleaner food!
Now we all love a slice of cake and I'm no different trust me, but its difficult to say no to it when you are feeling crappy and to be honest really wanted it so I had it.
But now I don't want it. In fact I'm literally happier with a bowl of salad right now so I'm letting my body tell me what I need and if salad it is then salad I will have. And I can tell you that after only a week I'm feeling so much better within myself.
I'm going for what most would call a Paleo diet, (which basically means no grains, no dairy and no processed food, oh and not forgetting NO SUGAR). Well I use the word 'diet' but I'm not using it in the sense of, 'oh I'll eat like this for a while and loose weight', I'm using it in the sense that I need to change my life style completely to look after my health, and my 'diet' is what I eat.
Now yes I have had this life style before and I went back to my sugary ways, but I also started to get colds and coughs a lot and I honestly believe that if you put crap in your body then its going to get a lot easier to feel crap too! Yes its hard to upkeep this lifestyle all of the time, but its time for a clear out to say the least so I've left sugar at the gates of Christmas and I'm pushing through.
So far as I said I'm doing good and funnily enough I'm not craving sugar either which is amazing and I'm really pleased about that. It did take a couple of day's but today I'm feeling good.
Only hard bit about all this is that I've got to cook everything from scratch and I can't rely on a bag of pasta when I'm lazy to fill me up as that's a no no!! So I've got to also change my lifestyle to fit into all this too. Which is to be honest is good for me because I love noting better than spending a good hour in my kitchen and making food spells and smells.
Admittedly some are quite basic but I've got to learn my way back into a lot of this and spend more time cooking too but I'm getting there. I'm still amazing as to adding a few herbs and spices to basic foods can make them taste delicious and different! Take a peek at my Instagram to see my posts.
Here are some meals I've had this week.
Sautéed brockley, onions and purple cabbage with bacon humous and roasted sweet potato.