I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it on here before or not, but one of the very cool side effects of going grain free and cleaning up your body is that when all the background noise has been cleared you are better able to hear what your body is trying to tell you. When you haven’t been numbed by all the screaming and crying all the time you can actually hear it wimper quietly. I have gotten into the bad habit of eating ice cream every evening. It hasn’t seemed to affect my weight, the very low amount of carbs I eat day to day probably make a little extra wiggle room for the ice cream. And so I have gotten complacent about it and have my treat every night.
Well Sunday night I had a horrible dream that my sweet puppy was taken out of my arms and euthanized. Woke up bawling my eyes out. The next night I barely slept at all because my entire body was so itchy I could hardly stand it. And then last night I dreamt rather vividly that the paramedics were giving Ray chest compressions. OK!!!! Point taken, I can hear you! In my heart of hearts, I know exactly what is causing this and it’s the Sea Salt Caramel Vanilla Ice Cream that I’ve been gorging on. Dreaming that the love of your life is dieing is a perfect motivator to clean Ye Olde Diet back up to where it should be!
Excess sugar consumption is also to blame for my extra tiredness in the morning, my carb cravings in the mid afternoon, my lack of motivation or drive and partially to blame for my grouchiness lately. All this I knew since sugar has been a problem for me for yeeeeeeaaaarrrrsss.
And so, again, for about the 20th (50th?) time, I have to go back to a complete restriction on sugar for awhile. This is going to suck fairly hard because I have been eating ice cream every day for Quite A While so there is bound to be a bit of detox coming my way. Terrible timing considering that my Alien is here at the moment as well. Maybe best that Ray is on afternoon shift, by Saturday I think I should be feeling a bit better. Or worse. It’s hard to predict.
It’s funny though, even knowing I’m going to feel like crap, I actually feel a bit better knowing I’m taking back control. Not that I ever really lost control altogether, but I was definitely being driven a bit by sugar. Even though my waistline could handle it, my physiology couldn’t. Since I wasn’t paying attention (ignoring) to the familiar signs, my brain shot me a curve ball to wake me up.
For dinner yesterday I made Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms. I thought I knew where the recipe came from but now I’m not sure. If it’s yours, claim it in the comments. Otherwise I’m adopting it as mine. 😉 I stuff portabella mushrooms with a mixture of thawed and drained frozen spinach, about a cup of chopped up dry sundried tomatoes (rehydrated), the insides of 6 Italian Turkey Sausages, a bit of coconut flour and one egg. I top them with shredded cheese and bake them for about 30 minutes and they are very delicious!
Tonight I’m taking a crack at making my favorite meatloaf and I’m also planning to try making a grain-free flax cracker. The recipe I’m going to use looks pretty simple, basic but flavorful ingredients. If it works out I’ll post it tomorrow!
That’s it for me, I’ll be drinking tonnes of water and eating lots of vegetables and I’ll be back to normal in no time!
those mushrooms look awesome! keep us posted re: the grain-free flax cracker!!!
Firstly – I can attest to how delicious those stuffed ports are that you make. Yum!
Secondly – I love that being to hear the signals the body is sending is a very cool side effect of eliminating the junk which makes a bunch of other noise!
Thirdly – Sea Salt Caramel Vanilla Ice Cream? Dear lord, please tell me the brand and the nearest location that I can purchase? (I know that counter productive to the point of this post but seriously, I need to have a little try of that stuff!)
Thanks my friend! Those mushrooms are SO easy and yummy!
The Sea Salt Caramel ice cream is Island Farms and can be picked up at your local Thrifty Foods store. Beware though, it’s amazing!