I very much love my iPad. I’ve already downloaded several books—this may become a problem because I love books, and it’s way too easy to just click them into the palm of my hand. They are cheaper to download than buy though! The case for the iPad can stand up on its own, so when I’m reading, I don’t even have to hold onto it. It’s just so darn convenient and comfortable.
I’ve been tracking my food intake in Spark People all week, and (I especially love the iPad app, and) it is actually pretty interesting to see how things add up. I’ve eaten a lot of greens, chickpeas, avocados, and veggies—and Spark People is still telling me I have too much fat and not enough protein. I’ve had no fruit, soy, dairy, gluten, eggs, and less than 10g of sugar (that was from when I added a scoop of sunbutter to my gross dessert hummus—which I’m vowing to try again, because lots of you said it really can be good if I just do it right).
My double order (because it was on sale!) of Vanilla and Chocolate Sun Warrior protein powder came today. This is my all-time favorite protein powder. I’m not much of a fan of supplements, per say, but this one seems close to food-like and is vegan, mostly raw, and does not scare me like the whey and soy isolates do (ah!).
I made a smoothest-smoothie today out of a half of an avocado, 1 cup almond milk (but water would have been exactly the same outcome I think), 1.5 scoops of vanilla sun warrior, cacao powder, stevia, and a dash of cinnamon. Have you ever put cinnamon in your smoothies? It is awesome! And if you use fruit, it would totally help take the edge of any blood sugar spike. No picture. I was too hungry to remember to take one.
Yesterday, I had more collard wraps, and I made Kitchen Sink Hummus (and by the end of the day, I had eaten all of it)—by the way, if you haven’t tried this stuff, you need to. Everyone I know who has made it cannot get enough. I sometimes leave out or sub for some things (like hemp seeds, flax oil, or scallions) if I don’t have them…and it’s still awesome.
On PIP: I’ve had a couple people comment to me that they don’t think it’s healthy for me to cut out whole categories of food like I’ve done. But I have to say—I’ve been living with crappy symptoms since I was a teenager, and I’m finally at a point where I think I need to take charge of it all for myself instead of letting doctors talk me into bandaid approaches. Those bandaid approaches just messed more things up for me, and I think my next post will be about that, unless I change my mind.
Several people liked the idea of zucchini pasta, and I must say that I am a huge fan of it. I have this spiralizer, and I know there is another one that makes skinnier noodles—the brand is Saladacco. Sometimes I wish I had that one, but mine is wonderful too, and you can actually choose from three sizes—I’ve only used the smallest. I’m thinking of spiralizing some other things besides zucchini, so if you have ideas, let me know!
I also have a fabulous wonderful success story to share with you very soon. I’m so glad Wendy will let me share her story—because it’s a great one!
Hope you have a great day!
p.s. I don’t think I’m going to the gym today. I’ll bake in the sauna at home for an hour, grade some papers, and then read books on my iPad…until Joe gets home later—he’s been in New Jersey all week scoping out some bad guys. Just kidding, kind of. I’ll be cleaning up a little before he gets here too–not sure why, but when he’s out of town my slobby gene comes out in full force!