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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A New & Improved Version of Yourself.


QUINOA CONFETTI SALAD

I'm pretty excited to incorporate a dairy-free diet plan into my current regime. At the suggestion of my dietician, I completed a 30-day dairy detox, and felt amazing afterwards. But I started missing dairy, like cheese and lattes, so after the 30-day detox, I incorporated it back into my diet. But shortly thereafter, I started to notice that I was feeling sluggish, more mucus-y, and my seasonal allergies got worse. I'm not intolerant of dairy and I know I'm not allergic to it (I was tested twice this year already), but I just feel better without it.

The night before last, I attended a gluten-free/dairy free cooking class. The recipes were not only fantastic, but easy to prepare and healthy! Above is a picture of one of the dishes I made today that I learned in my cooking class. If you are interested in more gluten-free/dairy free recipes, I use www.angelaskitchen.com. (She is who taught the cooking class).

As I've gotten older (and probably due to the t1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease diagnoses in the past year), I've really become interested in healthy eating. Having an auto-immune problem, I choose to stay away from non-organic fruits and vegetables and have almost exclusively switched to grass fed or organic meats and eggs. I buy non-GMO products, I steer clear of high fructose corn syrup. I also started juicing last month (mainly vegetables, as fruits spike my bg).

I haven't drank caffeine in probably 15 years, either. I'm glad I don't rely daily on caffeine like so many of my friends!

Now if only I could permanently eliminate the cravings for sugar, in particular my decaf caramel lattes... The cravings make me feel like a drug addict.
I'm working on it!

There is always room for a new & improved version of yourself. I'm a work in progress!

What are your health goals?

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