Fruit-Full

Ever since I came out in a bad rash at the beginning of the year, I have had a very sensitive skin.  The Doctor explained my immune response to whatever it was I reacted to could take 2 months to calm down.  But it seems to keep flaring up which suggests to me that I keep eating what I am reacting to.  I think it may be gluten.  For a very long time I have noticed that bread makes me feel bloated, gasy and very tired so I do not eat much of it.  But wheat in any form and oats are also making me feel tired, foggy headed and more recently, have very dry skin, spots and blotches.  So today I decided to eat very simply which meant raw fruits and vegetables.  Well, I think it’s the wheat and oats so I need to give them up and see if I feel better.

Today was bright and sunny to begin with but rather cold.sunny London 24-2-15 I took half a small watermelon and some grapes to work for breakfast.  I also had a large soy milk latte.black grapes and watermelonI popped out to Covent Garden at lunch time – less than a 5 minute walk from the office  which is great.  Nil point for helpfulness from the Apple store though.
Outside Apple Store I went to M&S to buy a selection of fruit to munch on.  I didn’t eat all this; I ate less than half and the remainder is in the fridge at work for tomorrow and Thursday.M&S fruit selection I did eat about half of these which was probably about 8.Hadrani Dates None of these.Strawberries M&S All of these – I do like mango.mango madness All of these.  I like pineapple but after I had eaten half of it my tongue began to feel as if it was burning.pineapple chunks None of these.Pink Lady Apples One of these which was lovely.  Crisp, firm and sweet.Amelia apples No grapes but all the orange juice.grapes and OJ Supper was a green smoothie.  3 frozen bananas, half an avocado, a huge handful of spinach, some coconut water and a heaped teaspoon of Out Of The Woods.bananas, spinach and avocado In to the woods It made a huge bowlful of green goodness.smoothie 24-2-15 So yummy and so easy to make and then eat.green smoothie 24-2-15

I definitely feel more alert and energetic than I did yesterday which is a good start and not at all hungry so I am going to try consuming just fruits and veggies again tomorrow.  No improvement to my skin yet but it will take a few days for that to improve.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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One Response to Fruit-Full

  1. laura1952 says:

    When I had all the problems with my lips last winter, that never really did go away completely, but got much better, I always believed it was something I was eating. I had eczema around my lips and eyes at the same time as the massive swelling that indicated an allergy. Elimination of absolutely everything didn’t give me any relief. Only time helped it and some ointment the health store was able to direct me to, that made a massive difference.

    Zoe, maybe it is Grains period you are having a reaction to.

    I cannot eat Oats period. When I do, within half an hour I am feeling like I have to eat again because it always feels like I didn’t even eat. The only bread I can eat is Rye bread for some reason that doesn’t make me feel bloated. I have been like this since peri-menopause all those years ago now.

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