Ok, first of all..
I'm 23..5'5" and I weigh like 142 right now.. I want to be at least 134 when my hubby gets home from Iraq in a month or so...
I had cancer when I was 15. I have autoimmune hypothyroidism (hashimoto's) and I am sensitive to gluten (meaning no bread/pastries/pasta- wheat, barley, etc.)
I am also exhausted. So, I think its SO overwhelming, trying to discover exactly what to do with myself and my diet. I have tried a million things and I find everything leading to whole foods so here is why I am excited right now(and here because of it ;D).
I bought this GIANT book call The Worlds Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan. It lists SO MANY of the "worlds healthiest foods".. The way he decides what gets put in here is like this: It had to have a high rate of nutrients per serving, has to be all natural and has to be easily found in most grocery stores for a decent price.
He describes each item, the best ways to cook it, how to store it and choose it and then gives ideas for different meals and also recipes. He has a two week menu to get you started and I went out and bought every item I needed for the first five days.. It seems very varied, so in five days I am trying LF cottage cheese, goat cheese, buttermilk, yogurts, tons of different fruits including papaya, kiwi, pear, cantoloupe (plus the usuals), honey as a sweetener on my fruit n yogurt desserts. different kinds of nuts, lots of seasonsing and fresh herbs, all kinds of veggies (even bruseel sprouts which ive heard bad things about but I am totally willing to give them a shot). I also got some miso, rice wine, sherry wine for cooking you know.. balsamic vinegar.. anchovies, capers, figs, green tea, honey... all kind sof random stuff. My bill was almost $200, but a lot of this stuff is just staples in my cupboard that will last me quite a while. (my bagger said he hasnt ever seen an order like mine hahaha)
I'm not so sure how im going to do without my usual, like, 5 cups of coffee a day, and I may have to do this same diet for ten days just to use up all the food by myself!
I know you all know this stuff probably, but I am just so excited.. Anyone else have this book?