As if my diet doesn't present enough challenges I have decided to do a 30 day meat fast starting today. I know, I know your thinking, "Are you crazy?" Well, yes I suppose taking wheat, gluten and dairy out not to mention corn, tomato's, bell peppers and to many other things to mention is extreme enough in and of itself but whats one more thing? Let me clear a few things up before I start getting really weird comments on this post. NO it has nothing to do with saving the planet or the animals although those are nice sentiments that's not my reason. It has actually something that has been on my heart for a few years now. We only eat fish, chicken or turkey about three times a week and we buy hormone free meat but it's been nagging at me the more I read up on all the different ways it affects our bodies and our digestive system. I had already been reading articles on the subject when my friend (thank you Eileen) mailed me a book called The Cancer Battle. I don't have cancer but this book was all about a women's journey with breast caner and how after nothing else worked she turned to food and started eating basically the same way I am and now she's cancer free all these years later. It was just one more confirmation for me to take that one last thing out of my diet for a few weeks and see if I can't feel that much better while stopping my drugs. I almost didn't post about the challenge cause I don't know if I can do it but I will keep you posted. I made my protein fruit smoothie this morning and am going to experiment with veggie wraps tonight for dinner. I am sure our friends coming over will LOVE that! Ugh. Oh well, you eat here your bound to get tofu at some point. ;) Wish me luck.
Oh and don't start posting a bunch of really yummy meat recipes to lure me back to the other side cause well, that's just mean! ;)