Only 8 days until RACE WEEKEND. I am getting really excited for the Gasparilla Bud Light Challenge, which is 3 races in 2 days. That means I’m be banging out a 5K, 15K, and Half Marathon all in one weekend. It will make for some fun blogging, that’s for sure!
Work is going well today! It’s cool and rainy outside, which is my favorite type of weather. I love thunderstorms so much. Except they really make we want to curl up in bed! James likes the rain, too… just look at that smiley face:
My mid-morning snack was Vanilla Chobani and Pumpkin Seed and Sunflower Seed Granola. This was a nice salt-sweet contrast.
I was super busy around "lunchtime’ so I broke my meal into two parts.
Part 1 was Wolfgang’s French Onion Soup, which I ate around 11:30. That creeper sure knows how to make good soup!
I was disappointed because there wasn’t ginormous hunks of bread floating around the soup, but I guess that doesn’t really work with canned soups. It was still good, especially when I added my own cheese.
Part 2 of lunch was eaten around 1:45 PM. I made a WW toast, spinach, roasted red pepper, and turkey meat sammie.
A few people have recently emailed me about holistic cures for non-emergency food sensitivities, so I wanted to pass on some interesting information my father-in-law (a holistic doctor) wrote and published to our website, The Holistic Doctor Is In! If you’re interested in learning more, register and check out these products. Here’s an excerpt from the full article, which you can read on the website.
Non-Emergency Responses to Food Allergies
In addition to the serious immediate reactions that can result from eating certain foods, many digestive disorders, fatigue conditions, insomnia, brain fog, aches/pains, and even stubborn weight gain are a result of your food choices. In fact, chances are high that several of the foods you eat regularly are “triggers” that cause subtle, but serious, immunological reactions in your body.
Consuming “trigger foods” may flood your system with histamines, prostaglandins, and other immune chemicals that wreak havoc with your tissues and, if left untreated, can cause permanent tissue damage.
These hidden food sensitivities greatly contribute to and aggravate–or even result in–conditions such as ADD/ADHD, OCD, arthritis, asthma, autistic disorders, chronic fatigue, colitis, gastritis, irritable bowl syndrome, migraines, and many other problems and other conditions too numerous to list.
One example of how food sensitivities/intolerances negatively impact the body is weight gain. If your body interprets your “trigger” food (or food allergen) as a chemical toxin that must be either rejected of buffered, your body will initiate a protective mechanism in which your fat calls bind to and sequester the food toxins. Your fat cells act as buffers between these chemicals and your organs and tissues. As a result, your fat cells grow larger, and your percentage of total body fat increases. Thus, you’ll gain weight and bloat despite your best efforts at dieting and exercise.
Are you allergic to anything? I’m highly, highly allergic to avocado and latex, but both of these are pretty easy to avoid.