Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Goal #1... Revamping our Diet

Over the past couple of weeks I have been doing a lot of research on different diets. Two Poots try to be very mindful of what we eat, but let's face gets crazy and our diet drops off our radar. I knew I wanted to follow a diet that didn't have me in the kitchen 24/7. I also knew that I wanted to stay away from as much processed foods as possible and to get back to eating "real" food.

A dear friend of mind told me about Dr. Axe and this amazing Gluten Free Blog. I couldn't believe how simple and easy their suggestions were!!

Today our cookbooks finally arrived!!

I can't wait to start making some of these recipes. Poot made me these amazing Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes and I could seriously eat them everyday!!

Don't they look delcious? I used a Vanilla Honey Agave syrup to top them off!

We are slowly taking baby steps to clean out our cabinets and get rid of the sugar and dairy. (We already avoid gluten due to my gluten intolerance.) I bought some coconut milk creamer for my coffee and coconut milk to cook with and we love them! I also bought some Steevia and Agave to replace sugar in any recipes we make. I know that is going to a lifestyle change for us, but I can't wait!

As we try out recipes I will be sure to share the good ones with you! I want to be held accountable for this new goal, so I will be sharing my ups and downs also. Now I want to know, have any of you tried these diets? Or have you eliminated sugar, dairy, and or gluten from your diet? I would love to hear any suggestions and stories you might have!!I will be back to post more of my Spring Goals through out the week!



Anonymous said...

Hi Amber,
Keep up the great work! I have been sugar, grain, and processed food free for quite a while now...I am eating the Paleo way and I am never looking back. Feels great!!! You guys are going to feel amazing!! xox

Jenni said...

mmmm coconut milk creamer for coffee sounds delicious! Where did you get it at?

Amber said...

Laurie...Oh I can imagine that you feel amazing!!! I will probably be asking you lots of questions in the next few weeks:)

Jenni... I got the coconut milk creamer at Whole Foods. The French Vanilla flavor is amazing! And it is suprisingly cheap!


Becky Farley said...

wootwoot for stevia!!! I've been using it in my tea :) No more fake sugar for me!! Since I stopped drinking diet coke my face has been clearer, I don't get headaches, I feel less tired - it's awesome!! Now the eating healthy part is soooooooooo hard! I just want some icecream everyday lol but I've had ZERO in like a month! Gotta fit into that wedding dress lol ;)
I'm so proud of you and poot for eating better! I wish we lived closer so we could help each other, though we'd probably just get starbucks and yogurt nonstop and weigh 300lbs lol seriously!

Anonymous said...

How are the dietary changes working out Amber? You may ask anything you like!
I am down 28 lbs and have lost a total of 23 inches...I wouldn't have believed it had I not done the experiment myself :) I am less than 5 lbs away from the weight I was in my early 20's but better :)
Keep up the great work! xo