Karen's Corner October 2014
After our last newsletter, I had a lot of people ask how I was doing with my diet after the big month-long challenge. I'll admit, I ate like a "normal" person over a wedding weekend, and I've had a little treat here and there.
The thing is, when I do indulge (or over-indulge as the case may be) I pay attention to how I feel while doing so, as well as how I feel the next day. While I don't have symptoms like a person with celiac disease would have, I still notice that I don't feel like I'm at my best. So then I think each time I'm faced with a decision on how to eat - do I want to feel my best tomorrow? Sometimes yes, sometimes it doesn't matter as much. The key is to keep paying attention - that's how I am best able to stay on track. And when I do indulge, I try to see it as that - not that I've "fallen off the wagon," or any other negative self talk. It's so much easier to keep from going down a slippery slope if your indulgence is just that - a one time treat instead of some character flaw.
The other question I heard most was what about a little sweet treat? I have two recipes I'll share below that did the trick for me and have little to no sugar. Try them out and let me know what you think!
You will probably notice that they are both from paleo sources. While I may not eat strictly paleo, I have found that using those recipes is a great way to avoid extra sugars and refined grains.