Ruhu's Journal, 13 January 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm experimenting with adding back types of foods to my diet after eating vegan, raw, no dairy & no sugar on a 5-day cleanse. For the next week, I'm adding back seafood & white meat, & so far, still no sugar cravings! But, in my mind, the bigger epiphany came when I wanted a snack of an apple with nut butter. I knew in the past, that many times after eating an apple & nut butter combo, I'd crave chocolate, but that its really a good combo with natural sugar & fiber in the apple, and protein & healthy fat in the nut butter. In the past, I would have chosen a lower fat version of some type, but have been hearing about how in items with reduced fat, manufacturers usually up the sugar content to compensate. Well, that was the case with the lower fat nut butters I had in the house. Luckily, I had an organic, no sugar, raw cashew butter, which I ate with my apple, & ta da (drumroll, please!) -- no chocolate or sugar carvings after! (Its amazing what excites me!) Anyway, onward I go experimenting, but starting my day again praying that --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

And I pray, breathe, eat, log, post & express again this one day, meal, minute, bite & emotion at a time! xoxox

Diet Calendar Entries for 13 January 2013:
1294 kcal Fat: 55.79g | Prot: 65.77g | Carb: 139.27g.   Breakfast: Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Coconut Oil, Good Food Made Simple Unsweetened Steel Cut Oatmeal, 100 Calorie Pack Natural Almonds. Lunch: Chili, Carrot Sticks, Trader Joe's White Bean Hummus, Seasonal Fruit Salad. Dinner: Grilled Salmon, Roasted Asparagus, Mixed green salad. Snacks/Other: Go Raw Banana Bread Flax Bar, Sweet Cherries. more...
2179 kcal Activities & Exercise: Tennis - 2 hours, Resting - 14 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Ruhu's own diet  


Am sure you'll find the right combination. I feel our goal through all this is to find a path to a "normal" diet. Never had cashew butter - but I do love apple and peanut butter!  
13 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
PS - Now for your question on coconut oil: I'm not a "Foodie" so maybe someone else will chime in, but when I fry chicken (low temp saute, unbreaded) the coconut oil makes it taste like I did a high temperature deep fat fry. For other things I have mixed it 50/50 with olive oil. So far I've only used it for frying but I think it would also work great with baking. Will let you know.  
13 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Forgot to put in my journal that I added 1 tsp of coconut oil to my morning oatmeal & it was delicious... so delicious that I'm having it again this morning! 
13 Jan 13 by member: Ruhu
WOOHOO ANGEL RUTH!!!! You are so awesome! Our 'angel' telepathy has been in effect as I too have been choosing more low sugar than low fat and actually plan to eventually go to the 'it is what it is ' foods and get off that evil marketing addiction chemical dependent merry go round.... sanity... may God grant it to all of us! 
13 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
Ruth - I bet that was good! 
13 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
yummmm that snack sounds good! and hurrah for no sugar cravings! :) 
14 Jan 13 by member: RoxieRene
Try this instead -- -- Really low calorie, organic, and coconut sugar. "Just Great Stuff Peanut Butter is a healthier alternative to traditional peanut butter. We use perfectly roasted, premium peanuts for superb flavor. Enjoy this Low-Fat product as a post-workout snack! Make delicious, healthy sandwiches for your kids' lunch. Great in shakes! Take it camping or on picnics. Great with honey! ? 
14 Jan 13 by member: deadcenter


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