Hello!!!! I’m in my second trimester now and trying my best to get back into fueling myself properly that most aversions have gone away.
With doing the Restart® program last month, weekly meal planning was prioritized and I’ve stuck with it for the past 8 weeks. It has been a lifesaver to ensure everyone knows what’s for dinner and having leftovers for lunch.
My hope is that by sharing what we cook, it inspires you to cook more at home too. Cooking all your meals can be a lot of work and be overwhelming. But it is never going to come easy if you never do it. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. You learn what works and what doesn’t, you flow better.
One tip I have when meal planning is look at your calendar for the week. What do you have scheduled? Do you have 30 minutes to an hour to reserve to cooking a meal to get dinner on the table at whatever time you want to eat? Do you need to have some slow cooker meals or Instant Pot meals planned so you can throw them together in the morning and not rush in the evening? This will help you be successful in not being burnt out and exhausted at the end of the deal not wanting to cook / not knowing what to eat or the biggest crutch, not having the time to do what you planned.
My belief has always been that the food we consume can heal us. However, I was reminded that our food does not contain the same nutrient content as it once did as the soil our food is grown in is often nutrient deficient due to monoculture, pesticides, etc. Although I’ve drastically overhauled how I eat, it is clear something is still fucked up – could be I’m not digesting my food properly and/or not absorbing nutrients. Honestly, I’m at my wits end over here, so I have finally caved on supplements.
At the end of last year, I had given up hope on healing my body. I felt like I had done everything right – I eat a clean diet, minimal sugar, followed a leaky gut protocol for 30-days, reduced my workouts, and had significantly reduced my stress. But my face remained the same and it seemed other things were starting to pop-up — dry skin around my hairline and muscle fatigue in my shoulder which can be bad at times. I had researched a low-sulfur diet, but honestly it was so restrictive I was hesitant to implement it – okay I don’t want to. I basically told myself, screw it until the renovation is done because at the end of the day, I think it is the culprit for most of my issues. Full disclosure – I don’t clean often and with the reno it is ALWAYS dirty that I don’t see the point.