Is Something Bugging You?

Sometimes, just by the process of elimination we can make a new discovery.  Is something bugging you? Are you always sniffling, have stomach aches, head aches, feel bloated, feel tired even after a good nights rest? These are just a few symptoms  you can have if you are eating food that is not agreeing with you.  You may be having internal battles with food and don’t even realize it.  Below is a list of the foods that are and are not allowed on the “Clean” that Melissa and I are doing.  Even if you are not following along with us, I challenge you to eliminate just one of the items below in the red text and monitor yourself for one week to see if you feel any different.  You may realize that wheat makes you feel bloated but you never really liked it anyway.  You just discovered how to let yourself feel better.  If you decide not to eliminate a certain food from your diet for good after making any new discovery, at least you will know what the culprit is and will be willing to suffer the consequences. Because lets face it, sometimes it’s just too good to resist.

Make it Matter. – Andrea

Fruits: whole fruits, unsweetened, frozen or water-packed, diluted natural juices Oranges, orange juice, grapefruit, strawberries, grapes, banana
Rice, oat and nut milks such as almond milk and coconut milk Dairy and eggs, milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, ice cream, non dairy creamers
Non-gluten grains and starch: brown rice , millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat Wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye, couscous, oats
Animal Protein: cold water fish, chicken, turkey Raw fish, pork, beef, veal, sausage, cold cuts, canned meats, hot dogs, shellfish
Vegetable Protein: split peas, lentils, legumes Soybean products (soy sauce, soybean oil in processed foods, tempeh, tofu, soy milk
Nuts and Seeds: sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts Peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios, macadamia nuts
Vegetables: preferably fresh, raw, steamed, sautéed, juiced or roasted Corn, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers
Oils: cold pressed olive, flax, safflower, sesame, almond, sunflower, canola, pumpkin, walnut Butter, margarine, shortening, processed oils, processed salad dressing, mayonnaise
Drinks: water, green tea, herbal teas, seltzer, mineral water, yerba mate Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated beverages, soda
Sweeteners: brown rice syrup, agave syrup, stevia Refined sugar, white or brown, honey, maple syrup, hfcs, evaporated cane juice
Condiments: vinegar, all spices, sea salt, pepper, basil, carob, cinnamon, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, turmeric, thyme Chocolate, ketchup, relish, chutney, soy sauce, bbq sauce, teriyaki
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