New topic so new thread. Help keep my brain organised
With so many different "diets" and "eating plans" out there it is hard to know what is going to work best for each of us. I have tried shakes (my immune system dropped so low i ended up with shingles), low-carb, high protein (expensive), calorie counting (moderately effective but very time consuming) and just "being good" (never works, lol).
I have previously been diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome and also mild Fatty Liver disease. People with PCOS are often recommended to go on a low-GI diet as PCOS is related to insulin resistance and can be a precursor to type-2 diabetes if not managed correctly. People with Fatty Liver disease need to avoid saturated fats (obviously) but also toxins that the liver is in charge of processing. Things such as alcohol, artificial sweeteners, colours, preservatives, etc
So with all of this in mind i have spoken to a number of health and fitness professionals and decided that the best plan for me is to go for an all-natural, organic where possible, menu. I will choose foods that have been as minimally processed as possible.
Instead of bread or pasta i will choose rice and potatoes. Instead of processed sugar i will use Xylitol (natural sweetener, made from corn, buy at health food stores) I will eat & drink full-fat dairy but in smaller portions. I will buy my meat from the organic butcher and my fruit & veg from our local farmers market. When i do buy something in a packet i will check to see how many "numbers" are on the ingredients list. More than two and its off the menu.
I have some great recipes from my gorgeous friend Michelle, who was on Masterchef and has a cook book "Healthy Helpings". Here is a link to her website (ADMIN: I hope this link is ok to post, please delete if not): http://www.healthyhelpings.com.au/about-michelle-koen/
I would love to hear of any other suggestions that people have for making good food taste amazing!