Before I show you what I’ve been eating lately to combat my pimples I wanted to update you on that bone density scan I wrote about in October. I mentioned it to some nurse friends from school and my mom. Both were shocked that I had the test. Apparently it is typically only done on women over the age of 50 or very petite women. I’m 28 and have never been described as petite!
I didn’t think much of until I got the bill for the visit in the mail this week. (sidenote - Why bill now? The physical was in early October!!) None of the test was covered by my insurance and it was pricey. GAH! After being pissed off about this for a day, I decided to call the doctor’s office and calmly express my dissatisfaction over the situation. Turns out they will credit me the money for the test. Woohoo! Nothing like being proactive and advocating for yourself.
In the middle of December I started taking a food based Women’s Multi Vitamin with iron from Whole Foods. It recommends taking 3 pills a day but I only take one or two depending on the amount of veggies I eat. So I get a little extra calcium insurance from the vitamin.
On to the eats!
Breakfast - Smoothie with frozen spinach, blueberries, banana, ground cinnamon, almond milk, vanilla brown rice protein powder and two ice cubes. Topped with ground flax and gluten free cinnamon pecan granola from work. Unphotographed mug of coffee with cream.
Lunch - Microwaved sweet potato and salsa. One scrambled egg and one egg white. Boat load of snap peas with tahini, tamari, and miso dressing.
Snacks - Unphotographed apple, apple pie Larabar and big mug of Aztec Sweet Chilli Yogi tea.
Dinner – Leftover Hot and Sour Soup. Mixed Greens with raisins and Newman’s Own Light balsamic dressing and half a carrot.
Daily dairy - cream in coffee. Daily gluten – none. Daily soy – tofu in soup. Daily refined sugar – none.
Breakfast - Smoothie with frozen spinach, cherries, banana, almond milk, vanilla brown rice protein powder, and coconut extract. Topped with ground flax, unsweetened flaked coconut, and gluten free granola. Coffee with cream.
Lunch - Packed for work. Mixed greens, cooked quinoa, raisins, walnuts, and half a carrot. At work I added some cranberry salsa and dijon mustard to the mix. YUM!
Snacks – Kombucha, an apple, and an allergy free snack bar. The bar tastes like a hockey puck. Unfortunately I bought two boxed as they were on sale
Dinner – Scrambled eggs and mushrooms with salsa. Frozen veggie blend with tahini, tamari and miso dressing. Gluten Free Mutli Grain bread from the French Meadow. Art had the flu earlier in the week. This was his first “non sickie” food meal.
Dessert - Unpictured Aztec Sweet Chilli Yogi tea and a chunk of 87% Dragoba dark chocolate.
Daily Dairy – cream in coffee. Daily Gluten – none. Daily soy – none. Daily refined sugar – none.
Breakfast – Greek yogurt topped with chopped apple, ground flax, cinnamon and gluten free granola. Coffee with almond milk.
Lunch - Microwaved sweet potato with salsa. One egg one egg white scramble with kale and green onion. Snow peas and tahini, tamari, and miso dressing.
Snacks - Kombucha and the allergy free snack bar. The berry flavor was less hockey puckesque the chocolate kind.
Dinner - Packed for work. Mixed greens, quinoa, raisins, almonds, and a few snow peas. At work I added some spicy balsamic to the salad, a piece of nitrate and gluten free cranberry summersausage, and a salted caramel.
Dessert - Unpictured Aztec Sweet Chili Yogi Tea and 87% Dragoba dark chocolate.
Daily dairy – greek yogurt and caramel. Daily gluten – none. Daily soy – none. Daily refined sugar – caramel.
Interesting things I have noticed thus far:
- My pimple spots are less red then they were earlier in the week.
- I could feel the yogurt on Thursday morning. I definitely noticed it in my stomach. It didn’t hurt or anything but there was different sensations going on. Could this be from limiting my intake for 6 days?
- The French Meadow Gluten Free Multi-Grain bread is yummy! It kind of tastes like corn bread. I am a fan!
Happy weekend! Anyone doing anything fun?
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