Thursday, September 15, 2016


Thursday, September 15, 2016
It has been two weeks since my introductory post. I've been talking about what to post next but have been experiencing writer's block. After much thinking, I decided to write about my diet.

As cliche as it may sound, my diet consists of consuming vegetables, fruits, meat, and dairy products and avoiding sugary and wheat products.

I avoid sugary and wheat products for health reasons. Sugary products (excluding fruits and rice) are avoided because too much sugar may cause obesity, cavities, and high blood pressure. Wheat products are avoided because of phytic acid. Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient; it causes mineral deficiencies by preventing the absorption of iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and calcium. (However, I will occasionally eat sprouted wheat products because sprouting reduces the phytic acid in wheat products.) Also, the body converts wheat (and other grains) into sugar for energy. (Celiac disease is not included in my health reasons because I do not have celiac disease.) 

I will admit; my diet is not perfect because I do have cheat days. Once a week (okay, twice a week), I will snack on junk food--like cookies. However, I am trying to kick the habit of cheat days because I want to avoid falling back into a habit of eating junk food. Hopefully, that day will come soon!


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