Wednesday's are always a bit WACKY for me. I'm not talking about Boomwhackers either... During the school year I hold an extra-curricular Chorus program that begins with sleepy kids coming in about 7:40ish. And our school schedule is shortened. Instead of 40 minute classes they are 30 mins. Don't stop there for the wackiness--the weekly schedule is also rotated on Wednesday. For example:
Wednesday-Tuesday Classes except 5th and 6th graders who have a separate rotation schedule.
Friday-Friday Classes (Also possible traveling to another school in the afternoon.)
So on Wednesday I'm supposed to remember which classes and which times and which day it is--very confusing! I made big posters for my classroom and put them in 3 places. On the door, by the Clock and above my desk.
It's no wonder that I get bored now after 40 minutes. I'm so used to changing gears all day long.
It's no wonder I'm WACKY!
Anyway, today's wacky thoughts are about eating. Last year was a tough year for me. I kept getting sick to my stomach and gained about 10 lbs. and all I felt I could eat was Rice and Potatoes. Through an elimination diet I found out that I can't eat any dairy--INCLUDING WHEY PROTEIN, high fructose corn syrup (in GATORADE AND POWERADE), a lot of nuts, or gluten. I also discovered FODMAPS....it's not a musical term. I now follow a Fodmap diet--no dairy, gluten or soy. Here's a great Blog I've done a couple of triathlons and some road bike events and love to work out--but when your tummy isn't happy--neither are you.
Here's my biking buddy and I just recently for a Spring Ride:
So it's been hard finding replacements for my go to foods for working out and re hydrating....The good news-- for the last 2 months I've enjoyed feeling like my "old" self.
Here's a sample of my daily menu:
Protein smoothie with RICE PROTEIN
with Strawberries, pineapple, spinach or kale
Protein choice of Tuna or Chicken
Almonds or Rice Cake with Almond Butter and Banana
I haven't as yet found any kind of premade bars..but this BLOG has great recipes.
Protein-Salmon/Tilapia or Chicken or Beef (once in a while)
Large Salad with Dark Greens, Carrots anything I've got that can go in a salad.
Sometimes (depending on my work outs) Brown Rice or Yam
What's my treat?
Dark Chocolate-check the ingredients for MILK which many of them have.
I can have Potato, Sweet Potato chips-but I limit these when dieting.
Now, I'm not a medical person or nutritionist and I'm not skinny either...I'm sharing because as I went through this last year I found a ton of people who have the same sensitivities to food. I can't eat any of those "healthy" or "natural" foods if they have flax in them either--it makes me sick.
So my wisdom on this Wacky Wednesday is to eat what your body likes and makes it feel good. Be true to feeling good-you deserve it.
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