I had a blood test on Saturday and the results weren’t so flash. I hadn’t been feeling quite normal lately and I should have guessed that I was back to being hyperthyroidic.
My last few blood tests had been great so this setback feels like a slap in the face. The pendulum swings both ways, so let’s hope it swings back in my favour with adjusted meds and diet.
I haven’t done a menu plan for a few weeks and as a result, maybe I’ve been slacking off on my self-imposed diet. There is controversy about diet and auto-immune diseases. My endocrinologist (frustratingly) says diet has no influence on my condition. But I think eating better makes sense and surely it cannot hurt. I guess being able to control at least one aspect of my life helps.
I’m going mostly gluten-free and eating lots of whole foods. Proteins, vegetables, dairy are up. More juicing. Minimal alcohol and refined sugar.
I’ll allow myself 1 glass of wine per week (medicinal purposes) and use honey in my hot drinks. I’m going to invest in a second jar of honey so I can stick to this plan in the office as well as at home. No more coffee for a while. I dislike reading about other people’s restricted diets but hopefully my diet isn’t so restrictive you cannot relate.
We have a bunch of wintery produce delivered from The Honesty Box this week and my version of a restricted diet using up the produce looks pretty good on paper (or chalkboard).
Here’s a rough guide to what I plan on cooking this week (most of which will end up being leftovers for lunch the next day)…
I think The Koala will be pleased with this dinner menu as some of his favourites feature here.
Can you guess which ones they are?