So far, Week 1 of my resolutions has been a success…..even with my trip to NYC! I grabbed lunch from Whole foods when I arrived, went to a trendy organic restaurant for Friday night dinner and ate risotto on Saturday night (risotto isn’t necessarily healthy, but it is gluten-free and when homemade (or at a restaurant) it should only contain whole ingredients (ie. butter, EVOO, cheese, broth, garlic, etc.), as opposed to processed. I also stayed away from the drinking, which was difficult during dinner….but like any normal person, I survived not having my glass of wine. It feels so great waking up without a hangover on the weekend. I love my New Year’s resolution….I already feel healthier and more energetic.
Since I didn’t previously mention this, the reason I am going gluten-free is because every time I eat a meal full of gluten, I wake up the next day extremely bloated and I have dark eyes. I am starting to connect the dots and realize this is gluten, not womanly hormones or any other made up reason or allergy. When a good friend told me she went gluten free to relieve “bathroom issues”, I started to do my research as to other things it will improve. I do not think I have an allergic to gluten, however, I do think my body is not processing it as easily as it should be, thus having a slight intolerance. So this is part of the monthly resolution of eating all-natural, whole foods. So far, I am easily adapting to this lifestyle! The most helpful tip I can pass along is: always be prepared! Prepare snacks ahead of time and always have snacks with you. Also, know what you are going to make for all meals and prepare your grocery shopping list.
That being said, below is my weekly meals and snacks for week #2 (I am especially looking forward to Friday night’s dinner and dessert):
As for the 365 Day Photo Challenge, if we are twitter friends, you will see all my pictures!
How are your New Year’s Resolution coming along?!