Today is the 2nd full day of our new diet and I'm already thinking of ways to cheat. I have never been able to stick to a diet. I'm usually not disciplined or organized enough to follow through. But this time I swear I will do a better job. And with more at stake than an extra ten pounds I believe I will.
We've decided to go on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which eliminates certain carbohydrates and all those containing gluten. An order of almond flour (at 6.50/lb thankyouverymuch), which will replace all of our grains, arrived at our doorstep yesterday and I spent a few hours last evening learning the art of cooking with this mysterious (but surprisingly tasty) substance. I made bread that was the consistency of pound cake and cinnamon cookies for Oliver's lunch. For breakfast I toasted it and for lunch I peanut buttered and honeyed it. And since I don't feel like cooking much tonight I will probably grill-cheese it! I also spent some hours trolling the internet for Dry Curd Cottage Cheese, bought the starter for homemade yogurt and some fennel for making sausage! I am on my way. I am motivated. I am exhausted!
But the important thing is that Oliver likes it so far and it makes me feel like I am contributing to his wellness.
Wish us luck!