The Maker's Diet Challenge: Phase 2 - Week 1
This is not easy.
But it does get better...
A productive schedule makes it challenging to keep up with what I can or can not eat, so most of the time, I keep the book with me. I can eat apples, pineapple, passion fruit, and grapes now, with a few more listed. Still no wheat or starchy carbs or alcoholic beverages.
Thankfully, I can eat all the grass-fed and wild caught meat I want. Here's what this past week looked like...
CAN'T GO WRONG:
- Brown Omega-3 Eggs
- Cilantro seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic)
- Turkey Summer Sausage (Trader Joe's)
- Double Roasted Salsa
I love eggs and breakfast is my favorite, so I can mix it up with different kinds of meat, compatible with The Maker's Diet. This one never fails. But, if I'm in a hurry...
Starbucks is awesome for having this available. I can eat cow-milk based cheeses now, but it's tricky with commercial cheeses. I also ate the multi-grain bread... but if you can resist, then don't eat it. I stay accountable for my slip ups by fasting the next meal with raw juice cleansing.
With this, I juice a blend of organic carrots, celery, and cucumber...sometimes just the carrot for a finer cleanse. The celery ensures I get some more green vegetable in my diet and the cucumber quenches my thirst.
If I'm not having to fast a meal, this is my typical -
If it's not that it's this...
Extra Veggies (steamed)
Extra Side of Garlic Butter Sauce (includes 1)
- Organic Avocado
- Tuna Salad: Organic Mayo, Plum Tomatoes, Goat Cheddar, Greek Goddess Salad Dressing, Cilantro, Lemon (squeezed), Salt & Pepper, Garlic powder
- Organic Blueberries
- Jackson's Honest Sweet Potato Chips (Made w/ Coconut Oil)
Super tasteful - one of my favorite plates so far and it's safe to say that I can "legally" eat sweet potatoes now.
You're not alone...
Yea, fighting against cancer is no joke, but I wanted to share this journey with you so that you wouldn't have to suffer alone and maybe even avoid having to suffer. It can be fun, but perspective is everything and it's really how we think about it.
This practice improves my self-discipline, which motivates me to take on bigger things in life that are more daring than the typical "American Dream". It's helped build my confidence knowing that I respect myself enough to even give this challenge a go. There have been times I wanted to give up and just not care, but the truth is, what I put into it is what I'll get out of it.
Faith and action makes things happen and I have the faith... so, I want to take action and be healed. Life is really meant to be a gift and unfortunately, I took my health for granted. But, I feel like I'm a better person because this situation forced me to realign my values and re-prioritize the things that truly matter to me, like healthy relationships with friends, family, and colleagues.
This might sound absurd, but I actually have come to love and appreciate my life more than I ever have before.