About a month ago, I wrote about an experiment wherein I stopped eating nightshades. Why? An article Laima mentioned over at Women's Endurance Gear posited that some of our problems (joint pain, some minor skin problems on my part, etc.) could be explained by an intolerance for nightshades. So we took the plunge and removed hot peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes from our diet. 7 weeks in, I didn't notice much of a difference, and, if you knew me well, you would know that hot peppers and hot sauce are a mainstay of my meals - I love the heat! Laima thought there might be some minor improvements that she could see in my skin, but it wasn't enough for me -- I'm back on nightshades. However, knowing that they could possibly cause problems, I'm being more circumspect in my usage.
It's been my dream for some years now to control my weight through self-control. However, I seem to hover just over the Clydesdale mark for much of the time. I really feel it when I run and at other times, though usually it's not a big deal. Yesterday I started counting calories again (I track them using Lose It! which I has used successfully before). In one day of restricting calories, I already feel a difference. Studies have shown that the longest-lived cultures do not eat a specific diet, but rather eat very little compared to our modern portions. I'll be sad to see the extra calories go, especially the second (sometimes third and fourth) glasses of wine, but I remember how I felt 20 pounds lighter, and it will definitely be worth it.
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