is what my boss asked me recently. We were at lunch and I had just told her that, except for one or two cheats per week, I eat a gluten free, soy free, vegan, mostly sugar free diet.
I’ve been vegetarian since age 16, and I’ve been very careful about what I eat most of the time. But after my breast cancer diagnosis, I read this nutrition article and decided to eat wild caught salmon during treatment and after surgery. I also decided to eat an orange vegetable (carrots, squash, or sweet potato), a cruciferous vegetable (broccoli, cabbage, turnips, radish, brussel sprouts, kale), tomatoes, and green leafies, pomegranates, and berries every day. It was a chore to shop, prepare, and eat all this food. Sometimes, by the end of the day, I would have to coach myself to eat.
“Just eat the damn broccoli.”
So what do I eat? Mostly fruits and vegetables, beans, gluten free crackers, spaghetti squash, nuts, seeds, and tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. I did not expect to be eating home grown tomatoes still, three days after Thanksgiving! Oh, and it’s mostly organic.
I watched this movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I bought a juicer and make vegetable (kale! beet! carrot!) juices every weekday morning for breakfast. I go crazy on the weekends and have oatmeal with flax seeds.