Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What the Yeast Free diet Looks like

Yay you're here! Which means you are interested in the yeast free diet, or losing weight in general, and I have great things to say so far - so keep reading. If you are not interested in Yeast-Free, I should be back to regular programming tomorrow! I hope this post will be a series of posts, including what yeast-free feels like (absolutely great I might add) and *hopefully* some results pictures down the line!

So far I've lost 6 lbs, which is a lot when you are 5'4'' - and can fit back in my pants!  I am loving the challenge of cooking normals things yeast free, but I have to admit it takes a lot of time and preparation.  Here is a peek into the life of yeast-free dieter:

Saturday morning, feeling like a champ with my waffle made from almond flower. That organic blue agave vanilla may or may not be allowed. Still debatable ;)

Papasitos, a YF approved Mexican restaurant. I eat the salsa, the beans, the chicken and lemon butter sauce.

Not being to able to find my favorite almond butter for a week. Apparently everyone is eating healthy.

Steak marinated with chives ans seasonings. No Worcestershire sauce!

Lots of reading this book for recipes.

That would be a pattern swatch. Totally unrelated. But my never ending search for curtains continues.

Lots of natural ingredients to season your food, ie. fresh garlic, onions, tomatoes. Even if a recipe doesnt call for it, I throw one of these ingredients in for flavor.

That would be YF catfish Gumbo... So delicious

Gumbo recipe:
{catfish gumbo recipe - 2-4 catfish fillets, 1/2 a cup of each: green pelpepper, celery, yellow or white onion. a bag of frozen okra. 1/2 tsp of salt,oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper, 2 bay leaves, or 2-3 gloves of garlic, and 4 cups of chicken or beef stock. saute the half a cup of green pelpepper, celery, yellow or white onion in olive oil. Then dump in everythign but the catfish and cover on low for 25 -30 minutes. Then put in the catfish for another 10. I put in 2 table spoons of oat flour on the last five minutes to 'thicken' it.} found on page 52 of this book}

That would be me last night. Crazy woman in the kitchen. Cooking 3 things at once so I can have leftovers and spend time anywhere but the kitchen for the next two days. ie. the GYM. Or baby shower shopping for Jennifer!!

Included in this crazy picture you see: pot to make turkey bacon, pot to boil eggs, pot for gumbo, not pictured: BBQ pork in oven, curry pork in crockpot. Avocados! Oranges, total dessert ;) lots of ingredients, oh hey stripe wall hey! Some chalkboard labels for a future project, oh and a haggard cook! That would be me :)

Picture below: lots of meal planning

Lots of meat.

So whats really interesting about this diet: My cravings have seriously gone to the wayside. I used to get a mexican food craving about 2 a week. Sometimes 3 times a week. And I just had to have it. I didnt care about cost, calories, lard, or any of those things. I just wanted to faceplant into a bowl of chips and queso. Now that I am in week 3 of YF, I seriously have no cravings. Sometimes I forget to eat. I ate 5 strawberries and a handful of cashews yesterday at work. I had nothing to eat, but wasnt even hungry. It's sort of unreal!

But I am fresh out of time! If you have any other questions just shoot me an email or comment below! I may have missed something, or missed a lot!


Love Meghan said...

that's great you're so dedicated to the new diet. congrats! what a bummer about the almond butter... i love it, too! :)

SHAYNA said...

Good job!!! Keep up the hard work!!! I've been thinking about trying this diet/life style too! Just haven't taken the plunge yet!

Anonymous said...

Great job sister! I'm with ya! Let's do this!

Carolyn said...

You've been doing great at this! :) I'm impressed!

Megan C said...

Congrats! That is great. I am doing a mostly Paleo lifestyle which is similar and I totally understand cooking multiple meals a night so I don't have to cook every night. I usually cook on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Valerie Griffin said...

even though i have no desire to go yeast free, all that looks awesome! way to go girlie :)

Rachel said...

This is so impressive! I may have to delve into this to see what a change it makes! Thanks for the motivation!

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

Awesome! I'm on a Paleo challenge right now so this is perfect inspiration and motivation. I've learned the hard way that planning is key! Without it, you'll be hangry. Or maybe that's just me. haha

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

I kind of really want to try this. I just cant cook!!

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

oh and the stripe wall looks awesome!

Brhea {} said...

Sounds like it's working for you! I've been doing a cross between the mediteranean diet and paleo. Tons of fresh fruit and veggies, lots of fish, some meat no gluten and very very little dairy. It's been manageable and I'm seeing results! Go us ;)

Lynette said...

can I just say I love that you used the word haggard? love you to pieces skinny bishhhh ;)

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm so impressed with you (although you don't look like you need to lose a single pound)! I'm sort of interested in YF but I'm a vegetarian so it's harder. I've been trying to minimize carbs though & processed stuff in general. Not giving up cheese, though!

Wanted to tell you that our emails the other day inspired me to write this post:


Kayla Boyd said...

That gumbo looks delicious! I'm going to have to give it a try!

Courtney@SDB said...

My husband and I are at the tail end of week two. I can't wait to add fruit on Monday! My weight's been fluctuating all over the place since we started. First week I was 4.5 pounds down, now I'm almost back to my starting weight. My husband was down almost 7 pounds and now his weight has gone up a couple pounds. It's very weird and I'm trying to not let it get in my head too much! But my stomach is seriously flatter and very noticeable!

My only cheat has been 3 Bud Lights at the Robert Earl Keen concert last night. We bought the tickets before we considered starting the diet so we knew ahead of time this would be our one (and only) cheat! I'll def be following along with you since you're a week ahead of me! ;)

Love-Lee said...

I might jump on this bandwagon after the minions are born! Wonder if it effects how much milk you make??? TMI? I'm going to be SO eager to get back to pre-babies body! haha! Keep us posted and good job!

Kasey Lynne said...

I guess I should go YF because I have the same cravings for Mexican food! I can eat chips & salsa AND queso all day everyday.

Please share some more recipes! :D

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