I've been attempting a wheat/gluten free week. I'm trying to find solutions to a lack of energy I've been feeling lately. There are some pretty obvious factors that are affecting me: stress & insomnia to name a couple. Otherwise, I think I'm doing pretty good with my lifestyle.
I exercise 3-5 days a week.
I eat fairly healthy: lots of fresh fruits & veggies, lean proteins, whole wheats, light on the sweets & desserts.
I do love my morning coffee with cream, chocolate treats, an occasional alcoholic beverage, and I love cheese!
So beyond reducing stress, getting more sleep and cutting out all of my favorite things (yeah, right!)...what can I do to increase my energy level? I thought I'd try a little experiment this week and cut out wheat products completely. Next week I'm hoping to attempt cutting out dairy. I have just been hearing and reading so much about the affects of wheat and dairy on our bodies so I thought I'd give it a try.
Three days in and I haven't noticed that I've gained any real substantial energy yet, but I've lost three pounds! WooHoo!!! Bonus! :) I'll keep you posted on how the rest of the week goes. I'll try to keep updates on FACEBOOK too, if you follow me there...if not please do.
Today I whipped up some Spicy Mango Shrimp for lunch. It was delicious and went a long way in helping me NOT feel deprived with the lack of wheat products.
HERE'S THE RECIPE:
Spicy Mango Shrimp Saute
Shrimp ~ I used Waterfront Bistro 51/60 ct. cooked and frozen
Peppers & Onions ~ I used a bag of frozen red & green peppers & onions
Spicy Mango Marinade ~ K.C. Masterpiece
Boil water and cook shrimp just long enough to heat through. (Please follow heating directions on package if you use frozen uncooked shrimp).
Put a Tablespoon (more or less) of Olive Oil in saute pan ~ saute peppers and onions until cooked and soft.
Add shrimp and spicy mango marinade, I used enough for one serving of each.
Stir and saute for a couple of minutes.
Plate, Serve & Enjoy
Eating Healthy makes me feel happy!