Greetings / assalamu alaikum, as I blogged in a previous post, I’ve had some as yet to be diagnosed tummy issues (that I Inshallah will bring up with my doctor once I go for my physical which should be coming up soon), which has prompted me to experimentally change my diet up a bit to see if that doesn’t help.
Primarily, my goals are to increase my fruit, vegetable and grain intake while decreasing my meat consumption. Cutting back on the Pepsi is also somewhere in there though unfortunately, unless drinking Pepsi is determined to have extremely severe affects on me, giving it up is almost (and I say almost) a lost cause. I’m actually known by someone as firstly, someone who likes to eat (the amount of food I could consume in my younger days is the stuff of family legend actually), and also as someone who really likes their soda. I guess we all have our vices *smile*.
So anyway, does anyone have any ideas? This is a low to moderate income household so cost is an issue. I’m trying to eat more salad, I’d like to eat more fish, I’m trying to figure out how I can add more fruit and grain to my diet without getting bored with it. I also need ideas as to how to supplement my protein intake as I’m trying to cut back on the meat. I know peanut butter works but what else?
Even if I had an iron stomach like my dog Chloe seems to have (see the post on her love of soap), changing my diet up a bit can’t be a bad thing. And I love vegetables and salad. I’m just hitting a bit of a rut in trying to come up with some ideas. I’m not much of a cook. I like things easy lol. I only hope that this is something I can stick to and not get bored with a few weeks down the road. I tend to do that sometimes ya know.