It's been an interesting week with my back giving me serious trouble and having to put gym on hold. At the same time I've had very caring friends want to support me because we all know that it's not easy just changing a lifestyle.
I got the twitter handle of a woman who eats wheat, gluten, sugar free and it was suggested I follow her. I did, with the hope that she would make it sound easy to make the changes, but her tweets are filled with envy of what everyone is eating around her, and that's not exactly what I want to hear.
I got some great advice and decide that making the little changes from the suggestions was a great place to start. Most of it is replacing one thing for the healthier option, so I went on a little shopping adventure to take a look at the array of suggestions that were given to me. Well didn't that just make me depressed enough to want to eat a loaf of white bread. I would have tucked into the healthier wholesome bread, if it were not 7 times the price of the white.
Maybe I'm the last to realise, but no wonder we live on the white stuff ... the healthier option is actually?ridiculously?priced. Really? Does it really have to cost so much?
I'm not in a position to swap out a R10 packet of past for a R45 one and I'm certainly not in a position to replace a R40 packet of chicken with a R120 for 2?ostrich steaks. But I want to make the changes ... so there's gotto be a way without having to get radical and eat dried dates that should be coated in gold for their price?
Who is out there? Who knows how to keep it healthy and not get stuck in the health food trap of having to spend 3 times the price to just live project body?
It's official ... I'm looking for tips, options, recipes and alternatives ...