I love Fridays and the glorious fruit bounty that goes with it. Its common to say "a mountain" of something here (in spanish) when you have a big load, so today I have a mountain of: oranges, hard skinned tangerines (don't know their name!), papayas, mangos, avocados, passion fruits, bananas, apples, cucumbers, sweet red peppers and tomatoes... I also have a little mole hill of strawberries, a tiny custard apple and a some limes and mandarine limes.
For the first time since mid-August? I tried a small bit of green leaves. We were low on fruit, we had more fresh romaine lettuce than the boys/hubby were going to eat and I was curious what my impression of it would be. It tasted all right, but bland, and though I had it with cucumber and tomato and a little olive oil, it didn't "do" anything for me. I had some orange juice a little bit later, and immediately felt sparkly, alive and good. It was a good experiment to try. I concluded that I was not missing anything vit./mineral wise from the leaves, and they certainly don't provide the same high quality energy. I was not at the time, nor am I now, feeling attracted to them, so I am more certain than ever that I do not need them in my diet, when I have so many more delightful options!
I'm still doing well with including the fat - my skin is better and better, with no large break outs at all this month. I think its going to take some more time to get to being "good" and then beyond to "perfect." I have no tiredness and no fungal or other skin irritation issues. I ran out of avocado this week (I had bought a number of bad ones that ripened with black spots and bruising that I had to toss) and substituted with some mature coconut, made into coconut mylk. I tried a bit of the flesh as a snack, and felt it was a little irritating to my stomach. I really prefer the avocado fat, but I am still finding that I feel the best with some fat, and the mylk was enjoyable. With the coconut, I
also found that I needed to drink some water, another less than ideal sign.
I watched one of Anne's videos this week and listened closely to her description of her own diet. I feel very motivated to go cautiously towards that direction and see how my skin handles it. She eats just slightly larger meals than I have been at the moment. I have been limiting myself to no more than a cup of fruit at a time. With the extra fat, I can manage well with this, with a decent break between fruits, but I do feel at times that I would prefer to have slightly larger meals. I think with more experimenting, I will find the natural balance. I have been reluctant to disturb my skin's healing process, so will continue on a little longer, and then see if I can reduce the fat intake.