After the marathon broke me, I've not been doing as much exercise and I've really noticed it. I've noticed it so much that hardly any of my clothes fit anymore! It's been really tricky trying to keep up my workouts and rebalance my eating after spending months eating extra and being so carb based whilst training for the race. After a little experimentation, I've found my happy place. It's tricky finding cookbooks that have truly delicious vegetarian recipes in them. I don't eat any meat at all, including fish. I also don't like eating too much tofu, quorn or other stuff like that.
The Honestly Healthy book has loads of ideas in it that I'm completely loving. It's unusual for me to prefer something I've made myself to what I can get eating out. Yet, it's been the case lately. Even more unusual is that my favourite chapter seems to be the salad chapter! I've been regularly feasting on Mozzarella Pomegranate Salad, Fennel and Halloumi Salad and Artichoke and Feta Salad. For something more substantial, the mini pizzas are amazing.
I got so over excited about the whole situation the other day, that I ordered the subsequent book, Honestly Healthy For Life. It arrived the other day and I'll be trying a couple recipes this week. I'm mostly excited about the Sticky Toffee Pudding.
I'm not going to get into all the science behind alkalizing, which is the basis of the books. I've been a fan of alkalizing for almost 15 years. I had a health coach back in Sydney that had me on this style of eating plan and it was quite miraculous. My favourite bit was watching the colour of my eyes change. Apparently my body is so acidic that there is a yellow film over my eyes which makes them look so green. As I spent more time following the alkaline ethos, I saw them start to go more of an aquamarine shade from the bottom upwards. Then I moved to London. And discovered stodge. The rest has been elasticized-waistband-history.
I'm not exactly making this a strict situation. It's just what I make when I'm at home. The fact that these home made meals are so much tastier than my usual bought meals says *a lot*.