Well Christmas and New Year have come and gone and maybe like me you are left with a lot of sweet things to get rid of. The sweets, the biscuits, the fizzy drinks ( a can of fizzy stuff contains up to the equivalent of 11 sugar cubes), the fruit even unopened Christmas Puds with Brandy cream still in the fridge (sell by date – today!). All so tempting.
So instead I’m reaching for the diet foods, the good for me foods sold in the supermarkets that make you fuller for longer……
I’ve just looked at the labels of my supermarket healthy meals and they say –
(what sells to you and me)
Chilli Prawn Tagliatelle Chilli Wedge Melt
Calories 287 Calories 327
Low Fat Low fat
All good so far, then read on
Sugar 11g Sugar 10.5g
Fat 4.3g Fat 8.5g
Salt 1.5g or 25% of daily recommend intake Salt 1.5g or 25% of daily rec intake!
Fibre 4g Fibre 3.3g
Protein 16.2g Protein 4.9g
Carbohydrates 43.9g Carbohydrates 10.4g
Now those figures are not so good. To support your adrenals we all need more Protein, more fibre and less carbohydrates, fat and sugar. Yet we often overlook these when we see
Low Fat and Only XXX Calories!
Trying to lose weight can be dangerous as actor Matt Damon found out. He did so much damage to his adrenal glands that he was on medication for years. Yet many of us have signs of adrenal damage and I know mine took a hit over Christmas as I over did foods and sweets..
Some of the signs are…
1. Excessive fatigue and exhaustion, chronic fatigue
2. Non-refreshing sleep
3. Sleep disturbance, insomnia
4. Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope
5. Craving salty and/or sweet foods
6. Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
10. Poor digestion
11. Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS
13. Low libido, sexual drive or interest
14. Lack of lust for life and/or food
15. Excess hunger
More It’s not just Christmas and the excess adrenal fatigue is a growing problem in this country and can lead to death.
Any one else recognise these as symptoms of ME or CFS? I made that connection and also the connection that my adrenals have to be in top shape to support my thyroid medication.
Let’s go back to
supporting our adrenal glands.
Avoid in your food
- sugar – anything sweet
- fast living – this means you need to take time to eat and enjoy your food slowly
- processed food
- refined starches like white bread, white pasta, white rice.
And I think one more thing you have learned about me is that I like spicy food,
but from now on, it’s home cooked food all the way for me.