sarah, 25, veterinarian
how do you eat?
quite simply, i eat to avoid a pain in the tummy! for most of my life i’ve suffered from poor digestion & the unpleasantries that go with it.
18 months ago a doctor finally diagnosed a number of food allergies, which now dictate how i eat. my diet is now simple, unprocessed & mostly home-made.
what do you eat?
i’ve recently embraced sarah wilson’s ‘i quit sugar’ philosophy & made a huge effort to eliminate fructose from my diet, which has improved my digestion even more. prior to this, i hadn’t ‘dieted’ or counted calories, and actually thought i was quite healthy. but now i realise that i had a full-on sugar addiction, which i’m slowly combating by baking my own unprocessed, sugar-free snacks & always taking my lunch to work.
i also eat a lot of home-grown beef & lamb as we have access to our own livestock. i like to prepare plenty & take leftovers.
i believe that your diet can be convenient without having to rely on all the heavily-promoted supermarket ‘convenience’ snacks & so called ‘meal replacements’.
i love a good roast – lamb, beef or chicken (especially when my mum makes it!). i’m also very partial to afternoon snacks – soft cheeses (the kind that aren’t lactose free & that my tummy hates!). i love dips & chips, especially when shared with friends.
i drink a lot of water & enjoy a good black tea. i don’t drink milk, juices, soft drink or cordial so i do love a rum & soda with freshly squeezed lime juice after work when i’m not on call.
despite quitting sugar & no longer feeling like i ‘need’ it, i still can’t resist chocolate. i struggle with this when i’m at work because our clients often give us yummy thankyou gifts.
i also really enjoy eating things at restaurants that i wouldn’t make at home.
i’d like to expand my sugar free repertoire (i’m fussy) & try new vegetables. i want this change to be sustainable & something i stick to when i have kids so that we avoid the trap of ‘convenience’ foods.
due to my family genetics & history, i’m a high-risk candidate for developing cancer early in life, so i want to rid my body of the very thing that cancer cells feed on before i reach the higher-risk age bracket.
i’d also love to eat more organic food, however this is difficult & expensive where we live so i aim to one day grow all of my own vegetables & eat seasonally as nature intended for us to.
friday december 9, 2014
i had a rostered day off after being on call for the week. i spent the day at home getting organised for christmas & baking my usual goodies for the following week.
day on a plate
english breakfast tea (black)
gluten free toast with vegemite
2 peanut butter, chickpea & cacao biscuits
chai tea (black)
1 corn & roast beef gluten free fitter (left over from dinner the night before) with pumpkin, spinach & macadamia wild rice salad
1 packet plain popcorn
1 rum & soda with freshly squeezed lime
roast chicken & vegetables