Changes in one's eating plan can sometimes make amazing differences.
Many of us have tried diets of all kinds for reasons from wanting to lose
weight, gain weight (though I admit never had that problem!), treat digestive
problems etc., and apparently to address issues with food allergies.
The Low Histamine plan is completely new to me and, after doing
it for four days, I have to say good results are already seen.
I have dropped 3 pounds of that 6 pound COVID weight gain, don't
feel hungry, and actually feel quite healthy. It's extremely restricted
though with no dairy, no fermented foods, no alcohol, no citrus, no
bread or baked goods, no sugar, limited vegetables and fruits. . . in
fact limited everything really!
All meals must be freshly prepared at home - which fortunately
is what I'm used to doing - and leftovers have to be discarded.
I don't advise anyone to follow this diet as a way to lose weight,
and please remember any new diet you consider following
should always be discussed with your physician.
When this recent Polymyalgia (PMR) flare started, my own physician
decided I should try this eating plan along with the Prednisone as I was
possibly having reactions to fresh strawberries which I'd been enjoying for
a couple of weeks as they are in season here and being sold at roadside
farm stands! Also, it might help with the inflammation caused by PMR.
See that gorgeous Savoy cabbage waiting on my dining room table.
I used it as a centerpiece with some garden roses for the weekend!
It's one of the vegetables allowed - yes, there are even veggies, and
fruits high in histamine which I cannot eat now!
The weekend weather was perfect here. Other than picking up fresh eggs
at the Saturday Farmers' Market and taking a short walk, we stayed home
enjoying the garden, front porch (above), and suppers in the gazebo while
watching and listening to many birds now with chirping youngsters in tow.
We have a nest of four baby Carolina wrens tucked into the urn by our
front steps, and another with five Black-capped chickadees snuggled in
the old wooden nesting box hanging in the fig tree.
The jasmine is now in full bloom along the fences and the perfume
quite intoxicating in the evening air. Hydrangeas are opening, peonies
and roses budding, grass thick and green, basil, parsley, dill and sage
seeds all germinating in their sun-kissed pots along the front walkway.
Such a lovely time of year.
Enjoy this first week of May.