I'm home from my last teaching trip of the year but that doesn't mean I'm kicking back and relaxing. Linda and I are working on some new things for the web site and if all goes well I'll be updating it tomorrow or Wednesday.
Here's one last photo from market. I didn't end up taking a lot of photos because my camera was too heavy to lug around all day and my tiny camera was at home (how's that for planning!). I bought earrings again from Meg Hannan of Rag Art Studio. I love these things – they are unusual and pretty and they make nice gifts.
On another note, I found out before I left for market that my bones are more porous and now I've officially got osteoporosis. My doctor has run every test she can think of but we came to the conclusion that it may be diet related. I'm now on a gluten-free, lactose-free diet – and sugar is not really recommended either. Luckily there are a lot more gluten-free options now than there used to be so I am not going to complain. I do admit that it makes eating out a little harder – but I don't eat out much unless I'm away from home.
I have been on a very low-fat diet for many years because that's what 'they' told us was healthy. Times have changed and now it seems that carbs are what need to be limited. Protein, vegetables and fruit, and some fat are good for you. I also found out that fiber can inhibit the absorption of calcium – silly me, I was adding extra fiber to my breakfast. No more of that.
Since I can't eat dairy, I've started drinking unsweetened coconut milk. It's not bad at all – it's not milk, but it's an OK stand in. The package says that it's a better fat (short chain) and there's no cholesterol. Nice. I think I'm going to be eating more avodados and nuts and I'm not sure what else. I'm meeting a new nutritionist tomorrow so I'll know more then.
I'm sharing this because of the years I spent thinking all fat was bad, and I don't think I'm alone in that. If you are eating what was recommended 10 years ago, you might want to read up on current studies in nutrition and diet to be sure your body is getting what it needs to keep you healthy and quilting.
Now I've got to get back to work…