Hunting for Health

Discovering how to improve my health day by day and hoping people can learn from my experiences

Not a want but a NEED for chocolate! March 1, 2010

Filed under: Chocolate,Endocrine issues — Erin @ Hunting for Health @ 12:04 am
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So my earlier moodiness was not just because of my low blood sugar but because of my hormones, yayy!! I thought I was getting better about controlling my spikes and dips in insulin with my eating, and I was quite disappointed that I was snappy when we got home because I had not let myself get like that in a while.  Come to find out it was not those hormones controlling my attitude, but my womanly ones.  I did not even put two and two together until I needed to dip into my coconut oil chocolate a la Averie that I made the other day and then was still wanting more.  So…. I made BROWNIES! 

A few weeks ago I experimented with the typical black bean and banana recipe out there for diet brownies, and even though I enjoyed them they were still too banana-y and too runny.  So tonight I had to improvise since I did not plan for this want need for brownies.  The only beans I had in the cabinet were black soybeans, so they were the starring act

Also in the mix: Agave, pumpkin, a little yogurt, dark cocoa, vanilla extract, and soymilk + a little cinnamon (not pictured)

End result: I promise it tastes much better than it looks!

So.. I do not have exact measurements since I was kind of winging it, but I used the whole can of black soy beans, a splash of vanilla, two big spoonfuls of yogurt (about 4 T), two little spoonfuls of pumpkin (I would guess 2T), a couple splashes of soy milk to get desired consistency (I would guess 1/4 c.), and cinnamon and Agave to taste.  The experiment turned out well!

I hope the rest of your Sundays went well, happy Monday!

xoxo Erin

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Food Rut February 28, 2010

Filed under: Dinner,Endocrine issues,Food Choices — Erin @ Hunting for Health @ 9:04 pm
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Do you ever get tired of cooking?  Do you get in patterns of eating?

Today we went to see Valentine’s Day and when we got home I did not want to cook.  Chicken did not sound good, neither did the veggies I was planning on making, the only thing that I wanted was the breakfast I have everyday, Fage 2% with cocoa, stevia, and pumpkin mixed in.  It was so weird that nothing else sounded good, well I did eat some broccoli so I guess that sounded good too.  I guess a lot of this was because it had been about 3.5 hours since the last time I ate, so my blood sugar was low.  Do you have weird cravings or get moody when your blood sugar is low/ need to eat?  Some of this is due to my PCOS that makes me insulin resistant and causes blood sugar spikes and lows.

Lately, we have been making lots of stir fries and Italian-inspired marinara and veggie dishes, but I need to break out of this box. What kind of dishes do you make a lot?

 

Adrenal Fatigue is in Vogue February 23, 2010

Filed under: Endocrine issues — Erin @ Hunting for Health @ 6:21 pm

Check out the Vogue December 2009 adrenal fatigue article.  I will do a whole post on this later, but I think the Vogue article is something that everyone really needs to read!  This is a problem more and more people in our stressed out society are experiencing but are having difficulty getting diagnosed.