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An alkaline diet - going well so far

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#1 | Posted: 9 Oct 2018 09:05 
I decided on this diet some 6-8 weeks ago. Having learned the ropes of stocking up on non-perishable foods from the likes of Tesco over the years I could see it wouldn't be too much of a transition for me.

Take my recent order for instance: quorn in various forms for protein (sausages & roast & mince), bags of frozen veggies so that all the highly nutritious veg is covered, fruit - frozen and long lasting fresh fruit (apples & bananas & pears etc), along with coconut and almond milk, with some almond flakes, decaf coffee, potatoes (lots), mixed herbs and some vinaigrette. My recent order will last me a few weeks - 3 at least I should think - and cost £117. A typical meal takes around 2-3 mins preparation time and cooks in around 12-15 mins.

Even though I have bought some chocolate lately I don't think I will make a habit of it. For one thing it is highly acidic which is going against the grain with regard to the reason for such a diet in the first place. There are more healthy versions out there but they are very expensive. I think I will track some down though to try.

The good points about this diet?

For one thing you don't eat many calories, so by all accounts you will remain slim even if you exercise very little. Fruit for breakfast - nice meal of say potatoes and veg for lunch followed by a nice evening meal containing some protein does the trick. Fruit can be eaten at any time. Your body is receiving tons of nutrients and vitamins, along with plenty of roughage. Your meals sizes can be quite substantial too so you can fill your belly up nicely.

Bad points?

If you are not used to such a high amount of roughage, or eating so much of these types of foods, you will probably experience excessive wind. Your body will get used to them eventually though and everything will calm down - it has with me. Another problem could be lack of variety. This, again, can easily be overcome as there are lots of fruits and veg to make all sorts of meals. I just stick to my fairly bland meals as I can't be bothered with all that. I take pleasure in filling my belly at times instead.

To remain slim is utmost to me and such a diet will guarantee this (this is apart from the obvious health benefits). It is a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned.

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