Why I’m sticking with gluten-free diet for life


I started following gluten-free diet at the end of 2011 to help relieve my symptoms with Hashimoto's disease. However, for about 3 months in 2013 I cheated myself. My body didn't like what I was doing it to her much. After that experience, I am back to following a gluten-free diet, for life. From 2011 until late Spring 2013, I was faithfully … [Read more...]

Gluten-free diet: Living Gluten-free – Part II

When I mention, I follow gluten-free diet for my auto-immune problem, sometimes people say, they also have a condition, which they think gluten-free diet might help improve. However, they are very reluctant to give up their pasta, bread, pizza etc. Being on a gluten free diet might be a little harder not so much though for those who say they … [Read more...]

Post-Reset test results

This will be short. My results: Weight: Lost 6 lbs. ( (BMI from from 22.4 to 21.5) Cholesterol: dropped 19 pts. (practically non-existent at this point) LDL: dropped 37 pts. (way low) Body fat dropped from 32.2% to 29% Glucose level was normal, dropped just a bit. I also noticed my skin is clearer. I had some acne and red acne … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset – Final Day

Today is the final day. Lunch with seaweed was almost unbearable, but I ate it no matter what. I was starving. Cucumber-avocado soup in dinner, compensated for the fishy smell of the seaweed. Then we were done. 21-days of cleanse. I am glad I've done this with my mom and my husband. It really helped to stick with it, not cheat and go through. I … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase III Day 6

This is the day before the last. This week has been hard. It was hard not only because I was traveling for business for a part of it but also because I was constantly feeling hungry. Eating only fruits for breakfast doesn't keep me full until lunch. In addition to that, during my travel, I figured why my husband was complaining about being … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase II, Day 5

We had fruits this morning. Lunch was miso and microgreen salad. I ate Day 6's dinner because it was harder to pack and bring it with me to the trip. Kabocha Squash with Tahini sauce. It was delicious. It was so filling that I had to skip the steamed veggies that was in the menu. I packed my lunches and meals for 4 days for my business trip. I … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase II, Day 4


We had guests over for breakfast today. We ate our fruits while they ate bread, waffle, cheese, a wide selection of jams and marmalades. We're used to it now. Food was good today. I cannot go without eating snacks in Phase II. I could do without snack in Phase I. We walked for an hour with my mom. The weather was warm with a chill breeze. The … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase II, Day 3

Almost half-way. This is Day 10. Yaaay! 11 Days to go. I had to attend an alumni breakfast meeting this morning. I got my supplements and left home with my fruits in a container. The train was packed, so I couldn't open my delicious box of fresh fruits and eat them. Luckily, at the event they were serving all the low glycemic index fruits at the … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase II, Day 2

Miso soup and chickpeas in the morning. Hmmmm!  I am eating. I'm hungry. Apparently my husband didn't eat the miso and hardly ate the chickpea paste. Lunch and dinner were ok but I am really really tired of microgreen salad now. Jicama isn't even helping. On the good side, I am not craving for sugar or sweets anymore. Just when I get down to the … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase II, Day 1


Phase II, Day 1. Everyone weighed this morning. I might be down a pound or two but it's fluctuating. My mom's weight was about the same. We feel like our digestive system is a little bit backed up. My husband though, seems to have lost about 10 lbs. he's still complaining he's hungry and joking he's going to throw a barbecue party on day 22. I … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase I, Day 5


Day 5 was a really nice and busy Sunday. We spent a lot of time prepping and cooking as usual. We - mostly my mom - spent all night after dinner preparing tomorrows breakfast and lunch. Today I learned something new about "drinking water with meals". I was talking about the UR program with a friend who is a medical doctor. She mentioned an … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase I, Day 4


Today we were invited to my brother's for breakfast. We packed our own breakfasts and went to out hosts' house. They were having their own omelets, breads and jams and we shamelessly ate our  fruits, yogurt and toast -of which I couldn't take any pictures. I am used to not eating, what I shouldn't eat at an invite. I don't know how my husband was … [Read more...]

Ultimate Reset, Phase I, Day 1


All in all, Day 1 went really well. I nailed the menu. I drank about 90 oz. water. I also learned some new stuff. What I learned on Day 1: All about water. First of all, we put the mineralize in all the water we drink during the day. So we drink the oxigenize drops and supplements with the mineralized distilled water. Then we continue drinking … [Read more...]

Shopping for Ultimate Reset


We got mentally ready for the Ultimate Reset. I am used to grocery shopping and prepping meals, which might be a big change for some others as I read through the support group threads. We finished the food we had in the fridge. I went through the list that I got from the Participant Portal, to see what we already had and what we didn't. The list … [Read more...]

Getting ready for Ultimate Reset


10/10 is the big day. In 2 days, I am going to start the Beachbody Ultimate Reset along with my husband and my mom. I wanted to document this journey on my blog for reference to us and to other who would like to try Ultimate Reset. I have been a P90X grad for a long time. I think, I eat pretty healthy and clean. I get my daily chocolate fix with … [Read more...]

Gluten-free diet: Living gluten-free

Gluten-free diet is not as hard as people think it is. Gluten is a kind of protein found in three main grains. These grains are: Wheat Barley Rye Therefore, you don't eat  breads, pasta, noodles, cracked wheat know as bulgur, couscous, cake, pies, cookies, bagels, flatbreads made with these three grains. You don’t consume things that … [Read more...]

Hashimoto’s Disease and Gluten Sensitivity


After being diagnosed with Hashimoto after delivering my second baby, starting with the very rapid weight gain, no matter how hard I tried, my  inability to lose weight  had started  to infuriate me. I was also working an 8-hour desk job which wasn't helping. At the beginning of summer of 2010, I decided I needed to make a change and do something … [Read more...]