Well, I’ve started my Low Iodine Diet (LID). Today is day 3. Basically, I am not allowed to have:
iodized salt (which includes a lot of products that just say “salt” as the ingredient because I can’t tell if it is iodized or not)
Soy products (includes rice milk because there is added salt)
Eggs (except egg whites)
Which includes any baked goods purchased at the store (the eggs and dairy)
Not too much rice or pasta (that’s a hard one for me)
No sea food (except freshwater fish)
So being vegetarian is interesting. I do eat fish, but only about once a week or every other week. It’s hard not to eat a lot of carbs on this diet. So far this is what I’ve been eating. Plus, I was trying to go gluten free… that isn’t happening for the next couple of weeks even though I have been cooking with gluten free flour.
Black beans and rice with cilantro, avocado, and lime
Peanut butter cookies (I baked these with natural peanut butter (no salt) and applesauce)
Stir fry (with my own non-iodized salt, ground ginger, ground garlic etc sauce)
cocoa muffins I made
I hope to make some freshwater fish, trout, this weekend to get away from some of the carbs. I’m planning on weighing myself on Friday to see if I lost any weight. I’m starting to feel like I am, but not too much… I’m still eating a lot of sugar!