Day 12 Food Reboot

Unique Events for the Day:  Got my “Big Shot” from Good Belly in the evening time at the Whole Foods in Naples.  Whole Foods seems to be the only place to carry “The Big Shot” from Good Belly.  I’ve checked 8 stores now and no one else has it.

Also doing research for natural / organic stores in Sarasota & Venice, FL.  Starting next weekend I’ll be staying up there for a few months.  I checked out Richard’s Food Emporium and two Earth Origins natural stores in the Sarasota area.  The biggest one of the bunch was the Earth Origins on Stickney Point Road (41) next to Carrabas (bought the fennel there).  Richard’s Food Emporium carries longer-perishable items but I didn’t see any produce.  Future areas to check out in Venice, FL:  Choices Natural Market, and (restaurant) sunflower organic cafe | MAP

Lastly, I did not take my pre-dinner fiber supplement & substituted fennel for it.  Seems to have worked well.  A good alternative should I forget to take the fiber supplement.

Waking Up:  Went to bed at 11:30 & got up at 6:30am with the moderate right leg / buttock area of inflammation with moderate shooting pains.  Back stiffness was quite prevalent (more mid-back than lower) as I was sleeping in my parent’s house (I have a sleep number queen bed that I use there & a king bed at my house).

Chiropractor: Head weights 2X per day (10 min. morning & evening) + Denny roll 2X in morning & evening (20 min.)

Morning Physical Symptom Check:  My normal stiff lower & less mid-back (moderate stiffness).

Smoothie Recipe (Banana, Mango, Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe)
I used what my parents had left in the house.
•2 smaller bananas
•2 handfuls of strawberries
•1/2 Cup blueberries
•3 Handfuls Spinach
•3 to 4 ounces of filtered water
Synopsis of Smoothie:  Instead of the Omni blender, I used my parents NuWave blender (similar to a Ninja blender).  The smoothie was less frothy, but you could taste the bits of spinach.  I remember that my Ninja would have a difficult time fully grinding harder leaves like Kale.  The taste was good & my mother even enjoyed it (she does not eat vegan / raw food diet.  Her diet is based on Weight Watchers).  Makes less than 2 glassfuls.
Lunch Menu:  Salad, Soup & Coconut Water (Earth Origins Market)
Artichoke with Tofu + Peppers & Tomato – 1/2 Hour Later (Earth Origins Market)

  • Salad – beets, spinach, romaine, carrots & artichoke hearts w/ Vinaigrette
  • Soup – Turkey, carrots, squash, tomatoes
  • Coconut Water
  • Tofu & Artichoke
  • Peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce, capers and olives
  • Piece of 85% Chocolate Bar
Synopsis of Lunch:  I ate at two Earth Origins Markets.  The salad was standard, the soup was ok (definitely not like mom’s chicken soup) & the coconut water is never the same as the real thing.  The 2nd “meal” for lunch were both tasted good and were good combinations of each other.  I also bought some fennel (refer to yesterday for explanation) to help indigestion / bad breath and it works quite well.  I’ll try it some more & let you know if it’s consistently good.
Dinner Menu: Shrimp Salad
  • shrimp (small cup)
  • sweet peppers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • spinach
  • romaine lettuce
  • cauliflower
  • balsamic vinaigrette
Synopsis of Meal:  Take the salad from yesterday & substitute shrimp (my parents made this).

Evening inflammation check:  Since inflammation is most prevalent after the Denny Roll, I’m going to report on that from now on.  Inflammation below the right-buttock area & shooting pains in the right hip.  Stiffness in the lower to mid back continues due to the driving and moving materials today & yesterday.