This picture is the vegan kimchi I made. I need to eat more fermented food for my gut health and I have made this recipe once before. Kimchi is tasty and very beneficial. I have almost a gallon fermenting and it will be ready for me to start eating next week. It has to ferment for about 5 days. The guy who gave me the recipe said he thought 14 days was best, but he usually couldn’t wait that long to chow down.
So I have made it to day 11 of almost zero carbs. It took be about 7 days to have energy again. The first day I had energy I worked until my legs were sore. My being lethargic for so long has resulted in me being out of shape.
I learned that there is a 21 Day Fix challenge group starting Monday (11/11). I have to stay on this no carb anti-yeast diet until 1/14. I think I can do some exercising on this no carb thing. I was thinking about ending it a few days early, but I better stay on it, just to make sure. I do have a lunch with some colleagues on Tuesday, so I may not do so well that day.
All in all this hasn’t been too bad of an experience. I’ve eaten lots of veggies, some I haven’t had in a while. I typically have 3 to 4 types of nuts with me at all times. Lunches have gotten simpler. I think the portions part of the 21 Day Fix will be very easy after what I’ve been doing.
Those first few days without energy I would be longing to go to bed around 7pm. Now that energy is back in my life I am able to function later again. I’m going to enjoy this new and improved gut.