Welcome to May!
I get excited when I flip over the calendar to a new month. I know it’s just an arbitrary day, but the start of a new month gets me giddy with anticipation and promise. I know, it’s a little weird… but hey, it gets me going.
Accordingly, there are new things happening in May around here.
First of all, you may have noticed I haven’t been around here much. Sorry! My new freelance business, Kismet Copywriting, took off this year, and happily, I’ve been swamped with work. Unhappily, I haven’t had a lot of time to work on personal projects. But that’s going to change, because…
Secondly, I want to announce that I’m working on major changes for Li Loves David. I’m in the process of revamping the site into more of a gluten-free reference site. All of the recipes and articles will still be there, plus some new features. I’m very excited about these changes, and I hope you enjoy them, too! I’m looking to roll this out at the end of the month. Don’t worry, there will be a big announcement, so you won’t miss anything.
Finally, I’m tackling a month of sugar-free, low carb goodness. Or, as we’re jokingly saying around the house, May is Meat Month!. Okay, I know, I lost you. Let me explain.
Basically I was having diet issues again, and some nasty processed foods were creeping back into my kitchen. So I decided to go hard core. What I’m doing is cleaning up my diet even further than I already had. I’ve eliminated all sources of sugar (aaack!), am concentrating on eating quality meats, eggs, vegetables, some dairy, and a tiny bit of fruit. I’m loosely basing this on the Whole 30 program, which you can read about here. Only I’m including dairy, because #1 – as of my latest elimination diet, dairy still doesn’t bother me, making it one of the few foods I can eat, and #2 – see #1. I am, however, cutting back on it and staying mostly with fermented dairy.
I’ll be posting a lot this month, talking about how I’m surviving and (hopefully) thriving on this plan. You will be seeing recipes, rants, and many of my lessons learned. If you’d like to join in the fun, start any time and chime in! I hope to hear from you throughout this process.