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Thats what I call these delicious scrumptious sweet potato treats.  I used to make this for my family for dinner and then eat the left overs for breakfast.  Unfortunately, for me, my family eats it all now! Everyone loves these.  The recipe is simple.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil or coconut oil (I like the flavor of olive oil but coconut oil is probably healthier)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (add more to your liking)

Directions:

  1. Cube the sweet potato.
  2. Cover with olive oil mix it well so it covers all of the potato.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Mix well so the cinnamon covers the potatoes evenly.
  4. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 400 degrees.
  5. Take cover off and bake for 10 more minutes so the top can be a little crispy.

Then there you have it!  No sugar added and these are filled with lots of great nutrients.

Sweet Potatoes Nutritional Content

  • vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene)
  • vitamin C
  • manganese
  • copper
  • pantothenic acid
  • vitamin B6
  • potassium
  • dietary fiber
  • niacin
  • vitamin B1
  • vitamin B2
  • phosphorus

Which for Hashimoto B vitamins are great!

Cinnamon is great as well! Has a high source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Since sweet potatoes have natural sugar in it so if you are trying to lose weight then you may want to keep these out of your diet or just consume them before 12pm.

 

2006

Just after my first pregnancy

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2008

Just after my second Pregnancy

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I dont want to bore you with all the in between.  I have changed my diet a little bit over the years because I was nursing one child with lots of allergies so I did lose some weight in between.  But this next picture is a set of pictures before and after I started the anti-inflammatory diet

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I never really cared to lose weight in 2015 I really just wanted to feel well again.  I don’t have a ton of pictures from long before because I hated how I looked because of all the weight i gained with pregnancies.  Most of this weight loss was in the matter of 3-4 months because most of what I had was inflammation.  My stomach went down a ton.  I always looked 5 months pregnant.

YOUR GOAL SHOULD NEVER BE TO BE SKINNY RATHER IT SHOULD BE TO BE HEALTHY!

THAT WAS MY GOAL WHEN I STARTED THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET!

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto about 1.5 years ago.  Since then I have drastically changed my diet.  I wasn’t ready to start thyroid medicine thought there had to be another way so I began my research.

I began by joining a group on Facebook which was very helpful.  Join this group it has been so helpful!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hashimotos411/

Hashimoto is so difficult because there is no cookie cutter diet.  What works for one does not work for all.

The only cookie cutter part about Hashimoto is that you MUST go Gluten free and dairy free.  Everything else is questionable.  Should you be grain free?  Should you be Lectin free?  Should you be nightshade free? These questions you need to find the answers on your own.

I went through a diet program that allowed me to remove everything out of my diet and then add things back into my diet.  I know what causes inflammation and what doesn’t.  What makes my stomach feel sick and what doesn’t.  And sometimes I decide that it is worth feeling sick just to have a taste.  You have to listen to your body!

I am due for full labs at my doctors office so I will soon find out how everything is.  I recently had my TPO’s checked and a year and a half ago it was 4 and now it is 1.  Which is kinda a big thing!  They use TPO to measure whether or not you have a thyroid autoimmune disease.  So this is a good finding.  Although Im certain my numbers are still off elsewhere.  Things such as my thyroglobulin antibodies Im sure is still up.  My thyroid antibodies was cut in half when I went gluten free.  So There is definitely proof in the pudding that going gluten free is a MUST! At least to start!

Its hard and nobody knows how hard it is to change everything about your diet.  I can tell you first hand that you can do it.  It is possible!

No more going to parties and eating the junk food.

No more grabbing food at a fast food chain for a quick bite.

No more yummy cookies at the Christmas parties.

BUT TRUST ME YOU CAN DO IT!