I have been on my new eating regimine of no/low sugar and no whites - white flour, white pasta, white rice - for about two weeks now and I do feel much better. Honestly, my mood seems to stay more consistent throughout the day. My energy level is higher even when not getting enough sleep because of a certain night nursing girl lately.
I realized that I was consuming far too much sugar and white flours - often having a bit of dessert after each meal - either a cookie or a piece of cake - all homemade but all having sugar.
I have had a baby size icecream once. But other than that I have used this or a variation of, to satisfy my sweet tooth just a bit.
1/2 cup cocunut oil, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup whole what flour or millet flour
1 cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds (chopped in a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all. Press into the bottom of a buttered glass pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and add a light layer of jam. Continue baking for about 20 more minutes.
Not using plastic wrap, I just keep it covered with a pretty linen.