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Quick Update on the Epilepsy Diet Front

I’ve been incredibly unwell, hence the huge hiatus on here. However I wanted to give y’all a quick update on my Epilepsy diet. 

Apart from cheating a little today (I had a little bit of Halloumi yum-yum), I’ve almost managed to cut out dairy completely from my diet, and have found some AMAZING soya alternatives from Tesco and Morrison’s: 

Morrison’s even do their own soy cheese which is great for putting into wraps. It doesn’t melt very well mind (I tried to melt it on some stuffed peppers and it looked like melted plastic haha! Tasted ok though!) 

I’ve become addicted to this soy vanilla ice cream by Swedish Glace and so on the weekends, love making apple crumble with granola (which is a trick I learnt years ago from Jamie Oliver) and Flora have their own diary free version of butter which I use to create the crumble. Instead of sugar, I use honey. 

I’m no longer eating sweets! I cannot believe it! My partner cannot believe it! At first the cravings were INSANE and nothing I did could abate them. A friend recommended dates (???!!!!) Na, when you’ve been living on Fruit Pastilles and Refreshers, you just need to suck it up and go cold turkey… And I finally made it through the darkness friends. 

Lately, where I’ve been so ill (again, update to come) I’ve been treating myself to fruit juice for some daily sugar. 

Also, yesterday morning I had this with my granola for brekkie:


 It was like eating Coco Pops!!!!!!!! So LUSH!!!!!! We all know what I’m having for brekkie again tomorrow lol. 

My only disappointment so far on this journey has been this soya yogurt by M&S: 

It’s like cement, even when you add honey or fruit, so… I wouldn’t recommend it I’m afraid, which is a shame because I do love a bit of yogurt and fruit 😫 

More to come! 

xoxo

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My body remains on the sidelines watching, while my mind roams around the room, taking in the world around her. I am a wallflower. There could be two reasons for this: It could be due to me being an introvert or just that I am a Cancerian! I’m Cece Alexandra and I am so honoured that you’ve been led to delve into my thoughts here in this blog! I would describe myself as a Wallflower which is why I use words to express my deepest – and sometimes darkest - thoughts. Words have always been my strongest method of expressing myself. Growing up I always wanted to be a writer, however life and circumstances chipped away at my confidence until there was nothing left. Without words, I could no longer express myself. I am also Epileptic. Since being diagnosed, I have realised that my deepest fear is the day I am finally on my deathbed, haunted by the overwhelming regret that I never achieved my God-given potential. This realisation forced me to take a step of faith and put myself out there. Yes it makes me vulnerable, however within the process I not only want to be an inspiration to myself; I want to be an inspiration to other women – to be whatever you want to be. Embrace the fear and doubt and utilise that as the fuel you need to push through! Life is for living to the fullest. Life is for loving, for living true to yourself and to the people around you. Life however, can also be crippling, dark and overwhelming. But you are not alone. This thought alone is what will help you get up from the ground.

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