So, for those of you who don’t know me, I am a bit of a health nut and eat a mainly plant-based diet. I’d say that for the past year, I am probably 85-90% plant based. Nothing wrong with meat, it’s just that my body seems to have been craving mostly plants.
This past Saturday, for whatever reason, I actually clicked on an ad (I rarely do this). My click led me down hours of research and to make a very long story short, I decided that in the 2 weeks I have prior to my surgery, I was going to get in better shape (I’m in decent shape, but soft), wanted to lose about 5 pounds, and switch it up to a heavy protein diet.
I repeat, a heavy protein diet is NOT something I have thought about for even one second prior to diving into this research on Saturday.
Sunday morning, I went grocery shopping and bought most of my usual veggies, but also lots of meat. Sunday afternoon, I proceeded to cook for the week: salmon, organic ground turkey, venison (also organic, thanks to my bow-hunting husband), and chicken.
Monday morning, after my workout, as I am stretching, I get a call from my insurance company. It was a breast cancer nurse who will follow my case and assist with insurance questions, etc. We talked for a while, and then, out of the blue, she says, “By the way, I don’t know if you know this, but you may want to consider a high protein diet going into your surgery.” I’m like, “OK, why?” She tells me that they have found that a high protein diet helps promote healing from surgery and also helps with energy afterwards.
Alright, you may be thinking, Caroline, how is that God? My thinking is… He 100% led me down the path to discover that information. I have no other explanation for 1) being directed to research this literally for hours (I am not one to follow social media rabbit trails) and 2) for deciding to completely switch up my eating habits BEFORE I knew anything about it promoting healing. I’m happy to give Him the credit. 🙂