“The Plan” some would call it a diet plan, but in fact it is more of a discovery of which food works for you. Everyone handles food differently and so any given “diet” does not work for everyone. I’ve never really been one to diet, I have always eaten pretty healthily. Recently what I have been discovering though is bloat and sudden extreme weight gain, and I don’t know what from. Like last summer, I discovered I cannot eat corn at all, and having lived in Mexico and the southern states for some of my young life I have a love of corn served all sorts of ways. So this discovery was annoying, but I just have to deal with it.
In the last couple of months I’ve noticed that the bloat is coming on more often. It could be from anything I may have eaten through the day which is frustrating to not know exactly what is causing this. I had an 11 pound flux within two days. 6 pounds up one day and 5 down…not normal I know. So after talking with Luke about the plan, we both thought it would be good to discover what is causing these things. I would love to eat healthy and be full without worrying about drastic weight gain or bloat.
We started day one yesterday. Breakfast consists of a homemade flax granola with raisins and blueberries, using Rice Dream instead of anything dairy. Lunch is homemade carrot and ginger soup with pumpkin seeds, steamed broccoli and mixed greens with orange oil drizzle. Snack, half a fruit. Dinner sautéed kale with the coco sauce, beet and carrot salad grated with pumpkin seeds. You cannot drink anything but water or dandelion tea for the first three days.
The first 3 days you are cleansing your body of toxins and eating the most non-reactionary foods. After day three you allowed coffee and even a glass of wine if you choose. The plan details all your meal plans for 20 days, the first 3 days are critical and if you deviate from the plan you may find you bloat or gain weight without an explanation. The whole point is to introduce one new item a day to see how your body reacts. Once the 20 days has passed you can continue introducing new food items and continue to journey. The most exciting thing about this for me is going to be the ability to eat to my hearts content without bloating. So I will post about our progress through the plan as we go along. I hope you enjoy.