Luke and I had a cheat day on the weekend, bad idea because we both had reactions to the things we ate. I’m pretty sure I react to mushrooms. We are back on track now and although I gained weight due to the cheat, I’m down again this morning.
This week the introductory foods are bread, a new protein and new vegetable. We are gonna try tomatoes because we both love them but apparently they are very reactionary to many people. As for the protein I think we will try beef or fish, haven’t decided yet. Salmon although full of nutrients is apparently very reactionary to many people, as are eggs. The beauty of this testing system is things that you may think are good for you (and they are for many people) May react differently in your body.
Salmon for instance, some people will react to salmon being cooked but not in the form of sashimi. When you cook protein it changes the molecules which can do different things to the digestive system. Same as eggs, you may be fine with an over easy egg but react to it being boiled. It’s all quite interesting.
My goal this week is to drop another 4 pounds so I’ll keep going through the program (no cheats) and post again this weekend. Happy hump day everyone.
I gotta tell you that the amount of food prep is more than expected. And you make a lot of it too! Here we are on day four with a ton of leftovers. So we decided instead of making new food for today we will just eat what we’ve made already. The only new introductory food today is cheese!
Please, don’t let me react to cheese! Please, don’t let me react to cheese!
So far I am down 4.8 pounds, and Luke 5.2 and in only three days. Another change for me is that the rash I’ve had on my elbows for nearly all my adult life has gone away. It’s amazing to find out that gut health really does control many things.
Dinner day two introduced rice and dinner last night introduced chicken! I didn’t react to either! I had my first coffee in three days this morning. I could feel the caffeine through my veins right away. I did feel fatigued the last few days but the book says that’s fairly normal because your body is detoxing. Today my energy levels seem good. I’ll post in a couple of days with more progress!
My husband and I decided to eat mostly vegetarian throughout the week, he is a talented cook and gets very creative with recipes. He has an Instagram account called Profane Pantry where he showcases his cooking. The name profane pantry came from him swearing when he has a plan but is missing ingredients and has to find substitutes. I told him he should start blogging about it because I feel a lot of home chefs have the same experiences.
Anyway, the other night he made falafel’s from scratch, homemade tzatziki and salad. Last night he made this killer (not completely authentic) black lentil dal based on the recipe from Smitten Kitchen’s blog and even though we didn’t have all the ingredients he rocked it. I decided to pair it with a lovely bottle of Hommage Cotes Du Rhone. This wine typically has sweet, sophisticated notes, but after a spoonful of the dal all of these spice notes rose up creating a dance on the palate. Delicious!
This wine is a blend of Syrah and Grenache and it is such a great affordable easy wine to drink, and pairs with nearly everything as I found out last night. Most of the wine I buy is under $20 and this particular bottle was around $14.
If you are looking for amazing meal ideas check out the cookbooks below. I recommend them! Happy Cooking….and don’t forget the wine.