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Day 15 “The Plan”

I hope this is not getting redundant talking about this meal plan, but it is nearly over. Only 5 days left. I’m down a total of 6 pounds and the only thing I’ve weeded out of my diet so far is mushrooms and maybe bread (I am going to re-test bread). I haven’t reacted to eggs, pork, chicken, beef, all the vegetables I’ve eaten (testing tomatoes tomorrow), almonds, rice, cheese, wine and beer!

What I’ve learned from this process is how to really pay attention to my gut. How is it feeling on a day to day basis. It is not about struggling with bland boring food. It is about finding all the flavors you love in foods that work for your body.

I have been sick with a cold for about a week now, and haven’t had the energy to work out at all which I am sure would have aided in the weight loss. I am off work tomorrow and Wednesday and plan on taking a couple long walks with Oliver and Jazmine. Luke is out of town for a work trip so I’ll have these two days to myself. I feel like creating, so I will work on one of the many paintings I’ve started and abandoned.

It’s funny how much you miss just doing the things you love when you’ve been sick. It really sucks the life right out of you doesn’t it? Well I’m glad my cold is on it’s way out. Happy Monday!!

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Day 9 The plan

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.

Tested pork for dinner
Tested zucchini
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Day 4 of the plan

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!

Dinner day two