Saturday, January 4, 2014


Week one had some bumps, but overall, it went well for such a dietary change.

Day One:
Breakfast: scrambled eggs (water, not milk) over spinach with avocado topped with cheddar cheese.  Tangerine, herbal tea and water.

Lunch: chicken broth with chicken and mixed veg. *forgot that mixed veg has corn in it.  Picked out corn.  Side of raisins and almonds.  Water.

Dinner:  navy bean dip (soaked and cooked navy beans, garlic clove, olive oil, water pureed), mashed squash, carrots, water

Snack:  yogurt* with bananas, almonds, coconut and dates.  Water. *All yogurt mentioned is homemade.

Day Two

Breakfast: (shown above) Grain-free waffles with bananas and mixed berries cooked into a syrup.  Herbal Tea, water.

Lunch: Apples with cheese, raisins, dates, coconut oil, almonds, water, bean dip with carrots.

Dinner:  Mixed greens, 1/2 an avocado, cheese, tuna (packed in water, not broth or soybean oil), homemade dressing (olive oil, apple cider vinegar, water, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, italian seasoning), water.

Snack: tangerine, cherry tomato, carrots, gluten and dairy-free blondie with chocolate chips (I was at a New Year's Eve party and a guest really wanted me to try it when she heard I'd appreciate something like that.  Even though the rice flour and chocolate chips are not GAPS-legal, it was the best dessert choice for this diet there.)  Water.

Day Three:
Breakfast: smoothie (banana, frozen mixed berries, yogurt, coconut water, herbal blend, coconut oil, probiotic, raw egg), herbal tea, water.

Lunch:  salad w/olive oil, broccoli cheddar soup (hubby and I were at a restaurant.  In hindsight, I should have chosen chicken noodle and avoided the noodles, or just gone with the straight salad bar because the cheese was probably processed cheese food and it most likely contained soy and wheat), water with lemon.

Dinner: chicken, green beans, cauliflower, water

Snack: banana, yogurt, coconut, water, tangerine

Day Four:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and cheese, tangerine, herbal tea

Lunch: dates and coconut oil, chicken broth with broccoli and cheese, water

Dinner: grain-free meatloaf (ground beef, almond flour, seasonings, egg), squash, peas and carrots, water

Snack: grain free scones, water, yogurt with bananas

Day Five:
Breakfast: smoothie, herbal tea

Lunch: chicken broth with broccoli, sausage and cheese, water

Dinner: grain free fried catfish (shown below), lacto-fermented saurkraut, cauliflower, water
*To make the catfish, I blended almond flour with egg and water into a batter.  I dredged the catfish in almond flour and then did my best coating it with the batter.  Truth be told, the batter would not smooth onto the fish very well.  I then fried it in peanut oil.*

Snack: scones, 1 date, water

Day Six:
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, sausage (pure sausage, not seasoned or smoked), scone, herbal tea

Lunch: salad (spinach, carrots, apple, cold leftover grain-free fried catfish, gouda, pecans, lacto-fermented saurkraut, water

Dinner: grain free pizza with broccoli, mushrooms, olives, muenster cheese, water

Snack: scones, tea, yogurt with bananas, coconut and dates, water

**Over all, I don't feel too much different.  I seem to be having some symptoms that may be die-off symptoms, such as a day of tiredness, some very strong carb cravings, some gas/intestinal aches/bloating, and some skin eruptions.  I don't think I've gained or lost any weight.  I haven't exercised all week, but have rather been sleeping in as much as I can.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering if you were going to do the introduction diet. That has really been what has held me back. Do you think you will have as much gut healing without doing the introduction diet?