Well, it may have slowed me down slightly, but yesterday was a beautiful day. I have a friend who is quite ill with a very rare disease. Her digestion has been going down hill, and I was trying to convince her to try Paleo. And she started. And I’m so proud of her, because she has so much on her plate already. Yesterday she brought some pancakes for me to try, and of course I HAD TO! And they were quite yummy! I need to get the recipe. I know they had bananas, applesauce, and almond flour in them. Anyway, my heart was filled knowing she is fighting and doing a little better. And I want to support her in any way I can. Anyway….
- 1 gluten free wafer (which I found has potato flour in it, which probably isn’t good for me)
- sip of wine
- shake (coconut milk, blueberry, collard green, banana, unsweetened cocoa)
- Roast beef with garlic
- sweet potato fries
- roasted cauliflower
- Leftover sweet potato bisque
- Homemade cranberry beef jerky
- A tiny bit of mixed dehydrated fruit
I made it through the day without ibuprofen, but was still mildly/moderately suffering from my 7 potato chips the day before.
- Shake (banana, kale, coconut milk, cocoa, blueberries)
- Small piece of leftover honey mustard chicken
I knew dinner was going to be challenging, as we had plans long ago to eat out with family at a particular restaurant with homemade white potato chips. White potatoes DO NOT sit well with me and severely irritate my RA. I had 7.
- 7 white potato chips – #$%%^&^!!!
- salad with everything picked off (so basically lettuce and carrots)
- 6 oz sirloin steak
- sweet potato fries
I’m forgiving myself and moving on. Yes, I’m suffering for my bad choice. Hopefully that will help me make better choices today! Sadly, I see an ibuprofen in my future, which is another bad choice, but will help me feel better today.
Last week, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary of being Paleo. I started Jan 9, 2012 with the autoimmune protocol. In addition to regular Paleo (no grains, legumes, dairy, or white potatoes), the autoimmune protocol had me eliminate nuts, eggs, and nightshades like peppers and tomatoes. This time around, I’m also eliminating pork products, as sometimes I wonder if bacon, sausage, and pork doesn’t sit right with me. The limited amount of white sugar I have is also out (so there goes my chocolate treats!) Anyway, I then tested the autoimmune foods and slowly built those foods back in. Tomatoes had to remain off my list, and nuts and eggs were questionable for a while, but then I was able to build them back in.
Because I’ve been having some mild ups and downs lately (mostly around “girl stuff”), I decided to revisit AIP at my two year Paleo anniversary. I’m trying to figure out what I ate when I did it the first time…. dang it, I’m hungry! Anyway, I’m going to try to post my AIP diet for 30 days (we’ll see how good I stay at this daily routine). Maybe this will help others.
Day 1 – Jan 16, 2014:
- Shake (banana, kale, unsweetened cocoa, blueberries, and coconut milk) Is coconut milk a nut? I’m not 100% sure, but it doesn’t appear to be from what my husband read online, and coconut milk is filling. For now, it’s ON my list.
- A ton of dried mango (I got stuck at work longer than anticipated, and this was all I had. I ate way too much of it…. oops!)
- Hibiscus tea
- Chicken (honey mustard, low on honey, and without the usual nuts I put on)
- Cabbage (new recipe, sliced in big circles and baked with olive oil and garlic, very good!)
- Hibiscus tea
This was not enough food. I was STARVING! And warning: too much mango along with cabbage makes for some stinky gas. Just sayin’, you’ve been warned!