Really sorry I didn’t keep up with the posting throughout my first week of my elimination diet. I totally forgot I had a test and didn’t study until a day before. Whoops. Needless to say this post will be a bit longer! Sorry 😦
First off: OMG this diet is so hard. It’s probably the most difficult mental task I have ever been put through. Constant temptation anywhere and everywhere, working in a restaurant doesn’t help either that’s for sure. For me, the first week was all about craving the breads. Good Lord how I miss bread. I ended up buying some Enjoy life Brown Rice Tortillas, not exactly my cup of tea. Maybe I’m heating them wrong but they always fall apart on me. Boo. It helped with the bread craving though! By the end of my first week the sugar cravings were really starting to kick in. So I invested in some So Delicious Coconut Ice cream in Vanilla Bean. OMG that with some kiwi or peaches and this lady is in heaven. Yes the container is gone. Am I ashamed? No :). The food prep is a bit more difficult as I can’t make as many veggie hefty salads to take to school, since I can’t have tomatoes, eggplant or mushrooms (dying). The one thing that has been helping me a lot is taking rice cakes with mashed avocado on it as a snack. It replaced my avocado on toast 🙂 happy girl.
I have gone back to eating a few servings of meat a week, just to ensure I am getting enough nutrients due to the fact Manitoba is lacking in many types of veggies at reasonable prices during the winter so I have bought a pack of salmon fillets that I ate the first week, then I bought some ground bison as an addition to my pasta, lentils just weren’t cutting it unfortunately. My digestion has definitely slowed down a bit after having bison, maybe fish will be the only thing I can digest properly. It sucks because I have just recently watched a documentary on plastic in the ocean and learning about all the chemicals like DDT etc. found in the plastics that fish are eating really turned me off of them. I knew fish were the filter feeders of the sea and thats why I didn’t like them in the first place. BAD TIMING MOVIE.
A little note on the naturopathic remedies I have been using as recommended. The hemo-gen tastes like tequila, thank goodness it’s once a day. The B-complex makes my pee fluorescent yellow (this is how B5 is metabolized apparently) and the probiotics… well.. they mess with your excretions lets just put it that way! I have noticed that food is getting digested better though. Instead of getting hungry 6 hours after I eat a small bowl of cereal I’m getting hungry within 2-3 hours after eating a massive breakfast!
All in all, it’s been an interesting process. I have cheated once. I had 2 sips of coffee. Shame on me eh. My taste buds have changed a bit already, fruit is a lot sweeter now than before and the flavours of veggies are starting to come through. Even though I’m struggling and really wanted to quit last night I’m trying to push through to use as experience if I do end up becoming a naturopathic physician!
I’ll be doing a few reviews on some specialty foods I bought during this process soon 🙂 stay tuned!
Your fellow human,