Elimination Diet Update - Week 3
The wee bit of crap food I ate made me feel emotionally bad about myself. The sushi I ate actually made me feel physically sick. Unless I make it myself, I don't think I can eat any sushi out, brown rice or not. I absolutely cannot have white rice. Between the white rice and the sugar in the seasoning of the rice, I felt lousy.
Now that I"m rounding the corner of a full three weeks of the cleanest eating I've ever done, I do feel better. I'm starting to feel that clarity that I recall from my Weight Watchers days. I don't feel quite as tired and logy. My co-worker tells me my skin looks fantastic - that I have a wonderful glow and a healthy ruddiness to my complexion. I think any puffiness in my face is down from all the water I've been drinking. I am down almost 6 pounds too!
Meal planning has been intense and wonderful. I did the most efficient 3 hour cooking this past Sunday that I've ever done at home. Quinoa and Red Rice; baked sweet and Russet potatoes; roasted cauliflower "steaks"; roasted Brussel sprouts; roast chicken with a roasted garlic sauce puree; salmon; turkey vegetable meatballs (the next day I made a flour and butter-free "gravy" for them!); steamed brocoli and stringbeans; sauteed mushrooms and onions; Cuban style vegan black beans. It makes my mix and match meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner a breeze.
I pre-pack my lunches for work, making all four or five meals at once. It helps to have your containers at the ready. Breakfasts are either a variation of quinoa poridge with fruit, almond milk and or coconut milk. Sometimes I add in sunbutter and/or pure applebutter. I toss in almonds or sunflower or pumpkin seeds. It's hearty and filling. I also make power smoothies with frozen fruit, spinach, almond or coconut milk, flax seeds. Sometimes I toss in sunbutter or avocado.
Next week as I start to do the add in, I'll see how I do with eggs, some dairy, a bit of wheat, again. I can truly see that I may have bigger issues with dairy than anything else. I'll keep us all posted. I'll also post a few more recipes. Chickpea smash and the most mind-blowing roasted garlic marinade sauce that I've ever eaten!