I'm nearing the end of this elimination diet and am so glad. I felt like quitting yesterday. Interesting that I wanted to quit P90X too. However I only had two days of the diet and two weeks of P90X left. That seemed pretty silly to quit right at the end so I decided to keep going. It would be like quitting just before the end of a long race.
other half of quinoa cereal
Again, I felt fantastic after this. The only issue with this is that it takes a little bit of time to make, but it's well worth it.
spring salad with 1/2 avocado, onion, oil dressing, onions
1/2 savory crackers (same as a few days ago)
gelato made w/ strawberries and coconut milk
sauteed sweet potato w/ zucchini and red onions
This was a very light dinner but very satisfying. This is the first time I've ever made tilapia. I baked it and it was really pretty dang good.
1/2 sweet potato w. maple syrup, walnuts and cinnamon
smoothie w/ strawberries, blueberries, banana, flax seed
Again this breakfast was good and it left me feeling very energetic but I was hungry again very early.
1/2 c rice w/ 1/2 c pinto and kidney beans, onion and cilantro
sauteed kale w/ red onions
green beans w/ almonds
2 frozen bananas
I was hungry early after that lunch. I am definitely getting that weird feeling when I don't eat enough meat. I'm full but not satisfied. I also get kind of restless. I knew I needed some meat for dinner.
I noticed the night after the peas I woke up congested. I also had some digestive issues. I looked this up and I guess peas are off a lot of elimination diets' lists. I'm keeping track of this for later. Peas are not something I eat very often, but I wonder if it's something that causes me some occasional issue.
For Easter I actually decided to treat myself with a different meal. I usually have ham, but since it's just my husband and me and he hates ham, I decided to whoop it up and buy filet mignon. This is my go-to steak when I go out to eat. I don't eat steak that often so when I do, I want the best one. It turned out great.
I will say I did want some deviled eggs and rolls but I survived. I also would've liked some jelly beans but I know I can't just handle a few. I have to eat the whole dang bag. Hopefully some day I'll be able to handle them better.
The more research I do on these elimination diets, the more complex I understand they can be. For people with severe sensitivities to food, you are supposed to eat an even more severe restrictive diet over a period of four to six weeks. You then introduce a food every four days and see how you react. I'm going to introduce a food each day. They say that most reactions happen within a few hours of ingestion.
I still haven't decided which food I'll reintroduce tomorrow. I forgot I will be out and about a lot. I can't wait for corn, soy, tomato, eggs, tamari and peppers. Yippe, it's almost Tuesday!
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