Mini Update: Elimination Diet
Hello all! I thought I would just pop-in really quick and let you know how the elimination diet is going……I had a set-back in that I was reacting to most of what I ate that was in phase 1- the hypo-allergenic list. :O So, I ended up starting over kind of. First, I just started with brown rice. That’s it. That’s all I ate for two meals. No salt/spices. Boring I know, but it helped my stomach calm down and let me know that yes, I definitely do fine with brown rice. Then I added lentils (brown/green) with no salt/spices. And I’ve been doing fine with those too. I’ve added good quality sea salt to them now too (just a little) which helps. I’ve tried to add in berries but haven’t had much luck so far. I did add in a mango tonight and was pleased to find I didn’t have any reactions! 🙂 Yeah! 🙂 So, know I know I can eat brown rice, brown lentils, and mangoes, and sea salt. As discouraging as that may sound (and was at first), I am actually ok with it because I am feeling much better! 🙂 I’ve eaten only brown rice and lentils for the past few days pretty much (for every meal/snack) but it’s actually started to become a comfort food for me. At first, I didn’t think that I could do it and didn’t like the lentils without spices (I had previously used cumin and turmeric) but now this food has become a comfort food because it feels good to my stomach!
I will continue to add in phase one foods one at a time and try them repeatedly too (especially if I notice any reactions) before moving on to another food…so this is going to be a lot longer process than I thought, but I am excited about the journey!
Oh, and two more things:
My aunt told me that fruit shouldn’t be eaten with other foods (it disrupts digestion) and I think that’s true for me….any one else heard of that?
And lastly, I eat a lot more frequently than I used to, but I figure, it’s ok since this is all my body is eating and I only eat when I am hungry. 🙂