My first ten days are done!
I made a lot of soups and stir fry.
It was tolerable.
The only seasoning I could use was salt. And lemon. But I had olives on my list so I just cut them up in about everything.
So, where am I after 10 days?
My dietician had me do a survey of symptoms a few months ago and then re-do it on Thursday. These included GI, body aches, sinus, all kinds of inflammatory symptoms. And my score dropped considerably. My tummy is better, only my knees ache. I did have some head and back itching, we don't know where that came from. I also got a little backed up, and when we looked back, I had the BRAT diet in my original food plan, minus the B. So I was eating a lot of rice, apples and tea. So I cut back on them and things are moving nicely, a little too nicely earlier today, but I won't get into that.
I have not had coffee in 13 days.
I have not had caffeine in 13 days.
I have not had wheat in 13 days.
I have not had gluten in 13 days.
I have not had dairy in 13 days.
I have not had bread in 13 days.
I have not had sugar in 13 days.
There are three more Phases, 5 days apiece and a fifth phase of a few weeks.
Days 11-15, I can add in Phase 2 food, one each day.
Days 16-20, I can add in Phase 2 or 3 food, one each day.
Days 21-25, I can add in Phase 2 or 3 or 4 foods, one each day.
And on days 25 through somewhere between 40 and 50, I can continue to add foods from any phase.
After that, we add in untested foods, one at a time.
On Friday, I made a meatloaf with an EGG.
On Saturday, I added Tart Cherry Juice and some frozen cherries (hope the ones in the grocery show up soon)
Today, I added corn, frozen and popped! Woo Hoo, one of my favorite foods. I did limit it to 40 grams unpopped and used an airpopper.
Tomorrow, still thinking, but maybe cabbage or grapefruit.
On Wednesday and Thursday, I'll jump to bananas and spinach. I have not been able to make smoothies or have a salad, so looking forward to these.
I am eating whole foods, no preservatives, no unpronounceable ingredients.
I am tracking for the BLC challenge, but I have no limit restrictions per the dietician. And some days I have been hungry and others, not so much. I have been eating my biggest meal at lunch and lighter as the day goes by. My reflux dictates smaller meals.
The scale dropped last Wednesday. I has dropped since then, but who knows what it will say this Wednesday.
I have a new recipe: vegan buckwheat graham crackers.
And this was lunch the other day. Crab legs with a bit of butter, oven sweet potato fries and steamed broccoli, not too much of a sacrifice.