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LEAP, Phase 1 review and onto Phase 2

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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. emoticon

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.

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  • FITAT50
    I'm glad this is working for you and you're able to get some relief from your digestive problems.
    1837 days ago
    Wow its amazing how much better you are feeling on this it seems, reviewing your list of symptoms. And congratulations on the loss. That crab legs dinner really doesn't look like much of a sacrifice. It looks really good!
    1839 days ago
  • TRICIA0623
    interesting. I am achy far too often. Not sure if I have the willpower to do this though. Good for you for being so dedicated!! Glad it seems to be working :)
    1839 days ago
    Very impressive. I could not give up coffee and my Fage Yogurt. I'm happy you are seeing improvements.

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    1839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2013 8:40:25 PM
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