Tuesday, April 08, 2014
I'm into week two of this diet now.
Successes: Cucumbers and asparagus have been added to my diet and I've cut down on wheat and dairy to about one serving each a week. By next week I plan to be completely wheat- and dairy-free.
Bad ideas: I had lunch at a restaurant yesterday for the first time in ages. I chose chicken, green beans, lima beans, collard greens, and praline bread pudding for dessert. I was fine until the evening when I started to itch all over so bad that I had to take an antihistimine. I had a bowl of rice cereal with rice milk and went to bed early.
I went to Whole Foods and read EVERY label on the lotions that they stock. I couldn't find even one that didn't contain some sort of preservative, fragrance, or plant/herb that was either a known allergen or on the Avoid list. So I bought some plain food-grade safflower oil to make my own lotion with. It was about 10 times cheaper so I think this was a great decision. It was much easier finding unscented dishwashing liquid and some Castile Soap. I have already been using unscented clothes detergent and using an extra rinse.