These are wonderful questions. My family and I are new to GAPS as well and we are just finishing our second month at the end of July. I can imagine how your desire has decreased for the broth as we are in central Texas. The way I've made it more palatable for my family is to serve it luke warm in a coffee mug. Somehow it seems to be easier to swig it down than to savor it as in a soup or stew.
As far as your low energy level goes, my mother and son both had dramatic die off and both had a brief period where they felt as though they had the flu and stayed in bed for a few days. I'm no expert by any means, but I suspect your fatigue is a symptom of die off and your body's healing process. I think you'll find that once you're through the next few days (or weeks depending upon your body's healing requirements) you'll feel a surge in your energy level. You might also want to make sure that you're drinking enough water and eating potassium rich foods.
Please keep us posted and stay strong. Four months in is a tremendous accomplishment! I'm sure all of us in this group know that this is not the easiest diet to implement.
Here's to good eating & great health! Michelle
current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (261) Posts: 6 7/22/12 10:39 P
Hello fellow Gaps Diet followers, I've only been on the GAPS diet for about 4 months now (1 month being the intro diet). So I'm pretty new to all of this but so far I'm seeing improvement. The thing I'm finding the hardest right now is desiring to drink broth as I'm in the Phoenix area and it's 100+ outside. Any suggestions would be lovely. Also my energy level has been low since I started GAPS, is this normal?
current weight: 170.0
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 17 7/21/12 3:51 P
Thank you so much for your message. I am so happy to hear that you are trying to take a more holistic approach to your healing and that you're enjoying success with GAPS as well.
It seems that so many of us have a variety of challenging health issues we and our family members are dealing with these days, so it's inspiring to hear from somebody who is not only working towards bettering her health but is also interested in helping others with her story. I encourage you to share your successes and difficulties with the GAPS diet with the group because I am certain they will be very helpful to us all. As Dr. Campbell-McBride says several times in her book, everybody is different and our bodies will manifest different problems as well as a variety of responses to the healing process.
I look forward to reading your posts in the group forum and hope to be an active leader to the team. I am currently studying for a test that I will be taking in fall so my time is limited, but I am such a firm believer in the quality of the GAPS diet because of the tremendous healing that my family and I are enjoying that I want to spread the word.
I am so happy to meet you and wish you the very best in your health & healing as well. You're already doing great so keep with it and you'll only get better from here! Here's to reclaiming our healthy bodies and to feeling fantastic!
Nice to meet you. I too am getting educated with GAPS and like another poster to this team, I came across the plan while trying to get my health in gear. It has been a difficult process for me the last five years. I was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus and put on two a day Prlyosec. Now I'm looking for ways to address the underlying causes and some more holistic approaches.
I'm making progress with all the different aspects of my condition and the natural process of a body that isn't young any more. But I'm very pleased to report that I have battled some of the more irritating symptoms and have gotten down to only 1 Prylosec. I'm working out issues and would like to share what works and hasn't with the groupl.
I hope you have the best of results with your journey toward health and healing.
Tomorrow's always a new day and it's great to be able to feel better and live better.
I know not how to aid you Pray without ceasing; not in mere words, but in so living united to God, in your affections and thoughts, that your life shall be one long and continued prayer. Basilu
current weight: 172.0
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 17 7/18/12 8:59 A
I am a new member of the GAPS Diet Group and I just assumed the position of team leader. I realize that this team is considered inactive and there are only eight of us, but I'm looking forward to working with and getting to know all of you.
Regardless of your reasons for embarking on the less traveled, yet historically traveled, GAPS Diet path I'm sure you've encountered some of the same challenges that I have in this journey. That being said, my family and I have already experience tremendous benefits from this lifestyle change and I hope that the same has happened for all of you and your families. I hope that this community will grow to be a tremendous resource for its members.
I hope all of you have a fantastic day and I look forward to meeting you!
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