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Countdown day 90 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan

Friday, August 22, 2014

I have been advised to more slowly follow the ALCAT eating plan based on my food sensitivities. So I don't have to be "perfect" yet. emoticon In 3 months hopefully I will have adjusted so I can eliminate foods seriously, moderately, and mildly sensitive to.
Eventually I should be able to take back foods I am mildly sensitive to. If I do it slowly at that time, hopefully I can learn which things don't agree with me. My main symptom is pretty much constant fatigue. Wouldn't it be nice to have more energy! emoticon

Right now my energy is good. Noon. On a scale of 1-5, I'd say 4.
I will later add a number for late afternoon and also evening.

I will record my foods on the nutrition tracker. I have been pretty good doing that for quite awhile.

I am also drinking something which binds up toxins. I don't want a repeat of the nausea and then diarrhea and awful weakness I had a few weeks ago when I did the eating plan cold turkey for 10 days. emoticon

Wish me luck. chris emoticon
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    HI Chris!
    I just got done answering your mail, but looking at this post has been beneficial bc I can see a couple of things strait off that I mentioned in my email to you being operative.

    Fatigue may be from stopping all caffiene.
    Also from including crucifers without adequate iodine thereby effecting your thyroid.

    The increase in fiber may play a role as well.
    The problem with diarrhea, aside from the obvious one, is that your foods are not in contact long enough with your small intestines for nutrients to be absorbed.
    Also any medications you may be taking, for example thyroid meds, may be whisked out of your intestines before they have had an opportunity to be absorbed. That will definitely make you feel weak and just horrible! So you may require more thyroid hormone until your gut adjusts to the new diet.

    Hope some of my ramblings help!
    : )
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    Hope that you find out what is causing it and that you then will stay away from it. emoticon
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    Good luck! I hope you get your plan in order.
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    I love making smoothys for breakfast .. It starts my day off right ..
    I hope you will find what works for you soon ..
    Hugs and Love Susie .. emoticon emoticon
    1368 days ago

    Great idea. The trick is finding recipes you like that work.... or food combinations. I thought the list you had was crazy hard because you had to only eat certain foods certain days. I do think your list is very restrictive... but I also know that from my family's experiences that some foods they reacted to just because of their reaction to foods that really didn't work for them... so they were able to bring many foods back in once they eliminated the most aggrivating to their systems. Hopefully for you too. At least they just had a list so I could figure out what woud go with what. I'm not sure if they have more energy but at least they are not as ill. Good luck! You should be able to tell pretty quickly if you feel better! Yesterday I had an apple, spinache, lime and ginger "chunky" (it just would not turn into a smoothie even with coconut milk added... but it was remarkably refreshing and gave me a lot of energy... though I have no idea why. I will certainly make it again! That should be how you feel about your meals... feel better and be excited to repeat what you ate that made you feel that way.
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    Comment edited on: 8/22/2014 5:00:13 PM
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  • MBPP50
    Good luck! You can do it!
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  • FROSTY99
    Sounds like this is a much better plan than going cold turkey. Hoping this brings you the results you are aiming for without all the terrible side effects.
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