Sorry this is late. We had a power outage last night. Had to cook over a camping stove!
I realized today that I never announced finishing Phase 3 of my elimination diet. With the addition of strawberries, I am officially in the first part of the Challenge Phases. I am very happy with how this diet is progressing, but I need to be more careful with what I’m eating. I shouldn’t just eat something because I can. I need to eat more vegetables, like I did early in the diet. Adding green smoothies back in like I have the past few days has helped. I also need to stop eating so many nuts and snacks. Nuts are healthy, but not in the quantity I’m eating them. I’ve lost 5 pounds without even trying while on this diet and I don’t want to gain it back unless it is in the form of muscle. And it will come back, as evidenced by how much the rate of that loss was reduced once nuts were added back in.
I’m not perfectly happy with how my skin is doing. But I need to remember where I have been. It looks fantastic compared to where I was. I just have a few unhealed areas. I don’t know what I have to do to finally heal those areas. Maybe it is just an environment thing, maybe I need to heal my gut better, maybe I am having a mild reaction to something. I plan to continue to work on this. Overall I am happy with my progress. I’ve done very well at sticking to the diet, only one silly mistake, and I have been doing my best to avoid cross-contamination. I am enjoying the food and while it is very hard to deal with watching other people eat really tasty looking food, I am very pleased with how healthy I’ve been. It’s a good thing that now, even when I can have x food, I have no desire to eat a version of it that have bad ingredients. Things are good.
Nettle and Rose Hips Tea
Today my skin looks really good. The amount of shea butter and lotion I put on yesterday really helped clear everything up. I still have some small rough patches, but overall things are good and not irritated.
Breakfast: Smoothie made from 2 peaches, a cup of blueberries, and four kale leaves
Lunch: Mung Beans and Rice, an apple
Dinner: Grass fed beef hamburger, apple
Snacks: Carrots, blueberries and almonds