Starting the Elimination Diet!

Today as promised! Sorry for late post- I just got home from work- my feet hurt even in my new comfy shoes, and I shoved all kinds of crap food down my throat tonight- because I could and tomorrow  and for a while I can’t.  They had us try the Coconut Creme Pie, Chocolate Moose Pie, Seared Scallops on top of an Anaheim chili & truffle creamed corn, parmesan crusted artichoke hearts stuffed with Spinach Gratin, and a little bit of prime rib with creamy horseradish. Can you say bloated? I’m intolerant to Dairy and Gluten- so I just feel like you know what right now.  On to the Elimination Diet Prep tips!

Preparation Tips:

Write Down your “Why’s”- This will be the only true solid foundation of this Elimination Diet. If you don’t know WHY you are doing this diet, or you feel like you just want to “try it out”, see how it goes- you are setting yourself up for failure.  Take a few minutes to write down

1. WHY you want to  do this (no guilt with food at parties or work, smaller clothes and cuter clothes, a wedding or event coming up, wanting to feel attractive, wanting more energy maybe so you can play with your kids more, or get more accomplished, maybe it is just to have the ability to feel like a normal person with out body aches and stomach problems?!) 2. How you will feel when you each “WHY” is accomplished – You may feel like a new person, or like your old self again.  You’ll feel vibrant, confident, successful, and motivated to conquer more things in life than ever. 3. Sign your name to a written promise to yourself that you are WORTH this, and no matter what you WILL succeed.

EMPTY THOSE CUPBOARDS!– If you have it, you will eat.  YOU are not to be trusted the first week. Don’t tempt yourself. If you can toss it do it. Or like me, eat all the bad stuff before you start! haha. I finished my Tofu and coffee today.  Along with handfuls of Gluten-free chips (that I decided to take OFF my diet during this even though it’s probably allowed), and Salsa (added sugar in most salsa’s- bummer).

PLAN AHEAD– Write down your meals for the next week- if that sounds absurd to you- how about a few days- 1 day?

BUY IN BULK- (Bring you list from your planned week above!) I love Costco, Fart n Smile (I mean Smart and Final- that was for you know who you are),  if you have  local Co-op’s obviously  that would be the BEST!

COOK and package your meals Once or twice a week- Make “one pot” items like Chili, and soups for “emergency hunger at home”.  Grill all your meat for the next few days and chop all your veggies for the next few days. Package in containers to take with you wherever you need to be, work, school, church, games, etc.

The Key is to make this as easy as possible. Least amount of effort for maximum results. Everyone wants that in life- so just do it!

Off to bed, I will report day 1 tomorrow!

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