Thursday, February 24, 2011

Elimination Diet - Day 4

Just a quick update. I haven't gotten a lot of sleep this week, thanks to the little guy teething and general crankiness, so there hasn't been much spare time for blogging.

Anyhow, can I just pat myself on the back for a sec? I am kicking this elimination diet's ass! My only tiny little cheat was a spoonful of sugar in my coffee one day... and DH went out the next evening and brought home a box of Stevia for me so I could avoid it in the future. He's the best!

So, seriously, I'm now 3 days wheat, dairy, egg, and almost sugar free. And I feel pretty good. Cravings are practically nil. I'm not going to say I wasn't tempted by the leftover Valentine's truffles that showed up at work, but I persevered. One of the most annoying things (and I'm not even going to say it's hard) is that tomatoes are on the no-no list. I would never have thought I'd be bummed about no tomatoes over anything else. We are eating some really delicious things though. Here's yesterday's rundown:
7am: mashed banana with ground flaxseed
10am: homemade granola bar
1pm: 1/2 cup basmati rice with peas, carrots, and green beans. A few rice crackers with hummus.
4pm: apple
6:30pm: Quinoa and Lentil Salad. This was some seriously good eats. I'm glad I doubled the recipe!

What's even more amazing? The scale is inching down, and my calories have been up in the 1600 range! I guess it just goes to show that quality of food really does matter.

7 comments:

MandaPanda said...

Happy to hear the elimination diet is going so well. And weight loss to boot! Keep it up!

-Grace- said...

That salad sounds delish! You are kicking major butt!!!!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good for you!

nikki said...

Of course you can pat yourself on the back! :) Keep up the great job!

Sandy Lee said...

My friend did the elimination diet and tomatoes are banned (so are potatoes) because they are night shade vegetables and I guess a bunch of people have reactions to them. I don't know the science behind it. You are right though-quality of food can be the best. Glad you are kicking the sugar habit. I just can't get there.

Jess said...

You are super strong. I don't know if I could give up all sugars. More power to ya!

Ronnie said...

Wow, I wouldn't be able to do that diet, you're strong! Especially with a teething little boy, I wouldn't be able to do both, and I've definitely been there. Reaching for absolute crap was the only way I got through that first year. :)

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