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.


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. :)

Btw, newest follower here!