Wow January has come and gone, that was a fast month! I hope everyone is still feeling super motivated and excited about his or her New Years resolutions! This year I broke mine down into monthly goals because I tend to easily get distracted and forget J.
Diet wise January was definitely a month where I tried to focus on healing my stomach. This meant quite a bit of trial and error but it was kinda fun. I ended up doing a monthly autoimmune paleo protocol diet, which is basically fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables (except nightshades), and fruit (limited). So basically this month I’ve been eating a lot of bun-less bacon burgers, countless avocados, endless salads and tons of roasted veggies. Once I got past the whole oddity of eating ‘dinner type’ foods for breakfast I ended up loving it! Now that I’ve done 1 month of a somewhat limited diet I’m going to slowly start adding back a few common stomach irritating foods like eggs, dairy, legumes, non-glutinous grains, corn, soy, nuts and seeds slowly to see if I can determine what had previously been causing me stomach irritation. I’ve tried many different elimination diets, such as, vegan, vegetarian, and raw food, but none of them have made me feel as good as the paleo autoimmune diet. I’m looking forward to a little bit more variety in my diet but also continuing to feel great.
Along with drinking CCF tea daily I’ve also been taking probiotics, eating unpasteurized sauerkraut, drinking lots of green smoothies, taking daily fish oil supplements and using lots of coconut oil.
Needless to say the lack of flour, sugar, eggs and chocolate has lead to very boring (read: dessert free) time in the kitchen, just lots of stir-fry’s, burgers, stews, soups and salads.
This next month I’m going to be experimenting more with grain free, dairy free, low sugar treats so we’ll see how they turn out.
This month I also participated in my second month of foodie penpals, once again it was an awesome experience. This month Carly-Ann sent me an AMAZING package full of awesome new to me treats 🙂
Individual packets of barney butter almond butter, which I’ve wanted to try for ages. A mini jar of honey- that will go great with the almond butter, omega mango gluten free vegan cereal, a package of gluten free quick noodles, a package of soba noodles and a recipe card and the cutest meal prep note pad! Can’t wait to give them all a try. They will be great to take along on my mini work trips, thank you so much Carly-Ann!!