Yesterday was day five on my digestive system healing meal plan, similar to the GAPs Intro Diet. Nothing too crazy to report, I had a bit of a headache, either from lack of caffeine or bacteria die off, but it wasn’t unbearable. I did however advance myself along in my meal plan and had a light dinner of a bun-less veggie burger, something that would normally cause stomach cramping and heartburn, but actually had no negative effects! That does not give me permission to jump back in and start eating whatever again, I still plan on following out the rest of my meal plan, and introducing things that would have been a problem very slowly at dinner; with caffeine, alcohol, dairy and raw fruits/vegetables being very last on the list. The weirdest part of this whole diet has been my body odor, I started noticing on day three that my skin smelled really sweet, and even my husband commented that I smell like chocolate, not the worst thing to smell like! Tomorrow I brave a cookout, so I’ll let you know how that goes!
Yesterday was day four on my digestive system healing meal plan, similar to the GAPs Intro Diet. I’m going to try to put this delicately…the symptoms people think of when they hear “cleanse” started in the morning. Lots of time in the bathroom if you catch my drift. But really, that only lasted until about 11 am and then everything was back to normal. This was the first day I didn’t feel like I needed a cup of coffee, and the cravings for terrible food were at a minimum. I had a little bit of stomach discomfort in the evening, which might have been bad bacteria dying off. Again, nothing life altering. I have started a board on Pinterest of gluten free, mostly grain free, dairy free recipes to start trying once the week is over, so I’m looking forward to that! I think the best part of all of this is how much water I have been drinking, I’ve never been one to be good about staying hydrated, but I can already tell what a huge difference that alone is making!