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!
Yesterday was day two on my digestive system healing meal plan, similar to the GAPs Intro Diet. I was pretty hungry, and I actually cheated a bit and gave into a sugar craving with a piece of dark chocolate. My stomach gurgled a little but nothing major happened. I don’t feel guilty about it though, and if you ever deviate from your plans don’t beat yourself up about it, just get back on track afterwards. The meal plan still isn’t horrible to follow though, it isn’t effecting my daily life at all and my stomach feels normal! I’ve heard day three is the worst though, so we’ll see how I feel tomorrow!
Yesterday I started my digestive system healing meal plan, similar to the GAPs Intro Diet. I have to admit it wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. I wasn’t terribly hungry, but the caffeine cravings were pretty bad. (I REALLY wanted a Caramel Frappuchino, which isn’t even something I normally drink!) I cheated a little bit and replaced my dinner that was supposed to be more broth with butternut squash soup. I was drinking a ton of liquid so subsequently was in the bathroom peeing a lot. I read on another blog by someone who was on a similar diet that the first day felt like she was prepping for a colonoscopy….but luckily I haven’t felt those effects yet.
I’ll keep you updated!