Today was a tough day on the Autoimmune Protocol. Funny how yesterday was my best day yet... I had energy, was happy, and felt 'normal' for the first time in ages. Yesterday I biked 25 minutes, lifted weights for 35 minutes, swam for an hour straight, and walked a mile and a half, and I still felt great. I slept very well last night but today was not like yesterday. I had a headache, felt blah and tired, and had brain fog. I have been 100% on AIP all week, including today, but I really struggled this afternoon. At one point I felt like I HAD TO HAVE some coffee or some chocolate. I was rationalizing it in my head. Just one off day won't hurt... I could have the coffee with no cream. I could get extra dark chocolate. I could go through a fast food drive through and get 2 sausage egg cheese biscuits... then I snapped out of it, got myself an iced green tea, and went home. I made myself some grassfed beef meatballs (with salt, green onion, garlic, and cilantro added) and roasted broccolini and told myself how fortunate I am to have such good healthy food to eat. I made it through a tough day and am *so* glad I did not give in to my cravings.
I am keeping a food journal so I can keep an eye on how various foods may be affecting me. This will be even more important when I start reintroducing things in a month or two. For now, my daily intake is basically a lot of produce and meat with a side of avocado and coconut milk or coconut butter. In the fridge right now:
Plenty to choose from, and tomorrow I need to roast some chicken so I have that to grab when hungry.
Tomorrow will be a better day!
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