Lately I have been really slacking about what I eat (well, it feels like slacking to me, compared to AIP). I explained the way I eat in my last blog post... that hasn't changed... but honestly, those 'bad days' have too much inflammatory stuff in them and I am feeling it. In some ways I justify in my mind that having one gluten free waffle, or scrambled eggs, or gluten free oatmeal for breakfast is okay... but I know that I feel better when I am not eating grains like that. Having some peanut butter on an apple, or some nuts for a snack, or a black decaf coffee may seem like reasonable choices, but they are not AIP choices. And I just felt so much better on AIP that I do want to eat that way again and sort of start over on the reintroductions.
This week I have made a choice to eat an AIP breakfast *every day* and an AIP dinner *every day.* This way, even on my 'bad' days I am making better choices at the beginning and end of every day. If I am going to have some kind of non-AIP food such as nuts, eggs, gluten-free processed foods, or cheese, I have them for lunch or a snack. The fewer inflammatory foods I eat, the better I feel.
My breakfasts now are almost the same as they were over the summer on AIP, except the fruits and vegetables have changed with the seasons. I usually choose a meat, a vegetable, a fruit and some healthy fat so this week it has been:
bacon or sausage (local, no sugar, no nitrates)
sweet potato or winter squash
a Clementine, pomegranate arils, or half a banana
decaf tea with coconut milk and honey
Dinner is generally a meat, a starchy vegetable, a green vegetable, and sometimes a fruit:
pork roast, wild salmon, or chicken
roasted butternut squash, baked acorn squash, or sweet potatoes
Brussels sprouts, green beans, kale, or salad
Now all I have to do is make my lunch and snacks AIP. I've been having soup or leftovers or a taco, maybe some au gratin potatoes or a gluten free pizza for lunch. Snacks are usually decaf coffee or tea and a gluten free cookie or some dark chocolate, or lately it's been baked rice crackers with hummus. I also am adding back some of the AIP foods I haven't been enjoying enough lately, like kombucha and bone broth.
Not very exciting but since I haven't been blogging much I thought I'd just give an update to let you know how I'm doing. I also couldn't get an appointment with Cloe again until December unless she has a cancellation, so nothing new there either. Will write more when there is more to say!
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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