About a week ago, I put myself back on the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) elimination diet, which I'd done for 2 months in the fall and then blew it when I got sick. I was hoping getting back on AIP would give me some health benefits and maybe weight loss, too.
I have to say this time getting back on AIP was *much* easier than it was the first time. I didn't get much of the headaches, mild nausea, cravings, and general irritability I had last time. I found it pretty easy to stick to after the first two days (which is really saying something, since it felt very difficult to get that first day in and was mentally very hard to get started on something diet-wise at all!) But finally I think I have caught the "time that would stick" and am doing well staying on the plan. I am down one pound this week to 247, which isn't as much as the first time, but it's a pound in the right direction.
What I ate this week (once again, as last time, I am only keeping a journal of foods I eat but not amounts. No measuring, counting, etc):
The usual breakfasts with bacon, fruit, sweet potatoes, sometimes avocado...
What else I ate:
Italian sausage, flat iron steak, bacon, tuna, chicken thighs, ground beef
Carrots, mushrooms, spaghetti squash, broccoli, garlic, onions, celery, sweet potato, cucumbers, Romaine, pumpkin, leeks, cauliflower, asparagus
Cantaloupe, Clementines, bananas, watermelon, pineapples, grapes, apples, strawberries
Coconut oil, coconut milk, avocado, olives
Black decaf tea, peach herbal tea, honey, plantain chips, apple chips
Kombucha, beef bone broth, chicken bone broth, gelatin, cultured pickles, sauerkraut
That's it! Nothing else. Good nutrition.
I went to a potluck; I ate tuna mashed with avocado before I left, and had plain undressed salad and fruit there. I went to a meeting at a coffee house and ordered a plain, hot, peach tea.
Exercise was pretty dismal this week; I walked a couple of times, about a mile and a half each time. I've been fairly active lifestyle-wise but not much formal this week.
That's it. I am seeing improvements in my skin, my mood, my energy, but most of all my sleep. I am sleeping much more soundly and for longer periods without waking, and the acid reflux is gone. I plan to keep this up and stay on AIP for 30 days before starting reintroductions again.
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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