Sunday, March 22, 2015


Just a short update on my week. I am finding myself less drawn to the computer lately (it's spring!) but do want to keep a record of how I'm doing and update for those who are interested.

This week I reintroduced corn in the form of popcorn and restaurant tortilla chips. I didn't notice any issues with corn itself, but the tortilla chips were kind of triggering. I think that's just a "chip" thing and I am best served by avoiding them. My main reason for reintroducing corn is to be able to have a low calorie, crunchy salty snack when I want one (popcorn) and also to know that I can eat it when sweet corn is back in season. It's not something I plan to eat very often, but it's nice to know it is an option for occasional eating. A lot of things are going to be added back only for occasional eating. I think if I can eventually have an 80/20 food template that would be awesome. Meaning, 80% of the time I am eating the basic, low inflammatory, healthy foods from strict AIP, and 20% of the time I am eating reintroduced foods. There will be some things I never add back and some things I'll stay away from due to how I feel when I eat them. This feels very doable long term. I also added back nightshade spices (chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika) and that seemed okay too. I am not adding back actual nightshades for awhile, though.

I used MyFitnessPal to track on four days this week, and the average calories on those days was 1668 calories/day. I've been really hungry this week! I also GPSed my exercise walks on my phone; I walked 4.6 miles this week and swam for 30 minutes. (I didn't find my pedometer yet to track my daily steps, and I don't GPS the walking I do in daily life... just the walks I do "for exercise.") Scale this morning says 241, which is one pound gone for the week.

I'm adding back egg whites this week since Easter is coming up and it sure would be nice to have some deviled eggs! Hope you have a great week!


Beth said...

Hi Lyn - I haven't commented before but I've been reading your blog for awhile. Interestingly enough when I started reading it was just as another weight loss blog, but in the last month my son has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease so I'm reading your diet choices and keeping it in the back of my mind. I wanted to just comment on the popcorn, as I'm sure you're doing this anyway, but my son always ate pre-packaged microwave popcorn but since he started having stomach issues he switched over to microwaving the kernels and he actually likes it so much better without all of the chemicals. Best of luck to you, you're doing great! Spring is in the air :)

KaylaT said...

Seems like you're on the right track with adding things back! I'm glad you found a good snack to add back. I love popcorn with paprika and a sweetener. Sounds weird but is truly delicious!

Lyn said...


I have an air popper I use and add melted ghee after it's popped, but we also have some popcorn on hand from Costco that has no artificial stuff in it (microwaveable). I hope some of the gluten free ideas from my meals give you some meal and snack ideas for your son! I need to get my AIP food pictures/recipe blog going. I think that would be a good resource too!


thanks! Your concoction sounds good, like Kettle corn.

to the other commenter who didn't want their comment published~
Thank you for the support! I haven't friended anyone on MFP. I've been using it just for personal accountability. But you can email me and chat about MFP and diet anytime!