This post is a little late, but we JUST got our internet back. There was a snafu with installing our modem, and we had to wait a few extra days until a technician could come out and set everything up. Y’all, do you have any idea how much unpacking you can get done when you don’t have internet?! I’ll give you a hint. Our place looks like we’ve been here 6 months instead of 6 days. Can’t complain about that, though! 😉
(Sauteed broccoli and squash in red palm oil)
So week 3 was more difficult, mostly because our entire kitchen was packed up. I couldn’t cook much, and had to really be creative when it came to meals. We also ate out a lot (between packing and unpacking), so I made my best effort to just order meat and veggies when we were out. I did end up having corn chips, nightshades, and some gluten free pizza. Also some eggs. I can tell that my body is really healing, because corn chips used to really make me sick. But they didn’t this time! Obviously, that doesn’t mean that I can just start eating them daily. It just means healing is taking place, which is motivating!
(Eggs and spinach with avocado)
I also had my last appointment with my Nashville functional medicine practitioner, and we went over my most recent labs. Y’all- my thyroid levels are normal! And not just normal, they’re in the optimal range! (If you’re seeing a natural doctor, you know the difference between the clinical ‘normal’ range, and the ‘optimal’ range). I’m so excited! I’ll do a more detailed posting soon about the specific things that I’m doing to help 🙂
So back to AIP… I ended up keeping a crock pot and a large pan out (with a few of my basic spices and red palm oil) so that I could cook some remaining frozen veggies that were in our freezer. We just brought these things back to Charlotte with us in the cars. This was so helpful, because we were at least able to eat 2 meals at home each day. The crock pot was great because I cooked a whole chicken in it and we had enough meat for a couple of meals. Sauteed up veggies for several meals, and ate fruit that we had on hand. Nothing elaborate… just basic food. On paper plates. With plastic utensils. Woo, fancy 😉
(Broccoli and chicken sauteed in olive oil)
It feels so good to have my kitchen back, and to be able to start cooking and eating real food again! After finishing the third week, I can tell you that I really feel so much better! I don’t have a lot of the symptoms that I had going into this, and even though my eating habits have not been perfect, they are greatly improved! I’m excited to be starting a 3 day juice cleanse tomorrow to give my digestive system a break, and get a good detox in. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Have you ever tried AIP or an elimination diet? How did it work for you?