On December 27th, my friend and I are starting a 28-day elimination diet. It is geared at finding food allergies and sensitivities. After a somewhat sick fall, I've wondered if I am having some issues with dairy. My good friend is wondering if she's having some issues with gluten. This will be a good way to find out. I figure that it is a win-win. We will be able to pinpoint anything that might not agree with our systems. It will also be a great way of getting back into healthy eating again after consuming WAY TOO much Christmas junk food.
I mention this because you may start to notice a trend with recipes I share beginning next week. Think whole grains, veggies, fruit.
If you're at all interested in joining me in this (c'mon... it will be fun!) you can find some information here. The quick explanation is that it's a 4-Phase program that starts by eliminating all possible food sensitivities and slowly adds them back over the course of a month.
Sometimes when I look at this program, I get really excited and optimistic. I am looking forward to feeling my healthiest again. I'm also curious to see what pops up food-wise for me, if anything. Then there are moments (like now) when I look this over and think "Why, oh why, did I agree to do this?". Mostly I am leaning towards the positive though.
I should note: I know that some people can be sensitive to the word "diet". For me, this is not about weight loss. It is about health. I want to be sure that the food I'm eating agrees with my system and nourishes me to the fullest. I also want to push the "reset" button to how I'm eating. I am comfortable in my skin and at my weight so that's not what this is about for me.
Whether this is hard, fun, easy, painstaking, enlightening, whatever... I look forward to sharing my experience with you.
If you aren't looking for some big program but just want some amazing recipe ideas, let me suggest this blog to you. It's done by the same people as the elimination diet. They are also the ones with the fabulous granola recipe.
I can't make a post without a picture so on an unrelated note, aren't my boys cute? These pictures were taken in November but the boys looked exactly the same today. It may never stop snowing here!
What do the boys look like when they come inside from the snow?
|rosy red cheeks|