Today marks the end of my third week of the elimination diet. Grains (and now all gluten) have been removed from my diet. Dividing gluten into three weeks does mean slower progress on the diet, but it has been really helpful for me so that I don’t feel overwhelmed. That is important as stress eating is one of my bad habits.
I purchased some new jeans on Monday because I had worn my others out. At the time, they fit me perfectly. I wore them yesterday for the first time and they are already too loose. I weighed myself today and I am down to 253.8. I lost about a pound and a half this week. To reward myself, I purchased a salad bowl cutter.
I’m really excited about this! One of the reasons I don’t make my own salads to take to work is because I don’t get up early enough to wash and cut everything. I’m not a morning person. With this, it should take me a lot less time.
I can even wash everything and toss it in this bowl and take the whole thing to work to be cut when I’m on my lunch break. It’ll be good for making fruit salads, too.
Tomorrow begins the elimination of nightshades: potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and spices derived from peppers, such as paprika. I’ve already stopped eating potatoes because they cause me to flare up. I don’t like peppers. Tomatoes might be difficult because this will include things with tomato paste and tomato juice. However, I have already trained myself to read labels. I can do this.