Reintroduction: Dairy

Today brings the reintroduction of dairy to a close. Dairy includes milk, cream, whipped cream, most ice cream, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, ghee, yogurt, butter, whey, whey protein, lactose, and casein. I have listed my food and reactions below for each day. Tomorrow begins the reintroduction of eggs. Day 1 Breakfast: Banana. Lunch: Strawberries,Continue reading “Reintroduction: Dairy”

Reintroduction: Nuts

Today brings the reintroduction of nuts to a close. Nuts include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, and pecans. I have listed my food and reactions below for each day. Tomorrow begins the reintroduction of dairy. Day 1 Breakfast: Banana, almonds. Lunch: Carrots, celery, broccoli, guacamole (avocado, lime, salt, garlic). Snack: Paleo banana muffin, white mocha (espresso, white chocolate,Continue reading “Reintroduction: Nuts”

Reintroduction: Sugar

Today brings the reintroduction of refined sugar to a close. Refined sugar includes sugar, sugar cane, sugar beets, brown sugar, artificial sweeteners, glucose, sucrose, sucralose, saccharine, and saccharose. I have listed my food and reactions below for each day. Tomorrow begins the reintroduction of nuts. Day 1 Breakfast: Banana. Lunch: Salami, dill pickle, white mocha (espresso, whiteContinue reading “Reintroduction: Sugar”

Reintroduction: Seeds

Today brings the reintroduction of seeds to a close. Seeds include chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, mustard seeds, black/white pepper, pine nuts, hemp, coffee, and chocolate. I have listed my food and reactions below for each day. Tomorrow begins the reintroduction of refined sugar. Day 1Continue reading “Reintroduction: Seeds”

Strict Paleo Week

Today is the last day of the second week of strict paleo. With strict paleo, I am allowed meat, most vegetables, most fruit, salt, honey, and agave. I’ve been eating mostly chicken for my meat. This is because it is so difficult to find red meat that doesn’t contain sugar. I’ve had primarily broccoli, cauliflower,Continue reading “Strict Paleo Week”

Elimination: Week 8

Today is the last day of the last week of elimination, and the the last day of the first week of strict paleo. No seeds, nuts, or refined sugar this week. This has been very difficult, as almonds had previously been a staple of my diet. It’s also very difficult to find red meat thatContinue reading “Elimination: Week 8”

Food Triggers Are Everywhere

Just over a week ago, I had some broccoli cheddar soup from a restaurant. I believed it was safe. I had a flare up shortly after having eaten it. At first I thought that perhaps dairy was a trigger and we hadn’t eliminated it yet, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It couldContinue reading “Food Triggers Are Everywhere”

Elimination: Week 7

Today is the last day of the dairy elimination week. This was difficult because it took away some convenience for me. If I didn’t have a lot of time to cook, I would buy prepackaged fruit boxes from the grocery that had cheese and almonds in them. I couldn’t do this anymore, so it meantContinue reading “Elimination: Week 7”

Elimination: Week 6

Today wraps up the egg elimination week. It was easy to do this one. I do love eggs, but I’ve already eliminated everything that eggs are used in, so I only had to give up having eggs for breakfast. Breakfast has typically been a banana or some other fruit. I occasionally have bacon with it.Continue reading “Elimination: Week 6”