Weight Tracking

As of this morning, I am now down to 232.8 pounds. That is a 1.6 pound loss from last week. I didn’t expect this, since I did binge on chocolate a bit this week. I also reintroduced legumes, which are starchy. I’m just finishing the reintroduction of nightshades, but I haven’t had any potatoes becauseContinue reading “Weight Tracking”

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”

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”

Elimination: Week 5

Another busy weekend! Last week was the elimination of legumes from my diet. As predicted, soy was the most difficult. There are some protein shakes that I’ve been drinking that are banana, almond, and honey. They are delicious! However, they contain soy lecithin and I had to give them up. I find, as I progress,Continue reading “Elimination: Week 5”

Elimination: Week 4

Yesterday was the last day of the nightshades elimination. I am no longer eating potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, or anything that comes from those items, such as paprika. Potatoes are my favorite food, so this wasn’t easy for me. However, I have a flare-up within an hour of eating potatoes, so it had to beContinue reading “Elimination: Week 4”

Elimination: Week 3

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 eatingContinue reading “Elimination: Week 3”