Update: -3.4 lbs
Total loss: 6.1 lbs
My naturopath has suggested I do a “gut re-set” to help cut down on possible inflammation and related side effects. I’ll be taking a series of pills for two weeks and then smoothies for 2 weeks. In conjunction with this she is suggesting I eliminate all gluten (whaa?), dairy (noooo!) and sugar (gasp!). For a month.
Soooo, yeah. I need to, once again, get organized about how I’m going to pull this off. Gluten, dairy and sugar are, I wouldn’t say staples, but they are definitely part of my day… like, every day. I’m going to have to get creative.
In the morning- instead of coffee, cream & sugar, it’s going to have to be coffee (oh don’t even think about taking that away from me too) & unsweetened almond milk. To this I say: blech.
In the afternoon- I usually snack on some sort of cheese for protein throughout the day. I also eat protein bars (which are jam-packed with sugar and probably contain dairy and gluten too). I am going to have to replace all of my normal snacks with new low-glycemic, high protein, gluten, dairy, and sugar-free options. (God, I soooo sound like a character on Portlandia right now.) Do these things even exist? Like, am I just going to be carrying around a baggy of shredded chicken? Or more likely, air?
In the evening- I find that every night after dinner and before bed I crave something sweet. I’ve recently tried to steer myself to a healthier snack of Greek yogurt and bananas, but that is going to have to change too with these new diet restrictions. She is allowing me to have 1-2 pieces of fruit a day so that may have to be the thing I fight my evening sugar search with.
I’m hoping to do my grocery shopping this weekend and get ready to start it this coming Monday. We’ll see how this goes!