I have arrived at GAPS diet day 2.
GAPS DIET DAY 2
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I’m really not going to post everyday on this, but I had to let you know that day 2 of the GAPS Diet is harder than Day 1.
That’s because this is a diet, and all diets are harder the longer you are on them. Why? Because they are not a lifestyle. The GAPS Intro Diet is not a lifestyle.
But I’m progressing through it.
I told you yesterday that I would move to Stage 2 today. Well I didn’t, and not because I didn’t want to, but because I was not prepared to.
Stage 2 for me would mean I’d add in juices from fermented veggies. I didn’t have any, but I am hoping to get them tomorrow.
With the GAPS Intro Diet, preparation is key.
Day 2: GAPS Diet
I got up, naturally, a little after 6am. But for me, “naturally” means the baby-crying alarm clock (<– best ever!).
I take my probiotic and drink water.
The baby and I enjoy chicken and beef bone broth. I also have lemon, turkey, chicken and coconut oil.
While working, I sip my tiny coffee again, prepared same as yesterday. Last night before bed it was that which I looked forward to the most for the day. Kind of sad, but not really.
I felt good all morning, but by the time I got hungry again around 1pm, I just did not want to eat that which I knew I must – same as before. I drank the broth and remembered that soon enough I will find joy in broth drinking again.
I had to make and photograph my Flourless Honey Vanilla Bourbon Peanut Butter Cookies which will be featured online soon, so that happened. Can I be honest? Baking while on Intro is a horrible idea. I wanted ‘just a bite,’ but I knew how disappointed in myself I’d be should I make that decision. I went through the whole process without eating any of it. I mean, just look…..
I came back to my trusted computer and worked with more duck bone broth and a little chicken.
I went on a gentle walk with Sam tonight.
We had broiled wild cod with Ghee butter for dinner, and for dessert (and sprinkled in a few other places throughout the day) I had Manna.
There was no bathroom today and my stomach felt off a little. My upper digestive system talked a lot, and the lower was just kind of blah. But not bloated. I can’t explain it.
For those with IBD/IBS-C, Dr. Natasha mentions that juices are almost essential from the very beginning. I chose to wait a couple days, but I know that I do, in fact, need them and/or other things to help keep things moving.
I used to believe that as long as you weren’t bloated, then not going to the bathroom every day was okay. It’s not. Food should go in, and then it should go out.
So that’s how I ended my day. I made a fresh juice to begin my morning tomorrow. I’ll have that and I will be adding my ripe bananas back in (tomorrow I workout, so these things are critical for me).
- 1 whole, raw and organic carrot
- a couple mint leaves
- a little water
- a little coconut milk
- 1 tsp. collagen
- 1 tsp. l-glutamine
What I Ate on GAPS Day 2
- Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
- Homemade Duck Bone Broth (fresh duck bones from my friend Jen which cooked all day today in my slow cooker)
- Homemade Beef Bone Broth (sourced these grass-fed bones from the Farmer’s Market in Sebastopol on Father’s Day)
- slow-cooked chicken
- ground turkey
- coconut oil
- 1/2 c. coffee with coconut milk
- wild salmon
- full-fat coconut milk
- wild cod
SUPPLEMENTS I TOOK
- 100 billion probiotic
- Cod Liver Oil
All supplements can be found HERE.
And like any other “diet,” when Ryan had dessert of fresh, organic strawberries, I came upstairs to avoid the frustration of not being able to have it. Soon….soon enough the fruits and veggies I am now craving will be re-introduced.
I am just here, present with the day, the tasks at hand.
You will heal. I will help.