Recently, someone asked me on Instagram if I would do a post of all my current eats in a day, so I figured I would just do it here. This is my thriving gut current eats edition of what I ate in a day.
Ever since I gave you the 2017 SIBO status update, I have continued feeling even better. I have zero upper fermenting, zero SIBO bloat, and I am going to the bathroom like a normal person.
The best part? Eating again without the constant fear of how my body will respond.
Thriving Gut Current Eats
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Breakfast: It has been big lately because I have been working out 5-6 days a week at 5:30 am, so by 8 am, I am really hungry (also because I stopped eating for the day on Monday night at 6 pm). Protein Pancakes (I mentioned these and how to make them in My Favorites Issue 2) were the bulk of the meal, but I also had 1/2 a banana, coffee, Almond Milk, a few bites of Ryan’s eggs, and a couple mini breakfast sausages. I was done eating then until lunch, except for a lot of water and a bottle of Humm Kombucha (duh).
Lunch: Not one but two of these bowls. I call it my Kitchen Sink Leftover Lunch. It was made of purple organic cabbage sauteed in Nutiva’s coconut oil, funky organic mushrooms from my farm box (by the way, if you are in the Bay Area, this service is awesome! + you can get $15 off your first delivery of organic fruits & veggies delivered to your door by using code SARA7874 HERE), Lotus Foods Basmati rice, ground turkey, and coconut aminos. I could eat that every single day.
Snack: It’s not that I was all that hungry, but I’ve just been obsessed with my Paleo bars, so I had one. I have been doing this daily for a couple weeks.
Dinner: Another jumbo bowl of randomness. I roasted organic chicken drummies in one pan, and a mixed vegetable concoction in another (carrots, beets, Brussels sprouts) (both doused in coconut oil). I still had more leftover purple cabbage so that filled the bottom of my bowl, then a little rice, 2 chicken drummies, and some of the mixed veggies. I sprinkled it all with coconut aminos, salt, and pepper.
Dessert: We ate dinner at 5 pm, and because I always want to be done eating no later than 6-6:30 pm, dessert, if I want it (which obv I always do) happens right away. I had a few bites of chia pudding, full-fat yogurt (Organic Valley Strawberry), raspberries and then, even though I was actually really full, some of Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter because my taste buds told me so. And these days, I just listen.
There are so many things about yesterday’s eats that I would have never been able to do a year (or even several months) ago.
I know that some people will look at this list and think, “But dairy and grains? You do have an autoimmune condition still.”
To that I say, “Yes, but this works for me and the longer I’ve been in the trenches, the more I am able to see how food restriction can actually lead to feeling even worse.”
The truth is that I know food heals or hurts, but I also know (because I’ve practiced and lived it) that so many other factors go into healing. Did you make note that I never mentioned food in the above?
Woke up this morning after all those eats yesterday feeling, yet again, incredible and ready to start the day!
Anything else you’re interested in knowing about this stage (or getting to) of the healing journey?!
You will heal. I will help.