It’s been awhile since I’ve written a personal post. Life has been so busy and I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and do it. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, it was spent at Disney World and Christmas, well it was probably my favorite Christmas ever. The girls are at such a great age for really enjoying the holidays and I think I was more laid back and calm. Not worried about everything going perfect and I enjoyed it so much more than any other Christmas that I can remember.
I’ve been going through a transition food wise over the last couple of months. Starting at the beginning of November I was put on an elimination diet. I was also put on some high quality supplements to help heal my gut. At first it was incredibly tough. I had to give up gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, red meat, cocoa, coffee, alcohol, eggs, nightshades, anything processed, and the list goes on but I will stop there. Going into the holiday months is not the best time to start an elimination diet but I didn’t want to keep putting it off so I just went with it. I did come off the diet on Thanksgiving day and several times around Christmas, but I am back to it now. Since eliminating all of those inflammatory foods and taking the supplements that were prescribed to me I am feeling better than I have ever felt before! I love that I’m not putting a bandaid on the situation but am actively working on healing the root issues and finding out the causes of some of my problems. My husband was skeptical when I first went down this road in November. It was not cheap, there was alot of lab work and visits to my practitioner but he sees what a change it has made in me in this short period of time. I feel and see the changes and that is so encouraging that I am going down the right path!
I would love to share some of the things I have been eating since being on the elimination diet. I LOVE food, not just food but DELICIOUS FOOD! I knew that if I was going to cut out all of those foods then what I could eat was going to have to taste delicious. It takes planning and a little time but it is so doable. So look out for some recipes coming your way soon! This recipe is one that I enjoy weekly!
Have you ever been on an elimination diet?
If so what was the hardest part for you?