Days 1 & 2 of the Elimination Diet

After two full days of the elimination diet I wanted to write an update. I am finding typing to be less painful on my hands than writing (which is a bit sad as I love handwriting, but alas, I am adjusting) so this blog is essentially my journal. So Day 1, started out with realizing I cannot have oats so I made a green smoothie. After blending my greens I realized I am not supposed to eat peas. So, right off the bat I started off adding something I am not supposed to. Oh well, I am not super concerned about peas but I guess they are a legume so I will be staying away from it from now on. Then at lunch I had some balsamic vinegar, which is also a no-no. No vinegar is allowed. Alright, I am still the in the learning and adjusting phase.

By the end of the day I felt fine, but I started to get a headache. That headache has continued on to today, which tells me I am most likely detoxing. I drink coffee or tea nearly every day and I did just spend 9 days drinking throughout the day. Not to mention the grains that have been in a my diet. So, I am thinking the headache is temporary while my body adjusts. I had another night sweat though last night. So, we'll see if those go away. In general though there was no bloating or gassy feeling so it's an improvement.

I had enough energy though to get in a good bout of strength training with Tyler at home and then took Kitty for a walk in the neighborhood. Today, after work, I hit up the gym and I really didn't want to do anything. I sniffed some DoTERRA peppermint oil, which helped a bit with the headache but it was still there. I told myself I just had to get to the parking lot. Then I just needed to change. Then all I had to do was walk on the treadmill. I ended up doing 45 minutes at a 3.5 mph and rolling hills incline. It was enough to work up a good sweat and really feel it in my hamstrings and calves. I am so glad I went and I will be proud of any exercise I do because I know my body is going to have to adjust to introducing exercise again after a rather light January.

I will keep posting how I feel so I can capture the changes through the experiment.

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  1. Stacy, why no peas or vinegar?

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  2. Stacy, why no peas or vinegar?

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  3. They are on the exclusion list of the elimination diet. I think peas are not allowed because they are in the legume family. I am not sure on the vinegar though. I am just trying to follow it to a "T" so that when I start re-introducing foods I will know which bother me.

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