As a healthy way to start 2012, my sister, her fiance, and I have decided to challenge ourselves with a 21-day elimination diet. We are going to follow the Elimination Diet guidelines with a few modifications. This diet revolves around eliminating foods known to cause allergies and disruptions to our digestive process. The diet has a list of approved and eliminated foods. Technically, you are supposed to have one solid meal (lunch) and two liquid meals (breakfast/dinner). I will be following the approved/eliminated food guidelines, however I will be eating a liquid for breakfast and solids for lunch and dinner.
Gluten, coffee, dairy, beef, alcohol, some vegetables/fruits/nuts, sweeteners, ketchup, soybeans, tofu, and more.
Most vegetables and fruits, some nuts, seeds, beans, non-gluten grains, some dairy substitues, small amounts of dried fruit, cold water ocean fish, free range chicken, wild game, lamb, buffalo, some oils and spices, tea, and more.
I was sick today (Day #1) so its a perfect day to start my healthy diet.
So let's see what I ate:
Smoothie with organic frozen mango, blueberries, raspberries, almond milk, and 1 Tbsp of flax seed
Cooked brown rice toasted with olive oil, salt, pepper, chopped almonds, and currants
Apple and Carrots with Hummus
Dried Seaweed and Carrot Juice