Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 1 on GAPS intro

Day one is finished. It has been an interesting day, that's for sure! We started with a breakfast of chicken stock with boiled cauliflower, carrots, onions, and butternut squash. In addition to our breakfast soup, we also chewed some meat leftover on some turkey bones that we made stock with. We were full for all of two hours and then ready to eat again.  For lunch we had the same thing.  For dinner we had our soup made of beef stock and a little leftover chicken stock.  To that we added butternut squash, leeks, onions, broccoli, and cauliflower and boiled it well. Lastly, we added some chopped garlic and sea salt. For our meat we had boiled turkey breast and sea salt.  We both ate two huge bowls. We were so hungry! It's interesting how much soup we have to consume in order to feel satisfied.  It's a lot different than eating our eggs in the morning and big salad for lunch!

In terms of feeling weird, we've both been experiencing a light "come and go" headache all day and a strange lightheaded-ness. For me it's as if my vision is almost tunnel-like but not quite. Everything seems to move too quickly for me to focus on.  All of our weird sensations we've been experiencing are due to the fact that we're eating so few carbohydrates.  Removing the majority of carbohydrates is important to starve the pathogens in our guts, however, so it's just something we have to do.  If it gets any worse (nausea or vomiting) I will consider adding in a higher-in-carbs item from later on in the intro diet like cooked apple to alleviate the symptoms.  Going too low carb too quickly can have some ill effects indeed!

I am crossing my fingers for a nice stool tomorrow for both of us-- that is important if we wish to proceed to the next stage!

I rounded out the evening with a nice, relaxing magnesium chloride bath. It put me right to sleep!


K. Standfuss said...

Really enjoying the detailed posts about what you and mike are doing. Live strong!

TW said...

Thanks, Karlee! :)

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