While breastfeeding one of my children, I was put on a total elimination diet to see if the baby was allergic to something I was eating. While the diet was insanely restrictive, and ultimately didn't help the baby's issues (they worked out on their own and the child is now happy and healthy), I did physically feel great.
Fast forward a few years and I've learned a lot more about food and cooking. I've also noticed more physical ailments, aches, and pains which I'm starting to think may be "food sensitivities." I know, I know, there's plenty of controversy about the validity of "food sensitivities," but I know from my own experience that when I cut out the top 8 allergenic foods that I felt wonderful.
I've been reading and studying for two weeks and decided on a plan. I started today. No sugar, no wheat, no soy, no dairy, no corn, no gluten, no coffee. I switched to green tea and I may have decaf coffee tomorrow since I have to go to work. The only "sugar" I've had today was the maple in the maple almond butter and fruit I've had. I've had lots of water and ibuprofen to help with the aches and pains.
I feel foggy, cranky, and sleepy.
But I made it through day one.
Below is my food diary for the day, which I'm adding because I'm always interested in them!
Breakfast: brown rice cereal with almond milk, blueberries, and sliced almonds
lunch: rice crackers and guacamole
snack: 2 brown rice cakes with maple almond butter
dinner: leftover brown rice cereal with a sweet potato and some olive oil, cucumber salad (I made green beans too but dropped the bowl which shattered all over the floor!)