Keeping it Going

by - 6/02/2016

It is week 2 of the elimination diet and I am still eliminating
gluten, dairy, corn, soy, chicken, eggs, and oatmeal.

But I need to switch things up.

Last week I consumed a lot of processed brown rice products and my body wasn't quite happy.
(you can read more about this here: 'Things Not to Do')

This week I am going to focus on having more protein and vegetables.

Sunday night I cooked the following:

Kale Chips
Butternut Squash soup (vegan style/dairy free)

Cod fillet and green swiss chard with shiitake mushrooms

Roasted Root vegetables (sweet potatoes, beets, rutabaga)

This amount of food should last 2-3 days, depending on how much my boyfriend eats with me
and how many times we eat out this week.

Tuesday we ended up ordering sushi for dinner and I made a pit stop at Trader Joes.
For sushi, I ordered a California roll and a shrimp roll, which fits into my restrictions.
At the grocery store I bought spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, original and kalamata olive hummus, rice milk, and brown rice pasta.
I probably should have picked myself up some more protein,
but I don't want to eat too much beef and I refuse to bring fish with me to work.
I will make the rest of the week work with veggie protein sources.

Wednesday June 1st, my boyfriend and I turned 4 years old
and we celebrated our anniversary with a delicious seafood dinner.
I had 1 lb of snow crab and some steamed white rice.
I even avoided the garlic butter that was brought along with the crab!
The crab was sweet on its own and the butter wasn't even needed or missed.

How often do you allow yourself to actually taste food?
No spices. No enhancers. No extra anything.
Try it - you may be surprised. 

Thursday for work I packed the remaining food from Sunday
and ended up with some extra protein provided by work.
I am going to have to do some cooking tonight in order to have enough to eat on Friday at work.
I am proud that I have eaten all the food I have cooked for the week already!

Sometimes I find myself not eating food because I want it to last all week and then I wait so long that I think the food is 'spoiled' so I don't even eat it.
Lesson: food is meant to be eaten and you can always cook more.

Please let me know if you want any recipes from this post, want help with meal prepping, or want help with figuring out how to stick to a diet while eating out.

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