One day – a whole one – of AIP food. It’s not as bad as you expect it to be.
Like many of you, I LOVE food. As a chef, my dietary change has impacted my life in ways beyond the normal food thing.
I just wrapped up a week of work, love and joy with my good friend Jan Johnson. She’s a functional RD (registered dietitian) and she and I are two gals who are NOT afraid of the plate.
We eat a ton of food.
We have both figured out what our own version of the AIP/Paleo diet is for ourselves and we collaborate easily. We pretty much eat the same foods avoiding the most popular big ticket items – gluten, soy, corn, dairy and processed crap.
This isn’t going to be a long and detailed post, just a reminder that while the elimination portion of the AIP diet can be challenging, getting to the other side of that and finally feeling great is not a horrible place to be.
I now eat to W-I-N.
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I don’t weight, portion or count anything. Most of my meals are very substantial. I graze all day long.
Walking away from the junk isn’t the end of the world. It just means you’ve upgraded from dead food to food that feeds and heals your body. When you eat clean, you can pretty much eat as much as you want without worrying about weight gain.
I decided to document the food that we ate for a day to prove my point. Once you are over the elimination hump, it’s smooth sailing. Be patient. It’s worth the effort.
NOTE: This is basically our “meals.” We are both back on nuts so we had at least one nut based “power bar” during the day as well as some fruit. We usually had one kombucha every day, too. There were plenty of berries and mangoes in the fridge for snack time.
No one is going hungry when I’m around. NO ONE.
Dive in. You’re worth it.
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