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LizaQ last won the day on May 7 2018

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  1. LizaQ

    Planning my reintroduction

    (Posting just in case this helps any one) In the past month I've reintroduced eggs - fine. Rotisserie chicken - lots of intestinal distress but I don't know what was in it (I was at a friend's and this is what she served). But it was in a salad so maybe the greens were off in some way? I will try it again eventually, but on its own. Nuts - almonds and pistachios - fine. Soy on its own - fine. Cold cuts - Boars head turkey and Applegate farms salami - fine. Peanuts and peanut butter - fine. Canola and safflower oil - fine. Fajitas - fine with lots of onions/peppers. Gluten-free grains - Oatmeal and gf pretzels with rice/corn/etc - fine. Stevia (minimal amount already in some Yogi tea, not added) - fine. I did have raspberry sorbet one day - no ill effects, no cravings. So delicious and a real treat...but I'm not in a hurry to do it again. I'll wait for another special occasion! Next up - legumes other than soy or peanuts, so beans. Then dairy (I'll do butter again first, then cheese, then maybe ice cream? or milk?), gluten, wine, and anything else I may have missed. I had hoped to be done by the end of the summer, but if I break out the dairy it may take longer...but I'm near the finish line! Then I'll see what I want to add to my life on a regular basis (I love peanut butter, cold cuts can make life easier) and go from there. But. I still don't intend to make soy/seed oils/grains a part of my daily life any time soon. I've lost 15 more pounds since I finished the W30 and I have many more to go...and eating fairly clean makes me feel good! But if I'm ever in a bind I know I can have a little soy in something or some rice at a party and, I guess.
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    Planning my reintroduction

    It's been about 6 weeks since I posted. Taking 3 or so probiotics daily, and still taking the magnesium. I have reintroduced several things. Limited amounts of sugar in things like ketchup or a maple glaze on salmon - fine. No cravings, no highs. Sweet potatoes and avocado - fine. Onions and garlic - fine so far but I didn't have that much. Red peppers - also fine in small amounts. Eventually I will have something like fajitas where I usually eat lots of peppers/onions/garlic and then I'll see what I think. Rice - fine. Raw veg - ok in small amounts, as far as I can tell. Soy and msg - not fine. Corn - definitely not fine. Today I am reintroducing eggs. I have high hopes as I really miss them!!
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    Planning my reintroduction

    So today is Day 61 and I am reintroducing - raw veg. It's been about 3 weeks since I had any! I will have a salad and see how it goes. I am hoping for no trouble with occasional salads at least. It's so easy to order one when I'm out!! Next...sugar or soy.
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    Planning my reintroduction

    It's Day 58 and I've been having pretty normal poops for 10 days now. So I think I will start introductions next week!!
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    Starting soon!!

    How fun! My husband and children are supportive but not interested in joining me.
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    Too much Eggs and Red Meat

    I just had breakfast - fresh spinach (about 2 cups cooked) simmered in olive oil and bone broth with about 3/4 cup leftover ground turkey and a sprinkle of salt and pepper on top. Truly - anything can be breakfast!!
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    Planning my reintroduction

    @ShannonM816 - I started the probiotics after the D and I am slowly working myself up to a full dose. The magnesium was, I think, started after the first D but before the second. I have been having diarrhea 1-3x per week for about a month now so I can't know if it was caused by the complicated! Thanks - I will keep an eye on it. I am still keeping a daily journal of my food, symptoms, and when I do something new, like the supplements or yoga, so I should be able to see any changes as they happen.
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    Planning my reintroduction

    So - today is Day 45. I've added 2 supplements - magnesium (for my sleep and leg pain) and a probiotic. I had diarrhea twice this week, even with cutting out all of the FOD MAPS. Eating lots of sauteed meat/veg with a little bone broth and extra fat. Not exactly soups but, well, so far it all tastes pretty good. The pink salt is fine. This has gone on long enough that I am craving regular food. Not sugar or even carbs for their own sake. Just simple and easy stuff. Like some chips and red peppers with salsa or guacamole or a granola bar or a big salad with blue cheese dressing. I miss simplicity. No..that's only part of it. I miss not having to think so much! All of this cooking and planning uses up a lot of my brain, iykwim. I'm still hoping that by Day 60 I will see some more improvement!
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    Planning my reintroduction

    I cut out eggs, along with nightshades, a few weeks ago in preparation for the AIP. I think I cut all of the FOD-MAPs last week - I'll be double-checking today. I had soup for breakfast - bone broth, water, leftover chicken and chicken apple sausage, spinach, carrots, green beans. And pink salt! It was not bad at all. I can do this!
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    Planning my reintroduction

    @Marj K This link looks awesome - thanks!! yes. I also find that I have to double check the lists every time I go shopping. Today I bought turnips and next time I will try parsnips. I've had them in soups and stews before so I will see if I can figure out a way to make them as sides. It will be nice to have a new veg! And I bought canned salmon. And I have bone broth that a friend made me. And a whole chicken with which to make my own! I also bought the dreaded pink salt, lol. I want to be as AIP compliant while watching those FOD-MAPS as possible for the next two weeks.
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    Planning my reintroduction

    @Marj K Hey. A few things. I am trying to stick to one resource so I won't get confused so I chose Paleo Mom. She links to a particular FOD-MAP chart so that is the one I am going by. I'm already a little bored of my food. Plus - Paleo Mom's AIP says no salt, try Himalayan Pink Salt and I am just rebelling on that one. Somehow, buying Himalayan Pink Salt just strikes me as so trendy and ridiculous. Oh - I could also try Celtic Grey Salt! AAAARRRRRGGGHHHHH! I just want to eat food again. With salt. I guess I'll be pricing pink and grey salt next. Laughing at myself now. Hope things are going well for you!!
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    Planning my reintroduction

    Well. As of tomorrow I will have cut all Nightshades as well as Fod-Maps (I finished the last cauliflower this morning) out of my diet. Now I need to start introducing AIP stuff - organ meat, fish, fermented food, glycine-rich food. I am really struggling becasue I think most of that food is nasty. I can get supplements that address all of those nutrients/issues....but I can't imagine that it would be a good thing to start a whole bunch of supplements at once. Trying homemade bone broth first. Then canned salmon. I think those won't be bad. But liver/offal? Looking at liver pills. Fermented foods beyond a few pickles, if I can find them AIP friendly? Pro-biotics seem way better than that. So some new foods and some supplements. Another week to get that started up....that will get me to Day 45 or so. Then 2 weeks solid on the AIP+- that puts me at around Day 60. So that's my goal - to see if I can get my bathroom issues under control and be ready to reintroduce stuff then! I'm grumpy but hopeful.
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    Planning my reintroduction

    Oh @ShannonM816 Thanks so much! I was reading the through the Paleo Mom site and looking at her book, so I do feel better about going that way since you also recommended it. Today is Day 31. I'm just going to stay W30 till I finish my research and have a plan. I like your idea of not stressing. And I especially like the idea of garlic-infused oil!
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    Planning my reintroduction

    I've been researching and I am SO SAD. Just looking at the list of Nightshades plus eggs plus the FODMAP has me so discouraged. The W30 has been fairly easy but getting rid of so many things that I eat daily - Tomatoes and Red Peppers! Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts! Mayo and Guacamole! ONIONS and GARLIC! But my (tmi) issues have gotten worse - 3x bms today, 2 of which were diarrhea. The excema has spread. Ok. I can do this. This weekend will have to be figuring out some new staples. Oh no - just thought of something! HOW I am going to get enough fat when I can't stand olives and can't have mayo, guac, or nuts? Can I just eat coconut oil? Pour oil over my food? Now I'm laughing because it's better than crying. Maybe I should just stay on the regular W30 for another week or 2? It would be a lot easier...but it might just be prolonging the inevitable. I hope someone reads this and can at least give me some sympathy if not advice.
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    Planning my reintroduction

    Well - I just found out that my unexplained rash is not exactly an allergy - it's excema. That make autoimmune issue #2 for me - I also have RA. That plus the fact that my digestion may or may not be settled..I need to wait before I reintroduce. So - mods like @ShannonM816 and @SugarcubeOD and anyone else with an opinion lol.... I think I would like to stay Whole 30 till I research the AIP and then do that for a while. It seems to me that I should stay away from anything potentially problematic until I have worked through several more foods. My aches/pains have been less so I know that some of what I was eating before W30 contributed to that issue so this has been a good start... Arrrgghhh. I'm frustrated.