msehphdjd Posted June 2, 2013 Share Posted June 2, 2013 Count me in. Another newbie. Well, sort of. I've been largely off gluten for a couple of years, but had become totally addicted to my Udi's GF bread. I've been having eggs, spinach, and avocado for breakfast for much of the past 9 months, but also toast with butter and a (yikes) glass of OJ. I had given up, for the most part, Diet Coke - a huge thing for me indeed. But, I wasn't eating in a healthy way at all. That is, I was pretty much eating a lots (and I mean lots) of Amy's and GardenLites GF microwavable meals, especially for lunch at work. In essence, I had figured out a lot of the "bad, but GF, eating." My partner has been pretty seriously 80/20 Paleo for a couple of years now so it's really the fine-tuning (e.g., no butter or cheese) on which we're focusing. Working with a naturopath, I did an elimination diet in 2009 and discovered - and have since discovered repeatedly, ha-ha - that I feel so much better when I ditch the sugar, heavy dairy, Diet Coke, etc. Check that. Repeatedly. So, now I'm really cracking down. Dinner last night? Scallops on a bed of spinach with half a baked sweet potato. Dinner tonight? Chicken, peppers, and onions grilled on skewers and grilled asparagus. Yum! So far, so good. Though it's only day two I've yet to have a headache or other bleh feelings. That happened when I quit the Diet Coke so I'm over that hurdle. And, I've not (yet) had any cravings, though in the past the first couple of days were hard, unlike what others have experienced. So, I'm hopeful. That's about it. What would I like to accomplish? Better eating and more energy. If I were able to lose weight, fabulous. If I were able to get off my blood pressure meds, great. And, if I were able to get in good enough shape and reduce inflammation such that I could get off the arthritis meds, even better. We'll see! Thanks for reading. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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