I hadn’t planned on starting my exclusionary diet until tomorrow, but when I realized there were no barbecues planned, and I didn’t have any wine or Dew in the house, I figured I’d start early (meaning I’d finish earlier). I regretted it almost immediately, as about five hours into the day, I developed an enormous craving for both soda and Taco Bell. As a reminder, here’s what my diet for the next 6 weeks of will NOT include:
For [my first] breakfast, I had a simple bowl of imitation chex cereal with almond milk. For a while now, I’ve been fine in the mornings – I either have GF cereal and almond milk, or eggs of some sort. Occasionally an omelet when I have the time. So this was simple. Then when Ash got up (I let her sleep in since she just had both kids for 9 days), I made her an omelet and I took some of it (only her side had cheese on it). The omelet had zucchini, onion, mushrooms and celery.
We hadn’t gone shopping yet, so lunch (and dinner for that matter) were both throw-togethers. I had a wonderfully appetizing (sarcasm) lunch of white rice and red beans with marinara sauce on it, with a side of sweet potatoes. It did the trick. We were supposed to do shopping before dinner, but that fell through and I didn’t get to do it until just now.
Dinner was white rice, mixed veggies (frozen, then microwaved kind), my last salmon filet (pre-made and bought at Costco), and more sweet potato. Nothing was what I’d call particularly appetizing, however, none of it was really planned. Now that I’ve gone shopping, what’s the plan? Well, we haven’t quite gotten into exacts, but I know some stir fry is planned, and probably a pasta dish of some sort. For the weekend (disc golf tournament) I’m going to make a huge salad to bring down with me, and probably other snacky stuff.
Anyway, I doubt I’ll be this detailed during the whole process, and I doubt I’ll post every day, but so far, one day is down and I’m okay. I was VERY saddened to realize that the popcorn Ash and I love (very cheap, excellent tasting Pop Weaver brand) has milk. So that’s a no go for at least 6 weeks. Sad panda is sad.
I’ll also be noting at the end of my posts if I slip up, either intentionally or accidentally (it’s so easy to slip milk or gluten into a “hidden” ingredient in a product I eat that I would never notice.) Hopefully, you’ll never see that stat, as I do hope to maintain this diet strictly for 6 weeks. Then I’ll probably open up liquor to get through the next 6 weeks.