Apples, fresh or frozen berries, cherries. Avoid all other fruits & fruit juices.
All except onions, celery, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, garlic, asparagus, cress, bok choy, corn, creamed vegetables, white & red potatoes.
Rice, oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, tapioca, buckwheat. Avoid wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye, all gluten-containing products.
All beans & lentils except peas, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, other soy products.
NUTS & SEEDS
All nuts & nut butters except peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios, any nut roasted in peanut oil.
MEAT & FISH
Wild-caught salmon, organic chicken, turkey, wild game & lamb. Avoid beef, pork, cold cuts, frankfurters, sausage, canned meats, eggs, shellfish, tuna, freshwater fish.
DAIRY & MILK SUBSTITUTES
All milk substitutes such as rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, other nut milks. Avoid milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, ice cream, frozen yogurt, "non-dairy" creamers.
Cold-pressed olive, flax, canola, safflower, sunflower, sesame, walnut, pumpkin or almond oils. Avoid margarine, butter, shortening, hydrogenated oils, mayonnaise, spreads, soybean oil, peanut oil.
Filtered water & herbal or green tea. Avoid all carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages, coffee, black tea & other caffeinated beverages.
SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper. Avoid all other spices*, chocolate*, ketchup, mustard, relish, chutney, soy sauce, barbeque sauce, all other condiments & store bought sauces.
*Note: I've tried Thyme & Cocoa and neither seem to affect Baby A.
Stevia. Avoid white or brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, candy & desserts made with these sweeteners.
*Note: I've tried Agave Nectar & small amounts of Evaporated Cane Juice (in milk substitutes & some nut butters) and neither seem to affect Baby A.
Please note that this diet is being done under the supervision of a health care professional. You should not attempt to do a diet like this on your own!
As far as breast feeding has been going, I've still been pumping mostly, but sometimes I want the close connection that breast feeding allows you & so I'll attempt to feed her. Sometimes she does really great, other times it's a struggle the whole feeding.
So, what have I been eating that is Elimination Diet friendly?
Chocolate Cinnamon Millet Flour Pancakes
Adapted from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook's Rice Flour Pancakes
1 cup millet flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp corn-free baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp guar gum
1/4 tsp sea salt
1.5 cups almond or rice milk
1 flax egg: 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds whisked w/3 T boiling water
2 T melted virgin coconut oil + more for cooking
1 T agave nectar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens Superfood
1 chopped apple
maple-flavored agave nectar
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Whisk the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and gently mix together. Heat a 10" skillet over medium heat. Add a little virgin coconut oil for cooking (note: this is optional. I found that I didn't need it. When used, it creates a "crispier" pancake, but when not used, it's a "fluffier" pancake). When the pan is hot, add about 1/4 cup batter. Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until top begins to bubble, flip and cook for a minute or so more on the other side. Repeat this process until all the batter has been used. Top each pancake with almond butter, chopped apple & maple-flavored agave nectar.
I still haven't gotten out much to walk, due to having a constantly inconsolable and fussy baby. However, the weight continues to be coming off.
|5 Days Post-Baby|
Wt Lost Since Delivery: 14 lbs
|3 Weeks Post-Baby|
Wt Lost Since Delivery: 27 lbs
A note about my weight loss:
Some people have voiced concerns about how much weight I've lost so quickly and I want to be clear here, that I'm doing absolutely nothing to lose this weight. This is what my body is naturally doing.
I am eating healthy & resting & walking when I can, but my walks are usually 5-15 minutes in length. Though I wish I could go running, my body simply isn't ready. I am still healing. I just delivered a baby!
When I got pregnant, I had some weight to lose. I had just started The Endo Diet 2-months prior to getting pregnant, which was a drastic change from the binge-sugar/fast-food diet that I was eating for years and years. While pregnant, my diet was tweaked by the Kinesiologist to avoid all things soy, sugar & corn. I also developed Gestational Diabetes and changed more eating habits, but was still maintaining a 2,000 calorie diet. All of this was done under the supervision of my Kinesiologist, Diabetes Educators & Endocrinologist. Because I changed all of these things while pregnant, I started to lose some of the weight while pregnant, which is why I only gained 5 lbs.
So, now that the baby is delivered, the weight that was lost while pregnant, still continues to come off. Again, I'm doing nothing to make this happen. I am continuing to eat a 2,000 calorie whole-foods diet under the supervision of my Kinesiologist.
Now, for some cuteness...
|Does this diaper make my butt look big? :)|