Elimination Diet: Days 1, 2 &3

Hey everyone! This elimination diet has been killer so far. I’ve also made videos, which you can check out below.

Elimination Diet: Days 1, 2 &3Day 1

What I ate:

  • Throughout the AM – Watermelon Juice
  • 9 am – Rice, unseasoned ground turkey and a pickle
  • 12:30 pm – Sweet potato, unseasoned ground turkey, and squash soup
  • 3 pm – Pineapple
  • 5 pm – A hell of a lot of pickles and grapes (random, but easy to grab)
  • 5:30 pm – Tilapia, rice & green beans

How was I feeling:

Like absolute garbage. Seriously, the caffeine withdrawal and hunger was off the charts. My head was killing me all day I was very bloated and so incredibly irritable. I also had outrageous brain fog and couldn’t keep a thought in my head for the life of me. And I was SO TIRED. This day was awful – plus I did it on a Monday … who does that?!

Day 2

What I ate:

  • 8:30 am – Small banana
  • 9:15 am – Squash soup
  • 1 pm – Sweet potato, unseasoned ground turkey and green beans
  • 3 pm – Baby carrots
  • 5:30 pm – 4 pickles (pickles are life) and a rice cake while I waited for my food to cook
  • 6:30 pm – Unseasoned ground turkey, asparagus and rice (with a tiny bit of hot sauce, which you’re not technically supposed to have, but I found one with no “off-limits” ingredients and literally put two drops in to help with my sanity)
  • 8 pm: A bazillion strawberries and some frozen green grapes

How I was feeling:

So.incredibly.dizzy. I seriously couldn’t even take the train to work because I was afraid of getting sick. I also had a slight headache on and off throughout the day, but my mood wasn’t AS BAD as it was on Monday. I also got very bubbly by the end of the day and my stomach bloated up a bit, which was so frustrating. I was so starving and it was so hard not to say F*CK IT and go to Chipotle, but I didn’t do it.

Day 3

What I ate:

  • 8:30 am – Jasmine rice, unseasoned ground turkey, asparagus and black pepper
  • 10 am – A small gala apple
  • 12:30 pm – Sweet potato, unseasoned ground turkey, asparagus
  • 3 pm – Baby carrots
  • 5 pm – Pickles & a rice cake
  • 6 pm – A LOT of rice, couple pickles (obsessed), unseasoned ground turkey, half an avocado
  • 9 pm – 5 strawberries

How I felt:

I was still struggling without caffeine, but more because I was bored at work. It took me a bit to wake up and I felt great on my way TO work, but as soon as I got there, I really craved caffeine. Quite honestly it’s what keeps me movin’ and groovin’ at work all day. However, I did notice a significant change in how my clothes felt. I actually noticed that my hands, legs and stomach felt less bloated. My legs I noticed because I was wearing jeans with holes in them and I didn’t feel like I was popping out of them like a cheese grater. 😂

However, later in the night I felt very “backed up” … again. So the bloating came back as well as a stomachache because nothing was moving through.

So where do we go from here? Well, I’ve got at least 10 more days of this crap (boooo). I did talk with Ben after how I was feeling the first two days and was actually thinking that maybe this specific elimination diet wasn’t right. We actually think that I struggle with too much fiber as well (and I’ve had a TON more of that with my food these last few days) so depending on how I’m feeling this weekend, I might tweak.

I’m also thinking of adding in chicken and some sort of hot sauce, even if it’s just the one that has barely anything in it. I just cannot imagine eating the same damn thing with absolutely no seasoning or sauce. I’m also more of a “spicy/savory” type person, so I haven’t felt satisfied with anything I’m eating. Too much sweet for me. Though I will say, the strawberries on Tuesday tasted amazing. 😍

I’ll keep you guys updated on the days to come!