As I mentioned in a previous post, yesterday was the start of my 30-Day Reset. And, of course, I woke up with a nasty stomach ache and feeling generally like garbage. It was clearly a sign that I definitely needed to do this thing. I’m nervous about it because I LOVE food so much, and this reset really limits the things I can enjoy over the next 30 days. So, I need to change my mind about the whole thing. Not that I’m not going to follow through with it, but, rather I need to change how I think about the whole thing.
I need to focus on all the things I can eat, rather than those that I can’t. The brother-in-law has loaded me up with some cookbooks and some web resources, so I have plenty of options. Of course, it’s not going to be an indulgent and luxurious 30 days, but there’s no need for it to be the most miserable 30 days of my life, right? After all, it’s for my health. I need to figure out what is messing with digestive tract, and this is as good a time to do that as any.
JD and I hit Target after dinner last night, and, since he’s done the whole Paleo thing before, he guided our shopping. He’s doing straight paleo, but I’m doing the rest so there are subtle differences in what we can eat. Mainly, I can’t have dairy and non-naturally-occurring sugars and he can. He supposed to limit his sugars, but I’m not supposed to have any. We picked up some dairy free ice cream (for him), almond butter, coconut milk, ZONE bars (for him), and a few other essentials. I’m doing the actual grocery shopping this evening to pick up all of our produce and necessities to get us through the rest of the week.
Here are a few resources that the BIL shared with me:
Paleo Basics by Robb Wolf
Paleo Cooking and Groceries by Robb Wolf
So far, things are going well. Last night I had salmon with mango salsa, steamed broccoli, and sauteed squash. With only water and tea (unsweetened … the only way to drink it). And I felt good. And when I woke up this morning, no gurgly tummy. Here’s hoping this trend continues!