I’m really amazed to be on this diet for so long. This weekend, I’m in Virginia visiting my mother and cooking and eating at her house. Developments:
Constipation – I finally felt yesterday, as I went to the bathroom for the 4th time (non-diarrhea) that my body was reacting “appropriately” to all the vegetables I am eating. I cut back my mag citrate last night so we’ll see how much of a detrimental effect that has on today. That aspect of digestion was really nice yesterday.
I haven’t really been using my bitters or spray except for ‘clean up’. IOW, my problems yesterday weren’t bad enough to break it out. Nice.
I think I am dehydrated. Or hungry. I look skinny again (so bloating that returned with Xifaxan is gone, finally) but more importantly, I am doing that sort of blacking out when standing thing, perpetually. I made a point of snacking yesterday (roasted carrots, homemade sweet potato chips) during afternoon which, by end of day – with extra water – seemed to help my dizziness but I need to watch it. This is happening often – not good.
I actually had a great and fun-feeling dinner last night because I had such a huge variety of stuff. My plate had baked salmon, (frozen) spinach, sweet potato chips, roasted carrots and sautéed zucchini. I was actually full after dinner. I think what I’ve been doing is replacing the ‘starch’ part of my meals with a second vegetable but, really, calorically unless I want to have a massive amount of a second vegetable, it’s better to have 1 serving of 2 different vegetables for 3 total on the plate. In point of fact, I did not plan on finishing the sweet potato chips I made yesterday afternoon – they became dessert which I may not have even needed but when Mom broke out the cookies and ice cream for her and her husband, a ‘treat’ became mentally necessary :-). Grateful to have that as I’d already had blueberries and applesauce and AIP recommends not going over 2 servings of fruit per day.
I really want a mandoline slicer. The sweet potatoes I managed to get super thin were the best chips. I may buy myself one for my birthday (or ask Mom to – my birthday is tomorrow, she’s getting me a grill – I’m going to see if I can do the whole ‘let’s order my Xmas gift now!’ thing when we order the grill LOL). I was going to ask for one for Xmas but that’s 4 weeks away – a long time if you are cooking every damn day.
Last, cooking at someone else’s house is tough. Not having my stuff – MY knives, MY crockpot, MY groceries (her supermarket is pretty bare bones for fresh produce and nary an organic item in sight) made cooking seem tricker, but I took a breath, and with Mom’s aid, it worked out fine. I did bring my pink salt which was a total save! Anyway, I now have a full cooked chicken in the fridge, a bunch of broth from making that, leftover salmon from last night (I bought 2 portions for myself so I could have one for breakfast) and a bunch of veggies to get me through today and tomorrow (frozen and cooked). I think the one thing I will cook this morning is another set of sweet potato fry/chips. They were a really nice treat. Tonight we’re having cod which is cool because she bakes it and I have no idea how to time that out so I’ll learn that. Score.
Sounds like people may be getting up. Today we go to the movies – fun!