Health & Food

The Elimination Diet, Again?!

I can’t tell whether it’s PMS or the fact that I have added foods back into my diet after eliminating them for a week, but I feel like CRAP lately!Elimination Diet 2

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Ok, I don’t feel as bad as the lady in the picture above. My main problems are bloating (with no gas…) and lethargy. What’s the deal?! I’m definitely blaming it on PMS, but I am starting to think perhaps I should have done the elimination diet a little longer. I’ve officially decided to put myself back on it… sort of. Here is what I will do:

– No more peanuts and/or peanut butter. I’m ok without it, believe it or not. I’ve been eating more almonds, almond butter, and almond milk. I never thought I’d say this, but I think I like almond milk more than soy milk, and almond butter more than peanut butter!!Elimination Diet 3

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– No more Truvia (or at least, less for now). I’m officially a Stevia convert (thanks to Joanna who assured me that I would eventually start loving it!).

– Less dairy! Starting today I will only have ONE serving of dairy. This will most often be my plain Greek yogurt, which I love to eat with a handful of granola and some Stevia on top. Instead of ice cream, I will continue eating my frozen blueberry and almond milk creation at night.

– Less beef and more organic chicken and fish. I can’t go back to non-organic chicken. I am willing to pay the extra 2-3 dollars.

– No more popcorn. I think this is key. Since adding popcorn back into my diet (just two days ago, believe it or not) I have been waking up with stomach cramps. Again, this could just be a coincidence since my period is right around the corner, but I’m not so sure. Starting today I will go back to my plain rice cakes and nutritional yeast as a snack while watching shows late at night.Elimination Diet 4

– No more chocolate. HA! Yeah right. Chocolate is back and here to stay Elimination Diet 5

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I am putting together my Christmas list. I have already decided on some things to buy for my family and Nick’s, but I’m still not sure what to buy Nick! I’ve also decided on a fun recipe to make for family and friends and to give out as a gift. I can’t wait to share this with you!

Today I’m also working on a project for National Nutrition Month. I am the public relations chair for the Columbus Dietetic Association so my job is to come up with an NNM project each year. This year’s theme is “Color Your Plate”. More details to come.

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Hi, my name is Rebecca Houston and I am a writer. I write about health, healthy food and daily meal plan for various websites.
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