In the meantime, I have been monitoring my body like a hawk. My old blog posts say that I felt a tremendous difference after only three days. I'm praying that I have the same experience this time around. So far, not much to report. There might be a slight uptick in mental alertness today, and my back didn't hurt as much as usual when I woke up. My neck and hands still feel like crap though.
What have I been eating the last few days? Not much, to be honest. I'm basically banking on the three-day turning point to get myself back on my feet. Grain and dairy free dinners are the easy part, where I struggle is with breakfast and lunch. I made quiche muffins on Tuesday. They got old quick, but were a perfect easy breakfast/snack. I made a batch of grain free granola and that has been a BIG help! Yesterday's breakfast consisted of an overripe banana mashed with a bit of almond milk until it reached a yogurt-like consistency, and then topped with roughly 1/4 cup of granola. It was glorious.
Today, I'm hoping I can stay focused enough to make two large batches of lunch items. I'm thinking sauteed onions and cabbage with kielbasa, and then maybe a pot of soup to clean out the fridge. If I have time, maybe some grain free wraps for sandwiches or breakfast burritos. Yum. The sudden lack of grain in my diet is "slowing things down," so I need to make sure I'm getting enough high-fiber veggies every day.
Not much else to report, but for now it's more important that I keep a careful record of how things progress. I am paranoid that a new sensitivity will rear it's miserable head. Keeping a food & mood journal will help me find anything that my forgetfulness would prevent me from noticing. Adios!