After Monday, I will start reintroducing foods into my diet. During this time, I will introduce a food every other day and watch for body signals that there is something about that food that does not sit right with me. Each time I introduce a food, I will eat it three times during that day (unless of course there is an immediate reaction). The types of things I am watching for are:
- brain fogginess
- skin breakouts
- mood changes
- weight gain
A reaction can either be immediate or delayed, which is why I will wait a day between adding a new food in. I will be testing a lot of things, just to have the knowledge of how my body reacts to certain foods. Some of the foods I will only be testing to test and NOT to add back into my lifestyle. So, I will be testing soy and gluten as well as other grains and legumes. BUT once they are tested, I will be removing them from lifestyle again.
The order I am contemplating for the testing phase (items in red are only for testing) is as follows:
- tomato sauce
- another non gluten grain (possibly buckwheat)
- alcohol (maybe)
This whole testing phase will take more than a month but it will be well worth it. I may be changing the order a bit but I want to be careful about it and really listen to my body. As you can see, I am trying to break up foods that I will not be eating long term and those that I really do want to reintroduce into my diet. I will definitely be posting about each reintroduction and what I am learning from all of this.