Remember this our plan to heal our gut. Consult your doctor before beginning any program. Adjust to your own body and needs. We have done our own research and have come to these steps to help us in our journey to heal our stomach issues. Please do your own research before starting anything new. We are not really sure how long we plan to do this program. And over time we might be changing things depending on how our bodies are doing. We plan to share just about everything as we heal, so we apologize now if somethings are TMI. We want to be honest as we are using our blog as our journal.
Decided to keep workout easy – did 6 minute cardio – set Gymboss Interval Timer to 30/30 sec intervals of 6 rounds. 30 sec of low plank and 30 sec burpees, same format as our 12 minute cardio workout. Took a slow pace during the burpees. Followed by Tone It Up Beach Babe long and lean routine. And did 2 minutes of holding bridge too.
Lori: Had a great active ‘rest’ day with some planking and tone it up yoga practice like Michelle. Loving my raw threads tink tank and favorite reebok spandex shorts.
Also practiced headstands. And after a few tries I was able to do one all by herself with no wall help!! I got over my fear and did it! So proud and felt amazing Michelle on the other hand still needs to work on this fear. I know sis you will get there, keep trying!!
Michelle day 23 recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil butter blend, and l-glutamine, and gelatin.
Then made me some grain-free coconut waffles, I was inspired by Lori’s grain-free coconut waffles.
Waffles = sooooooo good! I enjoyed my coconut waffle with 2 slices of turkey bacon and topped waffle with 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Even though we are both watching what we eat, it is nice to still have something like waffles from time to time. I wanted to see what they texture would be like with adding in psyllium husk and apple cider vinegar.
I have seen other people using psyllium husk in recipes because they say it helps with providing a nice texture, so I was curious. And I did like these waffles, the flavor and texture. Not sure if the husk and vinegar did that much but I did really like them so who knows. I enjoy doing little recipe experiments like this as you never know what will happen.
Enjoyed a kombucha while I prepped my bone broth!
Followed the recipe for bone broth from the cookbook Practical Paleo book.
My lunch was 3 1/2 oz grass-fed beef with cooked lettuce, arugula, and 1/2 cup zucchini with 1 tbsp coconut oil
Enjoyed a late juice, as I was with my parents visiting my grandma. Thank you for everyone’s sweet comments, she is doing better. Out of hospital and now in a rehab center. We are all just taking one day at a time.
Then it was time to play in the kitchen.
First time making marshmallows using gelatin!
So much fun, look forward in perfecting this recipe.
I took my pre-dinner pills: l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, and 2 digestive enzymes.
Dinner grilled salmon, shrimp and veggies (fennel, summer squash, cauliflower, and parsnips). Topped my dinner with 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Dessert was peppermint marshmallows!!!
Took probiotic before bed and did not put magnesium oil on body.
Michelle: Day 23 recap -
Bathroom: not as good as yesterday, more like stool 1
Gas: a little in the afternoon
Skin: nothing new to report
Water intake –about 6 cups (does not include juice or kombucha)
Lori day 23 recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1tsp fish oil, l-glutamine, and gelatin.
Breakfast was very similar to Michelle’s, hey we like the same things what can I say. Grain-free coconut waffles, turkey bacon and black coffee are perfect for Saturday morning.
Made some bone broth in my new crock-pot.
While playing in the kitchen I sipped on a un-pictured kombucha.
Tried making marshmallows, this one was carob coffee based. Still learning how to perfect these as I think I did not have enough liquid. I looked at Wellness Mama’s marshmallow recipe and Lisa’s gummy wine hearts recipe, as I liked how she did some stevia in her recipe. I will continue to perfect these before sharing as they do not look very pretty.
Lunch was 1 grass-fed burger, half sauteed zucchini and sauteed greens all topped with 1 tbsp coconut oil. Also took one digestive enzyme pill before lunch, trying to take one with lunch too. As I feel it really helps.
Took Jax to the dog park again to play with other dogs. It was a little muddy from all the rain the day before, which of course Jax just loved running in the mud.
Late afternoon juice snack.
Beautiful juice. Last time having grapefruit as Michelle and I are going to try to limit our intake of citrus fruits for a little bit. So I really enjoyed this grapefruit based juice.
As I was making dinner and Gary making a fire, Jax was just hanging out on his sofa cushion. He loves sitting near the warm fire. He always cracks me up.
I took my pre-dinner pills: l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, and digestive enzyme.
Dinner was about 1 cup steamed brussel sprouts, sautéed mixed greens and about 6oz of grilled tuna.
Dessert was some homemade marshmallows.
Took probiotic before bed and did put magnesium oil on body.
Lori: Day 23 recap -
Bathroom: yes! stool was about Type 3 and 4, and went a little more later in the morning.
Energy: very good!
Gas: none, no bloating either
Skin: got 2 more pimples on chin (thinking they are from my period) , other pimples are going away
Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)
Just like day 22, we both enjoyed our day 23. It was a great Saturday of trying new things and having fun in the kitchen again.
And I forgot to share what I did for my simple kale squash pie from the other day. I feel this recipe is great for a post-workout meal and/or a simple meal during the day. I kept it really simple! As I am avoiding so many things so feel free to add in more!!!
You can use sweet potatoes or any winter squash, I used butternut squash.
Purelytwins recipe: Simple Kale zucchini butternut squash quiche pie
makes one 8-9in pie
- 1 medium shredded zucchini (could use slices)
- 3-4 cups chopped kale
- 4 whole eggs
- heaping cup of chopped butternut squash (was about 6oz worth)
Other add-ins that I did:
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Bake in a coconut oil greased baking dish, I used a pie shell. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
Slice and enjoy.
Other add-ins to this simple kale squash pie:
- fresh herbs like basil or parsley
- nutritional yeast or cheese
- sea salt
- any veggie of your liking
Like I said I kept my quiche really simple as I am avoiding so many things at the moment. But I feel this is an easy basic quiche recipe that you can add-in your favorites to make it one healthy way to start the day.
Twins question: Do you like making quiches or frittata? What is your favorite thing to add to your eggs? Anyone else make their own marshmallows? What is your favorite thing to make a in crock-pot?
till next time,