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 some things are TMI. We want to be honest as we are using our blog as our journal.
Thank you all sooooooo much for the kind words and advice for bloating stomachs and our progress pictures. We appreciate you all so much!
Yesterday was a day off from workouts for us. But we both were still active during the day.
Lori: day 10 recap –
Took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil/butter blend and l-glutamine
Woke up starving. Not sure why but I was. So I snacked on a banana while I decided to make waffles for breakfast and some turkey bacon.
Loving this Applegate turkey bacon.
Waffle, turkey bacon and black coffee = Sunday breakfast! I truly enjoy my mornings, especially on the weekends. As I tend to take my time and really enjoy the leisure feeling.
These coconut flour based waffles were amazing. Hit the spot for a hearty breakfast to keep me full and satisfied!
I have been eyeing Lisa’s simple coconut bread recipes that she has shared on her blog. Always intrigued me so I decided to try a version out. And it’s perfect since these waffles only have 3 main ingredients in it! They are grain-free and naturally gluten-free which is perfect for me during this time (since I am avoiding so many things).
My version of single serving coconut flour waffles: (you could make as pancakes on a skillet)
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 heaping tbsp coconut milk
- 10 drops liquid stevia (mine was vanilla flavored)
- optional spice: I did a few pinches of cardamom
Topping: I topped my waffle with 1 tbsp coconut oil. Enjoy!
After my leisure morning it was time to get to some house projects…painting. As you know I have been painting all the baseboards white. Now it is time to paint all the doors white.
And of course Jax wanted to help – get in the way. hehe Hard to paint with a doggie on door.
After sanding and getting a base layer started, it was time for some lunch.
16oz juice with leftover roasted cauliflower (about 1 cup). Juice was lots of kale, fresh ginger, 2 apples, 4 carrots and 4-5 stalks celery.
It was such a beautiful day yesterday we had to enjoy lunch outside. Yes, I ate with my mini fork (helps me to eat slower).
Back to painting. And more painting.
Finally finishing up the downstairs half bath and all the brown doors. Making progress in the house to-do list! Felt great to get this project started.
One door done! 3 more to go! I must say I am pretty impressed with how the door came out! Looks like a brand new door.
Dinner time came around and I took my pre-dinner pills: 1/2 tsp cod liver oil, l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme.
Dinner was 5oz salmon, leftover broccoli/carrot slaw with red onions, frozen spinach and brussels sprouts. All topped with cumin, lots and lots of mustard, and 1 tbsp coconut oil. A little boring but still satisfied me.
Felt like chocolate again which trying so hard to avoid (hard as I love my dark chocolate) but enjoyed this not-so-pretty dessert sludge. 1 tbsp coconut oil and 2 tbsp carob with a little water. Not my best sludge but it worked.
I put magnesium oil on my legs and took magnesium pills before bed.
Bathroom: success, stool was close to stool 3
Gas: got gassy at night, no stomach bloating
Skin: no major improvements, still dealing with back acne and rash
Water intake – 10 cups water (does not include juice)
Michelle’s Sunday Recap:
Took my morning supplements – probiotic, l-glutamine mixed in water, fish oil pill and one serving of calm.
Enjoyed a simple breakfast with mom and the older sis. We all had the same breakfast 😉 2 eggs and turkey bacon and I of course topped by bacon with coconut oil.
We had a busy day getting things ready and organized as we are getting ready to fly out to California for Disney’s Tinkerbell race this weekend. So again my eats are going to be a bit strange.
Later on I enjoyed cauliflower mash with cinnamon and coconut oil.
Then I grabbed a bag of carrots and dipped them in coconut oil.
I took my pre-dinner pills: l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme and fish oil pill
Dinner was 1/2 avocado, sauerkraut, lots of brussel sprouts and left over fish (scallops and salmon)
Dessert was carob, coconut oil and water.
I did not put magnesium oil on my legs, but did take magnesium pills before bed.
Michelle: Day 10 recap –
Energy: tired, but I think this past week is finally catching up to me (my body needed rest)
Gas: no gas or bloating, which was surprising since I did not go to the bathroom. I did keep my eats simple knowing this.
Skin: itched bad yesterday, had a few new breakouts on my face
Water intake – barely got in my 8 cups
Overall, I am making due with my life right now. I have one more week of this crazy schedule. Then back to normalcy! I am sooooo looking forward to the traveling to stop and for me to really spend time healing my gut!
Remember when we mentioned about a new health program, well today is the official launch of Healthy Hot Energized. Philip and Casey are creating free videos to help others achieve their best life. The program was created for people ready to improve their health, balance their weight, feel sexy and have more passion and purpose in their life. It’s a 1-year coaching and mentorship program designed to provide education, community, accountability and long-term sustainable results.
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We also wanted to say congrats to our friend Teri for being featured in Winston-Salem magazine! Congrats girl, love ya!
And it has been awhile since we gave some shouts outs, we are a little behind on things.
Glad everyone is enjoying plank workouts, donuts, cakes and more!
A little Monday motivation…
Take care of you! Find your balance. Enjoy life. Be happy!
Keep going is also our theme for today. As we are still trying to take everything in about our journey to heal the gut and our skin issues. So many of you have given such great articles and tips, which we plan to look into more! Thanks again. Whatever your life journey is – keep going! You will reach your goals!
What is your Monday motivation? How do you keep going to reach your goals?
til next time,
You are both doing amazing with your healing the gut plan ladies! Huge congrats to you.
Thanks for sharing about our Free Video Training Series, the response so far has been awesome! Yay! Love to you both xo
Casey glad it is going well for you, best of luck with it!
I have been wanting waffles for a while now AND I have been wanting to try one of YOUR girls’ recipes, sooooo 😉 I think I should try these!
You are both doing so great and taking such amazing steps to improve your health! and yet your meals still look amazing! love that coconut waffle recipe!
I love seeing your house projects – so much fun to watch the little updates that can make a big difference. And as for keeping going – I’m big on scheduling things onto my calendar and then focusing one day at a time. Nothing groundbreaking, but it works for me. 🙂
Sounds like there’s some progress. Michelle, you need some rest! I know you have to be exhausted. I’m thinking about you two! xoxo
Glad you found the natural calm- for me it took a couple of days to work its way into my system and start working. I like breaking up the dose so I drink 1/2 tsp at breakfast, 1/2 tsp lunch, 1 tsp dinner. Works like a charm!
Ali awesome to hear this, I have only been taking it in the morning, haha. I forget to take it at night.
Hey so this came to me when you said “lots and lots of mustard”. I used to crave mustard like it was going out of style. I found out it was an iron craving, so i started to eat more meat and bison. It helped a lot. Just thought it might interest you 🙂
Thanks Carolina that is interesting.
Hi Ladies! Another one of your lovely readers left a link to this site (http://www.paleoforwomen.com/getting-started/) in another comment. Well, I started reading and reading (I’m an information junky – haha) and I think there’s some good stuff there! I there are some hormonal imbalances, skin stuff, etc you’re trying to balance out (me too!). From one info junky to two others…by the way, I look forward to your daily updates and feel soooo inspired and motivated by you two awesome women – to stay healthy, happy, fit and positive, even when not feeling the best and dealing with some long-standing struggles. hugs!
thanks Amanda! we love reading information too 🙂 we feel the more you know the better! HUGS
I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I posed it a while back. Her info has really spoken for me and I’m glad it spoke to you too.
The waffles sound amazing!!!
Don’t lose your strength in this journey – keep it up, I hope things continue to get better with your gut!
My motivation focus this week is for the beginning of school… starting today!
thanks Liz! good luck with school!!! HUGS
can these waffles/pancakes be made vegan? Chia or flax egg?
No idea Chris, we have not tried it vegan yet.
our food has changed so much these days, i totally agree! it seems less pure and causes more problems for us. then we stress and it makes it even worse. oh amercia, we must learn to go back to basics, yes?
I admire you guys so much for keeping this up! Keep going! I’m rooting for ya!
I also nominated you for an award. All the details are here:
thanks Ruta for the award 🙂
Eggs don’t really agree with me, and I don’t want to use too much flaxseed as a replacer because its too high in fibre. Do you know what lease I could use to moisten?
I am so excited to try out the coconut flour waffles tomorrow morning for breakfast! I’m on the candida diet and cannot have any gluten or dairy so this recipe is perfect. I just discovered your website and am so inspired by the both of you! Thank you! <3
I also have skin problems (psoriasis and eczema) due to gluten and dairy, so coconut flour and oil have been a big part of my life 🙂 I haven’t tried making waffles because I don’t have a waffle machine, but coconut flour is also good in coconut flour pancakes! 😉 When I visit my mother I’m gonna try these on her waffle machine 🙂 Thanks!