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.
Hello everyone! Thanks for the sweet words about Michelle running in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, I am so proud of her and I know she is proud of herself (and ready to get home).
And we wanted to say welcome new readers!! You may have already figured out that we are on a journey to heal some of our health issues to help make us strong and healthy in the future. We have been receiving a lot of questions about why we are doing certain things and not doing certain things, so we will work on another Q&A video here soon (you can check out first Q&A video here). If you have any specific questions for us make sure to leave a comment and we will address it. Thanks! 🙂
We love reading and learning new things all the time. We feel the more knowledge you have the better you are to make ‘wiser’ decisions. And remember it is ok that your eats may be different than someone else. We don’t feel there is a perfect way to eat for everyone to follow as everyone is different. We keep an open mind about everything health, food, and fitness related.
Here are some interesting articles that we have been reading that has us thinking differently about what to eat and what not to eat.
We have some ideas to discuss with each other a little more than we will share here on the blog our thoughts.
Gut Sense about constipation and all so much more –> really interesting site and thinking of getting the book as it is really making us look at our ‘diet’ differently
Chris Kresser has some interesting reads as well
Primal parent has sooo many interesting articles on her site especially this one about fructose malabsorption which a lovely reader shared with us.
Some FODmaps information that is interesting as well, Kate has some interesting reads on the basics of FODmaps
And Paleo for Women about hormonal acne again a blog reader shared with us.
There are more articles and books we have read or are going to be reading. Like we said, the more we know the more we feel we can make better choices. Remember everyone is different. Stay true to who YOU are and what YOUR body can handle!
Michelle: day off – after running a half marathon and my body traveling for so many days it was a much needed rest day
Lori: I did 5 minute plank workout followed by Tone it Up Wild Child interval routine and She Sells Sea Shells toning routine. Wore my raw threads wine shirt and running skirt. I must say I really liked working out in this outfit–made me feel ‘better’ in my workout. Funny how your workout outfit can change the way you feel when you workout.
Michelle’s day 18 of healing recap:
Remembered to take my fish oil pills, l-glutamine, probiotic and of course gelatin with coconut oil.
I know so tasty looking haha
Yesterday was our last day in California so I did my best to eat up the remaining food that I bought. So bear with me as my eats are a little strange.
Enjoyed a grapefruit and pear to start my day.
Next I enjoyed a banana with black coffee in my new mug! Love the shape of this mug.
I did manage to get motivated to do a little work and sip on a little bit more coffee.
I did not do that much work yesterday as I needed. Just knowing I will be home soon is all I could think about. Plus, it was a very nice leisure day for me especially after the last few days. I felt like by body needed a little down time before traveling back east.
A little bit later I finished off my guacamole with some gelatin. Told you my eats were strange. What can I say, I love my avocados and can probably eat just about anything with them.
Next I felt like some protein. Here I enjoyed a whole can of salmon with coconut oil. I was running out of ‘food’ to eat and wanted to eat up the foods I had bought, so I made do with what I had. Looking forward to being home and really cooking meals again.
For my last night at Disneyland our group did go out for dinner one last time. Dinner was grilled salmon, broccoli and green beans. Simple and tasty.
After my fun meals the day before, yesterday’s eats look a little boring 😉
Michelle Day 18 recap –
Bathroom: very little success
Gas: some discomfort and a little bloating
Skin: no complaints
Water intake – drank about 50oz water
Lori’s day 17 of healing recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp cod liver oil/butter blend, and l-glutamine and gelatin.
Post-workout meal was 2 whole eggs (left both yolks raw), 2 huge handfuls of chopped kale, and 3 oz sweet potatoes and about 1/4 cup shredded brussel sprouts. Topped with turmeric, cinnamon and coconut oil.
Next I made myself some coffee. Love my french press!
Lunch was about 16oz worth of fresh juice. My last beet in the house, need to go get more. Juice was 1 beet, lemon, ginger, radishes, basil, 4 carrots, romaine and kale.
Also enjoyed the rest of my shredded brussel sprouts with a few pulp veggie crackers with about 1/2 tbsp coconut oil.
Watched the president inauguration with Jax.
He seemed interested at first.
But next time I looked over my shoulder Jax was sleeping. Guess the president inauguration was not interesting enough for him.
Late afternoon snack was one small zucchini with a little bit of chopped romaine topped with 1/2 tbsp coconut oil and cinnamon and 2 pieces of nitrate-free bacon.
We had dog training again last night, so I snacked on my last bit of pulp crackers (guess I need to make more).
Sipped on 2 cups of peppermint tea while Jax chewed on a stick as we waited for Gary to come before heading off to dog training. Things we are working on with Jax is always come when called, sit when told and last night we learned place. Gary and I are really liking how training is going so far, our next session is next Monday.
I took my pre-dinner pills: 1/2 tsp cod liver oil, l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme and more gelatin. I also took another probiotic (I am going to try to take another one a night to see if I notice any more benefits from increasing that).
Dinner was the last bit of my grass-fed lamb veggie pulp mustard meatloaf with a handful of greens, with steamed brussel sprouts, half avocado, sauerkraut and dulse flakes topped with 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Also enjoyed my last coco thin mint.
*recipe in our cookbook
Lori’s Day 18 recap:
Bathroom: bowel movement in the morning, stool was like a 2-3
Gas: gas after dinner, with a little bloating before bed
Skin: still dealing with the few pimples on chin, forehead and next to nose- slowly starting to go away
Water intake – 9 cups water (does not include juice)
Yesterday was overall a great day for me.
As Michelle is traveling back home we are excited to really talk again about all the new readings we have read to discuss any changes we want to do with our eating plan.
Again we wanted to say thank you for letting us share our daily eats here. We know these daily eats might be boring for some, we hope to work on some recipes here soon.
We get a lot of questions about this healing gut journey and we hope to address those questions in a Q&A video. Remember if you have a specific question please let us know as we are here to help in any way that we can–as the journey to better health can be confusing at times. Even we get torn on what to do and what not to do.
Twins Question: Have you read any of those articles before? Anyone else follow the GAPs or FOODMAPS way of eating? Any more articles or books you would like to add to our list? Please leave in the comments below as it might help one of our readers. Do you get confused on the different food and diet research and information out there?
til next time,