Remember this is 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.
Did our 12 minute interval full body plank workout! Oh boy, forgot what a killer that workout is.
Seriously love this workout! Always a good challenge both physically and mentally. Ended the workout with 5 sets of 20 lower leg raises.
Lori day 28 re-cap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1 tsp fermented cod liver oil, and l-glutamine and ate my marshmallows for my gelatin.
Having our juice now in the mornings is something we are trying. Yesterday I enjoyed a whole beet in my juice and the green tops. Lately I have been enjoying just the beet bottoms but realize the green tops are healing too.
A very simple juice. Added 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to my juice.
In addition to trying juices first thing in the mornings we (michelle and I ) are trying to have it with some coconut oil as well. More on that later.
Snacked on a new marshmallow.
Little bit later came back to enjoy some sautéed kale in 1 tsp ghee with my 2 whole eggs with turmeric. Added another 1 tsp ghee on top when it was all done. Loving this ghee.
Enjoyed some dandy blend tea with my egg meal.
Late lunch was some sautéed green cabbage and shredded brussel sprouts, a few slices of turnips, half can salmon and half can of sardines. All mixed with 1 tbsp coconut oil. So good. I am really enjoying my sautéed cabbage.
Mid-afternoon snack was more soaked cashews. As we wanted to experiment having them plain one more day. Still no changes in my body so I am thinking I am ok with cashews 🙂
Also enjoyed 1 1/2 cups bone broth with 1 tbsp coconut oil in it.
Before dinner I took my pre-dinner pills of digestive enzyme, l-glutamine, quercetin and licorice.
Dinner was about 5oz mahi mahi, 1 cup steamed cauliflower, handful of parsnips fries and some sautéed spinach. All topped with olive oil. A very simple meal but the olive oil really brings the whole dish together.
Dessert was a simple one egg to one tablespoon coconut flour with one teaspoon gelatin. Cooked in coconut oil on the skillet. Brillant. Loved it. It was soft and almost bread like.
Took probiotic before bed and did put magnesium oil on body.
Lori: Day 28 recap –
Bathroom: yes not huge
Energy: good energy throughout whole day, no complaints
Skin: still dealing with a few pimples on my chin that are slowly getting smaller. Besides that nothing new, my back is starting to get better too.
Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)
Overall my day 28 was a great day. Plus I got my haircut though forgot to take a picture haha. I had no major complaints yesterday, I feel my body is slowly getting stronger in all areas of life. I have been having a lot less gas issues and usually a good bowel movement in the mornings. I have had no major cravings for anything besides chocolate every once in a awhile. My mood swings are getting better, though did get a little frustrated and upset last night for a little bit. Besides that I feel great. My skin is getting better on my back which is good. And my pimples on my chin are less inflamed looking and starting to get smaller.
Michelle Day 28 recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil/butter blend, l-glutamine, and enjoyed 4 sugar free marshmallows
After my workout I enjoyed a vegetable juice as my post workout meal. I was not too hungry and I want to do a little experiment with having my juice in the morning instead of in the afternoon. I added 1/2 tbsp coconut oil too!
A little bit later I enjoyed my egg meal – 2 eggs, cooked swiss chard, turmeric, and 2 tsp ghee. I finally got my ghee!
Next meal was the same as yesterday – cooked cabbage and turnips with lamb meatballs sprinkled with dulse flakes and 1 tbsp coconut oil
Cup of bone broth with 1 tsp ghee and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil and a little sea salt
A little later I felt like trying out cashews again…to make sure my body is okay with them 😉
Enjoyed 1/4 cup soaked cashews.
I feel like my body handles cashews. My goal is not to have cashews everyday, I just want to make sure I have no major reaction to them. Seems all good, so excited to enjoy cashews from time to time making raw desserts!!
I took my pre-dinner pills of digestive enzyme, l-glutamine, quercetin, and licorice.
Dinner was cooked mixed greens and kale with 1/2 can salmon, 1 sardine, 3 shrimp, and 1 tbsp coconut oil. (the reason I enjoy one sardine at a time is money reasons, I try to spread them out, it is a personal choice)
Nothing like a single serving coconut pancake for dessert! Same recipe Lori did above, and I topped mine with ghee!
Michelle: Day 28 recap –
Bathroom: very little
Skin: legs did itch some, but not bad
Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)
Overall felt good, nothing too major to report on. I did want to follow up with what I said yesterday about my carb intake. Lori and I did quickly calculate our macro over these past few days to see where our calories -fat – carbs – protein stand. And ever since we took out avocados our fat intake dropped below 100. In general these past few days everything has been pretty equal. One day we had more carbs than fat and both of us felt off that day. So who knows maybe we are more fat girls than carbs. Although we do believe in the importance of carbs!
Now onto why we are trying juice in the mornings and adding a fat to it.
One reason why we are trying a juice in the morning is that we feel (from past experience) that we tend to have better bowel movements when we don’t eat that much food right away in the morning. So we feel having a juice to replenish our bodies from our workouts is a good idea to start the day. Now we might not always have a juice first thing in the morning, it just might be something we do from time to time. We are really trying to listen to our bodies in the morning, and wait till we are really hungry before eating in hopes it helps with our bowel movements.
And why we are eating our juice with some fat like coconut oil, is because… well we like our fats. haha Seriously though we just thought having a little bit of healthy fat with our juice would sit in our bodies better. Not sure if that really makes sense or not, just something we are trying. Again it is all about trying new things and finding what your body likes. We are not really sure if there is any true health benefits for adding a fat with juice, we are just trying it out to see how we do. To see if we notice anything.
We are working on another video of just our general thoughts and feelings about our journey. And answering a few more questions. That video will be up later today!
Thanks again for the continued love and support! xoxo
Twins Questions: Anyone else like having their juices first thing in the morning? Anyone else ever try adding a healthy fat to your juice? Would you ever try it to see how your body does? What is your favorite thing to juice or have as a smoothie?
And happy February 1st friends!!
till next time,