day 30 great day, ugly food, and FAT

by purelytwins

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.

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Saturday I  woke up feeling good and wanted to move the body some. Did our 8 minute #plankworkout  followed by some equalizer action.

We are going to try to start thinking of some equalizer based workouts to share with you guys as many of you have mentioned you would like some.

lebert fitness equalizer workout



Lori’s day 30 of healing recap:

I took my morning probiotic, 1 tsp fermented fish oil, l-glutamine and gelatin in my marshmallow.


Love my marshmallows.

Gathered my juice ingredients.


Juice was 3 carrots, half cucumber, 2 celery sticks, one whole beet and tops and a head of romaine. Made about 12-14oz juice. Added in 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to juice.


Little bit later, I made myself some black coffee in my french press. Always brings a smile to my face.

Did some computer work with the Michelle.


Juice kept me pretty satisfied till around 12:30.  I finally got around to making my eggs, kale and ghee meal.  This time I enjoyed 4oz ground turkey, with 1 whole egg, 2 handfuls of kale, 1 tbsp ghee and about a cup of shredded brussel sprouts. Also finally remembered to take a digestive enzyme before this meal. Loved, loved this meal. It was so satisfying and I felt amazing afterwards.

We had dog training with Jax in the afternoon and after eating this meal I had no gas or bloating. I felt great, focused and had energy to get through dog training.


Upon arriving home I made myself some peppermint tea. And enjoyed reading this great words of wisdom!


Also made myself our egg coconut flour pancakes. This one I did 1 whole egg, 1 tbsp coconut flour, 1 tsp gelatin, 1/8 tsp baking soda, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp mesquite and few drops stevia.  So good! Could eat these all day long, haha.

I took my pre-dinner pills:  l-glutamine,  quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme, probiotic and more gelatin (in my marshmallows).


Dinner was very simple to say the least. I think I win the simple and ugly dinner plate award if there is such a thing 😉

I had about 5.5oz cod, frozen spinach and broccoli that I steamed to defrost. Topped dinner with black lava sea salt and 1 tbsp coconut oil.  Plus, snacked on a few veggie pulp crackers and another marshmallow.


I was still a little bit hungry and had a little bit of ground turkey left. So I decided to finish off the turkey with adding some mesquite in for flavor and more coconut oil.

Again another ugly meal picture, haha. Even though it might not look that appetizing it was REALLY GOOD.

Lori: Day 30 recap –

Bathroom: yes, stool was about stool 2- 3 on the small size though

Energy: very good!

Gas:  none!

Skin: nothing new to report, pimples are starting to go away on chin, no major improvements on my back

Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)

Forgot to have some bone broth yesterday, but still felt great even though I forget to have it. I enjoyed my eats from yesterday even if some of them are not the prettiest or most exciting. My body seems to really like my eats as I had no major complaints. I was happy all day long with good energy.

Michelle and I forgot to mention that we stopped having most spices and just allowing ourselves turmeric and sea salt. As most spices were on the salicylate sensitivity list so decided to just learn to enjoy our foods plain–enjoying the flavors of the foods we are eating on their own. So adding in sea salt sometimes really helps make the meal feel different. We know we probably should not really be having much carob, coconut flour or mesquite during this time but we can’t help it. We need those from time to time to help mentally, not sure if I am describing that well but it’s how we feel. We try to limit our intake of them but can be hard when we are not eating other things for flavor.

sat eats

Michelle day 30 re-cap:

I took my morning probiotic, 1 spoonful fish oil, and l-glutamine and ate my marshmallows for my gelatin. I also enjoy some Calm for magnesium.

Meal one (after workout) – Simple vegetable juice with 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

Snacked on sugar-free marshmallows with my morning coffee as I worked all morning.

Meal two – 6 oz grass-fed burger (from US Wellness Meats) and my last bit of cabbage and turnip vegetable mix. I topped it off with 1 tbsp ghee and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. Yep this was a huge meal!!! I was not really hungry for breakfast so waited until I got an appetite. I also took a digestive enzyme before this meal.

Stomach was still bloated from yesterday, so made some peppermint tea. And it worked! Bloat was gone!! I should have taken pictures, but I could not believe it helped.

Meal three – grilled veggies (fennel, cauliflower, zucchini) and 6 oz salmon. Topped with coconut oil (heaping 1 tbsp).  I did take my pre-dinner pills.

Since my bloat was gone, I started to get hungry. So dessert was grain-free cake that I topped with more FAT!!  I did 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1/2 tbsp ghee.

And I took a probiotic before bed.

Michelle: Day 30 recap –

Bathroom: little success – had a little movement after dinner, which was weird and great for me! I think my body is slowly learning how to work, haha

Energy: started the day feeling full and bloated, but improved as the day went on

Gas:  some in the morning

Skin: nothing new to report

Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)

Seriously I love my fats. I was soooo excited to eat all my meals. They were perfect.  Lori and I have received more and more girls asking how they can get over the fear of eating fats –> well, to start, look at how much we eat. And then see how much you eat. Make adjustments based upon your personal preference and goals. We eat a lot of fat because

one – we love them. always have.

two – our skin likes the fat

three – read how fat can help with digestion, so we are trying to focus on fats more than anything really

But like with everything it is an experiment until we find (and you find) the right balance!  Pretty much do not fear fat, but you do have to look at your whole diet together!  We are noticing we really do best on low carb – high fat, but we are still playing around with it all. It is all very exciting to us. 🙂 We hope as we show you all how we are finding our balance you can find your ratios too. 

 We all deserve to be happy and healthy….and that will look very different to us all.  Be true to who you are and don’t be afraid of being different. And remember you are beautiful! 



And love seeing everyone enjoying our recipes like our broccoli breadsticks turned into broccoli bread and our lemon almond pancakes!  🙂


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Kyra February 3, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Did I miss the post for the new marshmallow recipe? I can’t find it

Yes, All my meals are ugly lol. But the uglier they are, the better they taste!

Do u gals do miso or coconut aminos? How much sea salt Do u use per meal? It’s supposed to be awesome for the adrenals

I can’t wait to see the posts on ur grocery lists and updates to the original plan. Thanks for blog requests lol. U gals rock!

I’m slowly going to wean myself off the fruit and onto a diet similar to urs. I’m nervous, but u give me a lot more confidence. I need a new juicer tho! I have an older model breville and it is horrible. It leaks all over and the pulp is very wet. It doesn’t seem good for greens, but better suited for fruits. Any recommendations? I heard Huron is good but I think it’s pricey. I don’t have any money. Lol. How much was urs?

Also, I agree with stopping the spice . I think that’s an issue for me. I love my cayenne but I think it is causing gastritis. Ugh…. So sad! Oh well, sea salt is pretty yummers and helps bringout flavor and helps with ddigestion. Win win 🙂

purelytwins February 4, 2013 - 2:38 pm Reply
purelytwins February 4, 2013 - 2:52 pm Reply
Samantha February 3, 2013 - 3:56 pm

While I applaud your experiment and devotion to healing your bodies, have you ever wondered if your bodies are screaming for more fuel? Perhaps the more you eliminate, the more distressed and “starved” your bodies become, similar to a “fight or flight” mode, hence the skin, digestive, and hormonal difficulties you experience. Though you mentioned calculating your macros and calorie intake, it seems that a typical day of eats for both of you consists of around 1200-1400 calories, which is certainly not a recommended amount for an active young woman, notably an active young woman trying to calm down potential internal inflammation. I write out of concern, not out of a desire to attack or criticize. Bodies cannot function properly when they are not given adequate fuel. Just because you incorporate plenty of healthy fat into your diet does not automatically mean that you are giving your body the calorie intake it needs. Also, not to be nit-picky, but you have a typo in your daily heading: “This our plan to heal…”

purelytwins February 3, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Samantha thank you for sharing your thoughts and letting us know about the typo (fixed), but we never really tracked calories before till just recently. As we have read over and over that others say when eating real foods you do not need to count calories, just go with how you feel. And this is what we are trying to do. But understand about the low calories as Friday we actually got up into the 1700 and both did not feel well. So it is a learning experiment, and our diet right now is only for healing purposes!!!! We plan to add more food in once our gut is ready. Hope this makes sense. Thank you again!!

Kyra February 4, 2013 - 12:55 am

I really think it would be important to post the cals and macros in your logs… It really gives good insight into what is working, what isn’t working, and what needs to be tweaked. I agree that it is best to go by how ur body feels, but when ur gut is damaged, the communication between the brain and gut is completely skewed. It would also help nurse followers out too 🙂

I saw this website and I thought about u gals. It talks about l glutaminAnd it’s pospossible side effect of constipation. I remember it made me stopped up when I would take it. Also this website said that while it is great for healing the gut, it’s not good for everyone and can cause amino acid imbalances, glutamate reactions, and feed pathogenic bacteria. U girls are doing everything right with the other supplements, but maybe try nixing the l glutamine? Then gelatin is more than enough in terms of amino acids that are good for gut healing… But taking a single amino acid alone can cause imbalances. Taurine and b6 are better to take bc they are precursors to other aminos. Same with zinc, I’ve been reading.

This isn’t the greatest website, but it can give u a start to see if any of it might pertain to u?

S February 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

I agree with Samantha…I also applaud your efforts as well, however, without the proper amount of fuel our bodies can not create the neurotransmitters responsible for bowel motility, menses and a host of other important things.

Ragnhild February 3, 2013 - 4:12 pm

YES to fat <3 I love it too, and have for a long time (ever since "low carb" was introduced in Norway many years ago). When I started to eat fats, I just fell in love with how much better my meals tasted. I used to "fry" my veggies in water (haha) and eat my salads with no oil. Now I absolutely neeed my coconut oil for everything I cook, and I always add olive or hemp oil to my salads. Plus I add coconut oil to everything and anything, and I take my flax oil with my morning juice. Yum 😀
Love that you girls love your fats too. And that you eat such simple meals. Simple is the best, and really feels best in my body too.

Melissa C February 3, 2013 - 5:12 pm

I have noticed you girls have cut back on the intensity of your workouts. I must have missed it, but did you find some research that higher intensity workouts inflames the gut? If so, could you repost the links or let me know which post you mentioned it? Like you two, I am also learning what works for me while I try to heal my gut. I am a runner and have been noticing the days I run are the days I have gut issues 🙁 So I am taking a break from running, knowing that if I can heal my gut I should be able to run again. Thank you for sharing your journey to health!

purelytwins February 4, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Melissa yes we have talked about HIIT and reducing inflammation before – and here is good article

Miz February 4, 2013 - 8:29 am

I finally juiced BEETS!!
it be awesome.

purelytwins February 4, 2013 - 8:59 am

wahoo!!! yay!!!


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