…Well. That sounds just lovely doesn’t it. Your gut is on fire. Great. Stellar.
Alright. It’s been a long day. Here’s the cliff notes version.
Based on the results of my blood work, stool test, and nutrition panel, I’m currently dealing with the following…
As much as I loved having the last 10 days off, I am a little excited to be back to work because of the structure it affords. I kept a pretty decent schedule when on vacation (didn’t sleep too long or stay up too late), but my eating schedule was all off. As I’ve mentioned before, I have to hit certain macronutrient (protein, fats, carbs, etc.) and phytonutrient (compounds found in plants) targets each day, and I usually plan three meals and two snacks (mid-AM and mid-PM). Throughout my time off, I noticed that I would eat breakfast relatively late and then my whole day of meals would shift and one would usually get skipped. This wouldn’t be a big deal if I was still meeting my targets, but I was not. I feel like after so much time on this diet, I should have this whole process down by now. It was acceptable to slightly miss the targets when I was first learning, but now? It’s been 64 days. I should be hitting every target, every day…
Countdown status: 31 days of elimination diet complete, only 1 more to go (!!!!!!!!) until my first follow up appointment with my functional medicine nutritionist.
Regardless, the elimination diet is still incredibly challenging, especially on days like today. It’s not that I all of a sudden started craving sugar again (that passed around day 18…), or that I was dealing with a massive caffeine withdrawal headache (like at the beginning). Instead, today was hard because I left the house at 7:30am with no hopes of returning before 8:30pm and 13 hours is a longgggg time to be away from your kitchen when on a strict diet.
…It’s not easy. The first time I added MediClear Plus to my otherwise delicious morning shake, I was confident that I was not going to make it through the
functional medicine journey whole glass.