Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Paleo Leap

For three weeks, I am on a diet for those with autoimmune disease.  This diet, The Paleo Leap, will help me to determine which foods are causing my symptoms and making my life miserable.  After three weeks, I will slowly add back in the foods that I love, such as eggs and tomatoes.  I will have a negative reaction if it is a no no.
You can find information about eating Paleo at www.paleoleap.com.  This however, does not include the instructions for the diet I am on.
I cannot eat:
corn
dairy
sugar
grains
legumes
nightshades, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, chilis and all peppers.
alchohol
coffee.
nuts and seeds

Sigh.
Yes, it is a lot of work, but so worth the effort.  Since you are limited by what you can eat, you need to make the best of what you can.  The diet recommends the Breakfast Scramble for breakfast each morning.  Well, when I think of scramble, I think of eggs with all kinds of good things added.
NO EGGS.
You cook some ground meat, beef, pork, veal, lamb, turkey or chicken with vegetables and spices.
We have learned to really love these scrambles.

I keep a good supply of chopped carrots, onions and celery as well as bamboo shoots and water chestnuts in plastic containers that we get at Cash and Carry.

I start by sauteing the veges in olive oil until tender.  My basic three are onions, carrots, and celery.  Then I  brown the meat.  The recipe calls for 3 ounces of meat per serving.
Then, I add mushrooms and greens.  As many as I want.
I have found that Italian Seasoning makes this a very flavorful dish.  Today I also used celery seed

This dish included spinach and arugula.

Served up with some fresh fruit, who could ask for a tastier start to their day?  There are usually leftovers, which I will store in the plastic deli containers, are make a soup from.
My husband is supporting me all the way on this endeavor, following the diet along with me and even taking the supplements that my ND has prescribed.  So far, 10 days into the diet, we have each lost 7 pounds.

1 comment:

Cathy Kizerian said...

Wow, that is a tough one. But congrats on the weight loss. You are halfway there - and then what do you add back first?? I am not sure I could live without bread, peanut butter and coffee. :-)