Here's a list of food that I have to give up forever:
Dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, sesame seeds, pineapple, broccoli, lemon, radish, almonds, crab, clams, cranberries, banana, lemon, beans, soy, corn, oat, spelt, walnut, rice, mushroom
Here's a list of foods that I have to give up for now, and can add back in later, at the rate of once every 3-4 days:
Blueberries, coffee, sunflower seeds, carrot
Here's some ways I've been dealing with this new way of eating:
I cook a protein and find a way to throw vegetables with it.
I like to have a cooked meat in the refrigerator to throw onto lettuce for a salad.
Basalmic vinegar and EVOO have been my best friends.
Morning smoothie with spinach and whatever I have in the refrigerator, including fruit, canned pumpkin, coconut manna, chia seed, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, pecans, coconut milk. Love my magic bullet!
Snacking on apples and pecans. Also dairy free chocolate chips, but I need to stop that. Same with the dark chocolate covered pomegranite seeds from Trader Joes. I don't think they are dairy free. I need to learn to make my own.
Yesterday I went to Costco to see what I could do there and came home with a pile of food to try, including:
* Fresh raspberries and blackberries
* Pre-cut organic apples (I'm eating them a lot for snacks on the go).
* Pre-cooked chicken skewers
* Rotisserie chicken
* Frozen strawberries
* Romaine hearts
* Bag of pecans
* Pre-cooked, sliced beef
Next time I'm going to try the tilapia fillets, salmon, and the organic ground beef. If anyone else has suggestions, feel free to let me know. I need to expand my food horizons!
One key point the Dr. made was that I need to vary what I eat, don't make the same thing day after day. I find that a challenge because I like to cook once and eat on it for 2-3 days. So to vary, I'll have to watch my protein carefully. I would probably eat chicken and ground beef only, if given the chance. Gonna have to learn to eat other meats, and add in fish.