Daily Log: Elimination Diet-Day 1

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I started an Elimination Diet today to try and determine the cause behind my daily sinus headaches. I know it’s food related, I just need to pin down which one, thus this new plan. It’s been a rough day, which is why there was only a meditation post and not a motivation post. I apologize for that. I’ll try to post it later in the week, when I’m feeling better.

As a refresher, I’ll be eliminating the following foods from my diet for the next 21 days.

  • Dairy products (lactose and casein)
  • Wheat (and other gluten containing foods)
  • Eggs (whites particularly)
  • Corn
  • Peanuts
  • Tomatoes and all nightshades
  • Shellfish
  • All citrus fruits and juices
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Alcohol
  • Soy
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Yeast

 

I had to cut back on my walking. My goal is still to reach 10,000 steps/ 5 miles per day, but, it is currently on the back burner, until after this first week of my elimination diet is done.  (I am currently averaging about 6000 steps per day, which is approximately 3 miles.) During the first part of the elimination diet, it’s important to take care not to over exert yourself. The first week is the hardest, as evidenced by my first day.

Today, I have been battling one of the worst sinus headaches I’ve ever had. I spent most of the day in bed with a cold washcloth on my face. Unfortunately, I don’t expect tomorrow to be any better. But, just knowing that these headaches will be history after this first week or two, helps get me through it.

Onto my daily log:

Food and water intake:

 

 

Daily food log:

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Daily Exercise:

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Have a wonderful night everyone!

God bless, Namaste!

#sharethejoy #onesong

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Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

10 thoughts on “Daily Log: Elimination Diet-Day 1

      1. I understand – it was said tongue-in-cheek 🙂 I guess I should give it some context. There’s a longstanding joke in our home about eating lentils – our youngest son at the time was horrified when there was no meat on the table 🙂 I hope your headaches ease up quickly.

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