It has officially been two weeks on this elimination diet.
I'm learning a lot. Some things are encouraging, while others are not.
I've always known that eating healthy was important, but never really gave any diet time enough to show itself fruitful. I'm a little impatient that way and prefer instant gratification.
And I like to eat...as does the whole family.
But...here's a little bit of what I've learned over the past two weeks.
*Diets take time to show the benefit.
*Benefits do happen...be patient.
*Not all the results are going to be what we like to find out...because
it could mean a permanent change in diet.
*Going to a restaurant is not as fun.
*Retaurants rarely have healthy selections for kids...and sometimes not much for adults!
*Going through sugar/snack withdrawl is not fun. And what we went through is NOTHING compared to serious addictions! Made me feel a bit humbled.
*Groceries are now even more expensive because we're buying fresh food.
*How pathetic is it that we have to pay abundantly more for quality food.
*How frustrating is it that preserved, processed food is cheap and what a lot of people need to buy in order to feed their family.
*It's hard to bake a decent dessert without using grains or sugar.
*Not having eaten anything sweet for 2 weeks, my little ones will say anything tastes yummy!
*Charlie has not had ANY hives for 2 weeks.
*Jenna has not had ANY congestion (which she has had since China) until today when I added cornstarch...a no-no...to brownies. Her congestion came back. Corn may be one of her culprits.
*I have had only one minor headache in the morning, while I'd usually have several per week. Bonus since this diet wasn't even meant for me!
*I'm thankful it's berry season and fresh veggie season because we are eating a ton of them and they're easy to find right now.
*Chilled strawberry-rhubarb w/ mint soup is better eaten as a frozen treat.
*Almond biscuits are yummy, and what I'm using for strawberry shortcake for Laura's birthday treat!