My LEAP Journey, Phase One

If you’re just now joining, you may want to catch up by reading My LEAP Journey, Post #1 and My LEAP Journey, Post #2.

Phase 1 of my LEAP ImmunoCalm Diet is completed! It took a lot of planning, reading food labels, and eating a lot of the same foods… but well worth it… zero GI symptoms! 🙂

Here is a refresher of the foods included in my Phase 1 diet (days 1-7); I’ve also added the foods I’m adding in Phase 2 (days 8-12). In Phase 2, we add one new food daily… so if I have an immune response it’s easy to see which food may have caused it.

ImmunoCalm Diet Phase 1-5 Worksheet Template_Page_1

The elimination diet is difficult, I’m not going to sugar-coat it. Eating out is definitely the toughest. On Saturday we went out to eat with the family; I was one of those annoying patrons asking for a bunch of substitutions (and everything to be cooked in olive oil with no seasonings!) but they created a perfect meal for me… just takes effort.

Below, you’ll see a photo food diary of my food intake for the last seven days. Keep in mind, this is not how I usually eat, nor how I would recommend my clients eat… unless they’re doing an elimination diet.

I want to help my clients succeed and that’s why I’m sharing my journey. 🙂 No judging please!

Tuesday, April 16th

  • Breakfast: Rice cake(whole grain brown rice, sea salt) x2, honey, almond maple butter (almonds, maple syrup, sea salt)
  • AM Snack: Cinnamon Sugar Almonds (almonds, sugar, cinnamon)
  • Lunch: Corn tortilla (stone ground corn, water), refried beans (pinto beans, water, salt) , roasted corn; boiled egg
  • PM Snack: Popcorn with olive oil, sea salt; Clementine x2; Pita chips (wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, sunflower oil)
  • Dinner: Zucchini with olive oil; Pork chops with honey
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

PicMonkey Collage

Wednesday, April 17th

  • Breakfast: Rice cake(whole grain brown rice, sea salt), honey, almond maple butter (almonds, maple syrup, sea salt)
  • AM Snack: Almonds (dry roasted)
  • Lunch: Clementine x2; Pita chips (wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, sunflower oil)
  • PM Snack: Frozen strawberries and mango; boiled egg
  • Dinner: Corn tortilla chips (white corn flour, sunflower oil, salt); tuna packed in olive oil, green olives, cucumber, sunflower seeds, and lettuce with drizzled olive oil
  • PM Snack #2: Rice cake (whole grain brown rice, sea salt), honey, almond maple butter (almonds, maple syrup, sea salt)

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Thursday, April 18th

  • Breakfast: Frozen mango and strawberries
  • AM Snack: Cinnamon Sugar Almonds (almonds, sugar, cinnamon)
  • Lunch: Clementine x2; Corn tortilla chips (white corn flour, sunflower oil, salt) with refried beans (pinto beans, water, salt)
  • PM Snack: Boiled egg; prosciutto (pork, salt); spoon-full of sunflower seed butter (sunflower seeds, evaporated cane syrup, salt)
  • Dinner: Tilapia cooked in olive oil, with lemon; mashed sweet potato with honey
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

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Friday, April 19th

  • Breakfast: Rice cake x2 (whole grain brown rice, sea salt), honey, sunflower butter (sunflower seeds, evaporated cane syrup, salt)
  • AM Snack: Almonds (dry roasted)
  • Lunch: Corn chips (white corn flour, sunflower oil, salt) with refried beans (pinto beans, water, salt)
  • PM Snack: Pita chips (whole wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, sunflower oil, sea salt); Clementine x2
  • Dinner: Sweet potato x2 with honey (yes… I love sweet potatoes)
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

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Saturday, April 20th

  • Breakfast: Rice cake (whole grain brown rice, sea salt), sunflower butter (sunflower seeds, evaporated cane syrup, salt); fresh strawberries
  • AM Snack: Almonds (dry roasted)
  • Lunch: Clementine x2
  • PM Snack: Corn tortilla chips (white corn flour, sunflower oil, salt)
  • Dinner: Tilapia with lemon, pepper; sweet corn; lettuce with cucumber and olive oil
  • PM Snack #2: Popcorn with olive oil, sea salt

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Sunday, April 21st

  • Breakfast: n/a
  • AM Snack: n/a
  • Lunch: Sweet potato with brown cane sugar, sea salt
  • PM Snack: Corn tortilla chips (white corn flour, sunflower oil, salt); frozen mango
  • Dinner: Pork chop with pure maple syrup, sea salt; zucchini with olive oil, sea salt
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

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Monday, April 22nd

  • Breakfast: Frozen strawberries and mango
  • AM Snack: Almonds (dry roasted)
  • Lunch: Pork chop with pure maple syrup, sea salt; zucchini with olive oil, sea salt (forgot to take a picture before I scarfed it down)
  • PM Snack: Cinnamon Sugar Almonds (almonds, sugar, cinnamon); Clementine x2
  • Dinner: Tilapia with lemon, pepper; asparagus (I’m adding asparagus in Phase 2 so I figured one meal early wasn’t going to kill me) with sea salt, steamed sweet potatoes with brown sugar, olive oil
  • PM Snack #2: Fresh strawberries

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I’m {so} excited to introduce new foods today!

I’ll post about Phase 2 next week! Have a great week, readers! 🙂

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