My LEAP Journey, Phase Three

Day 17 (last day of Phase 3) of my LEAP Immunocalm Diet is completed. Next up… Phase 4!

Guess who went four days without taking allergy medication this week? THIS GIRL! 🙂  My hives are still there, but four days without my Zyrtec is miraculous! Hopefully I continue to improve.

I’m also down 5.5 lbs on the scale x four weeks. Probably a combo of losing water retention + eating unprocessed food. Either way… feeling confident for swimsuit season! 🙂

I did, however, have GI symptoms on Monday and Tuesday so I went back and looked at the foods I introduced. I’ve narrowed it down to either cheese or garbanzo beans. I know I introduced cheese last Friday (and didn’t have a response), but I had a larger amount on Sunday. I am going to wait to have cheese or garbanzo beans for a little while and then trial again to determine the culprit.

Here is my ImmunoCalm Diet template, with foods added for Phase 4. You’ll notice that I haven’t tried every food in Phase 1-3 but that’s okay…. just continue moving through all of the phases adding one food (per day) at a time.

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Day #13-Sunday, April 28th- New food added: Garbanzo Bean & Cumin

  • Breakfast: n/a…. I slept in!
  • AM Snack: n/a
  • Lunch: Spoonful of sunflower butter (sunflower seeds, evaporated cane syrup, salt), and strawberry fruit preserves (sugar, strawberries, water, fruit pectin(fruit based and Cascadian Farms told me it’s not from pineapple, papaya or watermelon), lemon juice concentrate, citric acid-(corn based))
  • PM Snack:  Sweet potato chips (sweet potato, sunflower oil, sea salt)
  • Dinner: Homemade hummus (garbanzo beans, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin), cucumber; cheddar cheese
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

Sorry no photos on Sunday! I forgot… ooooopsie!

Day #14-Monday, April 29th; New food added: Broccoli

  • Breakfast: apple, with sunflower butter (sunflower seeds, evaporated cane juice, salt), raisins
  • AM Snack: Prosciutto (ham, salt)
  • Lunch: Pita chips (wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, sunflower oil), hummus (garbanzo beans, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin), broccoli
  • PM Snack:  Clementine x2; Spoonful of sunflower butter( sunflower seeds, evaporated cane syrup, salt) and strawberry preserves (sugar, strawberries, water, fruit pectin, lemon juice, citric acid-corn based)
  • Dinner: Tilapia with lemon, olive oil, zucchini
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

I forgot to take a pic of my lunch before I ate it. Must have been hungry!

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Day #15-Tuesday, April 30th; No new foods added because I felt crappy!

  • Breakfast: Frozen mango and strawberries
  • AM Snack: Dry roasted almonds
  • Lunch: Pita chips (wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, sunflower oil); apple
  • PM Snack:  Apple sauce (apples, water) with cinnamon; Clementine x2; Boiled egg
  • Dinner: Beef hamburger patty; veggies roasted on the grill in olive oil (corn on the cob, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, sweet potatoes)
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

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Day # 16-Wednesday, May 1st; New food added: Prenatal Vitamins/Soybeans (My Prenatal Vitamin contains soybean oil)

  • Breakfast: Rice cake(whole grain brown rice, sea salt) with apple butter (apples, apple juice concentrate); grapes
  • AM Snack: Corn tortilla chips (white corn flour, sunflower oil, salt)
  • Lunch: Burger (beef) with sweet potatoes and honey
  • PM Snack:  Cinnamon Sugar Almonds (almonds, sugar, cinnamon), apple
  • Dinner: Asparagus and broccoli roasted in olive oil; fresh strawberries
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

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Day #17-Thursday, May 2nd; New food added: Raspberries

  • Breakfast: Rice cake(whole grain brown rice, sea salt) x2, almond maple butter (almonds, maple syrup, sea salt)
  • AM Snack: Raspberries (fresh)
  • Lunch: Beef burger; popcorn with olive oil and sea salt
  • PM Snack:  Clementine x 2; boiled egg; sweet potato chips (stone ground corn, sunflower oil, sweet potato, corn bran, evaporated cane juice, sea salt)
  • Dinner: Tilapia fillet x 2 with lemon, olive oil, Kalamata olives (olives, water, salt, red wine vinegar)
  • PM Snack #2: n/a

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Onto Phase 4!  🙂

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