I used to limit my kombucha consumption because the price of it can easily get out of hand, but since I’m forgoing most other sweet treats for the next 30 days, I think I can allow myself the splurge. At least that’s what I’m telling myself after spending $$$ on a bunch yesterday. I bought a few other things too, which I’ll share when I try them.
Since we were out for most of the day, I was a little bit limited in my meal options. I had planned ahead for breakfast and packed a tupperware full of banola to enjoy with a coconut milk misto that I grabbed on the way to Fremont.
I had other snacks on hand, but wasn’t that hungry, so I just stuck to my banola and coconut milk drank.
I woke up feeling fantastic by the way. Even if the herbs are doing nothing, at least I’m resetting myself a bit with this dietary approach.
After P was done with OIT (more on that in another post) we drove back to my parents’ house and grabbed V and then got back in the car to drive to Davis. So much driving.
I ate these kale chips and some carrots in the car with a kombucha as a pre-lunch snack. These kale chips are the only ones I can find without garlic, so I bought a couple bags. And they don’t have sugar in the ingredients either. They are GOOOOOOOD. I’m going to need to restock by day 4. 😉
Once home I finished off my lunch with more carrots and smoked salmon.
Still feeling great! Drinking lots of water with my pills and otherwise.
For the record, I am not being super strict with tiny details (like nuts with skins vs. blanched nuts per the SCD protocol). If I concern myself with those specifics I will go crazy and nothing will feel safe or acceptable. I said going into this that I wasn’t going to make any real hard and fast rules. Grains and sugar are the areas I’m trying to figure out the most right now, in terms of how much I can have without sabotaging my effort or feel deprived (because I’m still working out as usual).
I usually try to avoid having fish (or anything else) in back to back meals, but the last thing I wanted to do once we got home was get back in the car to go shopping. Being limited to what was already in our fridge meant leftover night. And when I opened the fridge the salmon was calling to me – as was the head of leaf lettuce my parents gave me (they’re leaving town and gave me a bunch of perishables). I used my new salad spinner for the first time! It’s awesome! Why did I wait so long to invest?! [It cost nothing from Ikea so it was hardly an investment, but for some reason I still had to talk myself into getting it]
I used a balsamic vinaigrette that I had gotten the previous day from the WF salad bar, but I definitely should have made my own because it definitely had garlic in it (plus sugar) that made my gut feel a bit off. I had been doing so well, so it was bound to happen. Ordinarily I would have put dried cranberries in it too, but I held off on the added sugar. I was also tempted to add pecans but since I basically had a bowl of nuts for breakfast, I reconsidered that too. Avo and salmon was plenty good in the end. And exactly what I was craving.
I finished off the salmon (so good), but saved the extra lettuce for another day. I pre-tossed it in the dressing though, so I’ll have to see if it affects me in a smaller portion or if it was a fluke. It was pretty minor as far as symptoms go, but I like that I’m being good about blogging all this so I can get totally in tune with the food I eat and the cause and effect relationship it has with my body.
Now I think I need a break from salmon for a while.
I knew dinner wasn’t going to hold me over until the next morning (I had such an off day of eats – but that’s what happens when you travel and just try to make things work as you go I guess) so I had HALF OF THE LILY’S BAR. First off, this flavor was/is crazy good. But can we please acknowledge the fact that I stuck to a respectable serving size!?!? Amazing. Yes, I would have preferred to stay strong and skip chocolate altogether, but I am being real with myself here. I will get back on track this weekend when I’m home and surrounded by my own prep work so I can eat normal substantial meals. I can’t find the bar to link to (only the milk chocolate one here) but if you can find the 70% dark chocolate with salted almonds it is dang good. It’s super salty with not too many nuts and has 18 g carbs (and <1 g sugar) for the 1/2 bar serving size.