It’s been a little over a month since my first appointment with Dr. Diana, and quite a bit has changed. In the last 5 or so weeks, I’ve enjoyed a huge change in how I feel. I’m sleeping through the night consistently, my headaches are gone, I’m leaner, happier, more energetic, and generally feel calm and think clearly. I’ve also settled in to this way of eating and rather enjoy the simplicity of it.
My second appointment was on Thursday, and I was happy to have made it through the most restrictive dietary phase. I’ve pretty much stopped craving stuff like grains and baked goods, and I’ve hardly thought about soy and dairy at all. Going into my appointment, though, I was really excited about adding a bit more variety and maybe having a few more options at restaurants. Here’s what I get to add back into my diet:
- Green tea
- Wild rice
- Flax seeds
- Canola oil (nice for when we’re out, but I won’t be using it at home)
- A bit of alcohol, on occasion (booze, not beer or wine)
I’m especially excited about being able to eat corn and tomatoes again, because that means that Mexican food is back on my radar. Also, bananas, because I have missed them so much for running fuel.
While it is exciting to get a bunch of foods back that I love so much, I’m still on a pretty low carb diet (<100g/day). That doesn’t leave a whole lot of space for bananas, potatoes, wild rice, and other fruits on that list. So, while I will be able to have a bit more variety, my diet is really not changing that much. I’ll still be eating lots of vegetables, lots of eggs and egg whites, lots of almond butter, lots of nuts and seeds.
As far as supplements, not too much has changed. I’m still taking tryptophan, theanine, vitamin D, B12, and folate. I’ve stopped the coenzyme Q10, and added a probiotic.
I feel great, so my focus now will be to keep my carb intake low, increase my protein intake just a bit more, and drop 5-10 pounds. A lot has been resolved, so it’s really just minor tidying at this point. Already looking forward to my next appointment in August!
Any big plans for the long weekend?