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Week 1 done and a modest loss

Monday, November 05, 2018

Its been a week of focus, tracking all of my food and following my workout plan. I was excited to get on the scale this morning and see a 1 lb loss. It may not seem like a lot, but I'm trying to figure out the many food sensitivities I seem to have and resulting inflammation. I had bloodwork done in May because I wasn't feeling well and it seemed to be related to food. It turns out I am highly sensitive to 50 different foods. Now I know the controversy around the validity of these tests, but I am experimenting with the foods identified to see if it makes a difference when I cut them out...and it does. It probably wasn't such a great idea to do the test just a couple of months before I went on a cooking tour in Tuscany, but it did make me more conscious of what I could and couldn't eat to feel well. Don't get me wrong, I tried everything and it was all good. emoticon I was just a little pickier about not eating things I knew would cause an instant reaction. #1 on the list was the gelato! Two spoonfuls and I had a reaction. That's ok though because I didn't go to Italy to eat gelato, I had weaned myself off of ice cream and most dairy years ago.

So in week two my plan is to continue to eliminate the foods on my high sensitive list, diligently track all my food and up my exercise. I found in week one my workouts were good (Beachbody LIIFT4), but not enough activity so I'll add in my training for a 10 km race I have next May and get on the treadmill.

This has become my go to snack when I'm craving something sweet. Just one little box does the trick at 45 calories.
Have a great week everyone!
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    Good job. I did a test like this too. Good results. Good habits developed. Food rotation is critical.

    745 days ago
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    I like your plan for week 2....seems solid, and by upping the exercise, you'll probably enjoy a bump on the calorie differential....and who doesn't LOVE it when the math works in her favor???? emoticon Keep tracking all those fruits and veggies, and you will be emoticon
    794 days ago
    I love raisins! It has been my go to naturally sweet snack. I mix mine with a very small quantity of almonds or nuts. Love it! Your vacation looked awesome. You do have a journey ahead testing foods. My daughter at birth was so allergic to many things. It was a slow process to eliminate the things that triggered atopic dermatitis for her. So I get it. Best wishes.
    795 days ago
  • OLAFIT2020
    1 pound. Absolutely wonderful! emoticon
    820 days ago
    I recognize your brand of raisins and yes: they're good!!!
    842 days ago
    That's a great start! Everyone has to figure out what works for them as an individual.
    853 days ago
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    Well done...week one! emoticon
    853 days ago
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