Eddie and I woke up this morning ready to embark on a wild two-week journey. People we've shared this with think we have lost our darn minds. We are going two weeks with no sugar, no soda, no gluten (he may bend the rules on this), no corn, no legumes (THIS will be the problem for me), no dairy (for me only). What CAN we eat? Meat and veggies and berries. Lol! It will be interesting.
Why the HECK are we doing this, you ask? I have been plagued for YEARS with some symptoms that I didn't really realize weren't normal. I won't get into all of it with you, but I have a list of symptoms (everything from headaches to joint pain to reflux) that are stemming (probably) from some sort of food intolerance...we just don't know what. Like I said, I've felt "off" since around the 9th grade (the earliest I can remember having most of these symptoms), but I didn't realize they weren't normal.
Our children, of course, aren't so excited about it. We're trying to remember that things like spaghetti squash would've weirded us out as kids, too, but we're also going to be making what we make and you either eat it or not (with the option of a few other quick but healthy replacements). Two polite bites, please! James is going to be THRILLED with our supper tonight, though. Bacon Venison Chili with NO BEANS. Ha! This will probably be his favorite meal ever.
So we're on a 14-day journey. At the end of those 14-days my hope is that we'll add a few things back in and continue to eat healthy 80-90% of the time.
I AM going to be updating some on our progress, just because I want to be able to look back on it. I will NOT be posting daily about it, because no one wants to read that.