Elimination Diet Day 6

Almost to the end of week 1! At this point, I am planning on completing 2 weeks of the elimination phase before entering the reintroduction or challenge phase. Time to start planning my challenge phase - whoo!

Quite tasty! Perfect for those salty/crunchy cravings.

I had a study night this evening with a few of my dietetics (nutrition) friends. When dietitians (or future dietitians) get together, there is ALWAYS food. 🙂 Our study snacks consisted of grapes and strawberries, kettle corn, and ginger snaps. All FODMAP friendly! Or so I thought… In my quest for cookies, I debated over the dark chocolate chunk and ginger snaps. Both were gluten-free, dairy free, and seemingly contained no FODMAPs (a feat in itself!). My Patsy Catsos book arrived and as I was skimming the pantry section I stumbled upon molasses as a “no go” during the elimination phase. The MONASH app doesn’t have information on molasses and I reasoned that since brown sugar is okay (literally just white sugar with molasses added for color/flavor) that molasses would be okay. I was wrong! Another good lesson - don’t assume anything! High FODMAP foods aren’t logical. As Patsy has stressed however, if you make a mistake and eat a high FODMAP food, just continue on! Mistakes happen and you don’t need to restart the clock.

Meals and snacks for the day:

  • Breakfast
    • GF toast with Earth Balance spread
    • scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, spinach, a splash of lactose-free milk, and S+P
    • rasberries (yum!)
    • cappuccino made with lactose-free milk and 1 shot espresso
  • Lunch
    • leftover Greek salad (from last night’s dinner)
    • rice cake with PB&J and pepitas
  • Snack
    • Chunky Monkey Smoothie (I am a creature of habit)
      • made with lactose-free yogurt (obsessed with Green Valley Organics plain yogurt)
    • handful of Nut-Thins (nut and rice crackers - “hint of sea salt”)
  • Dinner
    • Kate Scarlata’s 10 minute stir-fry (had to make this one again)
      • made with zucchini, carrots, and firm tofu
      • served over brown rice
  • Snack
    • grapes/strawberries
    • kettle corn
    • ginger snaps
  • Midnight snack
    • GF toast with PB
    • peppermint tea