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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Give Me More Fat!

OK so some interesting discoveries today, number one I am a major CARB girl, I NEED my daily carbs. And there are actually good carbs that I can have like squash, green apples, and I decided to introduce cheese early to see if our bodies are ready for it (if we have any reactions, gas, bloating, "squirts"constipation, skin rash, then it's TOO SOON! heh heh) 

When I woke up this morning I felt SO weak and shaky I couldn't even get out of bed I went straight to the kitchen and literally DEVOURED a green apple, it was like eating fruit straight from the garden of eden it tasted divine! I went to eat another one but remembered the home-made kefir (cultured milk-kinda like buttermilk) my sister Autumn made.  I made a blueberry, honey, coconut water smoothy it sooooo helped I started to feel normal again)
I decided that we would not be doing the full "Gaps Introduction Diet" cuz it's specifically for people with major digestive problems, (which praise God we don't have). But we will be doing the FULL GAPS DIET you have to check out the website to see what the heck I am talking about. :) www.gapsdiet.com
OH and I am so impressed with how my appetites have already changed! I usually use meat as a meal enhancer not the main course, and I don't really LOVE meat just the taste sometimes. Welllllll now, I devour a whole chicken thigh and I actually WANT the skin and the fat juices taste so satisfying, and I eat lots of soaked and dehydrated nuts. AND... I am famished within 2 hrs after eating a ton. I have always believed, the all too false understanding of fats being BAD!  Plus I only cook with butter, cuz most oils become toxic when heated to high, except animal fat, organic raw cold pressed coconut oil, and olive oil. And I have lost 4 pounds!!??? All contrary to my beliefs in how we are to noursih our bodies wow!

 Well our brain literally functions on fat! Annnnd.......

"FATS from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet, they also supply the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone like substances.  Fats as part of a meal slow down nutrient absorption so that we can go longer with out feeling hungry.  IN addition they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E, and K.  Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes!"   ("Nourishing Traditions" Sally Fallon)


The boys are doing so well at eating everything I offer them except the squash pancakes (they aren't that awesome) and when they eat, they EAT!! ( I don't think we ever fully finished off a COSTCO rotisserie chicken in one sitting). I still can't believe Daniel, Ian, and Joel were ASKING for fresh sauerkraut!!!  Where as before, they would only plug their nose and quickly gulp down a tablespoon of the juice.  (These are good probiotics for the healing of the gut and better digestion) And Ian likes onions now! Amazing! Annnnnd of course as I mentioned about Joel WANTING to eat sardines!





A true depiction of our lunch earlier today :)
These photos are not reenactments





I even gave little Abi some watered down chicken stock in her bottle and she drank it without any hesitation. :)




Ruslan is doing amazing cuz he's  a major PROTEIN guy, he wakes up with energy, and already, his breathing has been restored! Before we started GAPS he was having a hard time getting a full breath he kept feeling short of out of breath often and not able to get a full breath.  I am pretty sure that was due to so many sugars and white flours :( and probably not enough protein. Since I had no grid for the need of SO MUCH PROTEIN when I wasn't like that. :)

7 comments:

  1. Wow, I can feel the excitement in your blog. I love the pics and am glad you are have decided to do the full Gaps instead of the intro. Love you!

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  2. Awww thanks Faith, I am glad my excitement shows through. I really am feeling good about this. Love you lots

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  3. did my comment go through? I'm not seeing it?

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  4. I'm not sure why that happened. Anyway, I wondered if you have ever checked out everydaypaleo.com ? It's a paleo website, but seems to be close to GAPS diet. She has a lot of good recipes and her cook book is amazing. I tried it last summer as an "experiment" and lost 5 pound in 2 weeks and inches off the belly and thighs. It's hard to stick to but, worth it. Take before and after pics, it's pretty cool to see what a difference you'll have in a short amount of time. Good Luck!

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  5. Thanks Aimee, I looked into it. Very interesting! I am loving all the resources people are suggesting I am encouraged that people are all getting healthier and jumping on the bandwagon of encouraging our BIG store owners to start listening to the people. If they kill off the people with the unhealthy standards of "edible" then they won't make all that money anymore anyway. :)

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  6. "Well our brain literally functions on fat" FYI the only thing our brain can use is glucose!!!
    Oh well......you didn't study it at school I guess.

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