I underestimated how difficult GAPS intro is. I have so many cravings for something sweet or starchy. The reason the intro stage is so hard is that the bad bacteria is dying off from lack of sugars, starches, and carbs feeding them. This stage is so important, so the good bacteria have a chance to repopulate with the introduction of fermented foods juice and probiotics. Skip over the stage too quickly and you won’t have the healing you desire.
I’m physically exhausted, thirsty, irritable, and tired of chicken broth already. I don’t have much patience.
Yesterday, most of the food I ate were the leftovers from day one. I did boil another chicken and make pulled chicken with carrot zucchini noodles for dinner. I forgot to peel the zucchini, so that was GAPS intro illegal.
i have found that herbal gelatin really helps curb the cravings and hunger. Here is the recipe I used:
You can use peppermint tea, chamomile, or ginger tea. You can even add honey if you are finding you need something to help your blood sugar.
Basically the recipe is 1 1/3 c tea to 6 Tbsp gelatin.
I use Great Lakes grass fed pastured gelatin. http://amzn.to/19Ryshj
For the most part, I have been resting. Last night I was abnormally tired, I wanted to crawl into bed at 7:30.
This morning I had meatballs for breakfast ( beef and chicken liver combined) that I made in the crockpot last night. I made two pounds so I could freeze some for another day. I also had a raw egg yolk in broth.
For lunch, Eby and I ate the leftover pulled chicken with some broth (with one raw egg yolk) and two spoonfuls of sauerkraut juice.
Right now I have beef broth going in one crockpot, and a roast boiling in the other. We will probably have the roast with some carrots or carrot soup tonight.
I look forward to future stages, but I don’t want to rush through the stage just because Im tired of the food. I want to do it right the first time so I don’t have to go on intro again.