AUTOIMMUNE PROTOCOL WEEK 1 – MY HONEST EXPERIENCE

AIP WEEK 1COMPLETE

 

Okay, so whoever said the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet is easy, was a complete liar. I’ve been on this AIP Diet since April, and let me tell you……  It was not a fun or beautiful experience whatsoever. I’m pretty sure I’ve messed up so many times by subconsciously eating almonds when I was hungry in the morning and also by eating a delicious Larabar when I was craving a sweet treat. Although these snacks are “paleo-friendly,” they are not “AIP-friendly”

AIP  is a diet where you remove many inflammatory and allergenic foods that could potentially be causing negative symptoms in your body, such as bloating, stomach pains, rashes, etc. Here’s a list of the foods you can/cannot eat on the AIP diet. If you take a look at the list, the foods you CAN eat, are your basic, super healthy, mostly single-ingredient foods. At first I was like, “Pshh this won’t be that bad! I basically eat like this already,” except for the fact that before April 2018 I was vegetarian, and before that, I was vegan for 8 months (I switch back and forth between vegetarian and vegan for different reasons that I will discuss at a later time.) So this was the first time in a VERY long time that I was eating meats on a daily basis. Also, I didn’t realize how much I eat almonds!! And how you aren’t technically supposed to be drinking almond milk. Oh, and, you aren’t able to drink coffee….. <<!!!>>

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Apple Pie Nice Cream

Super easy recipe for a lazy weekend morning, especially if you like having something sweet for breakfast like I do… I try to resist reaching for the sugary cereals or for stacks of pancakes/bready items, because sometimes when I have an unhealthy breakfast, I’ll have unhealthy meals for the rest of the day. So this version of nice cream satisfies my craving and doesn’t make me want to reach for the unhealthy stuff right when I wake up!

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