I wasn't as diligent at the very end of the plan. I did add in dairy only for 2 1/2 days - and I felt perfectly fine (YAY!) so although I understand the fattening agent of dairy (human milk is for human babies to fatten up and get nutrients, and cow's milk is for calves to ... well, you get it), I am happy to say that I have no allergy to it. And oh my god, it was the BEST broccoli and cheese omelet I have EVER tasted!! (yeah, I ate half of it before I remembered to take a picture)
Gluten, unfortunately, different story. My first gluten was and Olga's sandwich & snackers (which I didn't pay attention to, but had soy in it as well). It wasn't like a felt nauseous or anything, I just didn't feel awesome later that day, and the next day. I had a little bit of tummy rumbling, and I felt a bit sluggish. You know what I mean - Nothing in particular was wrong, I just didn't feel great.
I was then getting ready for my annual pool party, so I gave gluten about 2 days as well. After I started making food, all bets were off. Gluten, potatoes, beans, corn, mayo, sugar ... it was all there. So for the party, and then the leftovers last week, I just didn't feel like I did during the plan. I may take a couple of weeks of no legumes to see how it feels.
So here's the plan: While I'm not sure that I am ready to go gluten-free, I am making conscious decision to eat LESS gluten. That I don't need toast with my omelet - fresh fruit instead. Less pasta in my diet. I have also talked to people about the best gluten-free bread and pasta. Im not sure how that works, but Im willing to give it a shot!
Summer is the perfect time for this plan because everything is better on the grill - I love grilled chicken, grilled zucchini, baked sweet potato, all done on the grill. Try grilled shrimp, chicken, steak, and almost any veggies. As you can see, I tried grilled strawberries and cherries. Ehhh. I like them fresh and cold better. I also loved steamed veggies.
All in all, I have heard so many times "You've really slimmed down", "Your skin is glowing", "You look great!" .... so that kind of makes it worth it. And now I know what I'm in for if I ever decide to do it again - I know how to shop, and what to make. If anyone else wants to piggy-back on my new knowledge, let me know!
WE CAN ALL DO THIS!
Peace. Love. Serene.