The first week of AIP wasn’t as difficult as I expected it to be. I think having been mostly Whole30ing already–except for during the end of December–helped a lot. It didn’t seem that difficult to remove a few more items from the meal plan. I thought I’d really miss eggs; I miss how cheap of a protein source they are, but I’m not counting down the days until I can eat them again.
Speaking of cheap, this protocol ain’t. I had been eating a lot of eggs. I used tomatoes to stretch a lot of meals–spaghetti sauce, flavor in meatloaf, etc. Now I’m eating meat and veggies pretty much three times a day. Meat is expensive. I go through veggies VERY quickly. I’m going to experiment in the coming weeks to see how I can get the cost down AND not have to go to the grocery store 3 times a week. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Much like the Whole30, within a couple of days of starting AIP, my joint pain virtually disappeared. I mean, I was having some serious joint pain in the later part of December. It might never cease to amaze me that something I’m eating can cause so much pain. My sincerest hope is that I reintroduce correctly this time to determine what it is that causes such inflammation in me.
The last thing I noticed was that this week, I had a serious amount of gas. Sorry; it is what it is. This surprised me because I never really experienced it on Whole30, and what I’m eating now is pretty much all on the Whole30 meal plan also. I’ve googled and not much comes up about why this might be. The few things I’ve gleaned is that it could reflect a sensitivity to something I’m eating or it could be a sign of a shift in gut flora. If it’s the latter, that’s great! If it’s the former, that’s strange.
Week 1 Stats: