So I started to reintroduce foods today. I mainly just ate various forms of veggies to make it easy and gentle on my system.
I woke up feeling good and awake, yet very weak. I felt so weak that even after I started eating breakfast I had a hard time holding myself up so I went and lounged on the couch while consuming my veggie smoothie. Even after eating I still felt weak and started to feel really cold, so I went back to bed. Cranked up my electric blanket and stayed there with my eyes closed until I felt warm again and like I would be able to get up and move.
Once I did I immediately had a half a jar of bone broth. That helped a little, but not as much as I thought it would. I had some errands to run this day therefore I knew I would want to eat before leaving to be strong and energized enough to do it. So I made a blended soup with pumpkin and zucchini. I felt much better then and was able to go into town and get my errands done.
Once I got home I made a salad with a homemade goats milk kefir salad dressing. It was really good. Kefir makes great salad dressings in my opinion. I also had the other half jar of bone broth.
So here is what I ate through out the day:
Breakfast: Veggie Smoothie
One cup of unsweetened almond milk
Half a cucumber sliced
Half a zucchini sliced
Two stalks of celery
Handful of kale
Blended in a blender with my usual powdered supplements and drank.
Lunch: Blended soup
Half a can of plain organic pumpkin
One whole zucchini chopped
Half and onion chopped
Three large garlic cloves diced
Salt and pepper
Cooked in saucepan over medium heat for about ten minutes
Transferred to a blender and blended.
Just a handful of organic salad greens
Goats milk kefir - enough for one salad
Half a teaspoon of my homemade ranch dressing mix
Whip kefir and dressing mix then pour over salad greens.
Dinner: Asparagus Soup
Salt and pepper
Put everything in a pot over medium heat and cook about 5-10 minutes.
Transfer to a blender and serve with green onions sliced over the top.
Evening snack: Sauerkraut
Here is the brand and flavor of sauerkraut I eat. It is so good, I will never go back to plaid old regular sauerkraut after trying this. It's the dill and garlic one and it tastes just like dill pickles. I love dill pickles, but don't really eat them anymore, so this was a welcome treat when I found a healthy way to have that dill pickle flavor. So if you love dill pickles this is the one to try. They have other flavor combinations so if dill isn't your thing, try one of the others. But I do highly recommend this brand. So good!
I ate about every two to three hours and made my portions small so it wouldn't overload my system. I kept with veggies mostly to also make it easy for my body to adjust to having somewhat solid foods again. I say somewhat because it all was mostly blended, but that's a great way to start reintroducing foods after a fast.
You want to go slow and gradual, and choose things that are easy to digest.
Pureed, steamed, and boiled veggies are very easy for the body to digest therefore that is why I chose what I chose to eat this day.
The amazing thing for me was that I didn't feel like eating a whole lot anyway. I didn't feel the need to binge eat, or eat a lot, or even eat much solid food just yet. My body wasn't ready for it. So I did what felt right, knowing it was what my body needed at the time. I was surprised because I expected to feel really hungry and just want to eat, but I did it small and in increments because that's what felt good to me.
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