Saturday, June 13, 2015

Elemental Diet Day #4

Saturday June 13th, 2014

Late last night I had an episode of explosive diarrhea, that was totally gross and boy was my stomach upset for a while. I burped coconut oil and felt like I was going to throw up for a couple of hours. Due to this even, I will be cutting back on the amount of coconut oil I put in my smoothies - it's just too much for me. When I did the math last night I consumed about 1,600 calories from coconut oil, and that's way too much. I'm cutting back by a third (2 Tbs per smoothie instead of 3) and will not be drinking oil in my herbal tea 3 times (maybe once?). I'm not a person who consumes 2,000 calories ever (okay, okay -  unless I'm at Disneyland, then YES) so why would I now, and get most of those calories from fat? Ughhhhhhhh

Good news: I'm still not hungry. Food does smell good but I don't feel like I'm starving or anything, but I am looking forward to the next step when I can have some bone broth. I still have work to do, I know, and I'm willing to do it I'm not 100% sure if I will continue this for the full 14 days, but will know more after I see Dr. Jessica to get my adrenal function test results on the 21st. Hell I'll be most of the way through the 14 days by then! However I reserve the right to move to the next phase if I start feeling like death or my weight drops too much, or if my die off signals go dead (white coat on tongue (check!), change in bowel movements (check!), headaches (check!)).

Since making that one perfect batch yesterday I haven't been able to recreate it. I think the key there was that all of the ingredients were at room temperature and I'm having a time getting that to line up now. Crap. It was the only tolerable shake I've had thus far, and the one this morning nearly put me over the freaking edge, it was so bad. ARGH.

The stomach discomfort returned right around 9:00 this evening, but it passed quickly. I don't have the coconut oil repeating on me, and I don't feel nauseated. It's odd though, that 9:00 wake up from my tummy. Maybe it's hungry? Hard to say, because hunger isn't a thing right now. Even when I smell food I'm kinda like, that smells good, but I don't want to eat it. So odd!

Tomorrow I'm planning to go to Sprouts to see if they have macadamia nut oil (a change from coconut oil might help to make these smoothies more palatable) and also to find out if they carry organic, pasture raised meats. I'm ISO bones especially, since one of the first things I'm going to be able to eat is bone broth. I did locate a farm nearby that has organic, pasture raised meats but I don't think I should go there until I see if any places in town have what I need. It's probably a good 45 minute drive to the farm, and I'm sure the goods are expensive.



Weight: 158.4 (holy crap, it's coming off very quickly)
Energy level: Fair
BM: Itty bitty, very oily, I'm sure there will be more later
Other Gastro: 
Mental clarity: Good
Mood: Good, little tired

Other: I'm not sure why, but my bones are feeling sore today. Hips, knees and ankles are hurting. I'm uncomfortable and feel very tight. Wish I had a massage scheduled; I could really use one today.

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