Thank you!!! 🙂 Your messages were very sweet. Able, you’re always so encouraging 🙂 Lily is a doll and we are very, very blessed.
Pina, I am so sorry I worded things that way! ha ha – it *did* sound like I subsisted on organic animal products for months! but, no. i ate my weight in vegetables every day! i just meant that all the animal products i ate were organic. i did not eat eggs, dairy, meat, or poultry that was not organic. i think this is significant – all those low doses of antibiotics in regular, non-organic animal products add up. I plan on continuing to stay organic with these as much as possible, although the cost is a pain. We are blessed to have a Trader Joe’s nearby that made the switch to organic animal products more possible for our family – they have very reasonable (not cheap, but reasonable) prices for organic meat, eggs, and dairy. Hope this helps clear things up!
I ate (and still eat) 3 organic eggs with veggies nearly every morning. I’m out of eggs today, so I had a bowl of gluten-free oats w/ stevia and cinnamon instead. But, 9x out of 10, it’s eggs and some veggies. Peppers and onions go well with eggs and I also like asparagus, onion, and spinach with the eggs, too. Not a lot of variety for breakfast, but I change up the way I cook the eggs & veggies and that helps – scrambled all together, a fritatta, an omelet, over-medium eggs w/ sauteed veggies, etc.
For lunch I nearly alway have a huge salad and, now, a glass of milk or some soft cheese with it. I love goat cheese or feta in my salads. Anyway, I obviously didn’t do that in Stage 1, but other than the cheese, my salads are all the same as they were then. I still make my own dressings with olive oil, lemon, garlic, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper. Now that I approved apple cider vinegar, I imagine I’ll use that from time to time in place of the lemon juice.
Snacks are often veggies, too. I’m able to munch on raw baby carrots and I also snack on cucumber slices and raw cauliflower. I have to be careful w/ almonds because of another health-related deal, but I ate raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds for snacks quite often in Stage 1 and still some now in Stage 2. I’d say I’m in Stage 2 still because I’m still reintroducing foods and testing how I do with them. I have no intention of introducing even a little sugar/sweetener any time soon at all.
Hope that helps clarify 🙂 And thanks again for the sweet words!