My AIP Diet Experiment- Week 1

Day 1:

Caffeine withdrawal kicked in at about hour 12 starting with a headache.  I’m not a big coffee drinker, so I’m expecting the withdrawal symptoms to end soon.

Day 2:

The coffee withdrawal continues and is clouding this entire experience. I’ve had a continuous headache and feel exhausted.

Day 3:

Still going through withdrawal, and watch out- I’m super irritable.  This is crazy. I only drink about half a cup of coffee a day, so either I’m really sensitive, or coffee is extremely addictive, or both.

Day 4:

At some point, the caffeine withdrawal finally subsided. If you are a heavy coffee drinker and want to quit, I highly suggest tapering.

Day 5:

This is a meat heavy diet and it seems to be upsetting my stomach. It’s scaring me to think that I might have to cut out meat as well.

Day 6:

Didn’t sleep well from nausea and indigestion, and I think it’s because the increase of pork and chicken in my diet- going to stop the meat for now.

Day 7:

I’ve been in Palm Springs for Coachella, so I’ve been craving a ton of fruit and other hydrating foods. Traveling while on a diet is very challenging, so you have to plan ahead. I had a meal plan and grocery list ready before I left, and I went straight to the grocery store when I arrived. I also brought travel sized protein powder packets.

I was exposed to a small amount of gluten at Coachella (by eating fries that were battered), and I immediately drank activated charcoal lemonade that happened to be for sale at the juice stand there. It actually seemed to help offset what could have been a very terrible reaction, so I’m definitely going to look more into activated charcoal.

Thoughts So Far:

As with any diet, you need to be willing to modify things if your body is not responding well. I’ve noticed that eating a lot of meat is not working for me right now. So I’ve cut it out, and I’m supplementing with gelatin protein powder instead. Obviously, I’m concerned about protein and B12 deficiency, so I may try to introduce some lentils and quinoa into my diet and supplement with B12.

My Everyday AIP Smoothie Recipe

1 Banana

½ Cup Frozen Berries

½ Cup Frozen Pineapple

2 Cups Leafy Greens (Kale, Spinach, Baby Collards)

¼ Avocado

1 TBSP of Fish Oil

1 Scoop Collage Protein Powder

1 to 2 Cups Coconut Water (based on desired thickness)


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