Mind the Gaps Diet
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Ccounting down to the Gaps diet
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We have bravely set our date! The 8th February 2016.
We are bravely getting ready. The cupboards are empty of all enticing goodies. The cupboard that was full of chocolate is slowly but reluctantly being emptied into our mouths, all dreading the 'last piece' ('But not for ever, eh Mum?')
I have my action plan - thanks to Cara of Health, Home and Happiness and her book 'What can I eat now 30 days on the GAPS introduction diet'.
The flour packets are all gone - but we are still feasting on Megan's wonderful chocolate cake! (See below)
The milk is going fast though we are allowing ourselves to drink raw milk until it runs out on Tuesday.
Oh how I missed my morning cup of hot milk and water today (silver tea)! Cold water just isn't the same. I didn't realise what a comfort drink it was.
Breakfast runs out tomorrow so we are going on to full gaps breakfasts as of then.
The lads and I have been reducing carbs all last week and eating more fat and soups. Husband has got to keep going to work this week, so he has reduced less so far.
Getting the kitchen equipped for the GAPS diet
I wanted to make sure that we had a gentle introduction so that I was able to make sure that I had all the equipment we needed to do intro and then full GAPS successfully.
Pivotal to success was a slow cooker so that I could make gallons of meat/bone broth.
I chose a 6.5 litre one. This one from Andrew James has lasted me well (updated a couple of years in).
I found that I needed plenty of BPA free plastic containers and glass jars for storing food. I found glass jars easier to clean fat from, but they do break! One litre boxes are my go-to size to stack in the fridge with 1 litre jars too holding enough soup for four of us for one meal.
A ladle was going to be essential!
Lamb broth from yesterdays roast with left over mince from Saturday and veg boiled in the broth.
Eat- Beautiful chocolate cake - I think cocoa will have to come back as soon as possible! The Eat Beatiful cook book has many recipes for full GAPS.
here we go!
I can't say we are looking forward to it! It's going to be very hard to start with I know. But we hope we will feel better for it eventually. We don't know what healing to expect, but I will share with you as we go along. My husband and I feel it is the way to go for us as a family at this time.
Other posts you might like:
Days 1, 2 and 3 of the GAPS Intro diet
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Welcome to Mind the GAPS!
Here you will find not only a record of our GAPS diet journey, with helpful hints and tips, but also mouthwatering, simple, adaptable, recipes for feeding a growing family without spending all day in the kitchen! Please stay and browse.
A Healing Diet On A Budget
Full GAPS Diet
GAPS Intro Diet
GAPS Intro Stage 3
GAPS Intro Stage 4
GAPS Intro Stage 5
GAPS Intro Stage 6
GAPS Intro Stages 1 And 2
Preparing For The GAPs Intro Diet
Snacks And Treats