I haven't been very successful in speeding up the clearing of this recent flare. Every morning when I open my eyes, I think "today is the day" and then I attempt a fist and realize that I am wrong. So desperate times call for desperate measures! Back to Day 1.
I had a bit of a debate with my husband over the weekend about my approach. I think that it is hard for people to imagine how difficult it is to just eat 4 or 5 foods day after day when they are eating whatever they want.
See, the problem isn't cravings, those went away quite quickly. The problem that I am having is, I have re-introduced foods from what I thought were safe from my first round that I don't know for sure if they ever were. I then went and got food sensitivity testing and while I believe that was useful, I have done what I said I wouldn't do... used it as a short cut.
He saw me blending frozen peaches with blueberries and asked me when I tested blueberries. I couldn't really answer him. I just knew that I had them before and I didn't believe they caused a problem. He is taking a more scientific approach and that's the approach I need to take. 1 food per 4 days, no exceptions. No change in cooking oils or seasonings, just food in it's purest form. And document, document, document. Write everything down so there won't ever be a doubt or question of which foods are the offenders. Makes very logical sense!
I'm mad at myself for half assing this process even though it doesn't feel like I have...but I have. This is day 41. In 41 days I have only put healthy low allergenic foods in my mouth (with the exception of those 2 damn arrowroots!) I have not consumed a drop of dairy, wheat, gluten or sugar. I have only consumed sweet potato, celery, carrots, chicken, eggs, nuts, blueberries, raspberries and apples. Oh and coffee!!
It's only a matter of time until I get this right!!