Recap: Week 4 of the Autoimmune Protocol

I may not look sick but it still feels like someone ran over me with a dump truck

What a frustrating, frustrating week. Despite my best efforts and strong willpower, I started to feel worse and worse. My weight didn't move, and overall I just felt very heartbroken and let down.

I had started on this diet with the hopes of coming out of it feeling better, and unfortunately it didn't seem like that was going to be the case. I didn't know if I was originally feeling bad because of a poor diet or food sensitivity, but I was sure that going on this diet would answer that question. [...]  read more

Recap: Week 3 of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet

I can only say that I didn't expect to have the week I just had. Health wise, I've been feeling pretty good although I have noticed a couple of symptoms return. I'm going to use the time next week to play around with my food and see if there's something I'm still eating that's causing it. My number 1 suspect: sugar. I'm still only having natural sugars in the way of fruits and some odd maple syrup or honey, a thousand times improvement on what I was like pre-diet, but I've still noticed my stomach grumbling a while after I've eaten. [...]  read more

Recap: Week 2 of the Autoimmune Protocol diet


Compared to last week, this week has been a walk in the park although it hasn’t been without its challenges. What I wasn’t expecting was for my weight loss to continue to this degree.

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Recap: Week 1 on Autoimmune Protocol Diet

I may not look sick but it still feels like someone ran over me with a dump truck

The first week of the Autoimmune Protocol is up, and I think the hardest part is behind me.

Thank god.

I’m not going to lie, the last week was tough. I’ve had all sorts of withdrawals, my moods have been all over the place, and there were days where I couldn’t move off the couch. I think a day-by-day recap is in order.


With much regret, I awaken realising that today is the day I lose my culinary freedom. It means I’m already in a bad mood as soon as my eyes open, and it only gets worse as time goes on. I have in mind an amazing avocado breakfast, but to my annoyance the avocados weren’t ripe. HOW DARE THEY!  [...]  read more

Zucchini, pumpkin and coconut cream – oh my!

Sweet potato chips (baked in oven)
Sweet potato chips (baked in oven)

Tomorrow marks the last day of my holidays before returning to work after the weekend – boo. Hopefully the rain stays away so that I can do something a bit special for it!

This week I’ve spent a lot of time indoors, partially due to the rain, partially due to being super fatigued (I expect related to adjusting to my new diet). It’s been productive, in that I finished a jigsaw puzzle (hooray – 52 completed), but also a fair bit of cooking.