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Mojo

I’ve been flailing around on the blog lately.  I apologize.

But, my no-desire-to-cook has been going away and my ideas are coming back.  What’s also happened is that the doctor has said to stop the SCD diet before taking the SIBO test so that my hydrogen levels can be monitored based on my actual levels.

As I had nothing in the house as of yesterday, Binks and I went out for breakfast before work.  On our way to work, we always pass by The Egg & I.  It’s always packed and I had to see what I was missing.

Mind you, we went for breakfast.

Meet my breakfast:

I have been meaning to reveal this for a while, but never found the appropriate time.  I think this is the time.

I don’t like to order breakfast.  I don’t know what it is.  When I said, I never get French Toast anywhere, I also meant to say that I never really get breakfast anywhere.  I rarely go out for breakfast, but when I do, my first question to the waitress is: “Can I order lunch now?”

I love eating breakfast, but I never can bring myself to ordering it if I don’t have to.

I have problems.  Again, I apologize.

The club sandwich was delicious.  I finished a quarter of it and the fruit for breakfast.  Yum!

I saved the rest for later as snacks throughout the day.  I had another quarter at about 11:30 a.m. and then another quarter at 3:30 p.m.  Binks had the rest.

Who knew I could find so much color in a sandwich?!  🙂  I’m always game for a good club sandwich.

Binks, on the other hand, eats like a 5-year-old when offered breakfast.

If you take him to breakfast, there is a 90% chance that he will order something with chocolate chips in it.

I had a bite of his pancake and it tasted like chocolate chip cake.  A mix of a chocolate chip cookie with a fluffy moist cake.  It was pretty much perfect.

I will definitely go back.  But, I can’t make any promises that I’ll order breakfast.

Finally, I apologize.

Do you have breakfast issues at restaurants?  Or are you normal?  Do you like club sandwiches?  What do you order for breakfasts at restaurants?

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Day 4 + Decision

It’s day four of the juice cleanse/fast and I see a little difference.  Do you?

The redness and bumps have subsided a bit – not by much.

Now, the concern is what to do after.  I received a lot of helpful advice from so many of you about eating styles to follow after the fast.  Almost every suggestion said gluten-free, dairy-free and slow on the meat.  After extensive research (I mean it’s all I had when I don’t have food), I have decided to do the specific carbohydrate diet.

Have you heard of it?

It’s not really a diet as it requires a lifestyle change.  I think the “diet” that I can compare it to the most is the Paleo diet.

A dermatologist told me that a probable cause of my face being this way is an overgrowth of bacteria in my stomach – hence the numerous prescriptions of antibiotics I was given to kill that bacteria.  Bacteria feed on sugars.  The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) eliminates refined sugars, starches, and grains from the diet (and pretty much all processed foods).

The theory is that because the bacteria feed off of the sugars from the above, the bacteria multiply.  In essence the SCD is supposed to starve out the bacteria.

There is an extensive illegal/legal eating list.  The SCD does allow  meats (unprocessed), eggs, cheese and butter.  But, I think I’m going to hold off on incorporating those back and in and start slowly.

The diet seems appropriate because my face over the last 6 months has taken a turn for the absolute worse.  And about 6 months ago was when I substantially increased the grains.  I don’t know – just a hypothesis at this point.  But, it’s worth a try.

What this means to me?

–  No breads (no sandwiches).

–  No oats, no buckwheat, no rice.

–  No chickpeas/garbanzo beans (no hummus).

–  No candy/cookies/cake/etc.

–  No quick meals (i.e. fast food, Boca burgers, etc.)

–  More salads.

–  More soups.

–  More whole foods (fruits, veggies, over-time lean meats).

–  More opportunities to experiment with different recipes.

I think it’s worth an effort and I’ll track my process and eating habits along the way.

Have you heard of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?  Ever tried it?  Did it help?  Have you tried the Paleo diet?  Have you given up bread?  How did it go?

There is still time to enter my Love Grown Foods giveaway!  Do it to it.

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