Can you believe this coffee cake from @erinmckennasbakery is refined sugar free, gluten free, wheat free, soy free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan?! It’s SO rich and dense (in a good way), even @bettywhiiite loved it and said it was one of the best baked goods he’s ever eaten.
Like I mentioned recently, I hear a lot of fear around having to eliminate certain foods. But it’s honestly most likely going to be temporary! Sure, there are likely to be some foods that simply bother your body. And some foods that everyone knows they should generally avoid (like sugar and partially hydrogenated oils). .
But when you go through that initial period of really fine tuning your diet to meet YOUR specific needs, you gain a lifetime of freedom like this! Believe me, I’ve been there. I was single and dating WHILE I DID AIP 😂😭. @Bettywhiiite and I went to get acai bowls for brunch on our first date because it was all I could have! I probably could have gone to an actual restaurant and just ordered meat and vegetables, but I would have had to ask the staff to not use certain oils, and I didn’t want to draw that sort of attention on a first date.
But I’ve put the time in and I’ve done the work, so now I know what it feels like to feel good. I stick to what makes me feel good, but I’m also able to have treats like this, or go out and order meat and vegetables and not worry about the oil. I definitely could ask about it, but if I don’t want to draw attention, I’ll just do my best. .
I’m NOT saying that you can do an elimination diet and then say screw it after 30 days and eat whatever you want. But once you know how good you can feel, you can CHOOSE to eat foods that might not make you feel your best and KNOW why you’re feeling the way you do from specific foods, rather than being left wondering and guessing. .
Point is, an elimination diet can be intimidating at first, but going through a period of being diligent can ultimately bring you so much FREEDOM 💕🍠🍫🍦🥩🥗