Yesterday I started the elimination diet. The first two days are nothing but green smoothies which consist of spinach, apples, pears, mint and ginger. I did try one with kale but it was a bit too much for me, so the rest of the smoothies have been spinach only. I bought a huge tub of pre-washed organic spinach from Costco and that is making it really simple. I have been drinking these as I feel like it, which has amounted to about four blenderfuls of 32 oz each yesterday. I definitely hit a point where I was hungry but didn't want any more damn smoothie, so I just had some water instead.
How have I felt? Interestingly, about like normal, which is basically total crap. The only difference is normally when my head hurts this bad I take tylenol or ibuprofen for it. I have decided not to take any OTC drugs during these two days of smoothie fast (though I will if I need to during the rest). No nausea but am light headed and have scattered thinking, again, those aren't out of the realm of normal for me. Usually, though, when I feel this light-headed, I eat something. It's not terrible. Not so bad that I'm going to stop the smoothie fast. If I felt truly struggling and unable to function, I would eat something that falls within the elimination diet guidelines.
I slept well last night-- had some gooooood dreams, actually-- but my headache was persistent throughout the night and in to today.
I have been talking to Iris about what I'm doing. She said she would like to go on a fast of only candy. Trying to explain how that wouldn't really work, but wouldn't it be lovely if it would?