Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Last night of freedom

Tomorrow I am going to begin the elimination diet. What did I eat today in preparation? A vanilla latte, some jelly beans and a small chocolate bunny. Well, that's not all I ate today, but those were some of my last goodies for a while. And you know what? All three of those things made my stomach feel like crap.

My blendtec blender came via UPS today, as well. I had to fire it up right away! My maiden smoothies? A cucumber, spinach, pineapple and mint mix. YUM. It was really yummy. No, really. I'm looking forward to my two days of green smoothie fast. I do anticipate being tired and am going to try and take it easy, but it will be delicious.

I wrote in my last post about shopping at Whole Foods. I bought (all organic) 10 apples, 6 pears, 3 bunches of lacinato kale, one head of cauliflower, one acorn squash, 3 heads of broccoli, one pack of mint, one bunch each of cilantro and flat-leaf parsley, 2 garnet yams two bags of frozen cherries, two bags of frozen blueberries and a bag of frozen raspberries. Oh, and some ginger. I already had a giant package of spinach from Costco yesterday that I'll need for my green smoothies. I also bought raw sunflower seeds, quinoa, pinenuts and rice cereal (yep, like baby food. joy.) This is going to get me through the next few days and then I'll do another big shop.

I was asking for suggestions on Facebook about favorite spots in Seattle to buy organic produce. One of the suggestions was the farmer's market and I was like "duh". So, it's going to be a goal of mine to hit the farmer's market every weekend while I'm doing the elimination diet and then at least every other weekend through the end of the summer. While I felt totally gouged shopping at Whole Foods today, I wouldn't even mind paying those same prices if I knew they were going right to the farmer. Though I suspect the prices will be less, in general.


  1. You have to watch Whole Foods closely. Charlie's Produce is their supplier and more and more of their produce is becoming conventional versus organic. It's something I bring up everytime I shop there (I'm a mystery shopper there) and it's one of the reasons I rarely buy any live food there.

    PCC on the other hand is my favorite (no matter the location) because they contract with local farmers from BC down to OR but mostly in WA so they can get good local organic stuff regularly.

  2. Hey thanks! i will defenitly write and ask if its possible to send me the book. But since i really want to start asap (i want to feel better same reactions here on chocolate etc, but i still eat it anyway grrr that has to stop!) could you please tell me if the first 2 days smoothies are also with fruit or only greens? And do you drink apart from water anything else. And how many smoothies do you take per day? Hope you did get some rest today and that it is not to difficult to hold on, good luck!


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