|Cheesy tostadas--these were good! I'll post the recipe soon.|
making dinner, doing dishes, and prepping for upcoming meals and snacks during this. There wasn't enough time in the day to do it all on my own, and I'm extremely grateful to him for all of his assistance, assurance, and encouragement.
Since this is the end of the actual plan, here is my summary of pros and cons that I've found:
What I liked about this diet:
- Relatively short-term (although it didn't feel like it)
- Results were easily seen and measured
- It did help with the inflammation and irritation (especially after I quit eating/drinking all of the dairy in the plan)
- Some revelation about possible causes/triggers of inflammation
- Some recipes were tasty, with some simple alterations (that fell within the guidelines of the plan)
- Not an easy change
- So much dairy!
- Did not relieve all of my inflammation symptoms (still experienced symptoms, but they were decreased some in intensity)
- Hard to adjust to not using any sort of seasonings other than salt and pepper, which led to
- Bland recipes
- Recipes that weren't quite right in terms of quantities of ingredients or total number of servings
- A LOT of work in the kitchen!
- Searching for some of the ingredients in the recipes got a little frustrating
- I wouldn't consider this a sustainable way of eating long-term
I should probably mention that I wasn't doing this diet as an endorsement for the book or as a promotion for anyone or any company. We just decided to do it on our own, and thought that our experience with it might help others who are considering this diet plan.