That was the understatement of the year (so far).
My summary of Stage 1 & 2:
It's very tough. It's especially hard when you are completely changing your eating to reflect this healing mindset. I don't know how families do it together, because it's also incredibly expensive (and we've only been doing what we can, so not 100% following the guidelines), it's time consuming, and the food really isn't that great. However, my hubby and I have already lost some weight, and and I think I've felt a little better. Dairy still doesn't agree with me, though, as I found out when I thought it'd be fun to try and add some clarified butter to a bowl of soup one morning. Oh well. I think that if you can make it through the first and second stage, you'll be okay.
Okay, running out of time. Here's the recipe for the meatball soup:
GAPS-friendly Meatball Soup (still good if you're not on GAPS)
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
2 qts. beef stock
1 qt. water
1 C (8 oz) broccoli florets
1 C (8 oz) cauliflower
1 medium onion, cut into large chunks
2-3 TBSP lard
Salt, pepper, sage, rosemary, thyme, dill to taste
4 cloves chopped garlic