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Health, Home, and Happiness: What Do You Eat On GAPS? (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

Friday, January 1, 2010

What Do You Eat On GAPS? (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

ShareOrganic apples, butternut squash, cheese, butter, pecans, coffee, organic beef, honey, bananas, eggs, avocados are all allowed on GAPS 

I'm trying not to be obnoxious about it, but as I see how great our family feels on GAPS I find myself talking about it perhaps too much. Quickly into the conversation people ask me, so what can you eat? When I came home from a weekly shopping trip and saw that I had only bought GAPS-approved food, I took a picture to show how many awesome yummy foods you can have on GAPS. In addition to this, we've introduced sprouted lentils, and have our olive oil and coconut oil.

Gut and Psychology SyndromeI know a lot of us health-minded people are intrigued by the idea of 'cleanses' and fasts to detoxify the body. But I've found that I don't have the ability to stay on most fasts/cleanses because of pregnancy/breastfeeding (I got pregnant in 12/05 with my daughter and have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding ever sense), or I just am not able to function with my day-to-day activities on the cleanse due to low energy.  On GAPS I have tons of energy, I've even cut back to a reasonable amount of coffee (one and a half small coffee cups).

I like bread, but there are plenty of other carbs available, plus recipes for bread-like things made with squash and nut flours.

You can read my previous posts for more information about the diet:
Starting GAPS
Modifying the GAPS Intro to work for us

This is a part of Real Food Wednesday and Fight Back Fridays

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Blogger Paula said...

I have not gotten the book yet (very expensive and not sold here) and I am a bit worried. My son cannot have eggs (deadly allergic) or cheese (any dairy for that matter). I am looking into this because of a guest post you did on Cheeseslave's blog and because she told me to look into the diet to help my son with all his allergies (he is allergic to a LOT of foods, including nuts/legumes and fish - oh yeah and chicken too). Can he survive on a diet like this? I don't want to spend the money to get the books only to find out that it is too limiting for my son. Thanks.

January 31, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

forgot to subscribe to followup comments. That is what this post is for. :D

January 31, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

Hmm, you may want to look at, similar diet (I like GAPS better though), but their website is a bit easier to navigate than the various GAPS ones.

Can he do turkey? I know there are quite a few egg-free people who do it, our family isn't egg-allergic so we do eat quite a few. Nuts and legumes are advanced anyway. We were dairy allergic until we did GAPS, so there is hope!

I'd say you *need* to be able to do some meat (beef, lamb), veggies/fruit (squash, apples), some sort of fat (tallow, duck fat, coconut oil) and if you can do any of the foods out of these 'food groups' then you're not too restricted.

Hope that helps? Of course I'm not a professional. Just a mom :)

February 1, 2010 at 4:25 AM  

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