day 23

today was Brussels sprouts & bacon day! =)

45 min walk

*** I had my breakfast quite early because I had an f/u appointment with my gastro-enterologist… was prescribed another type of antiobiotics (Flagyl) to take for the next 7 days to try to eradicate this parasite that is still causing symptoms… we’ll see how it goes, I don’t like antibiotics but I don’t have other option at this point. Meanwhile, I’ll continue to eat my daily dose of raw organic sauerkraut & take my yeast probiotics Floractive (known as Florastor in the USA).

:: 8am: sauerkraut + 2 free-range hard-boiled eggs + free-range bacon

:: 12h30pm: grass-fed beef  + onions + Brussels sprouts + turnips

:: 3h30pm: soaked almonds

::5h30pm: free-range chicken + free-range bacon + avocado + Brussels sprouts + leeks

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day 12

1-hour walk before breakfast

:: 11h30am: sauerkraut

:: 12h00: 3 free-range eggs + 2 slices of free-range bacon + 1/2 avocado + lettuce + balsamic vinegar

*** last night, I had a bite of my boyfriend’s chocolate Easter’s bunny and this afternoon I felt SO AWFUL! When looking at the ingredients more closely, I realized there was wheat in it… 😦 Spent the afternoon in bed, very tired, extremely bloated and had abdominal pain… all of that for a piece of cheap chocolate that wasn’t even good… god, need to think more before I eat! this is why I wasn’t hungry for dinner and only add veggies + coconut oil + avocado…

:: 6h30pm: zucchini + red bell pepper cooked in coconut oil + avocado

::8h00pm: 2 hard-boiled eggs (I got so hungry so had to eat a little something!)

day 11

1-hour walk before breakfast

:: 9h30am: sauerkraut + 2 free-range eggs + broccoli

:: 12h30: onions + red bell pepper + tomatoes + free-range chicken + broccoli

:: 3pm: leftover broccoli + balsamic vinegar

:: 5h15pm: grass-fed beef + garlic + red wine vinegar + Dijon + mushrooms + leafy greens + cherry tomatoes + avocado + balsamic vinegar

30-min walk

::8h30pm: about 50 g of dark chocolate + organic raw cocoa nibs (while watching the royal wedding live! such a special occasion warranted a little treat… any excuse works!)

day 8

:: 9am: sauerkraut + silverbeet frittata (equivalent of 2 free-range eggs)

:: 12h30: mesclun + free-range chicken + avocado + sun-dried tomatoes + balsamic vinegar + avocado oil + 2 cherry tomatoes

:: 3pm: 2 free-range eggs + gluten-free tamari sauce

:: 5h30pm: meat loaf (free-range Otway pork + spinach + tomato paste + seasonings) + green beans + coconut oil + avocado

*** today was difficult! After eating more carbohydrates than usual last weekend (because of the gluten-free bread and pancakes I was served at the B&B), eating cheese and drinking wine, I had awful cravings today and am happy to be back to my routine and healthy foods! =)

day 5

:: 9am:  1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 10am: 2 free-range eggs + 1 slice free-range bacon + zucchini with olive oil (I felt like a kid when plating my breakfast!)

:: 1pm: free-range & gluten-free chicken sausages + mesclun + balsamic vinegar + last few drops of my extra-virgin olive oil I brought back directly from Spain… 😦

:: 6h45pm: grass-fed beef + Brussels sprouts + turnip + broccoli + onions in red wine sauce

:: 7pm: 25 g dark chocolate + organic raw cocoa nibs (melted a few secs in the micro-wave!)

*** I am going out of Melbourne CBD (for the 1st time!!) for Easter weekend and will be going to the Yarra Valley (leaving tomorrow Friday). Our weekend include a tour of 4 to 5 wineries = wine and artisanal cheese tasting. I will drink wine, which I really enjoy but drink only occasionally, and I will have cheese in small amounts. However, I will stay gluten-free. Our B&B hosts is happy to prepare gluten-free breakfast for us and we have found restaurants offering gluten-free options in the area. I really don’t care whether it is considered cheating, I just consider it living! I’ll do my best to stay on track but won’t miss any special opportunity! This weekend, my boyfriend and I will actually be celebrating our 11th anniversary (which actually was on March 23rd, but I was sick at that time). My high school sweetheart and I will definitely enjoy our weekend and I’ll keep you posted about my weekend when I come back on Sunday. =) Happy Easter!

day 4

:: 9h30am: Asian-style frittata (2 free-range eggs + broccoli + homemade teryaki sauce from Nourishing Traditions) + 1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 1pm: grass-fed beef + red wine + onions + Brussels sprouts + turnips + coconut oil + broccoli + 2nd dose of sauerkraut!

:: 5h45pm: grass-fed ground beef + mushrooms + tomatoes + onions + olive oil + coconut butter + red wine vinegar + oregano + basil + pepper + salt with zucchini + avocado

:: 6pm: 25 g dark chocolate

day 3

:: 10h30am: 2 free-range eggs + 1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 12h30: grass-fed ground beef + mushrooms + tomatoes + onions + olive oil + coconut butter + red wine vinegar + oregano + basil + pepper + salt with green beans + 1/2 small avocado

:: 3pm: about a cup of leftover green beans cooked in coconut butter

:: 5h45pm: grass-fed beef + red wine + onions + Brussels sprouts + turnips + coconut butter

:: 6pm: 20 g dark chocolate sprinkled with organic raw cocoa nibs