GAPS Intro (3rd attempt) Day 1

Today’s post will be rather abbreviated since I’m tired and my laptop is down (I’m on on hubby’s Ipad). We’re a day late beginning the group intro, but I needed yesterday to recoup and regroup. Today went rather well. I stayed motivated and cooked and cleaned quite a bit – hence the tired -. Katie had bellyaches all day but was in a good mood even though she was extremely tired after skipping a nap. I’m hopeful that they will disappear tomorrow after another day of well-cooked nourishing foods. If not, I’m going to reevaluate the type and amount of veggies I’m using. Oh and hubby’s decided to join us on this round so we’ll see how things go for all of us.

Breakfast: mini-meatballs (ground beef rolled into balls) cooked in chicken broth with carrots and shredded cabbage. Reread stage 1 of GAPS after breakfast and noticed cabbage is illegal. Oops. I’m super bummed since it was so good.

Lunch: cream of broccoli soup (broccoli in chicken broth blended with a hand blender) with boiled chicken either served on the side with Celtic sea salt or mixed in the soup

Drinks: filtered water, ginger tea, mint tea

Dinner: Bollito (boiled chuck roast) sliced thin and served alongside cauliflower, carrot, and pea soup in chicken broth

I’ll take a bit of a tv break then make soup for breakfast and enough for hubby to take to work tomorrow in a Thermos to keep warm. Sooo wish I could go right to bed. I think I’ll eat again first though to prevent low blood sugar. We all went a long time with no food between lunch and dinner but then all got hungry this evening after dinner. Curious what tomorrow will bring & think I’ll make some bone broth applesauce just in case Katie needs it for the night or morning if she didn’t get enough fuel. Night all. Hope those of you doing intro are faring well!


Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

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