I have completed a full week plus on the Wahls protocol. Specifically I am following step one – the Wahls diet. It’s been a bit up and down getting it right but I’ve managed to stay completely gluten free and nearly casein free.
I won’t pretend it has been easy but it hasn’t been as hard as I thought either. I haven’t been tempted to cheat even when I made the family cookies and muffins. Not even to lick the spoon. Besides, my weakness is cheese. So far I have managed to just ignore it.
The toughest part is getting the leafy greens in. I get tired of salad, salad, salad. It’s fine during the week but eating them all weekend gets a bit tiresome.
I discovered green smoothies today and think this might be a solution. 2 cups of spinach and four berries plus a bit of milk equalled tasty goodness. That’s the first cup of leafy. Then, a lovely salad for lunch and some steamed greens for supper.
I also made what I’m going to call sulfur soup. I made it with 4 cups beef bone broth, 2 cups of kale, 2 cups baby bok Choy, onions, garlic and some salt. So good. I’m calling 1.5 cup = 1 cup sulfur. Next time I make it I will try to post photos.
First week results: redness on face much lighter. Lost 5 pounds. No improvement in sleep patterns. No improvement in energy levels. Back still very red and dry. Hands got very bad after being outside. This is one area that I hope will soon improve.