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Week 1 Menu – Total Elimination Diet

These are the meals I prepared for week 1.  I had no idea what I was doing here.  I knew the list of items I could eat, but I HATE eating the same things repeatedly.  Repetition in food is B.O.R.I.N.G! That being said, I attempted to put things together in semi-appetizing ways.  Note: hope you don’t also require a low salt diet because that’s the ONLY thing that gives this food flavor.

MONDAY
Breakfast – 1 rice cake, 1 pear, 20 oz. diluted pear juice
Lunch – 4 oz. brown rice pasta with 2 slices TED approved turkey lunch meat,
12 oz. sparkling water
Dinner – Grilled turkey breast tenderloin, Roasted Potatoes, & grilled squash
Snack(s) – 1 rice cake, 2 slices of turkey lunch meat

TUESDAY
Breakfast – 1 bowl  crunchy rice cereal, 1 pear
Lunch – Leftover grilled turkey breast tenderloin, roasted potatoes, & grilled squash
Dinner – Turkey & Rice Bake
Snack – 1 rice cake

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast – 1 bowl crunchy rice cereal, 1 pear
Lunch – Leftover Turkey Rice Casserole
Dinner – Turkey breast tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, & grilled squash

THURSDAY
Breakfast – 1 bowl crunchy rice cereal, 1 pear
Lunch – Leftover mashed potatoes mixed with ground turkey
Dinner – Rice mixed with ground turkey and sweet potatoes

FRIDAY
Breakfast – 1 bowl crunchy rice cereal, 1 pear
Lunch – Leftover mashed potatoes & 2 slices of turkey lunch meat
Dinner – Turkey Spaghetti Casserole
Snack(s) – Rice crackers

SATURDAY
Breakfast – 1 bowl crunchy rice cereal, 1 pear
Lunch – Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole
Dinner – Grilled turkey breast, rice with cream of…whatever soup, & grilled sweet potatoes
Snack(s) – Leftover mashed potatoes & 2 slices of turkey lunch meat, rice crackers & a
pear, rice cake…apparently I was hungry today.

SUNDAY
Breakfast – 1 rice cake
Lunch -Leftover turkey breast tenderloin, rice, grilled sweet potatoes, and 1 pear
Dinner – Bowl of rice, 1 bowl crunchy rice cereal & a pear

End of Week Thoughts
1. Day 1. Holy guacamole did I have a headache.  Going from 150mg of caffeine daily to zero cold turkey is NO JOKE.  If you have time to wean yourself down, do it!  Otherwise chug the water and let Tylenol be your friend.
2. Day 2-7. The headaches were less/gone, but the sugar withdrawal was KILLER.  It didn’t help that before I started the TED I was mildly addicted to sugar.  Wanna know what’s really good…nevermind, lets not talk about that which we can’t consume.
3. I did NOT buy enough protein for the week.  I ran out of protein by Sunday and ate rice for Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast & lunch.  I was a hangry momma by the time I got some meat in me again.
4. I’m not sure that this diet is giving me all of the necessary nutrients.  If I have time (hahaha!) this upcoming week I think I’ll try to calculate to see what areas I’m lacking in and see if there’s a way to compensate on the TED.
5. Overall, it honestly didn’t suck as bad as I thought it was gonna.  Yay!  Onto Week 2.

Disclaimer – Always seek the advise of a medical professional before beginning a new diet.
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