If you have been following my posts lately, you know I’ve been on the GAPS Introduction diet for several weeks. One of my favorite resources, besides the GAPS book, has been the ebook “What Can I Eat Now?” 30 Days on GAPS Intro by Cara of Health, Home and Happiness. I am so impressed by this book that I have decided to give a copy to a lucky reader in my very first giveaway on The Urban Hearth.
This little gem is just perfect for helping you get started when you are only allowed just a few different kinds of foods:
meat, broth and a few vegetables. Cara has created some very tasty recipes throughout each stage, and she gives lots of tips and tricks about how to get started and how to implement each stage, including detoxification ideas and recommendations.
She tells how to make stock, what to purchase in bulk and how to prepare it. She gives a list of ideas to do with kids that does not involve food to keep them busy and distracted from how they are feeling. (Even adults will find this list helpful!) Cara also gives advice about how to tell others that you (and your children) are on a restrictive diet and can only eat what you make.
At the beginning of each stage you are reminded what you will be eating for that stage. Then each stage is broken down into three meals a day for five days. The recipes are approximate for a family of four. She tells you what food to introduce and when. At the end of each day you are given a list of things that should be included for that day and a suggestion for a detox bath.
Even though I was unable to complete the Intro diet in 30 days does not mean you will not be able to. I will continue to use this helpful resource and most people who do not have major digestive issues can do the Intro diet quickly and effectively. If you do get stuck on a stage, though, this book has so many different recipes that you are certain to not be bored.
This ebook is not a replacement for the GAPS book and is only to be used as a supplement. Make sure you get a copy of the GAPS book and read it before you start the diet. If you are under supervision by a health professional, please consider letting them know that you are planning to implement this diet. Never, ever stop taking a prescribed medication without talking with a health professional first.
This ebook was approved by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. She receives royalties from all sales and donates all to the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Lets get on with the giveaway!
UPDATE: I am extending this giveaway because Feedburner is having issues, and I will be unable to verify email addresses until they fix it.
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Thank you to everyone who signed up for The Urban Hearth’s very first giveaway. If you did not win, you can still purchase your very own copy of “What Can I Eat Now?” by clicking on the link or clicking on the icon in the column on the right. Thanks, again, everyone!