Endo Diet Phase 1: Day 2&3

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Day 2

  • Weight: still the same
  • Fluid: water, lemon water
  • Breakfast: banana, carrot+ginger juice
  • Lunch: baked carrot, zucchini, chicken liver and fish — I felt lower abdomen discomfort not long after that. I think it’s the chicken liver (halal, not organic) and fish (leftovers from last night – I ordered from Indian restaurant, I didn’t know what kind of fish it was)
  • Snack: carrot+ginger juice
  • Dinner: baked salmon, carrot, zucchini — no discomfort or pain all night
  • Exercise: yoga

Day 2 was pretty easy, no cravings whatsoever.

Day 3

  • Weight: still the same
  • Fluid: water, lemon water, chamomile+osmanthus tea
  • Fruits: banana
  • Breakfast: — I missed my breakfast >_<
  • Lunch: Grilled zucchini, squash, and arugula
  • Dinner: garlicky spinach and baked cod
  • Snack: lemon filled olives, banana
  • Exercise: yoga, walking

I craved brownies and green tea latte all day. It’s hard when you see your husband eat brownies and you can’t have it >_<

I took a bite of beef patty from my husband’s plate at lunch to see how’s my body react, well… one bite was too little, no reaction! LOL

Thoughts

~ I still feel worried that I eat too much fish (it’s 4 days in a row now!) and causes me more pain on my next period (about a week for now). I usually eat non-plant based food (salmon sushi) once a week only. Again, I have no proper protein source other than meats for now. I guess I can eat bok choy or broccoli, but I will need to eat a bunch of it to keep my current weight!

~ It’s difficult to get organic chicken at a local groceries store. I can order it online from Taobao, but the price is quite expensive and so far I can only buy the whole chicken. I need to search harder…

~ The book‘s diet plan sample mentioned having bone marrow broth as a snack. I went to the biggest groceries store in Nanjing to buy cow’s bone marrow, it has it but in the packaging didn’t say that it’s from an organic farm or a grass-fed cow. So, I didn’t buy it. I’m still thinking what snack options I can get.

Adeno/Endo Diet: One Year Assessment

It has been a year since I decided to eat clean as part of my efforts healing from Adenomyosis. I keep records of my food intakes but never really make assessments whether I follow Endo Diet properly.

Couple days ago I had a chat with my doctor regarding my current condition. My pain has been lessened (which is great!), but she seemed concerned about my diet. She keeps telling me “Please take care of your diet”. She said that because she knows how awful my diet these last few months. So I decided to check whether I was that bad 🙄

I tracked back my diet from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017. The assessment based on these criteria:

NO” Food: food that I shouldn’t eat, such as non-organic meats and eggs, dairy, soy products, sugary food, fried food, food that contains gluten (wheat, barley, bulgur, mir, rye, seitan), processed food, bad oils, spicy food, and coffee.

” ” Food: non-plants food that gives me no harms, such as organic eggs and salmons.

The last one year, I always thought that consuming whole-wheat products won’t give my body any bad effects because my doctor told me I can eat whole-wheat product in moderation. But finally, in my last period,  I noticed how bloated I was after I ate a whole-wheat bread. I decided to try to eliminate wheat from my diet completely.

In this assessment, I included wheat as part of my NO food. And to be honest, I feel disappointed with my assessment results😞 You will understand why after you see these pictures…

Dec 2016 As you can see, lots of NO-NOs there which relate to lots of pains 😓 What I’ve done? Why did I torture my self? 😭

I’m trying to do better this month…

Every day is a battle for me… but as I said, I might be crawling, but I will keep going!

Ellie ~ Adeno Warrior

 

First Update in 2018

Yes, it’s January 16, 2018. It’s a very late new year greetings! 😆

I haven’t posted anything here for more than a month. I was busy failing on my Endo diet and trying to get back on track over and over again! 😅

2018 gives me a new kind of stress in my head. My husband and I are planning to move to his home country this year. We are busy preparing my immigrant visa application and making some scenarios of what ifs. What if I couldn’t get my visa this summer while my husband already told his boss he would not continue his work contract? What if after we moved back to his home country we couldn’t get a job? In my head was, what if after I migrated there my condition not getting better and I couldn’t work? The living cost there is much higher than China’s and if my husband is the only one who works, our life will be more difficult than in China. I wouldn’t have health insurance and the gynecologist cost would be ridiculously expensive. God, I need to take a deep long breath…

Okay, enough with an unnecessary stress that I have just created. New update, my Ayurvedic doctor prescribed me with a new Ayurvedic medicine at the end of December. She also told me to take Serratiopeptidase enzymes – it’s supposed to help to relief my pain naturally because it’s coming from silkworms enzyme (We will talk about it later in a different post) and she told me to take diclofenac to replace ibuprofen (It works much better than ibuprofen for me, but I have to take it with pantoprazole so it won’t irritate my stomach lining). So far my pain is lessened but the duration of the bleeding is lengthened although the bleeding volume is less. This is my second-month taking Serratiopeptidase, I think my body is still adapting. I read that we can see the result of taking Serratiopeptidase after 3 months so we will see!

That’s all for now, I will try to post another update this week.

Ciao!

(Kinda) Endo Diet Recipe: Corn Fusili with Pesto Sauce and Stir Fried Zucchini & Cauliflower

Why does the post title include a “kinda” word? That’s because I used a bottled pesto sauce instead of freshly made and it contained cheese. And also, I use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos😬 Btw, I’m still on the same theme as yesterday, cooking for a lazy person! 😂

So today I made: Corn Fusilli with Pesto Sauce and Stir Fried Zucchini & Cauliflower. It’s easy and of course, it’s delicious!

The ingredients:

  • About 150gr of Corn Fusilli (I use it because that’s the only gluten-free pasta I have)
  • 1/3 bottle of Pesto sauce
  • Few florets of Cauliflower
  • 1/4 part of medium zucchini, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 or 1 tbsp of Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blends
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (use 1 if you don’t want it to be too garlicky), minced
  • 1 tbsp of low sodium light soy sauce
  • A pinch of salt to taste

How to cook:

  1. Boil water in a small pot for the fusilli, add a pinch of salt and a little bit of oil. When it’s boiling, add the fusilli and cook for 8 minutes or according to the direction in the packaging.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in the pan over medium heat. After it’s hot, add the minced garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the zucchini, stir for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower, stir it all together with the zucchini for 3 minutes or until it started to look soft.
  5. Add the Mrs. Dash chicken grilling blend, salt, and soy sauce. Stir evenly until all of the veggies cooked.
  6. When the fusilli is ready, strain, and then put the fusilli back into the pot. Add the pesto sauce, stir evenly. And put it on a plate.
  7. Top with the stir fried zucchini & cauliflower. Serve hot.

Give this recipe a try, and I hope you like it!😘