21-Days on The Myers Way Elimination Diet!
I’ve made it through 21 days on my elimination diet! Starting on February 1st, I started the The Myers Way 21-day cleanse. For the month of February I eliminated a variety of high-allergen foods from my diet, resetting my body in order to assess how I react to certain foods. That means starting today I can slowly start reintroducing these foods back into my diet.
While I’m excited about the idea of eating some chocolate and maybe a slice of bread (or two, or three…) a part of me just wants to stick with the diet I’ve been on for the past 21 days. I feel incredible. I haven’t had coffee in over a month (I weaned myself off of that early, in preparation), and I don’t feel like I need it.
I have more energy in the morning, and I’m sure I annoy my sister as I push her out the door on our daily walk. I’ve been challenged in my cooking, and seeing as I don’t eat meat, I have had to get creative with my meals. I’ve perfected large batches of vegan black bean salad, roasted root vegetables, brown rice nori rolls and warm quinoa breakfast cereal (check out the recipe below!)
If following The Myers Way means clear skin, more energy and weight loss, count me in. For those of you hesitant to commit to the challenge, I encourage you to look into The Myers Way. Dr. Myers and her nutritionist Brianne are helpful, knowledgable and leave you thinking, “yeah, I can do this.” Having their support is encouraging, and when you have questions or concerns, they’re there for you.
Consider committing to a cleanse or elimination diet. It’s worth it, I promise.
Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
From: Eat Move Live
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries or dried blueberries
Rinse the quinoa. Combine the quinoa, almond milk, water, cinnamon and dried blueberries in a large pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the mixture comes to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook the quinoa until the liquid has been absorbed, 10-15 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients and let the cereal rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
You can also top it with ¼ cup chopped nuts. Pecans or almonds are a tasty choice. You can also sprinkle in some ground flax seed to get your daily dose of omega-3s. Enjoy!