RepairVite Program: the craziness I said “yes” to

“This Program is not for the faint of heart or weak-willed. It’s definitely one of the hardest “diets” I’ve ever been on, but, in the end, it was the beginning of a transformation of my entire way of eating, how I look at food, and how I listen to and treat my body.”

I’ve been doing a bit of online research about this diet I am going to be on, and I ran across the above quote about the program I am about to start. The “hardest ‘diets’ I’ve ever been on” scared me a little bit.  But, you know what? The “not for the faint of heart or weak of willed” got me pumped. I may have an autoimmune disease that has the potential to attack any of my organs on any given day, but guess what? I am not in the “faint of heart” category. If anyone can do this “diet”, it’s me. It’s tough. Believe me, I keep reading over the Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid list just in case I missed something that is allowed like chocolate. I read over the list and chocolate is still under the Avoid list; same place it was yesterday.  

In my online research, I have found other lupies online who have used the RepairVite diet with success.  That is hopeful. I also watched a Youtube video of a doctor giving a summary of the program to his patients. He said a number of people in his office who went on the RepairVite program lost fifteen to twenty pounds. What?! Fifteen to twenty pounds?! However, my doctor was very clear; this is not a weight loss program.

I am already mourning the foods I will have to avoid for three weeks. I think chocolate must be one of the hardest. I ate a s’mores as a mid-morning snack today. (And by the way, Trader Joe’s has the perfect-sized chocolate bars both in length and thickness for s’mores. They fit perfectly on the graham cracker, and they melt nicely.)

Give up chocolate?! Gasp! What was I going to do? I was going to go out with a bang that's what. Hello s'mores.

Give up chocolate?! Gasp! What was I going to do? I was going to go out with a bang that’s what. Hello s’mores.

I also discovered that a marshmallow softens up nicely in a microwave for 10 seconds. I am also considering having a couple of chocolate chip cookies from the freezer as a mid-afternoon snack. The countdown to the sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. period has begun. (dun, dun, dunnn!)

 Note: This entry is part of my food elimination diet series. These posts are based on my personal journal entries during this period. Subsequent related entries will be posted chronologically but may not be posted on the same dates they occurred. 

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