Now that I’ve celebrated a year on GAPS, I wanted to tell you a little more about a great e-book that I used during both of my times on the intro portion of the diet.
Preparing for Intro
After I first read Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, I started to look for additional resources to help me prepare to start. I was feeling pretty confident about being able to successfully implement the full GAPS diet. The part that worried me, though, was getting through the intro portion.
How was I going to create meals that I liked when all I could eat during the first stage was boiled meats, broth, and a few veggies? I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt a mild sense of panic after reading through the allowed foods list!
Just a little before I was going to start, I came across an e-book that sounded like it would make all the difference in the world! Cara of Health, Home, and Happiness had written What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days of recipes and tips for the GAPS Intro Diet. That sounded like just what I needed, and I quickly ordered it.
It was such a big help! Cara carefully laid out instructions on how to prepare for GAPS intro, including what to buy and how to prep your food. Then for each stage of intro, she shows you what to add and includes recipes for each day.
The recipes were very delicious and helped me to see that I could eat on intro! In fact, her butternut squash soup from the very first day is one I still make regularly, even though I’m no longer on intro. It’s quick and easy, and quite tasty.
Oh, and be sure to read all the way through to the end, which I may have neglected to do the first time through intro. Cara has great tips about how to introduce dairy, a checklist for symptoms, and tips on moving to full GAPS.
Get Your Copy
If you are considering giving GAPS a try, I’d highly recommend buying Cara’s e-book. It will help you see that intro is possible!
Cara has graciously offered to give one copy away to one of my readers. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to enter!
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