The Yummiest Breakfast You Would Never Eat

  • 1 cup of homemade chicken broth
  • 4 raw egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • salt

That’s what I have been eating every morning,  for the last year and a half and I love it.

Along with the broth I also ate 1 1/2 cups of plain homemade yogurt. The yogurt has been cultured for 24 hours (instead of 8 hours like you would typically make it) so it is very sour. I put 1/3 teaspoon of honey on a spoon and lick the spoon while I’m eating the yogurt. It seemed impossibly sour at first but I became addicted to it very quickly.

This diet I am on is delicious but extremely hard to follow and it just got harder.

For as many things the GAPS Diet has healed in our family and for how much better I have felt, I still have candida (a yeast overgrowth). My GAPS practitioner said it might take years to heal so I have tried to be patient but I don’t want to be on this diet forever and the candida and it’s sugar cravings have gotten the better of me. If I stick to one teaspoon of honey a day then I do okay but every time I start adding the juice and the fruit my cravings get out of control again.

Clearly the candida is winning.

Out of desperation I dropped the juice and the fruit and even the honey all together. Do you know how hard that is? It is hard but I didn’t know what else to do.

Then I talked to a doctor friend of mine and he said that wasn’t going to be good enough.

Apparently when your body doesn’t get any sugars it will turn protein into sugar. I had forgotten I was so talented.

So this means I have to stop eating meat and he said I need more fat because I’m not talented enough to turn fat into anything but a beautiful healthy body. Who wouldn’t sign up for that?? I’ve talked before about the virtues of eat eating more fat but I need more, more.

21 Days

For 21 days I have to get 70% of my calories from healthy fats and the yeast should finally die off.

I can do anything for 21 days. Especially if it means I don’t have to stay on the GAPS diet for the rest of my life. So here’s my plan…

  • I am weighing and measuring and counting grams and calories until I figure this out.
  • I’m adding 2 tablespoons of butter to my morning broth instead of one
  • I can still eat some yogurt but I have to eat much less and I have to add three tablespoons of sour cream per cup, no honey.
  • I have to eat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil every day which I kind of hate. I blend it with carrots and chicken broth and try to get it down that way but I’m still not getting three tablespoons.
  • Eating fat is hard! And I’m full all the time. It seems like I’m eating next to nothing and yesterday I figured out I only ate 1000 calories. I don’t think I can eat more than that but maybe I don’t have to.

It’s so strange eating a high carb diet all my life and being preached to that fat is evil only to find out that the carbs are killing us slowly and we need more fat.

I have gone from one nutritional theory to the next, in the last ten years, trying to fix my family’s health problems. I have learned more and more as I’ve gone along and hopefully I have a few more of the missing pieces this time.

I’ll check back in 21 days with my results.

Or if you’re super lucky I’ll post daily updates.  🙂

Happy Saturday!

2 thoughts on “The Yummiest Breakfast You Would Never Eat

  1. jenny

    Good heavens, you are a *SAINT!* A desperate saint, yes, but also an obedient and dedicated one. All fingers & toes crossed that these next 21 days will mean a world of difference in the way you feel!

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