Menu Plan

Last week I shared with you that I was experimenting with giving up gluten and dairy for a few weeks. Apparently gluten and I were meant to be together because my gluten free plan didn’t work so well.

A few days after giving up gluten I started to feel awful. I began to have stomach issues and much to my concern dropped six pounds in four days. Not only was a dropping weight I was exhausted and had a hard time getting through my morning workout.

I added whole grains back into my diet and almost immediately felt better. I still skip the carbs after lunch, but apparently my body needs them in the morning to maintain weight and energy. I’m still limiting the dairy in hopes that my sinus issues improve.


Zucchini Muffins

served with smoothies

 Menu Plan

Scrambled Eggs with Veggies

Whole Wheat Corn Waffles

served with fruit

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

served with fruit

Eggs, Cereal, Oatmeal, Breakfast leftovers

The Lunch List


Curried Pumpkin Soup

served with bread, vegetables

Crock Pot BBQ Pork

served with rice, vegetables

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Pita Pizza

served with salad

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  1. As soeone who is allergic to dairy (no not lactose) I ca tell you if its just minor sinus trouble its not dairy. I get full on allergy attacks where my nose pours, my face itches so bad I want to peel off my skin. I really recommend going to an allergis and letting him do a skin prick test. It tests for 40 different allergins. I am allergic to milk, pollen, ragweed, hay, cats, long haired dogs, and something that growns at my inlaws that does not grow in SE Louisiana. For food allergies they told me the common culprits are peanuts, chocolate, milk, oranges and tomatoes. I had to cut everything out for 3 weeks to rid my body of the toxins. Then I could slowly add 1 a week to see what triggered it. I haven’t had milk in over 25 years.

  2. That is so interesting! We have two eating GF here, but when I took it out of my diet, I noticed no change at all. Never heard of someone needing it, though! Lucky you 🙂

  3. kendra burton says:

    I have a few friends here in Atlanta who thought their sinus trouble had to do with our awful air quality. Their ENTs suggested before surgery that they try eliminating all processed meats and anything else with nitrates in them. In all 3 of my friends, within 2 weeks of cutting out lunch meat, pepperoni, hot dogs, etc – no more siinus trouble. It’s worth a try!

  4. I used to get sinus infections 6-7 times a year – cut out dairy (along with feathers from bedding) and I have not had an infection in 3 years. I have found I can have small amounts and still be ok – so it may not be forever for you either. Good luck!

  5. Maybe try swapping out gluten-based carb sources for gluten-free carbs, like quinoa?

  6. It doesn’t have to be a full on allergy to cause sinus issues, though. I have a mild lactose intolerance that never causes GI issues, just sinus issues, headaches, that sort of thing. Nothing dramatic but it is chronic and very annoying. When I consume zero lactose I rarely get a headache or sinus pressure…as opposed to several times a week all year long. Additionally, my lactose intolerance made me more susceptible to environmental allergies to dust and cats. Without the lactose I have only a very slight reaction to cats and an even smaller reaction to dust.

  7. Sarah Marie says:

    I just finished my dairy free 10 days and saw no difference in my post nasal drip. So my doctor is having me do gluten free. You should look into your reaction to giving up gluten because I’ve been told to expect to feel worse before I feel better. Apparently gluten can actually cause some organ (I forget) damage. By going gluten free you feel worse while your body heals itself. There are ways to help that process along. But the point is…you may just need to stick it out. Your reaction may indicate that your body does have an intolerance for gluten that will eventually catch up with you. However, I am not a doctor! Just stuff I’m coming across in my own research as I begin to take on a gluten free diet for a couple weeks!

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