Gaps Intro: Stage 4

The GAPS intro: stage 4 consists of all the things you could eat in GAPS intro: Stage 3, with the addition of the bolded items.

Introduction Stage 4
1.    Start day with a glass of water.
2.    Freshly pressed vegetable juices. Start with a few tablespoons of filtered carrot juice. Drink diluted with warm water or mixed with yogurt or whey. Drink slowly. Increase to 1 cup a day. When tolerated, add celery, cabbage, mint leaves. Drink on an empty stomach.
3.    Drink stock. 
4.    Scrambled eggs with ghee or animal fat. Serve with avocado and cooked vegetables, especially onion.
5.    Roasted or grilled meats. Serve with cooked vegetables and sauerkraut.
6.    Olive oil – start with a few drops, increase to 1-2 tbsp. per meal.
7.    Stews and casseroles made with meats and vegetables (no spices), lots of fat.
8.    Whey/sour cream/yogurt/kefir.
9.    Fermented fish or smoked salmon.
10. Homemade ghee.
11. Ripe avocado – start with 1-3 teaspoons and gradually increase.
12. Bake bread from ground almonds or other nuts and seeds. Gradually increase amount.
13. Add sauerkraut and fermented vegetables up to 1-4 teaspoons with every meals.
14. Soup made from stock: onions, carrots, broccoli, leeks, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, (Cabbage, carrots, greens, peppers) - not parsnips, potato, yams
15. Ginger tea

The pressed vegetable juices were a totally experience new for me. I don’t have a juicer, so for now I’ve just bought juice on a few occasions at one of the many juice stands around Tel Aviv. The combination I tried - carrot, beet, apple and ginger - was surprisingly tasty.
If you read the list above carefully, you’ll know that fresh apple isn’t allowed until intro stage 6. However, I was showing some signs of being too low carb (dry eyes, dry mouth) and was losing weight that I didn’t want to lose, so I’ve skipped ahead to the full GAPS diet and I feel better.

GAPS Intro: Stage 3
GAPS Intro: Stage 2
GAPS Intro: Stage 1
What is the GAPS Diet?
What Can You Eat on GAPS?

This post was shared with Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Whole New Mom, Real Food Freaks, Food Renegade, and Real Food Forager.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

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