Our family has found so much help by using the GAPS diet to heal and seal the gut lining that I wanted to make a helpful meal plan for anyone who is overwhelmed with the GAPS Intro and needed a little more hand holding to get started.
Hi! I'm Cara Comini, a busy mom of three awesome kiddos here in Montana. I've been where you are... In late 2009 I had an infant, a toddler who was strongly showing signs of autism, and I was snatching sleep in 2 hour increments between their needs, attempting to stay on a really tight budget, researching and implementing autism recorvery, and trying to keep the house clean all at once.
I knew I had to start helping my daughter, and the GAPS diet looked like the most likely way to accomplish that. But it was so overwhelming to figure it all out! I read the GAPS book and plunged in, and I'll admit our diet was repetitive, but it worked. The GAPS intro improved my daughter's sleep right away, took away my dairy allergy in mere weeks, and healed my son's eczema.
I started What Can I Eat Now? just as notes to myself, on what to include on the intro so I could make sure we were doing it right. I knew I wanted to turn it into a full e-book to share once I got on top of GAPS and was out of 'survival mode'.
I remember standing next to the stove on 70s gold linoleum in our small apartment, with a baby crawling at my feet and toddler repeatedly opening and closing the pantry door, thinking that I really wish someone could just tell me what to cook the next day on intro so I wouldn't have to scour the GAPS book and Yahoo group that night trying to figure it out. I vowed then that if we made it through GAPS, I would try to help other families have an easier start than I did. That's how What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on the GAPS Intro Diet came to be!
You want simple and straightforward intructions that won't have you searching through books and trying to figure out what comes next.
You feel like you would benefit from the GAPS Introduction Diet but don't know how to start.
This intro e-book will help you:
Remember all the components of the GAPS diet- from rotating detox baths to gradually increasing juicing, to slowly introducing new foods.
I’m a mom who once was completely overwhelmed at all this too! It took me a year, but GAPS is easily incorporated into our lives now I share all I can with you to help you as well.
Recipes that are simple and easy to prepare for even the most beginning cook, yet can be dressed up easily by those with more cooking experience.
Use the symptom chart included to see correlations between introducing foods and symptoms that come up.
A daily reminder of what’s next on the GAPS journey without having to re-read through the GAPS book to find specifics for that day.
A table of contents and index so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Formatted so that it can be printed and spiral bound or hole punched and put in a binder.
Hello Cara, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the GAPS Intro e-book! Today is day 13 for my sons and me (2 1/2 and 7yo) and I think we are turning the corner for the better with my 7 year old, who is on the autism spectrum. Your e-book is exactly what I have needed for preparation, encouragement, hope, options, helpful hints, etc. It is an answer to my prayers.
I am getting ready to start Intro Gaps next week and I have been busily reading and preparing for weeks but still felt some confusion. I just ordered your intro e-book and it's great! It's wonderful to have the information laid out so clearly, I think it will help a great deal with a smooth(ish) transition. I want to thank you for your work and for making it available to the the rest of us. Best, Ginger
Tried doing the diet with just the GAPS book. The first week, we ate the same thing everyday for 7 days! I tried to introduce some of the next stage foods for him, but found that I didn't understand how to do it. So now we are here on day 6 with your ebook! It's much easier to follow the diet with the day to day instructions. Lisa
I have the utmost respect for you and your organization/energy & ability to be able to document, create and market your experience - all while caring for your young children in such a time/energy intensive way. I have not had time for anything other than managing withdrawal and all it takes to prepare food - but I now see it will probably get a lot better. I am viewing this as an investment into the future of my boys and to quit last week when it was SO HARD would have been a long term loss.
Thank you, Sandy
This digital guide is 57 pages, and includes recipes for 30 days on the GAPS intro, a table of contents and index, helpful tips, a checklist of what to include each day, and many full color photographs of the intro food. This is a digital book available for immediate download.