I admit that by yesterday evening, I was feeling a little overwhelmed, if not in a minor panic, about just HOW I was going to implement this protocol.
So I did what I always do when veering head first into a panic....make a list.
This list included all the things we could possibly INCLUDE in my kids' diet by meal:
Fruit salad with berries, green apples and kiwi (Dressing?)
Carrot sticks, celery, green apple (boring?!)
Grassfed Buffalo, veggie side dishes, soaked quinoa (I've never soaked quinoa.)
My list wasn't making me feel much better.
Thank God for the BEDROK Community forum! I searched for menus and how people were actually implementing this protocol with success.
Then I found the one piece of advice I needed to hear, the one piece of advice I've always given my own clients, the one piece of advice that makes you feel that you are in fact okay and enough - "This is a lot. Make 1 change a week."
Phew! Okay! I could do that!
Especially since today at 2pm my Young Coconut Kefir was officially ready to drink, and drinking Young Coconut Kefir is the foundation of this protocol.
However, the boys and I went out of town today to visit my Gramps, and so we weren't home when said Young Coconut Kefir was ready for drinking.
SO, I watched for another day as my boys scarfed down foods that as of tomorrow will be outta' here: quesadillas, z bars, oatmeal, candy, ice cream (they were visiting Gramps!) Watching them crave and eat these mainstream foods terrifies me for the road ahead.
But here we go!
So, tomorrow, we are going to focus on 2 things:
- Taking OUT the casein, gluten, and sugar
- Adding IN the Young Coconut Kefir
I'll be sure to take a video of the boys tasting the Kefir for the first time. The BEDROK protocol suggests mixing 1 tsp. into a "lemonade" made of water, lemon and stevia. They already happen to like this "lemonade" and think it's a treat, so we may start there.
Lord God help us!
See you tomorrow!