When I was told I had Hashimoto’s my head started spinning. As someone who loves food, one of my first questions was, what do I eat?
Autoimmune Diseases are no joke and they should not be treated as such. I was diagnosed a year ago and during that year I struggled every day. The symptoms are real, I knew I needed to change but changing was hard. A year later and my eating habits are beginning to match my mindset. It took me a whole year to finally get here.
Don’t get me wrong, when I was told I had Hashimoto’s I made changes, I removed the immediate triggers from my diet. I started taking supplements, getting acupuncture regularly, I joined a gym. But still even with all these changes, I was not all there, mentally.
Now I am all in, I am following a grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free diet. My husband does not have dietary restrictions but he believes in living a healthy balanced life and is now following a Paleo diet. Most days, he eats what I eat but in spirit of fairness and to make sure he doesn’t get bored, I prep food two-ways, Paleo for him and AIP for me.
Below is an example of a meal prepared in two ways, Paleo and AIP.
Going from Paleo to AIP at first can feel daunting but once you have the basics down, it’s not too bad.
The Hungry Pea