LEAP Diet Phase 2

After struggling through phase 1 with only 2 proteins and 2 veggies (I ate a lot of bananas and pecans), I must say that it was well worth it. I have literally no bloating when I’m done a meal and I’ve lost about 3 to 4 lbs and can finally fit into a bridesmaid dress I need to wear in a month.

The first 3 to 6 days are brutal on phase 1. I actually felt worse for 4 days. On the 5th day everything changed. I felt absolutely wonderful for the first time. I’m not proud of this, but I forgot to take my meds because I felt so much like my old self!

I’m now 3 days into phase 2 and I’ve introduced clams and mushrooms. I’m preparing scallops and broiled cod tonight with fresh ginger and mushroom spinach. Tomorrow I will have some pickled beets!

I seriously feel wonderful. I hope this continues. Here’s the remaining list of phase 2 items I’ll be introducing over the next 15 days:

  • Shrimp
  • Lentils
  • Broccoli
  • Green peas
  • Canteloupe
  • Pear
  • Raspberry
  • Olive
  • Pistachio
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peanut
  • Paprika
  • Mustard
  • Oregano

So many favorites coming back into my diet. Hoping they will get to stay!

Until next time, here’s some food I’ve been eating on the LEAP program:

Banana Avocado Nut Bread (LEAP)

I am horribly bored on this combo SCD/LEAP diet. I need more protein options and veggies. Either way, I’ve somehow managed to find something easy and delicious to include in my diet for the next few days. I tweaked a recipe I found for a bread that uses almond flour, banana, and avocado. Below is my recipe. Original recipe:B here.

Banana Avocado Nut Bread

  • Servings: ~10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup pecan flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1 1/2 medium to large ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp distilled vinegar

Directions

  1. Set oven at 350F. Add banana and avocado to the food processor and blend well. Add everything except the vinegar and blend. Add vinegar last and blend well.
  2. Spread into a bread pan (the smaller, the better) that has been greased or lined with parchment.
  3. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven when a toothpick can be inserted and removed clean.
  4. Let cool and enjoy.