So it turns out my friend Olelo has strayed off the diet, and I...can't blame her, actually. The recommendations, while apparently healthy for our guts and our immune systems, are heavily restrictive. Meats, organic. Some vegetables, organic. Very few fruits, organic. Coconut products, unsweetened. Fermented things. Salt, spices. These aren't the makings of a happy, creative chef. At least not this chef.
The effect of five days of eating only these foods has been to make me not want to eat. Dr. K recommends eating at least every two hours, but I simply don't want to eat something like a piece of steak or a handful of lettuce seven times a day. I've gone fairly long stretches of time without eating over the five days of this diet, and often when I did eat something, it was a small amount because what I could eat simply wasn't appetizing. Having to cook most everything I could eat from scratch wasn't always fun, either. So, in short, I have cut the time for this diet in half, from ten days to five, and officially ate food not allowed while on it today: white rice, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, to name a few.
I plan to sign up for the Personal Paleo Code and actually read Dr. Kharrazian's book. Wish me luck!