WIAW #29 – The Lyn-Genet Plan Edition

Hello again, friends! I tend to neglect my poor li’l blog when I’m busy, but I finally took some photos for WIAW hosted by Jenn from Peas and Crayons.

Now that we got the Austin Half Marathon out of the way, I finally decided to start the Lyn-Genet Plan — a plan to help you find foods reactive to your body. These foods cause inflammation, resulting in weight gain. I posted about the Plan shortly after I had met Lyn-Genet Recitas in Houston.

Yesterday was day 3 of the phase 1 {detox}. The first two days were rough with the first day being worse than the second. On the first day, I suffered from lethargy, difficulty sleeping at night, and a headache that continued through to day 2. The second day, I felt lethargic up until dinner time, then I felt fine. I had a difficult time falling asleep, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as the first night.

Back to the food… I’ve had almost the same breakfast for the first 3 days.

Flax granola with apples, and Silk coconut milk

Flax granola with apples, and Silk coconut milk

For lunch, I got to have a different soup than the prior 2 days

Baby romaine, carrots, avocado, and pumpkin seeds, and cream of broccoli soup with sunflower seeds

Baby romaine, carrots, avocado, and pumpkin seeds, and cream of broccoli soup with sunflower seeds

Yesterday, we tested almonds and I passed, which meant I got to have some as a snack today

15 almonds 

In the evening, the fiancé complained that since I’ve been “eating healthy,” he’s been “forced to eat junk.” Just for the record, he’s been offered what I’ve had for my meals, but since they’ve consisted of mostly vegetables, he has declined my offers. Yesterday, he finally agreed to have some.

2.5 oz of baked chicken on a bed of baby romaine, and grilled vegetables

2.5 oz of baked chicken on a bed of baby romaine, and grilled vegetables

As far as side effects went, I didn’t suffer any on day 3. I’ll keep you guys posted in regards to what foods I end up having reactions to. Before I started the plan, I wrote down what I thought I might be reactive to:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy {including Greek Yogurt}
  • Peanuts
  • Strawberries

It will be interesting to find out what I actually am reactive to.

Are you allergic or intolerant to any foods? Have you ever done an elimination diet?


  1. I’ve done a fruit cleanse before, where I detoxed by drinking nothing but fruit shakes for 3 days. It was hard but I felt amazing afterwards.
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    • This one is mostly veggies and some nuts for the two days, but you get introduced to new things almost every day :) Still feeling pretty good :)

  2. I hope you feel better! Your breakfast looks amazing, what brand is that flax granola? I want to try it!
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    • Thanks, Sabrina. I made it myself. The recipe is in the book, but you basically add water to the flax seeds (1 cup of seeds, 1/2 cup water) overnight, and in the morning, I spread them on a baking sheet and added add cranberries and/or raisins, and sunflower seeds. You can add whatever kind of nuts you like. Put it in the oven at 275 for about an hour, turning it over a few times. Really easy :)
      Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Your pictures are beautiful! Hope you figure out your food intolerances and start feeling better :)
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  4. What a lovely looking day of eats. 

  5. Hola Cecy, tan valiente como siempre. Yo la verdad ya no se que es lo que molesta a mi estomago. Lo que he hecho es comer una semana solo caldo de pollo, pero solo el liquido para dejar que se cure mi estomago y despues puedo empezar a comer poco a poco…no tolero la lactosa tampoco. Creo que ya es tiempo de que me vaya haciendo una desintoxicacion.
    Te aviso de mis logros,
    Tía Ofes

    • Cecilia says:

      The reason I started it is because I have such a hard time losing weight. I may lose 5 lbs right away, but then I get stuck. I eat healthy for days and the scale wouldn’t budge, or I’d go up. I’d have junk food, and the scale would go down. So when I heard about this plan… that healthy foods could be reactive to you, I knew that I had to try it. It’s not easy, but I know I have to figure out what’s not agreeing with my body.
      Can’t wait to hear how you’re doing!

  6. Hey girl, I’m a huge reader, especially when it comes to learning new things about my healthy, and food. 

    I stopped by today for your WIAW post, and saw you refer to THE PLAN, so I quickly researched it, and of course requested it from my library. I’m 37 in line for it, lol, but luckily they move pretty fast so I hope to get it soon. 
    I looked over the website, and HOLY MOLY,,, got a bit scared when I read her list of inflamatory foods…. I seriously eta all that, like all the time. YIKES>….. 

    So just wanted to stop by and check out how your first week went. PLEASE if you get a chance would you mind sharing your experience with me in more detail. I’d love to hear from you about it. 

    Thanks so much, and talk to you soon!!
    Hugs, Bella :)Bella’s 40 Day Challenge


  1. […] is my second week on the Lyn-Genet Plan (read my first post about it here), and for the most part, it’s been going really well. The only thing that I have reacted to […]

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