WIAW # 30 – Week 2 of the Lyn-Genet Plan edition

Welcome to the first March edition of WIAW hosted by Jenn from Peas and Crayons!

This 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 so far was beef which was really saddening because I LOVE steak! I wasn’t sure if I’d had a reaction because my weight had stayed the same, so I was redoing Day 6.. it wasn’t until the afternoon (almost a day after I had consumed steak), but let me tell you, the reaction was a bad one: abdominal pain, bloating, and the next day, I had a 0.7 weight gain. The bloating caused me to look like I was 6 months pregnant… even the boy couldn’t deny it {although he had no comment}.  I’m looking forward to testing another protein (probably some wild fish) so I have something else to eat aside from chicken!

I must say that I feel great when I’m not reactive to something, and I’m not bloated. A huge positive is that I’ve lost 6 lbs. :D

Now that you’re caught up on my progress, let’s move onto yesterday’s eats!

For breakfast, I got to test gluten-free bread, which was a welcome break from the flax granola. The only downside was that I was hungry 45 minutes later. With the granola, I am good until lunch time.


Gluten-Free toast with almond butter and half an apple

Eddie jumped on the desk while I was taking this photo. I was trying to take a photo of him afterwards, but he kept turning away. He finally looked at the camera

Look at that look of annoyance on his face.. priceless!

For lunch, I had the cream of broccoli soup again, this time with chia seeds, and mixed greens and sunflower seeds. This is my 5th bowl in just over a week, so I’m due for a change.


For a snack, I was supposed to have carrots with homemade humus, but I wasn’t able to test it on Monday, so I had to have raw almond butter instead. I never thought I’d like this combination, but it’s good!


For dinner, I had mixed greens, sautéed vegetables, and chicken with a spicy apricot sauce. I also had 1 oz of dark chocolate for dessert but forgot to take a photo of it.


Since we’re talking about greens, I have to admit that I don’t know that I’ve ever had this many greens in my life! My favourite way to eat them is roasted, with sautéed being a close second.

What about you… what’s your favourite way to eat your greens?


  1. I’m so glad that you feel this plan is working for you so far! I’m currently trying to reintroduce some foods and having a heck of a time with it. Nothing seems to sit well with me :( But it looks like you are getting in some awesome meals. Almond butter and carrots used to be one of my favorite snacks (well… peanut butter really, but with my allergy to that I had to change a few things. lol). But I miss the convenience of all of those foods. Food prep takes much longer now!

    • Cecilia says:

      Sorry to hear that things haven’t been going well, Madison… are you able to take probiotics when something doesn’t sit well? 
      I miss peanut butter too, but it gives me a sharp pain in my stomach when I eat any peanut products :(
      I’d look into the Plan, just for the recipes because they’re mostly delicious and really easy to make!

      • Oh, I’ve been feeling much better actually, it’s just on a super limited amount of food. Veggies and meat. Meat and veggies. Lol. I used to take a really high dosage of probiotic and it really did help. I’m currently trying to slowly get on a higher quality probiotic though. A super small amount once a week, and this week twice a week. Any faster and it’s just not good :)
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  2. LOVE the almond butter and eddie what a cutie! Happy WIAW!

  3. mmm carrots and almond butter sounds oddly interesting

    • Cecilia says:

      I was a little grossed out about it at first, but it’s good and the carrots give you a little bit of extra crunch.

  4. I can always go for a massive salad.  But certainly has to be for lunch or dinner.  Not such a fan of greens in the morning
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  5. What is Eddie wearing on his collar?
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    • Cecilia says:

      He’s wearing a Tagg GPS tracker. He likes to explore, and our neighbourhood is big that I can’t find him when I’m looking for him, so it gives me peace of mind knowing I can see where he is at all times.

      • wow that is totally neat! I would definitely get one of those if we let our cat outside, not safe in the big city though so he spends his days napping mostly

        • Cecilia says:

          Our neighbourhood is pretty safe, and by letting him out, he wears himself out. He is too smart for toys and I could never take him on walks, so this really is the only way. If I let him out all day, he’ll sleep through the night, most of the next day, and the following night.

  6. Your eats look AMAZING!!  I’d take that salad any day!!
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  7. My dog gives me that “stop taking pictures of me” look all the time! Gotta love animals. :-)
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  8. Yum! Your eats look delicious! I love carrot sticks and almond butter lately. I used to eat my veggies with hummus but after doing a 30 day paleo challenge and continuing to not eat legumes, I enjoy them with nut butters now. So good!
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  9. Almond butter and carrots is one of my favorite combos!!! 
    Bummer on the steak :(
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  10. Hey there Cecilia. 

    So your food looks pretty for sure, lots of veggies, lots of greens. 
    After reading your second week review of the PLAN,…. I want to read the book even more. 

    So is this a “diet” or the way you plan on eating …… forever? 

    Can’t wait to hear back from you, and def following along. I want to read more, lol. 

    So glad I stopped by! Have a great day girl :)P.s. After coming back from an extended blogging break, I’ve started a 40 day challenge to get HEALTHY by my birthday. If you get a chance to check it out, I could sure use the support!Hugs, Bella :)Bella’s 40 Day Challenge

    • Hi Bella,
      Thanks for your comments. The Plan basically has you test foods to figure out what foods are reactive to you. I am following the menus and doing the tests. Once I have completed testing, I could go back eating “normal”, but I’d just want to avoid the foods that have caused reactions. You can always retest the foods that were reactive 6 months, a year, 2 years, etc. and you may not have that sensitivity any longer. 
      The author of the book, Lyn-Genet Recitas, was actually on Dr. Oz – here’s the link http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/anti-diet-plan-eliminating-reactive-foods-pt-1
      i’ll be sure to stop by your blog :)

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