What Can I Eat Now? A 30 Day GAPS™ Intro is available for immediate download to start helping you right now! Our family has found so much help by using the GAPS diet to heal and seal the gut lining that I wanted to make a helpful meal plan for anyone who is overwhelmed with the GAPS Intro and needed a little more hand holding to get started.
Yes. I was overwhelmed with GAPS too!
In late 2009 I had an infant, a toddler who was strongly showing signs of autism, and I was snatching sleep in 2 hour increments between their needs, attempting to stay on a really tight budget, researching natural health, cooking whole food meals, and trying to keep the house clean all at once.
I knew I had to start helping my daughter, and the GAPS diet looked like the most likely way to accomplish that. But it was so overwhelming to figure it all out! I read the GAPS book and plunged in, and I’ll admit our diet was repetitive, but it worked. The GAPS intro improved my daughter’s sleep right away, took away my dairy allergy in mere weeks, and healed my son’s eczema.
I started What Can I Eat Now? just as notes to myself, on what to include on the intro so I could make sure we were doing it right. I knew I wanted to turn it into a full e-book to share once I got on top of GAPS and was out of ‘survival mode’.
I remember standing next to the stove on 70s gold linoleum in our small apartment, with a baby crawling at my feet and toddler repeatedly opening and closing the pantry door, thinking that I really wish someone could just tell me what to cook the next day on intro so I wouldn’t have to scour the GAPS book and Yahoo group that night trying to figure it out. I vowed then that if we made it through GAPS, I would try to help other families have an easier start than I did.
This intro e-book will help you:
- Remember all the components of the GAPS diet- from rotating detox baths to gradually increasing juicing, to slowly introducing new foods.
- Use the symptom chart included to see correlations between introducing foods and symptoms that come up.
- Tips to guide you through getting started- I’m a mom who once was completely overwhelmed at all this too! It’s taken me a year, but I feel that GAPS is easily incorporated into our lives now I share all I can with you to help you as well.
- A daily reminder of what’s next on the GAPS journey without having to re-read through the GAPS book to find specifics for that day.
- Recipes that are simple and easy to prepare for even the most beginning cook, yet can be dressed up easily by those with more cooking experience.
- A table of contents and index so you can easily find what you’re looking for
- Formatted so that it can be printed and spiral bound or hole punched and put in a binder. I hope to have an in-print version eventually, but I haven’t been able to do that. If you have Kinkos or a similar shop print it for you in black and white and spiral bind it, it only costs about $8 and you can keep the file on your computer for reference too (please only do this for personal use)
Want to check it out before buying? Click Here for a sample for What Can I Eat Now- 30 Days on the GAPS Introduction Diet.
Hello Cara, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the GAPS Intro e-book! Today is day 13 for my sons and me (2 1/2 and 7yo) and I think we are turning the corner for the better with my 7 year old, who is on the autism spectrum. Your e-book is exactly what I have needed for preparation, encouragement, hope, options, helpful hints, etc. It is an answer to my prayers.
I have the utmost respect for you and your organization/energy/ability to be able to document, create and market your experience – all while caring for your young children in such a time/energy intensive way. I have not had time for anything other than managing withdrawal and all it takes to prepare food – but I now see it will probably get a lot better. I am viewing this as an investment into the future of my boys and to quit last week when it was SO HARD would have been a long term loss.
Put Intro on Autopoilet
Use What Can I Eat Now to simplify everything that you have to think about. It’s also helpful for showing older children exactly when they can have different foods!
I am getting ready to start Intro Gaps next week and I have been busily reading and preparing for weeks but still felt some confusion. I just ordered your intro e-book and it’s great! It’s wonderful to have the information laid out so clearly, I think it will help a great deal with a smooth(ish) transition. I want to thank you for your work and for making it available to the the rest of us.
What is included in this Intro Guide?
This digital guide is 57 pages, and includes recipes for 30 days on the GAPS intro, a table of contents and index, helpful tips, a checklist of what to include each day, and many full color photographs of the intro food. This is a digital book available for immediate download.
Thanks so much for writing this book! I’ve been wanting to put my daughter on the GAPS diet for a while now but have been putting off starting for obvious reasons. I think we will *all* benefit (i know i have candida overgrowth), but my 2 year old daughter has medically intractable epilepsy due to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (genetic disease that causes benign tumors…her brain is full of them) We have had more improvement with craniosacral therapy and chiropractic than with any prescription drug known to man, and we’re hoping to knock things out the rest of the way and get her off some or all of these drugs by doing GAPS. We’re already GFCF but eat a lot of cane sugar, fruit, rice, spelt, and corn. Your book is already making me feel MUCH MUCH better about the prospect of starting this diet. Thank you thank you thank you!
Not ready for Intro yet?
Not quite ready to jump into the GAPS Intro Diet but still want to start healing your gut? Grain Free Meal Plans is a GAPS compliant menu resource put out by me that covers recipes and meal ideas for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week (plus snacks!) each month.
Also, sign up for the 45-day FREE informational e-mail series here.
Tried doing the diet with just the GAPS book. The first week, we ate the same thing everyday for 7 days! I tried to introduce some of the next stage foods for him, but found that I didn’t understand how to do it. So now we are here on day 6 with your ebook! It’s much easier to follow the diet with the day to day instructions.
Purchase now for immediate download
Click the button below to buy What Can I Eat Now, 30 Days on the GAPS Intro Diet right now! If you’re looking to prepare to do intro there is information for you in there, or if you’ve already started and it’s overwhelming, you’ll be happy to know you can download it and print it out immediately!
Hi Cara, I’m sure you’ve already heard this a thousand times, but I wanted to let you know that I’m actually excited about doing intro again. I have seen huge improvements in our family, most noticeably for myself and a dairy allergy almost all of us had. We can drink milk now! Thank you so much for serving the GAPS community by creating an invaluable resource. This is something I certainly do not have the time for. May God bless you and your family. I praise Him daily for what He has done for me.
I love hearing from you all! Head over to Facebook and ask any questions you might have, and comment on your progress once you’ve started intro to encourage others!