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How many of you started a new diet or recommitted to an old one? Starting anything new is overwhelming. Is this allowed, is that allowed? Can I trust what this person says about it? When I decided to start my husband and myself on the GAPS Introductory Diet, I had to wade through everything and figure out what the essential GAPS Intro resources were. Below are some of the books and resources I could not have gotten started without. I hope they help you, too!
Essential GAPS Intro Resources
Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Every family must have this book and read it before embarking on GAPS. It is the original book about GAPS, written by the creator of the diet, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. If you ever have a questions about the GAPS diet, this should be the first place you look. The companion website is also quite helpful. Check out the FAQ document for condition-specific questions and updates.
The GAPS Guide – This book is a real life guide to the GAPS diet. It thoroughly details how to prepare for the diet, what to expect, how to troubleshoot, and it walks your through all the stages of GAPS intro. It has great recipes, too! It is a wonderful companion to Gut and Psychology Syndrome.
What Can I Eat Now – A 30-day guide to the GAPS intro diet. This guide will help you get started and give you lots of ideas for recipes and how to introduce new foods. It moves a bit fast for my taste – I prefer to move very slowly introducing subsequent food, but it is great inspiration.
What Can You Eat on the GAPS Intro Diet? (please use your best judgement with some of the suggested foods – be aware of what works for your body)
GAPS Intro Quick Guide (super helpful graphic!)
A Guide to GAPS Intro Batch Cooking
GAPS Planning Spreadsheet– This is a spreadsheet that I use to track what I eat every day. I love seeing the progress we have made and it helps me keep track of what can be added. Edit it as needed to fit your family.
Some of these pages have recipes for all stages, and others have separate pages for each stage.
I find it really helpful to read about various family’s journeys on the GAPS diet – these are essential GAPS intro resources for me. What is it really like?
What it’s Like on the GAPS Intro Diet
Weekly Updates from It’s a Love/Love Thing (starts with week one, and you can click through to the next week)
20 Something Allergies (love this page with all her posts organized)
Plan to Eat (her GAPS Diet archive)
Eat Beautiful’s Essential GAPS Intro Diet
What are some books and pages you consider essential GAPS Intro resources? I would love to see what you’ve found! (I may even add the ones I like)
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