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    GAPS Binder: Intro Diet Recipes {Stage 3}

    October 4, 2012 by Brandy Vencel

    Stage 3 is what we’ve all been waiting for: real breakfast. It’s a game changer to be able to eat something that is not soup…even if you drink broth on the side! Please remember that we’re supposed to work up to this. The first time you make pancakes, you’re only supposed to eat one. Wait, find out how you react {or don’t react} and then add more if you do well.

    My Stage 3 pinboard is here.

    Stage 3 is wonderful. You can add in pancakes {made from pumpkin, eggs, and almond butter}. You can add raw avocado {one of my very favorite foods}. You start to feel human again. You can possibly leave your house {notice I only said possibly}.

    Here are the recipes:

    If you have favorite Stage 3 recipes, please share them in the comments!

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  • Reply Bella May 6, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I’m currently on stage 2 but when trying to add eggs and then avocado for stage 3, I couldn’t tolerate eggs or avocado. They both gave me stomach pains. Does anyone know if I could move on, or if I need to stay on this stage until I can tolerate eggs and avocado?

    • Reply Brandy Vencel May 7, 2016 at 7:15 am

      I guess my first question would be: how long have you been on stage 1? If it hasn’t been *that* long, I would probably just stay there a bit longer. But you sound like someone who would benefit from consulting with a trained GAPS practitioner! 🙂

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  • Reply Anonymous October 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Okay, how did you get your children’s buy in on this? I know you have an older son. I have 6 children, only five that will be able to speak, but speak I am sure they will, when they here it is soup, soup, and more soup in the beginning! They are wonderful children, but I don’t know if they will understand the long term benefits are so worth the short term hardship! Any ideas are welcomed!

    • Reply Brandy @ Afterthoughts October 5, 2012 at 4:53 am

      In our house, at least, getting the oldest to buy in is usually the key to our success in terms of attitude. The younger ones all tend to follow his lead. In GAPS, we have the benefit, if I can call it that, of his extreme, chronic stomach pain. He had reached his own tipping point and was willing to try it to see if it would work. I really didn’t have to do any convincing with him. I’m sorry I’m not more help!

      Our five-year-old probably gave us the biggest run for our money. She refused to eat for a couple days and it turned into a battle at times. She was the only one that I had to “command” to eat. 🙂 Every time I “made” her eat {as in, “You are going to take x number of bites at this meal.”} I tried to remind her that she needed to eat to live and I know she didn’t like the food but I was having her do this because I loved her.

      But what I have learned now is that after about two weeks, your body adjusts and a lot of the cravings go away {even for adults!}. Of course, in two weeks we were at Stage 4 or 5, having only spent a few days on each stage. Unless a situation is really severe–such as serious autism or mental illness, or diarrhea–I don’t think the stages need to be belabored.

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