Last month, we started doing the GAPS Challenge together. The GAPS challenge is all about getting through the introductory chapter to the GAPS journey. That chapter lasts for 30 days and can be completed using the Intro Diet ebook.
The first 30 days are the hardest because you are suddenly giving up foods that you were used to eating on regular basis. That’s why I feel like having a community that supports one another is so important. But the good thing is that if you decide to continue with GAPS for the next months, it will be so much easier!
Many of you wrote in the comments about how the challenge was going throughout this month. You shared your progress, asked questions, and asked for encouragement when things got hard. Other commentators would always be supportive, even if I wasn’t there to reply to all the comments myself. I never dreamt that I could be capable of building such a loving and supportive online community. Thank you everyone. This month has been a truly moving experience.
I want to remind you all once again that even if you don’t feel particularly better after doing the challenge, it’s perfectly normal. Some people will need more than 30 days to see results. For others, the GAPS might not work at all. That’s what makes us unique! It wouldn’t be fun if we were all the same person, right?
In today’s post, I want to sum up the challenge and see how we all did. Hopefully, we can all have a meaningful conversation and learn something new from one another. Here are the questions that I would like you to answer to begin that conversation:
- Did you manage to complete the Intro to GAPS? Why or why not?
- Did you feel any negative symptoms when you first started eating only GAPS-friendly foods? How long it took for them to disappear (if they did)?
- Did you cheat during the challenge? (It’s ok if you did!). Did you feel better or worse after?
- Did you sleep better?
- Did you feel more energy? How did your energy level fluctuate throughout the day?
- Has your perspective on cooking changed? Do you find making stock to be easier now?
- Has the GAPS challenge opened your eyes to any new dietary concepts?
- Are you going to continue with the GAPS diet? If not, are you going to keep some elements of it in your daily diet?
- Would you recommend doing the GAPS to friends and family? Why or why not?
- Did you make any new discoveries about how your body reacts to certain foods and how it digests them?
And of course, if you have anything else to add, please do so! Share your experience in the comments below so that we can all congratulate one another!