Are you in P3 and struggling? Do you gain when you eat dairy or a slice of bread? We believe the milk and Grissini (or Melba) are an important element in Dr. Simeons’ protocol and if you avoid it on P2, it could P3. Here’s why!
If you are not reintroducing dairy or this type of starch due to gluten or lactose intolerance this does not apply to you. This is if you want to one day enjoy cheese, yogurt, cheesecake and not worry! Or if you want to have a slice of bread at the Outback or eat a sandwich at Subway and not have wild gains.
I talk a lot about grissini because that is what I ate. You need to watch the Melba toast as many have hidden ingredients
If you want to have a slice of bread at Outback or eat a sandwich at Subway and not gain, you should stick the grissini or Melba.
Keep in mind it’s about the dairy, not the milk – so the more whole the milk is, the better. If you get low-fat or 2% you are not going to be getting enough real dairy as you would with whole milk to help introduce other dairy items later. And drinking whole milk doesn’t bring in a bunch of additives. I never drink milk, I love my coconut or almond milk now, but I do eat dairy such as cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. So, if you want to eat any dairy in P3 and stabilize, have the 1 Tbsp milk in P2.
If you did not do milk and/or grissini in P2 and are struggling with stabilizing in P3, you can slowly introduce it. So, remove all your dairy and go back to 1 Tbsp a day for a few days then increase it slowly. And if you choose or decide you are need to do another round and add it in you will see a much smoother P3 next time.
Here are a few creative ways you can add it in.
Crush the grissini (or melba) and mix in some italian seasoning with my ground beef to make a nice hamburger patty or use it to coat fish or chicken.
Cinnamon Chicken with Melba Toast
100 grams of chicken
1 serving Melba toast crumbs
½ cup chicken broth or water
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom
1/8 tsp. curry powder
Dash of garlic powder
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Stevia to taste
Mix Melba toast crumbs with ½ of the dry spices in a small bowl. Dip chicken in broth and coat with Melba spice mixture. Lay in shallow baking dish. Add broth and mix in remaining spices.
Top the chicken with the rest of the Melba spice mixture. Bake chicken at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
- Add it to your coffee or tea
- Add to your favorite recipe – soups, chili, etc. mixing it with water.
- Make your dressing creamy by adding milk
1 Tbsp. MCT oil
1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 – 1 tsp. LCM Sassy Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp. milk
Mix all together and enjoy