GAPS Stage 1

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT GAPS STAGE 1

This GAPS Diet Stage is the beginning of the Introduction Diet phase. The primary goal of Intro, beginning with Stage 1, is a reduction of gastro-intestinal symptoms, like bloating, pain, diarrhea, mucus or blood. It includes simple, well cooked meat and vegetables in a meat stock.

For most people, there is a wide variety of vegetables and meats you can use to make your soups and stocks. On this stage, you consume plenty of meat stock, added animal fats and boiled vegetables and meat.

HOW LONG DOES STAGE 1 OF THE GAPS DIET LAST?

You should stay on this stage for a minimum of five days and until major intestinal symptoms have disappeared. The number of days you are on Stage 1 is dependent on your individual symptoms.

Do not rush the first three stages! These are the powerhouse healing stages!

Food for GAPS Diet Stage 1

  • Homemade Meat Stock
  • Whey (if tolerated)
  • Homemade Soups with Vegetable and Boiled Meat Pieces
  • Cartilage, Marrow and Meat Close to the Bone
  • Ghee, Butter and Sour Cream (if tolerating dairy)
  • Homemade Fish Stock
  • Fermented Vegetable Juice (if tolerated)
  • Fresh Ginger, Mint or Chamomile Tea Between Meals
  • Limited Amounts of Muscle Meats (Chicken Breasts, Large Cuts of Steak)

Recipes for GAPS Diet Stage 1

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