'Why did I have sauerkraut if it isn't on the Simeon's protocol list?' (You might ask.)
Well, clients often ask me, 'Can I have (insert any one of millions of edible substances not on the very short list of allowable foods)? Most of the time the answer is just no. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Protocol works the way it is. Most of the time, the foods that come up aren't comparable to the ones that are on the list. For instance, I've looked up green beans, broccoli and Brussels sprouts...they are quite different than most of the allowable veggies. Might someone eat them and do just fine? Sure. Some do. Perhaps many do. I just know that I don't mess with what works. Much.
Sometimes, however, I just can't find a reason not to substitute if it compares favorably. Cauliflower has an almost identical profile to green cabbage, at least according to the source I found. Venison is a lean meat, as is buffalo; if people want to substitute that for beef, they would just have to do the math on how that shakes out.
And sauerkraut is very similar to cabbage except it has fewer calories...and lots of salt. It was the salt I wondered about. I figured it might make me retain water. I'm assuming it did, because I can't see that I would have gained (or not lost) on what I've been eating and with the amount of exercise I've been getting.
In any case, I'm down far enough that today's numbers didn't freak me out or anything.
I also did medical dictation today, as well as some newsletter composition, so most of my day was sitting. I got up a lot. I walked a couple of miles when I got home. My legs feel just fine. Gotta love support hose!