In general, it is recommended that the GAPS Introduction Diet be followed prior to the GAPS Full Diet. There are times that changes will need to be made to the GAPS Introduction Diet, but these changes are best determined under the supervision of a Certified GAPS Practitioner. Those who are plagued with constipation may find that they need to make some changes while on the GAPS Introduction Diet, such as delaying the introduction of yogurt and kefir and increasing sauerkraut juice and/or sauerkraut. The daily addition of the GAPS Milkshake can also bring relief to chronic constipation.
Some people will be reluctant to start with the GAPS Introduction Diet due to travel schedules or needing more flexibility with older children (who are not suffering from severe digestive problems such as those with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia or mental disturbances). The GAPS Full Diet is simpler to implement and will still encourage healing of the gut. It is strongly recommended that if you are going to start with the GAPS Full Diet, that you follow the Dairy Introduction Structure as laid out in Gut and Psychology Syndrome (2010 edition), pages 121-127.
For those who have successfully moved through the GAPS Introduction Diet, continue your meat stock or bone broth daily and introduce new foods found in the GAPS Allowable Foods list slowly. Adding one new food every three days is a good way to monitor your body’s reaction to new foods.
Here is a list of all foods allowed on the GAPS Full Diet: GAPS Allowable Foods
Click here for the GAPS Full Diet menus.