For those of you who are not familiar with the GAPS diet, this post is for you! Nothing takes the place of reading the GAPS book by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, but till you get your hands on a copy, this is a bit of a simplified explanation of the main stages of the GAPS diet.
Stage 1: Broth, boiled meat and boiled vegetables. Simply put, a LOT of soup. Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper! Along with this is the introduction of probiotic foods such as sauerkraut juice, yogurt and kefir. (if dairy is not an issue) Along with this herbal and ginger tea with honey is allowed.
Stage 2: All of the above plus eggs, fermented fish, ghee, and casseroles and stews instead of just plain boiled meat and vegetables.
Stage 3:All of the above plus avocado, nut butters, and fermented vegetables instead of just the juices.
Stage 4: All of the above plus roasted or grilled meats (instead of boiled or stewed) olive oil, juiced carrots, etc.
Stage 5: All of the above plus add in applesauce, raw vegetables, and fruit juices mixed in with the vegetable juices.
Stage 6: gradually introduce raw fruits and allow more honey.
On to full GAPS: you can find a list of all the allowed and not allowed foods many places on line and of course in the book.