April 13, 2012
Wow, I am eating A LOT of the wrong foods…

In some cases, you may find that maybe one or two foods that you were eating, is really not your friend. (To find out how to do this, see the earlier posts in this blog.) If you’re like me, you’ll find that A LOT of the foods you were eating are really really not your friend.

When I found this out I was excited (this could really change my health!), overwhelmed (Oh my god, this is a HUGE and dramatic overhaul of my daily diet!) and even a bit of resentment/anger (I can’t have chocolate?!! What?? Someone must die.)

My suggestion (if a huge overhaul is needed) is to not just remove the foods that are causing you harm, but at the same time, think of new foods to replace them. Try foods that you haven’t tried or thought to eat. There are TONS of veggies and fruits out there. And if you can’t eat wheat, try some alternative grains.

Speaking of cooking, depending on your dietary restrictions, you may have to embrace cooking (if you don’t already). I cook all my food and as a result, although my diet is a bit limited, by experimenting with cooking, my diet is also pretty damn tasty and interesting. And not just healthy tasty. I mean people who are used to eating junk food, have tried my cooking and enjoyed it.

I need to update this recipe blog reeeeally badly, but here is a collection of tasty recipes: my cooking blog

And remember you don’t have the eliminate the foods all at once. It’s really your call. I pretty much went cold turkey because the reactions to these foods were kicking my rear, but maybe it’s not as harsh for you.

DO I HAVE TO GIVE THAT UP?

So, let’s say one of your favorite foods is not your friend. Do you have to give it up? Technically, you don’t have to give up anything. It’s your choice at the end of the day. Maybe for you the reaction is worth keeping the food in your diet. It’s up to you. Only you can make that decision, as only you know how you feel on daily basis. Hell, if I could eat something but it made me a lil itchy, I’d probably eat it.  A friend’s husband is really lactose intolerant, but loves cheese and ice cream. So, he eats it and deals with the bowel related consequences. For me, if I don’t eat right, I am usually in a great deal of pain, so it’s a bit different.