My Food Choices Might Be Killing Me

OK, not exactly killing me, but definitely making me feel like a bag of smashed ass.

I am noticing a pattern of feeling great for a few days, and then out of nowhere feeling like I drank a cup of bleach.  Since there can’t be this many germs and virus lingering around, I am starting to think I am eating something, or lots of things, that are seriously pissing off my body.

A couple of years ago I was sick all the time and throwing up on a regular basis (such an attractive thing to be posting on the internet…).  After a long process of elimination I realized that gluten was to blame.  Now that I am starting to feel sick again, I am examining my food choices for any new suspects.  Here is what I have come up with:

1.) Sugar: I almost never add sugar to anything.  Not even my tea.  Since I don’t physically add sugar to my food I have been assuming that my sugar consumption is on the low end of normal.  So. Very. Untrue.  I have a serious sweet tooth and probably go for a sugary snack between 2 and 5 times a day.  That is a hell of a lot of sugar!

2.) Saturated Fat:  I am a big believer that we shouldn’t cut out all fat from our diets.  That said, I have been known to pour the excess bacon grease back into the pan with the main course “for flavor”.  That might be killing me.

3.) Gluten Free Products: Since I can’t eat gluten, most pasta and bread is off limits for me.  But when I find a gluten free bread (or even better, cake) I go nuts.  Gluten is what gives bread its wonderful texture, without it your bread would resemble a rock.  So when it comes to making gluten free bread, modifications need to be made.  I have learned that most of these modifications come in the form of chemicals.  Probably not doing me any favors in the health department…

For the next couple of days I am going to try to limit my food choices to fruits and veggies and other whole foods.  I am also going to track what I eat and exactly when I start to feel like crap.

Since my go to breakfast choice these days in gluten free cinnamon chex, I had to make a healthy substitution this morning.  The only thing I could come up with was asparagus.

Yeah, asparagus for breakfast.  Not Cool.

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6 Responses to My Food Choices Might Be Killing Me

  1. And I hate to tell you – your pee is gonna smell funny after the asparagus – I love it and eat it a lot, but I’ve had to come to grips with holding my nose when I have to tinkle!! Good luck 🙂

  2. Aunt Kathy says:

    Ask your mom to send you the info from my hair analysis. I was/am on a anti-candida diet. I did it for 10 days and felt much better but fell back into old habits on vacation and feel like crap again so I have a do over. no bread, no yeast, no sugar, no dairy (not an easy thing to do!). veggies are good but much to my surprise no carrots, lots of natural sugar, no fruit either. I am also taking a supplement to ditch the excess yeast from my system as well as a probiotic. needless to say my entire system is a mess……I miss my dairy and sugar!

    • Erica says:

      I can’t believe carrots have too much sugar! I think I am really going to struggle with no sugar, now that I am paying attention I really do eat a lot of sugar.

  3. amanda says:

    You know things are bad when all you’re left with is asparagus. Hope you feel better soon, and good luck figuring out what it is that’s making your insides sad. 🙂

  4. Hope you figure out what the culprit is and start feeling better soon!

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