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.