I had no idea that when I started this process that the 30 day dietary clean up would be the easy part. In so many ways it is easier to be more restrictive than less. For whatever reason if you give me a relatively short period of time and tell me this is what I have to do and then it’s over, I’m fine. I did well with that challenge.
What doesn’t work for me is the adding back in part. I just started with eggs. I love eggs. I’ve really missed them and they’re so easy. Here’s how the process works — you eat the one food for three days and judge how your body is feeling. If you feel good, the food is in. If you feel bad, the food is out.
And then it gets confusing. What is feeling good? What is feeling bad? And there are so many variables that have nothing to do with what you are eating. So, so many. Too many to list. And I’m either over sensitive or under sensitive to the way my body is feeling all the time.
Yesterday I did great after my breakfast of eggs. Today, I’m not feeling so hot. I’m tired. I got super sleepy around 10am today. But was it the eggs? I was working on a rather boring spreadsheet all morning. It was way too warm in my office. It’s overcast, which gives me a bit of a headache. It’s Friday and I’m tired from the week.
My immediate response was to freak out – EGGS ARE BAD! But I think it’s worth more exploring. Was it really the eggs?
I’m feeling a little lost right now, and luckily other bloggers are out there coping with similar feelings. Here are two great pieces about playing the waiting game while you heal and figuring out what is truly wrong (or right!) with you. Both include excellent recipes that I can’t wait to try once more foods are back.
From the Living Kitchen Wellness Group: What to do in the waiting? How to relax instead of judging why aren’t getting what you want right now.
From Gluten Free Girl and the Chef: The Light, How it Dances “The celiac had so sensitized me to food issues that it never occurred to me it could be something else.”