I meant to post last week with a few recipes for the self-designed cleanse I am still doing that I wrote about before. But I forgot, and of course, now I can’t remember what I ate. I can hardly remember what I did five minutes ago – which is one reason I love this blog. Writing things down is pretty much the only way I know they happened lately. Ha.
The summation is this: I added gluten back in last week but continued to avoid dairy and sugar. I tried to stick with my own home-milled wheat, but I went for a store-bought sandwich twice for the sake of busy scheduling, so I got a little of “normal” bread as well. I noticed absolutely no ill effects at all. So I know a lot of people say gluten is the devil and that we shouldn’t eat it. And I’m sure eating less of it and more fruits and veggies is a good thing. But I’ll say that humans have been eating grain for thousands of years, and I don’t feel anything negative from the occasional slice of bread. Not at all.
I did falter with two oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies last weekend and felt a little icky afterwards. (It’s a long story, but I needed chocolate consolation after my freezer killed almost A HUNDRED OUNCES of breastmilk. My entire stash. Waaahhhhh.) And I cheated with a coke last week and felt SO SO GROSS. I can’t even explain how not well I felt after drinking it. So I’m pretty sure sugar is the culprit, as one would assume.
I am slowly reintroducing dairy as of yesterday, and man, I’ve missed my yogurt. This whole exercise has certainly opened my eyes as to how much dairy I consume. Which is to say a lot. While it’s alright in small quantities, I’m guessing cheese in one form or another four times a day is not ideal. Ha.
So for now, I am still sugar striking and trying to stay on the straight and somewhat narrow.