Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why do the foods I love not love me back?

Last August my mom and I decided to try a little experiment to figure out what foods are bothering us and making us sick???  So, we went vegan and also gave up wheat.  It was tough at first, but after the first few days...I didn't really miss anything except bread.  We added wheat back in after a month and eventually we added back eggs, but have not (and will not) added meat or dairy back in.  It was going great!  We were feeling better than ever.  But, we had one slight problem.  Bagels and pasta had become a daily staple in our diets.  So, when lent rolled around this year, we decided to give up the wheat again as our lenten sacrifice.  It was much harder this time around.  All I wanted was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I was so excited when Easter finally arrived.  The anticipation was overwhelming.  I had planned to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at every meal.  And to top it off, we were going to have cupcakes again!!!  I can't even descibe the excitement I felt.  Then within a week I was starting to feel terrible again.  Like I used to feel before the original experiment!  Seriously?!?  I just kept asking myself, why do I feel like this?  I had headaches, felt tired, had achey joints and worst of all I felt like I was swelling from the inside out.  Not just bloated, but I felt like I was going to burst!! 

So, here we go again.  Back off wheat and missing my PB&J sandwiches already.  But, not as much as I miss feeling normal.  Will this ever end?

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