The past week I have been experimenting with food to learn what works with my body and for my body and what doesn’t by doing an extensive food log. The log shows how I feel within a half hour of eating as well as looking at the next day or two, my pH levels, my mood and more.
This is what I have learned so far: Dairy does not agree with me. (I already knew this, but decided to give it another whirl.) Gluten…I am not sure about. When I food logged I realized that the day I chose to eat a lot of gluten seemed to have choices with sugar as well. Other than that, I seem to relate to food well.
I have this excema patch on my thumb that lights up when I eat something that my body doesn’t like. It gets red, itchy and since it is a wet excema, it can get blistery and ooze clear fluid. Gross, I know. The days I was experimenting with food, my patch was terribly raw, red and well, you know.
Once I got through my experimenting stages, I decided to abstain from sugar and dairy for a few days. It is amazing to see how fast my thumb is healing up. I feel better and BONUS – my thoughts are clearer. I just did a delayed food allergy test IgG on Sunday. The results will be back in a couple of weeks to confirm or deny my suspicions. I look forward to finding out what is causing the trouble.
I have been experimenting with preparing food as well. Parsnips, brussel sprouts, turnips. I have liked them all! What I am realizing is how much easier it is to eat holistically than I realized. In future posts I will begin to share recipes.
I made yoga class twice last week, Thursday and Sunday. I am more centered and relaxed because of this practice, plus I am building muscle tone. Another day at the gym consisted of the treadmill and the sit up machine. I am rejoicing in my triumphs this last week. I am grateful for being on a solid road to making long-term lifestyle changes.
I have so much more to write, but I am extremely tired. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we have a long drive ahead of us -12.5 hours to be exact. We had this brilliant idea to sleep and get up at midnight and drive. Considering it is 10:30 pm now and I am still awake, I am sure it is going to be rough. I just hope I don’t fall asleep in my plate tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I will write more from the road.