Today, I started eliminating gluten and dairy from my diet to see what impact it might have and whether I have a sensitivity to either one. I actually had a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, because a friend brought it into work just for me, so my elimination diet started after that.
I decided to eliminate gluten and dairy for three weeks. I also considered eliminating corn and soy, then decided not to. I may come to regret that decision, we’ll see.
|The rash currently on my feet 😦
The symptoms I have — which could possibly be related to a food sensitivity — are:
- frequent sickness (colds, sore throats)
- rashes on body (mostly behind knees, tops of feet, bikini line, lower back)
- nasal congestion
- post-nasal drip
- bloating and gas, abdominal discomfort
- brain fog
- fatigue, low energy
- anxiety, panic
- fainting, faintness in stuffy or hot rooms
Here is my food diary for today:
- red delicious apple
- garlic bagel
- plain cream cheese
- Green tea
- Calcium, multivitamin, fish oil
- Claritin & Zantac
- Red leaf lettuce
- Garbanzo beans
- balsamic vinegar
- Celery (ugh, I hate raw celery)
- Calcium, fish oil
- So Delicious coconut milk ice cream bar (OMG yum)
- Raw coconut water
- Chevy’s Fresh Mex
- a few corn chips
- shrimp fajitas w/corn tortillas
- shrimp, onions, pinto beans, pico, sour cream (DOH!!!!!!!), guacamole
- margarita on the rocks
- Calcium, fish oil
First, I didn’t have a huge issue avoiding gluten. I like fish and meat and vegetables (and CORN!). If I had to give up corn it would be harder.
Second, I ate sour cream without even realizing it. Darn!
Third, I am super bloated and gassy right now. Why, I wonder? I felt great all day so I don’t think it’s the bagel and cream cheese from this morning. My guess is it’s something from dinner — could be the sour cream, or maybe the margarita (alcohol? sugar?).
Also, I should mention that I hit up Whole Foods today for gluten- and dairy-free goodness (hence the So Delicious ice cream bar). Here are some of the GF/DF things I bought:
- Bob’s almond flour
- So Delicious hazelnut coconut milk creamer
- Rice Dream vanilla
- Unsweetened almond milk
- some kind of GF cereal
- GF brownie mix
- Toasted buckwheat (can’t wait to try this!)
- GF toaster waffles
I also bought normal things like eggs, avocados, and some veggies to make a detox soup.
I’m excited for tomorrow. I think I’ll have a poached egg, toaster waffle, fresh pineapple, and coffee with coconut milk creamer for breakfast. For lunch, maybe I’ll get that detox soup cooked up. Oh wow, check out this recipe I just found. I am so totally making this tomorrow, using some of my squash and baby bellas too: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lentil-and-buckwheat-salad/