- Pinto Beans
I've actually already incorporated rice and almonds back into my diet in small quantities over the last few days. I don't think you can eat health food and not eat rice and almonds. Brown rice syrup is in everything from Luna Bars to soy milk (certain varieties) and almonds and almond meal creep up in sneaky places too.
I was perfect except one time when I had a Tofutti Cutie non-dairy ice cream sandwich, and my face broke out in hives. Yep, still allergic to wheat. I guess this has taught me to just steer clear of gluten and those other grains that make me bloat and itch, and I'll be fine. My tummy has been a perfect angel too. No more bloating like I showed you in my tummy post, which makes me a very happy girl.
I was sort of bummed at first when I learned I was going to have to try this diet, and then my friend Elizabeth said, "Luckily, food has seriously evolved and the number of things you can make that you aren't allergic to are endless!" And boy was she right! I've been trying all sorts of new and healthy things. All too often, I think we focus on what we can't have versus what we can. To be honest, I got over it really quick. I just simply avoid the isles in the grocery store now where I won't eat the processed and/or allergy-ridden foods. And I get excited to try new recipes and things I otherwise wouldn't have made!
I've decided that I'm going to start doing a weekly write up of my best meals with pictures and recipes. I'd post this info everyday, but you'd all be bored to tears. Example? Sunday night dinner: Spaghetti Squash and Brussels Sprouts. Monday night dinner: Spaghetti Squash and Brussels Sprouts. Tuesday lunch AND dinner: Spaghetti Squash and Brussels Sprouts. See, I told you, B-O-R-I-N-G. But when you look at it from a weekly perspective, I've got some good stuff going on. This will also help me log what I ate and if there were any reactions, etc. I might even get crazy and start logging my exercise better too. You all seem to like to hear what this girl is up to, so I might as well share!
I'd love to know, do you have any food allergies? If so, do you ever cheat? What happens if you do? Furthermore, if you avoid foods for other reasons, like I do with meat and dairy, is it easy now that you're used to it? Do you ever crave anything you don't allow yourself to have? Do you make any exceptions???
I hope you are all having a great week! It's more than half way over!