It is time for a life update. This week has been one of the busiest weeks of my life. I just had a really hard test yesterday (I think I failed it) and I am going through some nutritional things. Basically, since January, I have been experiencing discomfort as I digest food. Long story short, I got blood work done and had a food sensitivities test done. I found out that I am extremely sensitive to coconut and eggs. I eat eggs every day. There is also a list of foods that are in the yellow category that I also have to stay away from.
This nutrition test is conflicting for me. I know that once I make the transition, I will feel so much better, but in the meantime, I am really struggling with prepping for food. Today is my first day of this diet and I have already gotten way too upset.
To start off this diet, I have to detox my body of the stuff it doesn’t like. In order to do that, I have to eat the foods that I have very low reactivity levels to. This limits my diet for two weeks to these foods… I can eat pork, beef, pistachios, cashews, lima beans, cabbage, yellow squash, spinach, beets, green beans, salmon, egg plant, tilapia, honeydew melon, grapefruit, pears, watermelon, paprika, salt, mint, cacao and white vinegar. That’s it. Two weeks. Starting now.
I am stressed out… Super stressed out. What am I going to eat for breakfast? What am I going to snack on? I don’t like beef or pork… How will I get my protein? The only foods that are exciting are the watermelons, green beans, and lima beans. Those are foods I eat on a regular basis. The thing is, I can’t have pepper, olive oil, any other spices or oils, or anything else.
I am basically going through a detox for the first 3-7 days. My nutritionist says that three days in, I will feel very lethargic and sluggish because my body is almost going through withdrawals and it is adjusting. Y’all, I am so scared. I love to eat. I love snacking, but these next two weeks will be tough. This “diet” isn’t to lose weight or to restrict myself caloric wise, but it is just to get my intestines and stomach back to whatever normal is.
After the first two weeks, my nutritionist will start slowly adding foods back into my diet. For the next two weeks, I have to log everything I am eating and at what time. Luckily, there is an app for tracking all of this info, so I can also use it to track my symptoms of how I feel.
This post might seem like a “pity-me” type of post. I am complaining about this and I’m sorry. This is just really hard for me to wrap my head around and I don’t want to pretend like everything is just peachy when it’s not. I am going to need lots of prayers and lots of encouragement (maybe some recipes, too?). This is just another trial in my life and hopefully I can grow closer to God during this season of life.
I love y’all so so much! Thank you for sticking with me these past (almost!!!) three years on this blog. I will keep y’all updated about my diet and how it goes. We are trying to “fix” the problem through food, not medicine, so prayers it works!
I hope y’all have such a great day today because the Lord is so good and He loves you so much. Stay tuned for another life update soon!