Saturday, August 25, 2012
I'm trying to listen to my body's rejection of not-good-for-me food. My body doesn't like grains, my body doesn't like dairy (eggs are not dairy in case you didn't know), my body doesn't like coffee, my body doesn't like soy or beans, and I have a crave/hate relationship with sugar. I can say "I do best on a paleo lifestyle" which is true, but I also get the opinions of 'people shouldn't eat bacon much' and 'not too much red meat' blah blah blah. Some people feel good eating whole wheat toast with cottage cheese and some fruit....heck, I used to love a breakfast like that. But my body has been shouting at me loud and clear for about 12 years now, and I've been trying to listen to it for the past 10years.
My body loves meats, fish, seafood, nuts. It is really picky about fruits and vegetables. It is hard to resist spicy foods and the "nightshades" as those aren't the best thing for my body. I hate my brain for yelling loudly that I want or "need" sugar.
This is my daily battle. What I know is good for my body, what I know will make me sick. Seeing what others are eating, that it all looks so darn good, and living in the city that has any and every kind of food imaginable.
So today felt like a small win. The morning started with two vegan/gluten free cupcakes...not the best choice. But for lunch I had a large salad with poached calamari, and for dinner my family all went out for mexican...and I chose steak n chicken fajitas without any cheese or sourcream or beans or rice, just meat + steamed corn tortillas + veggies + guac (and some chips). Not having a margarita, not having salsa, not having cheese....made me feel strong. Don't get me wrong, I felt a little 'odd man out' for not having the fun stuff like everyone else. Tonight, felt like a snack and made a big mug of caramel creme rooibos tea (from CBTL...a MUST try! caffeine free and calorie free and natural) with some unsweetened almond milk.
So yes, breakfast wasn't smart, and I could have paid for it with a sick stomach all day, but that didn't happen and I made better choices all day long.
For now....If I can stay free of: gluten, beans, dairy, spicy, sugar, soy, and most night shades I will feel proud. If a little corn tortilla or rice find their way during this I'm not going to beat myself up....because it's really that other stuff that makes me sick, and right now I need to not feel sick so I can be strong enough to workout and interview for jobs!