Monday, April 08, 2013
My trainer has put me on a gluten-free dairy-free diet for the next two weeks to find out how my body reacts.
Things that I cannot eat or drink:
And so the list goes on and on and on. I know it's for my health, to find out whether I'm sensitive or intolerant to gluten or dairy. But the more I look at that ever-expanding list the more I think it doesn't matter if I am.
How can having a bit more energy possibly cancel out the faff of not being able to eat any of those things? Of being limited to the 3 restaurants in town that serve gluten-free? Of being that one person whose answer to any food-related offering is "Does it contain...?" rather than "Great, thanks!".
I just don't think I can do it. I've been eating and drinking every single thing on that list (except whisky) for my whole life and I haven't died yet. So I may not be running at my totally optimal level. So what? At least I've been able to eat like a normal person, absolutely anywhere I want.
Unless I notice a massive difference by the end of these two weeks I'm going to celebrate the end of the torture with a double cheese pizza. To myself.