Tuesday, May 07, 2013
My fiance and I just got back from a week at the beach. Part of our trip involved meeting with a variety of wedding vendors, since we're getting married at the beach next year. My fiance is allergic to dairy, so I took the dairy tastings for the team. It was a poor decision in my case, since I've had minimal dairy in the eleven months since I went no dairy/no eggs/no meat/pescatarian. I discovered that it didn't take very long at all to return to a state of bloat and inflammation. My joints and body ached something fierce. And my stomach was quite unhappy as well...I have a suspicion that I'm actually dairy intolerant. If I wasn't before, I certainly am now. It did not agree with me at all. I'm currently detoxing my body from my personal bugaboo of dairy.
It was an interesting experiment, but it also made clear that I need to steer clear of dairy as well. Since I "pretended" I was allergic and cut it out of my diet, when I do eat it now, it's pretty obvious that I ate something I shouldn't have. I was able to pinpoint it to the dairy. I never thought it was a problem for me...it is now. Weird.
So, to sum up:
In my case, it paints a compelling argument to stick with the whole strict veg/pescatarian thing. I need to avoid what makes me feel bad, plain and simple. Amazing that a fatty liver diagnosis and changing my diet bring into stark relief. What you eat really does affect how you feel.