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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm not feeling well today and after an evening out I've learned something about my body.

Denver does a cool thing called Restaurant Week. Nice restaurants around the community offer a selection of foods for the the price of $52.80. 5280 feet is a mile and we are the Mile High City, hence the pricing. Anyway for this price you get to try new restaurants that you might not be able to afford typically, and you and friend/loved one can eat great food for a reasonable price.

My family and I decided we would try a French Restaurant in the area. We were served a four course meal of Lobster Ravioli with a tomato cream sauce, Chicken Risotto Soup, Caesar Salad, and I had Lobster with a Gorgonzola cream sauce and ended with us splitting a creme brulee. Now I knew this was not a spark friendly meal, but I had decided I was going to allow myself this treat, because who knows when I would get to come again. The meal was delicious. Every single bite melted in my mouth with incredible flavor. As I walked out the door I commented to my family that I may end up regretting the richness of the meal.

If I'd known then that I was predicting the future I would have gone out and bought a lotto ticket, but alas I did not know and I spent the evening sick to my stomach. Some might say that it was "food poisoning" but I know, and if any of you fellow sparkies have been here than you know, that my illness could be attributed only to the fact that my body is not used to processing food that is so rich. My body has created it's own personal Alli. I ate foods high in fat and my body physically rejected it. So what did I learn? I learned that I have to be careful when I ask my body to digest foods that I don't normally eat. I have also learned that my body has adjusted to my new lifestyle.

I guess that's it for now, but I do advise all my spark friends to be forewarned that your body may take action if it doesn't like what you are doing to it!
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  • FUEGO80027
    OMgoodness I so get what you mean! Hubby and I went out for my birthday ( a little early...) went to Olive Garden and he was feeling it later that night. It happens every time we go out. One of us gets bloated, or sick, or well I'm too much of a lady to mention it LOL. It's funny we used to eat processed food ALL THE TIME with no ill effects but when you take that junk out of your life then re introduce it it really messes you up. I think it's because we weren't supposed to eat that stuff. Our bodies crave natural food. But that being said your meal sounded sooooo good. LOL
    3190 days ago
    I totally understand what you're saying. Happened to me the other day when I went to a buffet and had just about everything on it. It's not pretty at all. You're better off in the long run sticking to the good for you stuff.

    My problem is that the bad for you stuff just tastes SO DARN GOOD!
    3192 days ago
    A wonderful warning to learn in deed. On a positive note it is nice to know that you ARE making positive changes and your body knows it!
    3192 days ago
    I too know the horror of eating too rich of a meal after eating healthfully for awhile. I also see the same thing happen if I eat fast food. Although I love the taste of the burger and fries and pizza, they just don't love me back.

    In a way it's good, because now you can look back at this experience and make the determination if splurging on a decadent meal is worth it.
    3192 days ago
    Mmmmm, made my tummy hurt just reading about all that creamy deliciousness! I've found that I no longer tolerate rich foods or foods with caffeine. Usually helps me behave myself a little better.
    3192 days ago
    I know, my body was not happy with my lack of discipline at Christmas. I paid for about two days. It is just not worth it.
    3192 days ago
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