I have a running list of things that make me feel like crap...things that I LOOOOVE (or loved) too...it's a list that has taken years to compile with knowing what foods make me feel good and what make me feel sick (literally in some cases). It took me about 5 years to figure this out...and maybe it's something to write here because maybe...it will make others rethink about how their food choices are making them feel.
Here we go - starting at the very worst "make me feel real sick" food to the lesser ones:
Ice cream (this landed me in the hospital with a cloged bile duct...and no I am NOT lactose intolerant and I used to eat it all the time)
Cheesecake (such a bummer when I discovered this one)
Chocolate in large amounts
Baked goods - certain ones with icing..let's say ICING as more of the culprit here...forget butter cream!
well, not really shrimp...but LOBSTER!!! I used to love lobster dripping in butter...maybe it was the butter, but I can't have one without the other....so it's on my "eat at your own risk" list now.
Steak at a fancy restaurant...no thank you.
Pancakes with syrup...there better be a bathroom nearby....is that TMI??? Same with hubby....weird.
So now to the latest thing - Kielbasa!! Hot Dogs! and certain sausages! we have these things once a week....it's an easy thing to get and throw on the grill....the kids eat them too....BUT it makes my legs feel funny (I think) and I think it's all the nitrates and salt in the products. Too strange of a coincidence to not try and lay off of them for a while to see if the legs feel better. I've noticed it before, but never really put the 2 together until the last 2 weekends.
So now, I am vitamined and hydrating....laying off the salt, and the caffeine a bit too (gotta have my morning coffee still) and reassessing the weekly menu to get rid of our "easy meal" of kielbasa and pierogies...and steering clear of the hotdogs at the next few scout functions and family BBQs.
Between that and moving my butt....my legs should be feeling right as rain in a few days and if not in 2 weeks time, I will go get it checked out with the doc. (why 2 weeks?? it is something my grandmother used to say...and most of the time, she was right - most things, if minor, resolve themselves in 2 weeks...so it's just something I do now) 2 weeks is also how long it takes for my body to come back to normal after a weekend of excessive eating/socializing...my detox period, so to speak.
So that is that...maybe it will get you thinking about your own foods and how they affect you!!