Changing My Diet

A week or so ago, I started to feel really bad.  Headaches and stomach aches plagued my world.  I was easily irritated by everyone and everything.

After four completely miserable days, I finally figured out that I probably have a food sensitivity.  So I’m now trying to eat as little to no gluten after I ate a bunch of foods that contained gluten and I started feeling ill once again.

Within 2 days of changing up my diet, I am already feeling so much better.   I’m craving fruits and veggies.  I’m wanting more water.

Yes, I’m avoiding gluten as much as possible; however, I’m also rethinking my whole diet.  There are foods I have loved for a long while that are gluten-free so that helps.

With this change, I’ve been reflecting on how I’ve not really loved bread.  I eat it, yes.  There can be several days that I don’t eat any bread.  Then I crave bread and over indulge on their deliciousness.

For the past few years, I haven’t eaten Subways because the smell of the bread in the restaurants bothers me.

I also have a love/ hate relationship with pasta.  Sometimes I want it especially mac and cheese.  Yum!  Sometimes I can go a while without eating pasta.  It all depends on my mood.

Join me on my journey as I’m change my diet.  I need to keep myself accountable during this time period.

I’m going to miss some of my favorites at different restaurants.  However, I’m planning to make some substitutions when I can so I can still enjoy those favorite flavors.

It’s been 3 days since I started this change.  Here is what I’ve eaten during these three days.  Mind you I’m cutting out the majority of my caffeine intake and avoiding gluten as much as possible.  I’m still eating sugar because I feel as though I will fail if I get rid of everything.

Tuesday –

Breakfast – green smoothie – spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen mixed fruit, and oj, coffee with creamer

Lunch – oatmeal with walnuts and freeze dried strawberries, unsweetened applesauce, water

Dinner – McDonald’s bacon ranch salad minus chicken, small fries, ranch dressing, and Sprite

Snack / Dessert – Blood orange, Garden of Eatin’ blue chips with apple salsa

Wednesday –

Breakfast – 2 Van’s cinnamon apple waffles with peanut butter, water, and Milky Way Frappe (Co-worker surprised me with it.), coffee with creamer

Lunch – cheesy broccoli and rice, Garden of Eatin’ blue chips (not certified gluten free) with apple salsa, blood orange

Dinner – beef strips cooked with oranges, Feta cheese, and olives, spiralized zucchini and radish salad with homemade mustard dressing

Snack / Dessert – 2 sour gummy worms, piece of chocolate

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Thursday –

Breakfast – 2 pieces of Gluten free bread from Aldi with peanut butter, cheddar cheese stick, cup of mixed fruit, coffee with creamer, water

Lunch – cheesy broccoli and rice, Garden of Eatin’ blue chips (not certified gluten free) with apple salsa, Greek yogurt parfait with Gluten free granola and freeze dried strawberries

Dinner – turkey burger made with green chilis, lettuce, peppers, salsa, and shredded Mozarella cheese, homemade home fries, Sonic cherry limeade

Snack / Dessert – Blood orange, piece of chocolate

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Happy eating,
Traci

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