Has your diet changed over the years?
Do you not eat meat anymore? Gluten? Carbs? Sugar? Something else specific?
Is it a must, or more of a health-conscious thing?
After getting an allergy test about a year ago and discovering that I was allergic to wheat, I slowly started cutting back on stuff that had wheat flour in it.
Although, I haven’t officially been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, my doctor did suggest I stay clear of wheat foods and opt for oat, rice and potato options. I’ve also noticed that my body does not respond well when I eat something that has wheat in it. I get the stomach rumbles; I feel very foggy/light-headed and tired…it’s not good.
I’ve also noticed that I can’t tolerate caffeine like I used to. A couple years ago, a regular Starbucks coffee would perk me up when I felt sluggish. Now, it makes my heart feel like it’s beating really fast and I feel very anxious.
I’m getting “old”. Lol
I laugh but, I’m serious.
I remember the joyful days of eating a 25 cent bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos smothered in warm nacho cheese sauce – Mm-mmh! Lol – and being perfectly fine! Granted, I was a teenager then. Can’t imagine eating that now. Although, I still enjoy a good Fruit Punch Frootie every now and then, and don’t get me started on Cool Ranch Doritos…sometimes I get a serious craving for those things.
Oh, the junk food of your childhood days! How can you not look back on them with a certain fondness? What were/are some of your favorites? I think it’s pretty much Cool Ranch forever over here.
I also remember going to the gym in college, and having – after like a week or two of very light exercise – the flattest stomach ever. These days, nope! Ain’t gonna cut it.
My current diet, while pretty good and fairly balanced, is now about 98% caffeine and wheat free.
It was very hard at first to make that adjustment because, I loved/love bread and coffee! Several months in, it began to get easier. Now, I’m okay with making flour substitutions in the kitchen, buying gluten-free stuff at the store, and checking restaurant menus for gluten-free options. It all feels…almost normal. And, my body feels so much better than it did a year ago.
My only issue now, is sugar. 😐
I heard that sugar is a major contributor to stomach bloat/belly fat. If that’s true, then, it’s a wrap for me! Because, gelato, and ice cream, and doughnuts, and pies, and cookies, and brownies, crisps and crumbles and candy, pretty much makes me who I am today. Pretty much.
I would be curious to cut out sweet stuff for awhile and see if this belly pooch goes down though. I do ab exercises regularly (since January), and from time to time I can see the muscles coming through, especially in the morning. After I eat, it’s a different story! I read that your stomach naturally expands – I think 1-2 inches? – after eating. But still. This pooch won’t do.
Anyone on a no-sugar diet?