A few thoughts.
I love to talk. Being vulnerable helps me heal. Sharing is caring after all, right?
So...it's unnerving how often I eat foods that I claim I don't. Example: "I'm not a dairy person". Lie. I may not drink milk or eat yogurt, but put a plate of cheese near me and I'll devour it. On a daily basis. <==== And that's the real issue. Not only AM I a dairy person, I take it to extreme levels, like training for an eating contest levels. Not good. We have an entire drawer in the fridge dedicated to cheese!!!! And I now LOL thinking how many times I've said "I'm not a dairy person" all up on my high horse of food intellect. Its simply not true and I'm leaving it all on the table here.
Knowledge is power y'all. It's brutal but powerful. One thing this diet and blog has absolutely made me do...be honest. With myself and my body. And you.
I love cheese. It's an addiction and I'm breaking the cycle. Period.
Next up, Corn. I actually don't eat bread often or baked goods at all for that matter, but I make up for it in corn. In my mind...corn is a perfect alternative to floury gluten foods, and it is...in moderation. But apparently I don't do moderation. <===== Again this is the issue. I eat corn chips like its my job. Same with corn torts. I love corn tortillas so much that I handmake my own (which I won't stop doing. EVER. Once you do it you will never go back) and eat them everyday. So my point is, who cares if you stay away from gluten, if you glutinously eat the alternative??? This goes for anything!!!
I find I am not a "sweets" person (this is really true) which would naturally make me lucky, but the downfall is I LOVE salt and savory. So, again...the alternative isn't great. Sodium reeks all kinds of havoc when not eaten in moderation. Which I'll remind you, I don't do.
Let's talk about sushi. Yay. Not giving it up. It's actually the only time I have soy except when I make homemade chicken broccoli. So no, I'm putting my foot down on this one. However, I'm making more fish choices and less rice. But it's my happy place, my date night, my thing. I am a sushi person and that's that's. Soy doesn't exist in my life otherwise.
In conclusion, I can and do life without sweets, bread, and gluten. Eggs aren't a significant part of my diet either. Soy is happening in sauce but nothing else. Peanuts, meh, I don't care for them, and now I love almond butter instead so not an issue. But corn and cheese...even if they don't end up being my trigger foods...they are my problem. Well, they aren't...but my lack of moderation with them is. So I'll be working hard on moderation, and less on what foods "I think I stay away from". Truth bomb. I actually feel 10 lbs lighter after writing this. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for the second half of this Virgin diet journey.
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