mdjess86 Posted February 10, 2017 Share Posted February 10, 2017 So, I'm in the reintroduction phase, and technically I'm actually done with reintroduction. Interestingly the only thing that gave me huge issues was legumes (?) something that surprised me so much I'm reintroducing them again in a few days to see if it was really the legumes or something else. Other than tiredness and mild headaches from grains not gluten, and definitely headaches from anything with much sugar, I had no issues with reintroduction. I was SHOCKED to find that dairy and gluten did nothing to me. Legumes apparently make me super constipated and feel like death the next day, or at least they do if that day wasn't just some weird fluke. But anyway, I've also discovered gluten is just food without breaks for me. I just can't do them, so while I know they won't necessarily make me feel badly, they are no good to keep around the house. Although it is nice to know if I'm out for a special occasion or decide something is worth it it won't wreck my stomach or something. So, now I'm supposed to figure out how to eat regularly. I'm so...overwhelmed. I know that whole 30 did some great things for me. It honestly took me the whole 30 days to feel good, like not until day 30 did I start to think it was really going to be worth it, but it made concrete changes. So I know even if my reintroduction didn't show anything glaring, my body was happier without all that stuff. And I'm sold on not letting gluten back into my life until I'm better at controlling myself, or maybe never, who knows. But what do I do with everything else? Do I just eat it if I want it? Cause the truth is I want cheese all the time. Not in an unhealthy way, but it's delicious and I'd love to add it to meals...but now I feel guilty about eating anything not whole 30. And who knows maybe certain types of cheese, or certain quantities will end up bothering me, I know it's a process to figure all that out, but since I found cheese didn't seem to bother me do I get to add it to meals whenever I want now? Shouldn't I only have meals with cheese once a week? Only if I'm really craving it? Am I not supposed to crave/want/like any food? AHH I'm so confused about how to feel about noncompliant foods. I know I'm going to really limit non gluten grains because although they seem fine, I know I will just end up replacing veggies in a meal with a filler grain that is less nutritious and that it will make me sleepy later. While I love some quinoa sometimes, I'm not a grain lover by any means, so those will definitely be sparse. And what about sugar? Is a little honey ok in recipes, or should I keep being completely sugar and sweetener free? Or do I see what happens to my sugar dragon? Clearly I feel lost about how to go from here, I figured someone would at least have some words of encouragement, lol. Thanks!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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