Ea_ Posted November 20, 2012 Share Posted November 20, 2012 It's been very interesting for me to read other peopl'es reintroduction stories, so I thought I should post mine as well. Background I completed my Whole30 Sunday and started reintroduction yesterday. My background for doing a Whole30 is that I need to lose some weight, especially on my belly. I've tried low-carb lifestyle diets like South Beach during the last 3 years and they've generally felt 'right' for me, so I knew paleo would be a good idea. The focus in paleo on real, unprocessed, whole foods of the best possible quality excites me a lot, and that has made it a much nicer experience than previous ways of eating. Apart from the weight issue, I've also had chronic stress the last year. I was off work sick for 3 months in the spring and still only work part-time due to the stress (though I expect to be back full time by february). So I also thought that getting my hormonal balance under better control might help the stress - as well as getting rid of the 'stress-belly' ;-) About the reintroduction Mainly, I've been very curious to see what, if anything, would happen during reintroduction. I've always been quite 'healthy' and never suffered from allergies or intolerances etc. I've had a few issues the last year, but they disappeared as soon as I got the stress under control. So I didn't really expect much, if anything, but reading all your stories here did make me a bit wary/curious Cheese, milk and more cheese Anyway, yesterday I had cream cheese with my morning omelet, half a glass of milk mid-morning, a wedge of Camembert at lunch, a nibble of feta before dinner and two spoonfuls of fullfat greek yoghurt after dinner. I also had a small bite of a very nice Danish goat's cheese this morning. Very surprisingly I'm suddenly not so fond of cheese anymore. It tastes flat og 'grey', the texture is slightly grainy in a less nice way, and while I can easily eat it, the overall experience is that cheese is a bit 'off'. The milk and the yoghurt was fine. Sweet and mild. Physically the only possible reaction is a pimple on my cheek this morning, but that's a bit of a stretch. My skin is usually reasonably nice, but not perfect, and hasn't changed at all during the Whole30. No cheese in my future? So I guess the conclusion is that I shouldn't eat much cheese. I feel a bit sad about it. I've always liked cheese, especially the more flavourful and rich tasting, and now I'm going to lose those flavour experiences. I'm happy that milk and yoghurt is still on. I've been misisng the opportunity to use yoghurt in indian cuisine sauces. Next up on Thursday will be Danish rye bread and possibly pearled barley. I'll wait with the wheat and the strong gluten for Sunday. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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