I mentioned weight gain in my last post. I can’t tell how much is inflammation vs actual fat. Some of you know what I mean: when you consume sugar or breaded items and your belly pops out immediately like a woman in late pregnancy. Thanksgiving and Christmas came and yes, I indulged. I know better….more than most. Yet, I wanted what I wanted. A little pie, a little alcohol, a little mac-and-freakin-cheese!
Luckily, weight is my only issue and not a flare. I’m also lucky I work out every day or I would be worse! “Operation Clean Eating” begins this week! Honestly, I am comfortable and confident with my body. But it does need to be reset and detoxed.
It’s tough. Always having to watch what you eat. Nervous about triggering the next flare. I understand that for our younger peers, all the wrong foods are a huge part of your social life (beer, pizza, processed foods). If you are going to cheat, take a bite from a friend’s plate or order a small portion. The pain just isn’t worth it! You know at this point what items make you sick right away. Why bother? As for myself, I chalk this up to a phase of vulnerability. It won’t happen again… I work too hard!
I’ll be sharing easy meals and shakes on my facebook page. We all have our dietary hit list, so adjust when you need to. For example, I cannot eat lettuce (or anything leafy) but that doesn’t stop me from having a salad! I choose all of the vegetables I like and can tolerate and voila! I also looove smoothies, so let me know some of YOUR favorites!!