Monday, February 17, 2014

#Mamavation Monday: Detox from Wheat

I totally missed my post last week due to being in New Orleans for the SERA conference.  It was a requirement for my doctorate.  While there I eat several things not on my gluten free diet and I'm paying for it!

I started with a mini meat pie on the way and only got worse from there including two trips to Cafe Du Monde for beignets.  I was stupid and I didn't think it would hurt me too much since I went wheat free for Ravebaby and not personal health reasons.  I was so wrong.

After four years wheat free, I started paying for the bites almost instantly.  So much gas and a headache.  Since arriving at home I feel like I've been fighting the flu.  Body aches and fatigue and a thirst I can't seem to drink enough water to quench.  I was already scheduled for my annual checkup for tomorrow and I think DH would have demanded a doctor visit anyway since I'm totally not myself at this point.

I don't remember struggling like this for years ago.  I think it is because before I had a baseline of normal that might included all of this achynessand fatigue but I don't remember.  My new normal was painfree and usually with plenty of energy so maybe that is why this seems so bad.  I don't like it.  No way I'm going back to wheat.  Anyone else ever try to go back to wheat only to discover it hurts?

7 comments:

  1. hope you're back to your normal self soon!!!

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  2. Take a good detox bath, up the probiotics and feel better!

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  3. Good luck. I know you can do this.

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  4. oh no, that sounds terrible. I went grain free for 2 weeks. I didn't notice much of a difference. Maybe it was too short. However, wheat's never bothered me (that I know of). I can't imagine not having the foods I love. I did try to eat alternatives to wheat - like rice and other gluten free foods. They just don't taste as good to me.

    I hope you're feeling better

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  5. Oh, no! Isn't amazing how various foods affect our bodies? I hope that you're feeling better soon.

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  6. I hope you are are doing better as it has been a few days since you posted. Although yucky-sometimes we need reminders why we avoid certain foods

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  7. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes we have to find things out the hard way. Amazing that you have avoided it completely for 4 years. Very impressive.

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