Well, the journey to the present has been told. It’s time to talk about how I’m doing now. I came to the conclusion that if I am going to ask my clients to do an elimination diet I should do one as well. I wanted to do one anyway because of the digestive issues I was experiencing. I admit I was a little nervous at first. The process proved to be a little harder than I thought, but not from the restrictive diet perspective, it was finding foods for my family that was hard. They don’t see eye to eye with me on what is good and healthy. I’m working on their transition from processed to whole.
Now, my vice is dairy. I loved yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and chocolate. I have since gotten over missing most of those but still can’t quite cut out dark chocolate completely. I tend to have a bit of a sweet tooth and it can get me into trouble. A meal isn’t complete without ending with a sweet something. With God’s help, I am overcoming this challenge. I still slip up from time to time. Progress is better than perfection.
When the initial elimination was completed I found that I was still having some gut issues. I proceeded to eliminate more of the problematic foods. Corn, tomatoes, and peppers are some of those for me. After some time I tried bringing back dairy. I decided to try frozen yogurt from Braum’s. It was good but not worth it. I was bloated for days! I’ve also discovered that corn is another inflammatory food for me. The joints in my hands hurt tremendously when corn is eaten. It will take some time, effort, and supplements to assist in the healing process, but I will get there.
We have to remind ourselves that our state of unhealth did not happen in a day, a week, a month, or even a year. It was compiled over time. Therefore, it will take time to get back to a healed body. Remember to take it one day at a time and do the best you can.