I'm back today with a diet update! It's hard to believe that it's been two weeks since I started my sugar experiment. Two weeks of struggle, honestly. I don't really have anything positive to say about the experience. But I want to recap it and share what I have been through and learned up to this point in the journey.
Removing sugar is HARD. Dang.
I can drop most processed sugars without issue but fruit is tough for me to let go of or even cut back on.
I've tried my best though and I'm going to keep trying. I know that it'll get easier the more that I do it and I'll adjust. Until then though, ugh.
I've been super discouraged lately with these stomach problems. It's been going on since last September and as soon as I think that things are improving, they seem to take me right back to struggle city.
In this time period I have become OBSESSED with trying to fix myself. Totally obsessed. It's not healthy. I know that this isn't a good thing, I really do. But when you don't know why your body isn't functioning properly you want to do anything to fix it. I feel like I've tried every remedy on the internet plus some that just pop into my head and probably have no correlation to my pains at all.
I've been to a doctor. I had test done. Everything came back normal which is great, but also discouraging at the same time because it gives me no answers.
Now I've decided to cut back on all sugars. I'm still eating some fruit but not as much as I was. I don't think that fruit is bad at all and I don't intend on removing it from my life forever. I also removed fluoride toothpaste. I stopped using fluoride toothpaste a while ago and then randomly started buying it again. I don't really have any reasoning to think that fluoride is causing my issues honestly. But I don't really know what's wrong with me I'm just pulling experiments out of the sky and hoping that one of them will help me.
Here's another thing, since all of this manifested I've been pretty stressed out. I still do yoga and meditate every day but I think about my disfunctioning digestive system more than I probably should. Yesterday I was listening to Food Psych Podcast and had a huge revelation. I want to try a new project. I want to try to trust my body.
Yeah, that sounds crazy. I've been thinking about it though and it makes sense. I don't trust my body to function properly right now. I'm always paranoid that something is going to be wrong with it. Everything I eat I overanalyze because I don't want to be sick. And now I'm beginning to wonder if that is the main problem. I don't know. I could be wrong. But I so badly want to be right.
So that's where I'm at right now. Still low sugar for the rest of this week just to see how it goes. But also trust. Lots of it. And whenever I'm not feeling the trust, I'm going to pretend that I do until I actually do.
We'll see how it goes! I'll continue with my experiments until I find a solution. I don't believe that so many people out there struggle like this without a solution. So this week we start with trust. I'll check back in sometime soon and let you guys now how it's going. Until then, let me know if there's something that helped your stomach issues. I'd love to chat about it. Much love. xx