Breaker.. breaker. Looks like we got us a convoy.
Feels great to be back on track and I learned a valuable lesson about how easy it is to get off course. My system is so wrecked with the IBS, leaky gut, and allergic reactions that I don't have much leeway anymore. Even eating a seemingly good meal at a restaurant is incredibly risky. I had broiled scallops, garlic mashed potatoes, and coleslaw at Pincers Crab Sack last night and a few hours letter I was all gassy and itching all over my body. I survived without a Benadryl but it was touch and go. Today I was back to primal normal. When I don't eat right I can't even get through a day and I have a terrible time getting to sleep. I'm like a race car and need frequent pit stops. When I do eat right I'm like a big diesel truck on a long haul and I can pull a big load. Steady energy is the most noticeable difference. People around me are asking more and more about what I'm doing different. It's so funny to see there faces when I tell them what I'm eating. But at least they're curious.
If at first you don't succeed....
Well I've learned a valuable lesson this past month. For me,
the benefits of living primal last about 10 days after I return to a SAD diet. [*]After about two weeks the benefits are completely gone. [*]After a month, well I feel worse than ever. [LIST][*]Ache all over, [*]taking Benadryl and Alleve daily, [*]can't sleep, [*]extremely tired all the time, [*]brain fog, [*]and I gained back about 10 lbs.[/LIST][/LIST]
What to do ... what to do?
I cleaned out all the rotten produce from the refrigerator and tossed the ice cream, frozen pizza, and crackers.
What to do differently going forward?
[LIST=1][*]Exercise[*]eat strictly primal or don't eat[*]Do NOT over-think it. KISS[/LIST]
I wish I could say it's good to be back but right now I feel like shit.