Well, it’s been a few days since I posted the update about my (and my wife’s) food intolerances, so it’s time for an update!
Life is definitely not easy when you choose not to eat just anything. It sucks that the top 8 food allergens are so prevalent in food everywhere today. Being aware of all these allergens, though, can be an advantage. Eating healthy has not always been convenient for me, but now, it’s of the utmost convenience. I’ve made the choice to avoid certain foods, and with that choice comes a lot of healthy eating.
My wife is having a harder time than I am adapting to the diet, and for good reason. I have been off and on diets for a long time, but I’ve never really stuck with anything. So to me, this is almost a cure for my quest for finding a way of eating I can live with for the rest of my life. My wife misses Domino’s Pizza and bagels, and I do too, but not the way she does. She had already been eating pretty healthy before we heard about our food allergies, so she wasn’t looking to cross over 50% of what she knew off of her personal eating menu.
That’s what makes it hard for me right now. I want so much for my wife to have what she wants, and at the same time, I’m enjoying the fact that I’m basically being forced to eat healthy. It’s a double-edged sword, and it’s a heavy one, at that.
We’re still getting into the groove of this, and it’ll be a while until we can say that our bodies have been completely purged of the contaminants that were poisoning us before, but I have faith in us. I know we’ll get to that point, and then we’ll decide what’s best for us. Observing your body’s quirks is good to a point, but when does the heartache and strife of old things lost outweigh the digestive benefits? Maybe we’ll know soon.