I wouldn't say the people are typically understanding when it comes to the way I grub. A lot of times people are either scared, turned off, think it's ridiculous, think Im stupid, and usually have a good laugh. Then they go on thinking, "That girl is weird."
And while everyone may think I am a super eating freak of nature, there are reasons behind my oh so not of this world foody lifestyle.
SO, I thought I would explain it to anyone that cared.
As for you others who think it's funny that I enjoy eating plant food, go on and laugh, cuz it's delicious =]
Once upon a time there was me...
I was a pretty outgoing, normal life living highschool teenager. I wouldn't say I was the most active. I think when I went to the gym I ran maybe 5 minutes and I was done. I also enjoyed food. I could go ON and ON about my favorites! French bread, chocolate milk, Chipotle burritos, ceasar salads, cake, pizza, ice cream, some sour dough bread, white bread, any bread really. Now I am not saying eating these types of foods is wrong, I just ate alot...Let's just say I didn't understand portion control.
There was nothing wrong with my appearance. I wasn't "FAT" (I hate that word), but I wasn't healthy. Or really happy.
(Let's pretend I didn't own a green jelly bean Juicy jumpsuit and think it was sexy)
I wasn't comfortable in my appearance. What girl is though? I didn't always feel skinny, and I knew that I wasn't healthy. It bothered me alot. Not only thatm but I was sluggish. I always felt crampy, and bloated, and just BLAH.
I was happy, but not really...(so deep)
THEN....the greatest blessing happened to me. I got sick! haha I know that sounds funny but just listen...
During my first semester at college I begin to have extreme stomach issues and pain. I went to the doctor and they did an X-ray of my insides. It was BLACK. My intestines were so backed up, I wasn't digesting alot of my food. SO they
cleaned me out (if you know what I mean) made the black stuff go away, and then I went in for a little minor surgery. I had 3 procedures done while in college.
Celiac disease and lactose intolerant.
I was BLOWN away.
(For more on Celiac click HERE. For more on Lactose Intolerant click HERE)
I wasn't going to be able to eat BREAD! I wasn't going to be able to have ICE CREAM. I wasn't going to be able to eat with my friends at restaurants!! I was crushed...until I realized...
You see I had to start eating healthy. I ate plain chicken, and tons of veggies. I cut out processed foods completely. I ate SO clean for TWO years. I begin to feel AMAZING! I started to take up running, including races at the college...
I felt so energized. I had never felt that before. My stomach stop hurting, I was able to sleep, I wasn't so stressed out, my skin cleared up, and I was truly happy. I was healthy.
I didn't care what came my way, because I was strong! GRRRR
After two years of lack of gluten, I re took the test, and they said that I DIDN'T have Celiacs disease after all, but I was still lactose intolerant. Although it was frustrating, I knew that it was truly a blessing. If I hadn't had gone through what I had gone through, I could have lived an unhealthy life, and suffered because of that.
Now I can run faster than ever, sleep better (kinda...I do have a newborn), and truly feel energized.
So here is the low down...
Do I drink milk: no (makes my tum tum hurt haha)
Do I eat dairy: Still makes me sick. Although I eat greek yogurt sometimes, and I LOVE goat cheese, which is a lot easier on my stomach
Do I eat meat: Rarely, but if I do it's usually chicken.
Do I eat Eggs: Yes
Do I eat processed foods: No
I eat TONS of Rabbit food =] Fruits, veggies, whole grains, healthy fats, etc
But I also don't limit myself Either
I have THIS every day:
Common...what did you expect.
I love love love love chocolate. I have a dark chocolate every day.
And I know I blog about treats and sweets. Don't get me wrong. I eat those too. I am not a freak. I have just learned to eat in moderation. It's...VERY....hard hahaha
SO, I hope I cleared some things up. You may still think I am a freak, but that's ok.
I still love ya!