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Summer Nutrition Challenge: Week 14 (almost done!)

Posted Sep 17 2013 5:56pm

REDUCE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION TO EITHER FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.

That’s all I have for you this week folks. I’ve already explained why alcohol is not the healthiest for us in our week 13 challenge post. I am already a week and a half in to my 2 month “alcohol & processed food vacation.” My CrossFit box started a Lurong Paleo Challenge yesterday. Although I am not signed up, I do plan on cleaning up my act for the next 2 months alongside everyone else. Next week marks my 2 year “paleoaversary” and I can honestly say that most days, I eat 90-95% squeaky clean paleo. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am at that stage where I can not splurge on anything that contains gluten, legumes, or dairy. I get so sick that it’s not worth it. Just this past weekend I made some gluten-free cheese pizza for my kids as a treat. I wanted to try a small piece so I ate literally a 3″ x 3″ piece of pizza. As I ate it I said to Brent something like “wow this is the most dairy I’ve had in over a year.” The pizza was good, but just like when I try a bit of gluten-free pasta, it was really nothing special. And it sure as heck wasn’t worth being sick to my stomach and bloated for 3 days! Yes, 3 days…I am not exaggerating. I had to go back to tracking every bite of food I put into my mouth so I could try to figure out what I was now intolerant to. I researched FODMAP, SIBO, & nightshades deeply looking for some information as to why literally every meal I ate left me looking 4 months pregnant and feeling sick.

Sugar snap peas from traderjoes.com. Hello bloated belly!

Surely that one small piece of pizza wouldn’t make me nauseous and bloated after every single meal for 3 days? Looking back at what I ate before the pizza, I noticed I also ate a large serving of  sugar snap peas.  I give my kids peas all the time and while yes I do consider them to be a vegetable, peas are technically a legume. DUH! I really never eat peas loose or in its pod but they just looked so good in the store and I’m always looking for new things to take for lunch. Maybe 2 cups of peas was too much and a snack size bag would be better? So after all my food tracking the only thing I can come up that stood out were the peas and the pizza. I will never do that again.

So for the next 2 months I will not be consuming any alcohol or eating any of my top of the fridge foods to get me up to 100% paleo. Care to join me?!

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